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Continuing IT Training Program

Virtual Private Networks and Remote Access Systems

Program Overview

Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) have become an essential element in providing remote access to corporate networks and in WAN deployment.  VPNs can use the internet or be implemented on a private network by a service provider.  Internet-based VPNs inherently present a greater risk to the business.  This course addresses the definition of a VPN and key concepts essential to understanding VPN operations. The course covers common use cases, encryption, and PKI.  The course also addresses site-to-site and remotes access VPNs with authentication, authorization, and accounting methods discussed at length.  The course covers security concerns, mitigation strategies, audit requirements, sample reports, and acceptable management practices.  The course concludes with a review of the areas an examiner needs to focus on in an examination.

Key Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

Instructional Format

Facilitated classroom discussion and lectures


Three days



Target Audience

Examiners or ITEAs who will lead or participate on level B and A examinations.

This course is open to appropriate staff of the FDIC and partner government regulatory agencies. This course is not open to the public or staff of private banks.


Participant should have attended the following:

Pre-Course Assignment


Special Requirements


Post Course Feedback




More Information

For more information, please contact Kathryn Shipley at (703) 516-5071.