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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 Southampton 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.

Southampton is the largest city in Hampshire, England. It is located 75 miles away from London and lies at the north end of Southampton Water in the confluence of the River Test and River Itchen. Southampton has a population of around 250,000 people. Southampton is famous for its link with the RMS Titanic, a passenger liner which sank in the North Atlantic Ocean in 1912, and the Spitfire fighter plane. Its other World War II links come from the fact it was one of the largest departure points for D-Day but recently, it is the home port to a large number of cruise ships across the world.

Other large employers in Southampton are BBC South, the NHS, Carnival UK and West Quay which was the largest city centre shopping complex in Europe when it opened. There are two universities in Southampton; The University of Southampton and Southampton Solent University. They have a collective student population of over 40,000 people. 

The University of Southampton was founded in 1982 but officially became a university by receiving its Royal Charter in 1952. It has over 22,000 students. It considers itself one of the top five universities in the UK and has been ranked in the top eighty universities in the world by the THES-QS World University Rankings. The university is famous for its research into engineering, oceanography, cancer sciences and chemistry. It houses the National Oceanography Centre which is the focus of a great deal of Natural Environment Research Council-funded research into marine life. Southampton Solent University has 17,000 students who can take a variety of educational programs on training, research and design.

The Warsash Maritime Academy also resides at Southampton Solent and provides programs and training for international shipping and oil off-shore industries. There are a number of different sixth form colleges in Southampton including Itchen College and Richard Taunton Sixth Form College. There are around 20 infant schools, 16 junior schools, 24 primary schools, 8 secondary schools, 2 academies and 5 specialised schools. As for independent schools, Southampton is home to The Gregg School and St Mary’s College.

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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.

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VPN Training in Southampton 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 Southampton starts from £1995
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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