SSFIPS - Securing Networks with Cisco Firepower Next-Generation Intrusion Prevention System (SSFIPS)

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.

Student Testimonials

Instructor did a great job, from experience this subject can be a bit dry to teach but he was able to keep it very engaging and made it much easier to focus. Student
Excellent presentation skills, subject matter knowledge, and command of the environment. Student
Instructor was outstanding. Knowledgeable, presented well, and class timing was perfect. Student

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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: Security Technology Overview
Module 2: Cisco Firepower System Components and Features
Module 3: Introducing the Cisco Firepower Management Center
Module 4: Deploying Cisco Firepower Managed Devices
Module 5: Cisco Firepower Discovery
Module 6: Access Control Policy Prerequisites
Module 7: Implementing Access Control Policies
Module 8: Security Intelligence
Module 9: File Control and Advanced Malware Protection
Module 10: Next-Generation Intrusion Prevention Systems
Module 11: Network Analysis Policies
Module 12: Detailed Analysis Techniques
Module 13: System Administration