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Securing Networks with Cisco Firepower Next-Generation IPS (SSFIPS) v4.0

What you’ll learn in this course

The Securing Networks with Cisco Firepower Next-Generation IPS (SSFIPS) v4.0 course shows you how to deploy and use Cisco Firepower® Next-Generation Intrusion Prevention System (NGIPS). This hands-on course gives you the knowledge and skills to use the platform features and includes firewall security concepts, platform architecture and key features; in-depth event analysis including detection of network-based malware and file type, NGIPS tuning and configuration including application control, security intelligence, firewall, and network-based malware and file controls; Snort® rules language; file and malware inspection, security intelligence, and network analysis policy configuration designed to detect traffic patterns; configuration and deployment of correlation policies to take action based on events detected; troubleshooting; system and user administration tasks, and more.

Course duration

  • Instructor-led classroom: 5 days in the classroom with hands-on lab practice
  • Instructor-led virtual classroom: 5 days of web-based classes with hands-on lab practice

How you’ll benefit

This course will help you:

  • Implement Cisco Firepower Next-Generation IPS to stop threats, address attacks, increase vulnerability prevention against suspicious files, and analyze for not-yet-identified threats
  • Gain leading-edge skills for high-demand responsibilities focused on security

Who should enroll

This course is designed for technical professionals who need to know how to deploy and manage a Cisco Firepower NGIPS in their network environment.

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

How to enroll

Technology areas

  • Security

Course details

Objectives

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  • Describe the components of Cisco Firepower Threat Defense and the managed device registration process
  • Detail Next-Generation Firewalls (NGFW) traffic control and configure the Cisco Firepower system for network discovery
  • Implement access control policies and describe access control policy advanced features
  • Configure security intelligences features and the Advanced Malware Protection (AMP) for Networks implementation procedure for file control and advanced malware protection
  • Implement and manage intrusion and network analysis policies for NGIPS inspection
  • Describe and demonstrate the detailed analysis techniques and reporting features provided by the Cisco Firepower Management Center
  • Integrate the Cisco Firepower Management Center with an external logging destination
  • Describe and demonstrate the external alerting options available to Cisco Firepower Management Center and configure a correlation policy
  • Describe key Cisco Firepower Management Center software update and user account management features
  • Identify commonly misconfigured settings within the Cisco Firepower Management Center and use basic commands to troubleshoot a Cisco Firepower Threat Defense device

Prerequisites

To fully benefit from this course, you should have the following knowledge and skills:

  • Technical understanding of TCP/IP networking and network architecture.
  • Basic familiarity with the concepts of Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS) and IPS.

Outline

  • Cisco Firepower Threat Defense Overview
  • Cisco Firepower NGFW Device Configuration
  • Cisco Firepower NGFW Traffic Control
  • Cisco Firepower Discovery
  • Implementing Access Control Policies
  • Security Intelligence
  • File Control and Advanced Malware Protection
  • Next-Generation Intrusion Prevention Systems
  • Network Analysis Policies
  • Detailed Analysis Techniques
  • Cisco Firepower Platform Integration
  • Alerting and Correlation Policies
  • System Administration
  • Cisco Firepower Troubleshooting

Lab Outline

  • Initial Device Setup
  • Device Management
  • Configuring Network Discovery
  • Implementing and Access Control Policy
  • Implementing Security Intelligence
  • File Control and Advanced Malware Protection
  • Implementing NGIPS
  • Customizing a Network Analysis Policy
  • Detailed Analysis
  • Configuring Cisco Firepower Platform Integration with Splunk
  • Configuring Alerting and Event Correlation
  • System Administration
  • Cisco Firepower Troubleshooting