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.

What Will I Learn?

  • 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 Team viewer
  • introduction to IPSEC VPN on a Cisco


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

    Curriculum For This Course

  • Introduction to the series         
  •          Check what to expect in the series and how to study
  • What is a Virtual Private Network? 
  •          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 
  • Encryption and certificates
  •          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

  • Authentication part 1
  •          We all know passwords are important, right? In this video we will discuss authentication options for VPNs including the Radius protocol.
  • Two-factor authentication

                 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

  • Quiz 1 – VPN Concepts

                 Check what you memorized from this section

VPN Protocols

  • PPTP and L2TP

                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

  • OpenVPN

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

  • Quiz 2 – VPN Protocols

         Check what you memorized from this section


         Creating a VPN using Team-viewer

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

    Step by step Team-viewer VPN

     SSL VPN Lab

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

    Cisco IPSEC VPN Introduction

    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

    Cisco IPSEC VPN in action

    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

    VPN Protocols – summary

    Additional lab – how to enable a PPTP Server on an Asus router

    Let’s enable PPTP

    It is time to connect and test it
    Bonus Videos
     Let’s summarize the series
    Remote Support Tools
    Port Forwarding
    Dynamic DNS
    Heartbeat – OpenSSL Heartbeat Extension Vulnerability
    Bonus – More Info and a Lab for IPSec

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