Implementing Cisco Network Security v3.0 (IINS)


Security is a top priority for virtually every organization. It is mission-critical for enterprises to secure their infrastructure from malicious attacks. This newly developed IINS course prepares you to design, implement and monitor network security in a more holistic approach. You will learn to perform basic tasks to secure a network using Cisco IOS devices and ASA appliance though the CLI interface.

Notable differences between IINS v2.0 and v3.0

There are several notable changes in this newly updated course. Cisco Configuration Professional is not covered in IINS 3.0. All IOS examples are hands-on and done using the IOS CLI. IPv6 is not covered in IINS 3.0. IPv6 is now covered in ICND1. The implementation of IPS on IOS is not covered in IINS 3.0, instead IPS is covered on the theoretical level from the perspective of FirePower technologies. Site-to-Site VPN configuration is covered on both IOS and the Cisco ASA in IINS 3.0. Also, modern malware examples are included in this course and cryptographic techniques use stronger hashing and encryption algorithms and current versions of IOS, Cisco ASA and Cisco AnyConnect are featured.


  • Network engineers
  • Network designers and administrators
  • Network managers
  • System engineers

Do you belong in IINS? Meet Michael.

Michael was an associate network security specialist at an IT solutions provider in Raleigh, NC when he first came to Fast Lane. Wanting to diversify his career with a firmer understanding of Cisco security products, Michael decided to enroll in Fast Lane’s IINS course. This course is designed to convey basic Cisco security concepts and techniques on a variety of appliances in lifelike network infrastructures. It gave Michael the skills and confidence he needed to advance his career and expertly maintain and troubleshoot the core aspects of a small to medium-sized company network.


This course is part of the following Certifications:



  • Describe network fundamentals and build simple LANs
  • Establish Internet connectivity
  • Manage network device security
  • Expand small to medium sized networks with WAN connectivity

Certifications This course is part of the following Certification:


  OUTLINE: Implementing Cisco Network Security v3.0 (IINS)

Module 1: Security Concepts

  • Threatscape
  • Threat Defense Technologies
  • Security Policy and Basic Security Architectures
  • Cryptographic Technologies

Module 2: Secure Network Devices

  • AAA Implementation
  • Management protocols and systems
  • Control Plane Security

Module 3: Layer 2 Security

  • Layer 2 Infrastructures
  • Layer 2 Protocols

Module 4: Firewall

  • Firewall Technologies
  • Cisco ASA v9.2
  • Cisco ASA Access Control and Service Policies
  • Cisco IOS Zone-Based Firewall

Module 5: VPN

  • IPsec technologies
  • Site-to-Site VPN
  • Client-Based Remote Access VPN
  • Clientless Remote Access VPN

Module 6: Advanced Topics

  • Intrusion Detection and Protection
  • Endpoint Protection
  • Content Security
  • Advanced Network Security Architectures


  • Explore Cryptographic Technologies
  • Configure and Verify AAA
  • Configuration Management Protocols
  • Secure Routing Protocols
  • VLAN Security and ACLs on Switches
  • Port Security and Private VLAN Edge
  • Secure DHCP, ARP and STP
  • Explore Firewall Technologies
  • Cisco ASA Interfaces and NAT
  • Access Control Using the Cisco ASA
  • Explore Cisco IOS Zone-Based Firewall
  • Explore IPsec Technologies
  • IOS-Based Site-to-Site VPN
  • ASA-Based Site-to-Site VPN
  • Remote Access VPN: ASA and AnyConnect
  • Clientless Remote Access VPN
  • Configure AAA and Secure Remote Administration
  • Configure Secure Network Management Protocols
  • Configure Secure EIGRP Routing
  • Configure Secure Layer 2 Infrastructure
  • Configure DHCP Snooping and STP Protection
  • Configure Interfaces and NAT on the Cisco ASA
  • Configure Network Access Control with the Cisco ASA
  • Configure Site-to-Site VPN on IOS