Securing Networks with Cisco Firepower Next-Generation IPS v3.0 - SSFIPS (Security)

Securing Networks with Cisco Firepower Next-Generation IPS v3.0 - SSFIPS (Security) Course Description

Duration: 4.00 days (32 hours)

Securing Networks with Cisco Firepower Next-Generation Intrusion Prevention System is an instructor-led, lab-based, hands-on course offered by Cisco Learning Services. This course is part of a portfolio of security courses designed to help businesses support and maintain their Cisco Firepower systems.

This lab-intensive course introduces you to the basic next-generation intrusion prevention system (NGIPS) and firewall security concepts. The course then leads you through the Cisco Firepower system. Among other powerful features, you will become familiar with:

  • In-depth event analysis
  • NGIPS tuning and configuration
  • Snort rules language

  • You’ll also become familiar with the latest platform features: file and malware inspection, security intelligence, domain awareness, and more. The course begins by introducing the system architecture, the latest major features, and the role of policies in implementing the solution. You learn how to manage deployed devices and perform basic Cisco Firepower discovery. You’ll be able to describe how to use and configure Cisco NGIPS technology, including application control, security intelligence, firewall, and network-based malware and file controls. You’ll learn how to take advantage of powerful tools so you can carry out more efficient event analysis, including the detection of file type and network-based malware. And you’ll learn how to properly tune systems for better performance and greater network intelligence. The course finishes with system and user administration tasks. This course combines lecture materials and hands-on labs that will give you practice in deploying and managing the Cisco Firepower system.

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    Intended Audience for this Securing Networks with Cisco Firepower Next-Generation IPS v3.0 - SSFIPS (Security) Course

    • » Security administrators
    • » Security consultants
    • » Network administrators
    • » System engineers
    • » Technical support personnel
    • » Channel partners and resellers

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    Securing Networks with Cisco Firepower Next-Generation IPS v3.0 - SSFIPS (Security) Course Objectives

    • » Describe the key features and concepts of NGIPS and firewall security
    • » Describe the Cisco Firepower system components, features, and high-level implementation steps
    • » Navigate the Cisco Firepower Management Center GUI and understand the role of policies when configuring the Cisco Firepower system
    • » Deploy and manage Cisco Firepower managed devices
    • » Perform an initial Cisco Firepower discovery and basic event analysis to identify hosts, applications, and services
    • » Identify and create the objects required as prerequisites to implementing access control policies
    • » Identify the features and functionality of access control policies and the implementation procedures
    • » Describe the concepts and implementation procedures of security intelligence
    • » Describe the concepts and implementation procedures of file control and advanced malware protection
    • » Use Cisco Firepower recommendations to implement IPS policies
    • » Explain the use of network analysis policies and the role of preprocessor technology in processing network traffic for NGIPS inspection
    • » Describe and demonstrate the detailed analysis techniques and reporting features provided by the Cisco Firepower Management Center
    • » Describe major Cisco Firepower Management Center system administration and user account management features

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    Securing Networks with Cisco Firepower Next-Generation IPS v3.0 - SSFIPS (Security) Course Outline

        1. Security Technology Overview
        2. Cisco Firepower System Components and Features
        3. Introducing the Cisco Firepower Management Center
        4. Deploying Cisco Firepower Managed Devices
        5. Cisco Firepower Discovery
        6. Access Control Policy Prerequisites
        7. Implementing Access Control Policies
        8. Security Intelligence
        9. File Control and Advanced Malware Protection
        10. Next-Generation Intrusion Prevention Systems
        11. Network Analysis Policies
        12. Detailed Analysis Techniques
        13. System Administration
        14. Labs
          1. Connect to the Lab Environment
          2. Navigate the Cisco Firepower Management Center GUI
          3. Device Management
          4. Cisco Firepower Discovery
          5. Access Control Policy Prerequisites
          6. Implementing an Access Control Policy
          7. Security Intelligence
          8. File Control and Advanced Malware Protection
          9. Implementing NGIPS
          10. Detailed Analysis
          11. System Administration

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    Skills Assessment

    We ensure your success by asking all students to take a FREE Skill Assessment test. These short, instructor-written tests are an objective measure of your current skills that help us determine whether or not you will be able to meet your goals by attending this course at your current skill level. If we determine that you need additional preparation or training in order to gain the most value from this course, we will recommend cost-effective solutions that you can use to get ready for the course.

    Our required skill-assessments ensure that:

    1. All students in the class are at a comparable skill level, so the class can run smoothly without beginners slowing down the class for everyone else.
    2. NetCom students enjoy one of the industry's highest success rates, and pass rates when a certification exam is involved.
    3. We stay committed to providing you real value. Again, your success is paramount; we will register you only if you have the skills to succeed.
    This assessment is for your benefit and best taken without any preparation or reference materials, so your skills can be objectively measured.

    Take your FREE Skill Assessment test »

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    Award winning, world-class Instructors

    David M.
    - Networking expert with several Cisco certifications, including CCENT, CCNA, CCDA, CCSI, and CCVP. - Has taught over 90 courses at NetCom Learning. - Average rating of 8.75 out of 9 on student evaluation reports.

    Bio:

    David has been in the Networking field for the past eleven years and holds several Cisco certifications. He has been an instructor since 2005 and has taught over 90 courses at NetCom Learning.

    David is an extremely enthusiastic trainer with a raw passion towards teaching and delivering Cisco information and takes great pride in his career as an instructor, which has lead him to develop and deliver the class in his own unique way; very professional and knowledgeable, yet pleasant and enjoyable. His classes have a high passing rate for students taking certification exams, and averages 8.75 out of 9 on evaluation reports.
    Michael G.
    - Over 22 years of professional experience in the IT field, including more than a decade as a Certified Trainer.
    - An expert in Cisco's Routing, Switching, Security, Voice and Wireless areas, as well as select Microsoft, Novell, CompTIA, Sun and CWNP courses.
    - High-skilled and acclaimed instructor. Has trained over 900 students at Netcom Learning.

    Bio:

    Michael has over 22 years of professional experience in the IT field, including more than a decade as a Certified Trainer. An expert in Cisco's Routing, Switching, Security, Voice and Wireless areas, Michael also teaches select Microsoft, Novell, CompTIA, Sun and CWNP courses.

    Michael's dedication and passion for teaching is unmatched. He has trained over 900 students at Netcom Learning since 2006 and his evaluation scores average 8.7 out of 9.
    William D.
    - Bachelors and Masters in Mathematics from University of Pennsylvania, in addition to several IT certifications.
    - Over 20 years of experience in the IT industry; background ranges from engineering, administration and escalation support in networks.

    Bio:

    William is a highly-skilled IT professional with Bachelors and Masters Degree in Mathematics from University of Pennsylvania. He has been working in the IT industry for over 20 years, with experience in engineering, administration and escalation support in networks ranging from small to large scale complex enterprise environments.

    As a Cisco and CompTIA Subject Matter Expert, he holds several certifications, including Cisco CCNA, CCNP, and CCIE. William is one of NetCom's top trainers, consistently scoring high marks in student evaluations.

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