This course is a lab-intensive course which introduces you to the basic next-generation intrusion prevention system (NGIPS) and firewall security concepts, and the Cisco Firepower system components and features. The course then leads you through the powerful features of the Cisco Firepower system, in-depth event analysis, NGIPS tuning and configuration, Snort® rules language overview, and the latest platform features including File & Malware inspection, Security Intelligence, Domain Awareness, and more.
The course begins by introducing the system architecture, the latest key features, and the role of policies when implementing the solution. You also learn how to manage deployed devices and perform basic Cisco Firepower discovery before moving on to describe how to use and configure Cisco NGIPS technology, including application control, security intelligence, firewall, and network-based malware and file controls. You also learn to properly tune systems for better performance and greater network intelligence while taking advantage of powerful tools for more efficient event analysis, including file type and network-based malware detection. The course finishes with system and user administration tasks. This course combines lecture materials and hands-on labs throughout to make sure you are able to successfully deploy and manage the Cisco Firepower system.
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This course is designed for technical professionals who need to know how to deploy and manage a Cisco Firepower NGIPS in their network environment. Targeted roles include:
The best way to prepare for this certification is to take the Cisco-approved training, as well as using the self-study materials provided.
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You will need to register for the exam. Exams are offered as proctored exams at a test center, or self-administered online.
To earn Cisco Certified Specialist – Network Security Firepower, you need to pass a core exam and a data center concentration exam of your choice. The 500-285 SFFIPS is the core exam. Passing this 350-601 DCCOR exam completes your selected concentration exam. Comprehensive Cisco Certification information can be found here.