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This intermediate-level Cisco ACL training prepares learners to write and apply access control lists on a Cisco router or switch interface, then verify that the filtering criteria are functioning to secure your network.
Access control lists (ACLs) with Cisco technologies are simple enough in theory, but quite a lot more complicated in practice. With this Applying and Verifying Cisco Access Control Lists training, you'll gain the skills and experience needed to actually implement ACLs and confirm that they're securing your traffic.
Access control lists can do a lot of work for a network: limit network traffic, restrict access of users and devices, prevent traffic from leaving a given network — all through the magic of packet filtering. But packet filtering doesn't happen automatically: it takes a trained and experienced network administrator to know what they're looking for. This Applying and Verifying Cisco Access Control Lists training will make sure that it's you.
Once you're done with this Cisco training, you'll know how to write and apply access control lists on a Cisco router or switch interface, then verify that the filtering criteria are functioning to secure your network.
For anyone who leads an IT team, this Cisco training can be used to onboard new network administrators, curated into individual or team training plans, or as a Cisco reference resource.
Cisco ACLs: What You Need to Know
This Cisco ACL training has videos that cover topics including:
- Configuring IPv4 and IPv6 access lists on Cisco devices
- Setting up traffic filtering, priority or custom queueing and dynamic access control
- Identifying filter criteria like source address, destination address, or protocol
- Differentiating Standard Access Lists from Extended Access Lists and optimizing their use
Who Should Take Cisco ACL Training?
This Cisco ACL training is considered entry-level Cisco training, which means it was designed for network administrators with at least a year of experience with Cisco security and experienced network administrators looking to validate their Cisco skills.
New or aspiring network administrators. If you're a brand new network administrator, this training could be perfect if you already know that your job will deal with packet filtering, limiting network traffic, and restricting access to network resources. If you and your shop will be dealing with network security, training in applying and verifying ACLs can also help reduce chances of spoofing and DoS attacks -- all things that can set your career up for success.
Experienced network administrators. Quite simply, if you've been working as a network administrator for several years, but haven't fully mastered packet filtering, at this point in your career, training like this is essential. To advance through the ranks in the netadmin career field, fully mastering all the parts of applying and verifying ACLs is how to ensure you stay relevant and knowledgeable.