SSNGFW - Securing Networks with Cisco Firepower Next Generation Firewall (SSNGFW)

The Securing Networks with Cisco Firepower Next-Generation Firewall (SSNGFW) v1.0 is a 5-day instructor-led course that introduces learners to the powerful features of Cisco Firepower Threat Defense, including VPN configuration, traffic control, NAT configuration, SSL decryption, advanced NGFW and NGIPS tuning and configuration, analysis, and troubleshooting.

This course will show students how to use and configure Cisco Firepower Threat Defense technology, beginning with initial device setup and configuration and including routing, high availability, Cisco ASA to Firepower Threat Defense migration, traffic control, and Network Address Translation (NAT).

The course will then explore 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.

Students 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 combines lecture materials and hands-on labs throughout to make sure that students are able to successfully deploy and manage 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
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The knowledge and skills that a learner should possess before attending this course are as follows:
  • Technical understanding of TCP/IP networking and network architecture
  • Basic familiarity with firewall, VPN, and IPS concepts

Detailed Class Syllabus

Course Outine:

The course contains these components:
Cisco Firepower Threat Defense Overview
Firepower NGFW Device Configuration
Firepower NGFW Traffic Control
Firepower NGFW Address Translation
Firepower Discovery
Implementing Access Control Policies
Security Intelligence
File Control and Advanced Malware Protection
Next-Generation Intrusion Prevention Systems
Site-to-Site VPN
Remote-Access VPN
SSL Decryption
Detailed Analysis Techniques
System Administration
Firepower Troubleshooting

Lab outline:

Initial Device Setup
Device Management
Configuring High Availability
Migrating from Cisco ASA to Firepower Threat Defense
Implementing QoS
Implementing NAT
Configuring Network Discovery
Implementing an Access Control Policy
Implementing Security Intelligence
Implementing Site-to-Site VPN
Implementing Remote Access VPN
Threat Analysis
System Administration
Firepower Troubleshooting