Securing Networks with Cisco Firepower Next Generation Firewall (SSNGFW v1.0) Training

Level: Intermediate

The Securing Networks with Cisco Firepower Next Generation Firewall (SSNGFW) v1.0 course shows you how to deploy and use Cisco Firepower® Threat Defense system. This hands-on course gives you knowledge and skills to use and configure Cisco® Firepower Threat Defense technology, beginning with initial device setup and configuration and including routing, high availability, Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) to Cisco Firepower Threat Defense migration, traffic control, and Network Address Translation (NAT). You will learn how to implement advanced Next-Generation Firewall (NGFW) and Next-Generation Intrusion Prevention System (NGIPS) features, including network intelligence, file type detection, network-based malware detection, and deep packet inspection. You will also learn how to configure site-to-site VPN, remote-access VPN, and SSL decryption before moving on to detailed analysis, system administration, and troubleshooting.

This course helps you prepare to take the exam, Securing Networks with Cisco Firepower (300-710 SNCF), which leads to CCNP Security and Cisco Certified Specialist – Network Security Firepower certifications. The 300-710 SNCF exam has a second preparation course as well, Securing Networks with Cisco Firepower Next-Generation Intrusion Prevention System (SSFIPS). You can take these courses in any order.

Key Features of this SSNGFW Training:

  • Cisco Authorized course content
  • Authorized Cisco CCSI instructor
  • Eligible for Cisco Learning Credit (CLC) redemption
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You Will Learn How To:

  • Describe key concepts of NGIPS and NGFW technology and the Cisco Firepower Threat Defense system, and identify deployment scenarios
  • Perform initial Cisco Firepower Threat Defense device configuration and setup tasks
  • Describe how to manage traffic and implement quality of service (QoS) using Cisco Firepower Threat Defense
  • Describe how to implement NAT by using Cisco Firepower Threat Defense
  • Perform an initial network discovery, using Cisco Firepower to identify hosts, applications, and services
  • Describe the behavior, usage, and implementation procedure for access control policies
  • Describe the concepts and procedures for implementing security intelligence features

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SSNGFW Course Information

  • Prerequisites

    Cisco recommends that you have the following knowledge and skills before taking this course:

    • Technical understanding of TCP/IP networking and network architecture
    • Basic familiarity with firewall and IPS concepts
  • Who Should Attend this Course

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

    Targeted roles include:

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

SSNGFW Course Outline

  • Cisco Firepower Threat Defense Overview

    • Examining Firewall and IPS Technology
    • Firepower Threat Defense Features and Components
    • Examining Firepower Platforms
    • Cisco Firepower Implementation Use Cases
  • Cisco Firepower NGFW Device Configuration

    • Firepower Threat Defense Device Registration
    • FXOS and Firepower Device Manager
    • Initial Device Setup
    • Managing NGFW Devices
    • Examining Firepower Management Center Policies
    • Examining Objects
    • Examining System Configuration and Health Monitoring
    • Device Management
    • Examining Firepower High Availability
    • Configuring High Availability
    • Cisco ASA to Firepower Migration
    • Migrating from Cisco ASA to Firepower Threat Defense
  • Cisco Firepower NGFW Traffic Control

    • Firepower Threat Defense Packet Processing
    • Implementing QoS
    • Bypassing Traffic
  • Cisco Firepower NGFW Address Translation

    • NAT Basics
    • Implementing NAT
    • NAT Rule Examples
    • Implementing NAT
  • Cisco Firepower Discovery

    • Examining Network Discovery
    • Configuring Network Discovery
    • Implementing Access Control Policies
    • Examining Access Control Policies
    • Examining Access Control Policy Rules and Default Action
    • Implementing Further Inspection
    • Examining Connection Events
    • Access Control Policy Advanced Settings
    • Access Control Policy Considerations
    • Implementing an Access Control Policy
  • Security Intelligence

    • Examining Security Intelligence
    • Examining Security Intelligence Objects
    • Security Intelligence Deployment and Logging
    • Implementing Security Intelligence
  • File Control and Advanced Malware Protection

    • Examining Malware and File Policy
    • Examining Advanced Malware Protection
  • Next-Generation Intrusion Prevention Systems

    • Examining Intrusion Prevention and Snort Rules
    • Examining Variables and Variable Sets
    • Examining Intrusion Policies
  • Site-to-Site VPN

    • Examining IPsec
    • Site-to-Site VPN Configuration
    • Site-to-Site VPN Troubleshooting
    • Implementing Site-to-Site VPN
  • Remote-Access VPN

    • Examining Remote-Access VPN
    • Examining Public-Key Cryptography and Certificates
    • Examining Certificate Enrollment
    • Remote-Access VPN Configuration
    • Implementing Remote-Access VPN
  • SSL Decryption

    • Examining SSL Decryption
    • Configuring SSL Policies
    • SSL Decryption Best Practices and Monitoring
  • Detailed Analysis Techniques

    • Examining Event Analysis
    • Examining Event Types
    • Examining Contextual Data
    • Examining Analysis Tools
    • Threat Analysis
  • System Administration

    • Managing Updates
    • Examining User Account Management Features
    • Configuring User Accounts
    • System Administration
  • Cisco Firepower Troubleshooting

    • Examining Common Misconfigurations
    • Examining Troubleshooting Commands
    • Firepower Troubleshooting

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SSNGFW FAQs

  • How do I prepare for Cisco Certified Specialist - Network Security Firepower Certification?

    The best way to prepare for this certification is to take the Cisco-approved training, as well as using the self-study materials provided.

  • How do I redeem my Cisco Learning Credits (CLCs) for this Cisco Certified Specialist - Network Security Firepower Certification course?

    During your checkout of the course, make sure to select Credits & Vouchers within the payment method. Highlight and click CLC and enter the sales order number that you were issued by Cisco.

  • How do I take Cisco exam SSNGFW 300-710 to obtain Cisco Certified Specialist - Network Security Firepower Certification?

    You will need to register for the exam. Exams are offered as proctored exams at a test center, or self-administered online.

  • How do I achieve the Cisco Certified Specialist - Network Security Firepower Certification?

    To earn Cisco Certified Specialist - Network Security Firepower Certification, you need to pass a core exam and a data center concentration exam of your choice. The 350-601 DCCOR is the core exam. Passing this 300-710 SSNGFW exam completes your selected concentration exam. Comprehensive Cisco Certification information can be found here.

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