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SSFIPS - Securing Cisco Networks with FireSIGHT Intrusion Prevention System (SSFIPS)

Securing Cisco Networks with Cisco FireSIGHT© Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) is an instructor-led course. It is a lab-intensive course that introduces students to the powerful features of the Cisco FireSIGHT system, in-depth event analysis, IPS tuning and configuration, and the SNORT rules language. You will learn how to use and configure next-generation Cisco IPS technology, including application control, firewall, and routing and switching capabilities. You will also learn to properly tune systems for better performance and greater network intelligence while taking full advantage of powerful tools for more efficient event analysis, including file type and network-based malware detection.

This course combines lecture materials and hands-on labs throughout to make sure you are able to successfully deploy and manage the Cisco FireSIGHT system. This course prepares you to take the Securing Cisco Networks with FireSIGHT IPS exam (exam ID 500-285).

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Technical understanding of TCP/IP networking and network architecture Basic familiarity with the concepts of intrusion detection systems (IDS) and IPS.

Detailed Class Syllabus

Course Outline

Module 1: FireSIGHT System Overview and Classroom Setup
Module 2: Hardware Overview and Architecture
Module 3: Device Management
Module 4: User Account Management
Module 5: Object Management
Module 6: Access Control Policy
Module 7: FireSIGHT Technology
Module 8: Network-Based Malware Detection
Module 9: Managing SSL Traffic
Module 10: IPS Policy Basics
Module 11: Network Analysis Policy
Module 12: Event Analysis
Module 13: Reporting
Module 14: Correlation Policy
Module 15: Basic Rule Syntax and Usage