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VPN Training​ Course Outline

Introduction to VPN

  • Define VPN
  • VPN Building Blocks
  • VPN Technologies, Topology, and Protocols
  • VPN vs Mobile IP

Exploring VPN Architectures

  • VPN Requirements and Architectures
  • Security-Based and Layer-Based VPN Architectures
  • Remote Access and Extranet VPNs

Introduction to VPN Security

  • What is Network Security?
  • Internet Architecture
  • Security Issues Connecting to the Internet
  • Generic Secure Channel
  • Cryptography
  • Shared Key and Public Key Cryptography
  • Digital Signatures
  • Message Authentication Codes

VPN Tunneling Protocols

  • PPTP
  • L2TP
  • L2F
  • IPsec
  • MPLS

Introduction to Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP)

  • The Basis for L2 VPN Protocols
  • Wire Authentication Protocols
  • Backend Authentication Servers
  • Configuration of Network Protocols

Layer Two VPN Protocols

  • Layer Two Forwarding (L2F)
  • Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol (PPTP)
  • Layer Two Tunneling Protocol (L2TP)

IP Security Protocol (IPsec)

  • IPsec and VPNs
  • Authentication Header (AH), Encapsulating Security Payload (ESP), and Internet Key Exchange (IKE)
  • Issues with Remote Access
  • L2TP with IPsec
  • IPsec Implementation

Authentication and Access Control in VPN

  • PPP Authentication
  • RADIUS and Kerberos
  • VPNs Authentication
  • Access Control Policy, Rules, Lists, and Policy Management
  • Access Control in VPNs

Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) and VPNs

  • Architecture of PKI
  • Digital Certificate Formats
  • Certificate Management System and Protocols
  • Certificate Use in VPNs

VPN Network and Service Management

  • Network Management Architecture and Protocols
  • VPN Service Management
  • Service Level Agreement
  • Network Operations Centres (NOCs)
  • Redundancy and Load-Balancing

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Who should attend this VPN Training?

VPN Training Course is designed for professionals who want to gain skills in understanding, setting up, and managing Virtual Private Networks (VPNs). The following professionals can benefit from attending this course:

Module 1: Introduction to VPN

  • What is VPN?
  • How Does a VPN Work?
  • Benefits of a VPN Connection
  • Why Use VPN Connection?

Module 2: VPN Protocols

  • What is a VPN Protocol?
  • OpenVPN
  • IPSec/IKEv2
  • WireGuard
  • SSTP
  • L2TP/IPSec
  • PPTP

Module 3: Planning for VPN

  • VPN Setup Requirements
  • What Type of VPN to Create?
  • VPN Planning Advisor
  • Completing VPN Planning Work Sheets

Module 4: Configure VPN

  • Configure VPN Connections with New Connection Wizard
  • Configure VPN Security Policies
  • Configure a Secure VPN Connection
  • Configure a Manual Connection
  • Configure a Dynamic Connection
  • Configure VPN Packet Rules
  • Configure Traffic Flow Confidentiality
  • Configure Extended Sequence Number
  • Configure Differences for IKEv2
  • Start a VPN Connection

Module 5: Managing VPN

  • Setting Default Attributes for Your Connections
  • Resetting Connections in Error State
  • Viewing Error Information
  • Viewing Attributes of Active Connections
  • Viewing the VPN Server Trace
  • Viewing VPN Server Job Logs
  • Viewing Attributes of Security Associations
  • Stopping a VPN Connection
  • Deleting VPN Configuration Objects

Module 6: Troubleshoot VPN

  • Overview of VPN Troubleshooting
  • Common VPN Configuration Errors and Fix Them
  • Troubleshooting VPN with the QIPFILTER Journal
  • Troubleshooting VPN with the QVPN Journal
  • Troubleshooting VPN with the VPN Job Logs
  • Troubleshooting VPN With Communications Trace


VPN Training​ Course Overview

Virtual Private Network (VPN) is a term used to define a communication network that uses combinations of technologies for securing a connection tunnelled through an untrusted or unsecured network. VPN is called ‘virtual’ because it depends on the virtual connections use, which is a temporary connection without any real physical presence. This VPN Training side signed to provide knowledge on the complete working of VPN and its technologies.

In this VPN Training course, delegates will gain knowledge of PPTP, L2F, L2TP, and MPLS as VPN tunnelling protocols. Delegates will get an understanding of the Public key infrastructure (PKI) concept and its integration into VPN solutions. In addition, they will learn about security-based and layer-based VPN architectures.

During this 1-day training, delegates will be introduced to concepts like authentication header (AH), encapsulating security payload (ESP), and internet key exchange (IKE). They will acquire knowledge of network management architecture and protocols. Post completion of this training, delegates will be familiarised with the concept of redundancy and load-balancing.

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What’s included in this VPN Training?

  • World-Class Training Sessions from Experienced Instructors           
  • VPN Training Certificate         
  • Digital Delegate Pack

Why choose us

Our Middlesbrough venue


Free Wi-Fi

To make sure you’re always connected we offer completely free and easy to access wi-fi.

Air conditioned

To keep you comfortable during your course we offer a fully air conditioned environment.

Full IT support

IT support is on hand to sort out any unforseen issues that may arise.

Video equipment

This location has full video conferencing equipment.

Middlesbrough is a large industrial town located on the River Tees bank in North Yorkshire, England. It is part of the Middlesbrough Borough Council and is has an estimated population of about 138,400 residents. Schools in Middlesbrough also follow the British educational system and is divided into three levels: Primary School, Secondary Schools and Higher Education. The education in Manchester is compulsory for children up until they are 16 years old. Middlesbrough offers a wide range of Primary Schools as well as Secondary Schools, Colleges and Sixth forms colleges. Middlesbrough is home to the largest college is Middlesbrough College with over 16,000 student’s attending; it was founded in 1930s as Constantine Technical College. In 1992, Middlesbrough became a university town by opening Teesside University, which had been running since the 1930 as Constantine Technical College. The university specialises in computer animation and games design and now has over 20,000 students attending. Teesside University also co-hosts the annual Animex International Festival of Animation.

Nearby Locations include:

  • Southbank
  • Thorntons
  • Stokesley
  • Busby
  • Maltby
  • Great Ayton
  • Acklams
  • Nunthorpe
  • Lazenby
  • Grangetown
  • Newby
  • Coulby Newham
  • Eston
  • Seamer
  • Stainton
  • Seal Sands
  • Normanby
  • Ormesby
  • Battersby
  • Port Clarence

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High Force Rd,

T: 01344203999

Ways to take this course

Our easy to use Virtual platform allows you to sit the course from home with a live instructor. You will follow the same schedule as the classroom course, and will be able to interact with the trainer and other delegates.

Our fully interactive online training platform is compatible across all devices and can be accessed from anywhere, at any time. All our online courses come with a standard 90 days access that can be extended upon request. Our expert trainers are constantly on hand to help you with any questions which may arise.

This is our most popular style of learning. We run courses in 1200 locations, across 200 countries in one of our hand-picked training venues, providing the all important ‘human touch’ which may be missed in other learning styles.


Highly experienced trainers

All our trainers are highly qualified, have 10+ years of real-world experience and will provide you with an engaging learning experience.


State of the art training venues

We only use the highest standard of learning facilities to make sure your experience is as comfortable and distraction-free as possible


Small class sizes

We limit our class sizes to promote better discussion and ensuring everyone has a personalized experience


Great value for money

Get more bang for your buck! If you find your chosen course cheaper elsewhere, we’ll match it!

This is the same great training as our classroom learning but carried out at your own business premises. This is the perfect option for larger scale training requirements and means less time away from the office.


Tailored learning experience

Our courses can be adapted to meet your individual project or business requirements regardless of scope.


Maximise your training budget

Cut unnecessary costs and focus your entire budget on what really matters, the training.


Team building opportunity

This gives your team a great opportunity to come together, bond, and discuss, which you may not get in a standard classroom setting.


Monitor employees progress

Keep track of your employees’ progression and performance in your own workspace.

What our customers are saying

VPN Training in Middlesbrough FAQs


Please arrive at the venue at 8:45am.
There are no prerequisites to attend this course.
Anyone interested in learning about the working of VPN can attend this course. This course is well-suited for: IT Managers, Network Engineers, Security Officers
We are able to provide support via phone & email prior to attending, during and after the course.
Delegate pack consisting of course notes and exercises, Manual, Experienced Instructor, and Refreshments
This course is 1 day.
Once your booking has been placed and confirmed, you will receive an email which contains your course location, course overview, pre-course reading material (if required), course agenda and payment receipts
The price for VPN Training certification in Middlesbrough starts from £1295
The Knowledge Academy is the Leading global training provider for VPN Training.

Why choose us


Best price in the industry

You won't find better value in the marketplace. If you do find a lower price, we will beat it.


Many delivery methods

Flexible delivery methods are available depending on your learning style.


High quality resources

Resources are included for a comprehensive learning experience.

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"Really good course and well organised. Trainer was great with a sense of humour - his experience allowed a free flowing course, structured to help you gain as much information & relevant experience whilst helping prepare you for the exam"

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"...the trainer for this course was excellent. I would definitely recommend (and already have) this course to others."

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