Virtual Private Networks for beginners - VPN, Cisco training

Learn how VPN works and discover protocols like PPTP, L2TP, IPSec and SSL. Build your own VPN network at home. Security.
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  • Lectures 24
  • Length 4.5 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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Published 6/2014 English

Course Description

A virtual private network (VPN) is a network that uses the Internet, to provide remote offices or individual users with secure access to their organization's network.

A lot of people use VPNs but they do not really understand how it all works. It is not good! You NEED to know it, it is your security! Do you remember NSA and all issues around it? Do you want to make sure hackers will not get access to your files? Well... it is time to learn how you can make your connection secure and reliable.

This training is designed for beginners, however I included some more advanced labs as well. I discuss VPN protocols, encryption, hashes, certificates, remote and site to site vpns...

Learn about the advantages of VPN:

  • Improve security for data exchanges
  • Improve productivity
  • Functionality and resources shared from a corporate office
  • If data is intercepted, it will be encrypted and will not be readable to outside hackers

It is time to learn how VPNs really work! There are labs included which will show you how we can apply all these protocols in the real world. Enjoy!

What are the requirements?

  • Perfect for beginners while also being valuable to advanced users who want to learn about VPNs
  • Basic understanding of network concepts

What am I going to get from this course?

  • understand VPN concepts
  • describe VPN protocols and understand the differences
  • encryption
  • hashes
  • certificates
  • implementing site to site and remote VPN
  • implementing an SSL VPN on a firewall
  • VPN using Teamviewer
  • introduction to IPSEC VPN on a Cisco device

Who is the target audience?

  • From beginners, to advanced users, this course is perfect for all ability levels if you want to learn about VPNs. This course will add value to everyone's skill set
  • You want to learn about security, hackers and encryption standards

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: VPN Concepts

Check what to expect in the series and how to study


We will talk about VPNs in general, discuss available options and why it is important to understand VPNs. Learn about site-to-site and remote vpns


Symmetric and asymmetric encryption, certificates and PKI. Learn how to make your connection secure by using a reliable and strong encryption protocol


We will discuss hashing: md5 and sha. Learn how to create an md5 hash and how secure these solutions are


We all know passwords are important, right? In this video we will discuss authentication options for VPNs including the Radius protocol.


A topic you have been waiting for! A password is not enough, we need a two-factor authentication solution. A lab is included showing you how we can authenticate using an app on a mobile phone

3 questions

Check what you memorized from this section

Section 2: VPN Protocols

There are two protocols that have been with us for ages. We will discuss why and how to use them


IPSEC is a framework that makes VPNs work. Learn what's inside and how it is built. It is a standard for most VPNs today


Learn about the new flavor of VPN - SSL - all you need is a web browser to connect to your network and have access to files, servers and documents


There are some open standard protocols available. In this video I will discuss OpenVPN shortly

3 questions

Check what you memorized from this section

Section 3: Labs

You will learn how to create a site-to-site VPN using a free tool - Teamviewer. A simple lab you can try at home

Step by step Teamviewer VPN
6 pages

A more advanced lab - we are building an SSL Portal on a firewall (Cisco ASA). We are going to start from scratch


I will show you how to implement a very basic site-to-site vpn on two Cisco devices using a template. Full lab included. A great introduction to Cisco command line interface


I will show you how to implement a very basic site-to-site vpn on two Cisco devices using a template. Full lab included. In this video - implementation

5 pages

A document that summarizes the most popular VPN protocols

Section 4: Additional lab - how to enable a PPTP Server on an Asus router
Let's enable PPTP
It is time to connect and test it
Section 5: Bonus Videos

We will summarize our training in this video.


A bonus video showing some great remote tools which can replace a VPN solution. I discuss Radmin, VNC and Teamviewer


A bonus video from my General Networking Training. There is a big chance you will have to open some ports if you have a VPN Server behind a Router. Learn how to start.


A bonus video - Dynamic DNS. You need a solution like that if you want to e.g. vpn into a network with a dynamic IP address. This vidfeo comes from the CCNA Real World Labs Training

Heartbleed - OpenSSL Heartbeat Extension Vulnerability
Bonus - More Info and a Lab for IPSec

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Instructor Biography

Marious Kuriata, IT Exam Practice, Network Engineer and Instructor

Hi, my name is Marious. I have been working in IT for 14 years (web design, networking, security, tutoring). I currently work as a Cisco Security Engineer in a support IT Company in London and I run my own training company. My courses/certifications: MCSE, MCSA, MCTS, MCP, Cisco CCNA, CCNP, CCNA Security, CCSP, Zyxel Security Professional, Postgraduate studies in networking & security. A Master's Degree in Human Resources.

12 years of experience in IT. This has included designing, troubleshooting and installing networks, Cisco routers, switches, access points and firewalls (ASA Firewalls, Aironet, VLANs, routing protocols RIP, OSPF, EIGRP, BGP, spanning tree, VPNs, Cyberoam, IPS/IDS, Riverbed), Previous experience includes Microsoft systems, IT Manager, Technical Trainer (Cisco, Comptia, Microsoft) and Private Tutor.

CCNA Cisco Certified Network Associate (2009)

CCNP Cisco Certified Network Professional (2010)

CCNA_SEC Cisco Certified Network Associate Security (2012)

CCNA_ASA Cisco ASA Firewalls Specialist: Security and VPNs (2013)

CCSP (CCNP Sec) – Cisco Certified Security Specialist (2013)

ZCNP ZyXEL Certified Network Professional (2012)

MCSE Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (2011)

MCP Microsoft Certified Professional (Windows Server) (2009)

MCTS Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (Vista) (2009)

MCSA Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (2010)

Training in ERP management, Cisco Networking Academy CCNA (distinction)

Microsoft Courses (Windows Server 2003, SQL, XP, ISA Server, Exchange Server)

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