350-018 CCIE Security

CCIE Security
Exam Number 350-018 CCIE Security
Associated Certifications CCIE Security
Duration 120 minutes (90 – 110 questions)

Exam Description
The Cisco CCIE® Security Written Exam (350-018) version 4.0 is a 2-hour test with 90–110 questions. This exam tests the skills and competencies of security professionals in terms of describing, implementing, deploying, configuring, maintaining, and troubleshooting Cisco network security solutions and products, as well as current industry best practices and internetworking fundamentals.

Topics include networking fundamentals and security-related concepts and best practices, as well as Cisco network security products and solutions in areas such as VPNs, intrusion prevention, firewalls, identity services, policy management, and device hardening. Content includes both IPv4 and IPv6 concepts and solutions.

The exam is closed book, and no outside reference materials are allowed.

The following topics are general guidelines for the content likely to be included on the exam. However, other related topics may also appear on any specific delivery of the exam. In order to better reflect the contents of the exam and for clarity purposes, the guidelines below may change at any time without notice.

1.0 Infrastructure, Connectivity, Communications, and Network Security 20%
1.1 Network addressing basics
1.2 OSI layers
1.3 TCP/UDP/IP protocols
1.4 LAN switching (for example, VTP, VLANs, spanning tree, and trunking)
1.5 Routing protocols (for example, RIP, EIGRP, OSPF, and BGP)
1.5.a Basic functions and characteristics
1.5.b Security features
1.6 Tunneling protocols
1.6.a GRE
1.6.b NHRP
1.6.c IPv6 tunnel types
1.7 IP multicast
1.7.a PIM
1.7.b MSDP
1.7.c IGMP and CGMP
1.7.d Multicast Listener Discovery
1.8 Wireless
1.8.a SSID
1.8.b Authentication and authorization
1.8.c Rogue APs
1.8.d Session establishment
1.9 Authentication and authorization technologies
1.9.a Single sign-on
1.9.b OTPs
1.9.c LDAP and AD
1.9.d RBAC
1.10 VPNs
1.10.a L2 vs L3
1.10.b MPLS, VRFs, and tag switching
1.11 Mobile IP networks

2.0 Security Protocols 15%
2.1 RSA
2.2 RC4
2.3 MD5
2.4 SHA
2.5 DES
2.6 3DES
2.7 AES
2.8 IPsec
2.10 IKE and IKEv2
2.11 GDOI
2.12 AH
2.13 ESP
2.14 CEP
2.15 TLS and DTLS
2.16 SSL
2.17 SSH
2.19 TACACS+
2.20 LDAP
2.21 EAP methods (for example, EAP-MD5, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, EAP-FAST, PEAP, and LEAP)
2.22 PKI, PKIX, and PKCS
2.23 IEEE 802.1X
2.24 WEP, WPA, and WPA2
2.25 WCCP
2.26 SXP
2.27 MACsec

3.0 Application and Infrastructure Security 10%
3.1 HTTP
3.3 SMTP
3.4 DHCP
3.5 DNS
3.6 FTP and SFTP
3.7 TFTP
3.8 NTP
3.9 SNMP
3.10 syslog
3.11 Netlogon, NetBIOS, and SMB
3.12 RPCs
3.13 RDP and VNC
3.14 PCoIP
3.15 OWASP
3.16 Manage unnecessary services

4.0 Threats, Vulnerability Analysis, and Mitigation 10%
4.1 Recognize and mitigate common attacks
4.1.a ICMP attacks and PING floods
4.1.b MITM
4.1.c Replay
4.1.d Spoofing
4.1.e Backdoor
4.1.f Botnets
4.1.g Wireless attacks
4.1.h DoS and DDoS attacks
4.1.i Virus and worm outbreaks
4.1.j Header attacks
4.1.k Tunneling attacks
4.2 Software and OS exploits
4.3 Security and attack tools
4.4 Generic network intrusion prevention concepts
4.5 Packet filtering
4.6 Content filtering and packet inspection
4.7 Endpoint and posture assessment
4.8 QoS marking attacks

5.0 Cisco Security Products, Features, and Management 20%
5.1 Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA)
5.1.a Firewall functionality
5.1.b Routing and multicast capabilities
5.1.c Firewall modes
5.1.d NAT (before and after version 8.4)
5.1.e Object definition and ACLs
5.1.f MPF functionality (IPS, QoS, and application awareness)
5.1.g Context-aware firewall
5.1.h Identity-based services
5.1.i Failover options
5.2 Cisco IOS firewalls and NAT
5.2.a CBAC
5.2.b Zone-based firewall
5.2.c Port-to-application mapping
5.2.d Identity-based firewalling
5.3 Cisco Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS)
5.4 Cisco IOS IPS
5.5 Cisco AAA protocols and application
5.5.a RADIUS
5.5.b TACACS+
5.5.c Device administration
5.5.d Network access
5.5.e IEEE 802.1X
5.5.f VSAs
5.6 Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE)
5.7 Cisco Secure ACS Solution Engine
5.8 Cisco Network Admission Control (NAC) Appliance Server
5.9 Endpoint and client
5.9.a Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client
5.9.b Cisco VPN Client
5.9.c Cisco Secure Desktop
5.9.d Cisco NAC Agent
5.10 Secure access gateways (Cisco IOS router or ASA)
5.10.a IPsec
5.10.b SSL VPN
5.10.c PKI
5.11 Virtual security gateway
5.12 Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series ASA Services Modules
5.13 ScanSafe functionality and components
5.14 Cisco Web Security Appliance and Cisco Email Security Appliance
5.15 Security management
5.15.a Cisco Security Manager
5.15.b Cisco Adaptive Security Device Manager (ASDM)
5.15.c Cisco IPS Device Manager (IDM)
5.15.d Cisco IPS Manager Express (IME)
5.15.e Cisco Configuration Professional
5.15.f Cisco Prime

6.0 Cisco Security Technologies and Solutions 17%
6.1 Router hardening features (for example, CoPP, MPP, uRPF, and PBR)
6.2 Switch security features (for example, anti-spoofing, port, STP, MACSEC, NDAC, and NEAT)
6.3 NetFlow
6.4 Wireless security
6.5 Network segregation
6.5.a VRF-aware technologies
6.5.b VXLAN
6.6 VPN solutions
6.6.a FlexVPN
6.6.b DMVPN
6.6.c GET VPN
6.6.d Cisco EasyVPN
6.7 Content and packet filtering
6.8 QoS application for security
6.9 Load balancing and failover

7.0 Security Policies and Procedures, Best Practices, and Standards 8%
7.1 Security policy elements
7.2 Information security standards (for example, ISO/IEC 27001 and ISO/IEC 27002)
7.3 Standards bodies (for example, ISO, IEC, ITU, ISOC, IETF, IAB, IANA, and ICANN)
7.4 Industry best practices (for example, SOX and PCI DSS)
7.5 Common RFC and BCP (for example, RFC2827/BCP38, RFC3704/BCP84, and RFC5735)
7.6 Security audit and validation
7.7 Risk assessment
7.8 Change management process
7.9 Incident response framework
7.10 Computer security forensics
7.11 Desktop security risk assessment and desktop security risk management


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In order to reassemble IP fragments into a complete IP datagram, which three IP header fields are
referenced by the receiver? (Choose three.)

A. don’t fragment flag
B. packet is fragmented flag
C. IP identification field
D. more fragment flag
E. number of fragments field
F. fragment offset field

Answer: C,D,F


Which VTP mode allows the Cisco Catalyst switch administrator to make changes to the VLAN
configuration that only affect the local switch and are not propagated to other switches in the VTP

A. transparent
B. server
C. client
D. local
E. pass-through

Answer: A


Which type of VPN is based on the concept of trusted group members using the GDOI key
management protocol?

F. FlexVPN

Answer: C


Based on RFC 4890, what is the ICMP type and code that should never be dropped by the firewall
to allow PMTUD?

A. ICMPv6 Type 1 – Code 0 – no route to host
B. ICMPv6 Type 1 – Code 1 – communication with destination administratively prohibited
C. ICMPv6 Type 2 – Code 0 – packet too big
D. ICMPv6 Type 3 – Code 1 – fragment reassembly time exceeded
E. ICMPv6 Type 128 – Code 0 – echo request
F. ICMPv6 Type 129 – Code 0 – echo reply

Answer: C


A firewall rule that filters on the protocol field of an IP packet is acting on which layer of the OSI
reference model?

A. network layer
B. application layer
C. transport layer
D. session layer

Answer: A