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SSFIPS: Securing Networks with Cisco Firepower Next-Generation IPS (SSFIPS)

The Securing Networks with Cisco Firepower Next-Generation IPS (SSFIPS) v4.0 course shows you how to deploy and use Cisco Firepower® Next-Generation Intrusion Prevention System (NGIPS). This hands-on course gives you the knowledge and skills to use the platform features and includes firewall security concepts, platform architecture and key features; in-depth event analysis including detection of network-based malware and file type, NGIPS tuning and configuration including application control, security intelligence, firewall, and network-based malware and file controls; Snort® rules language; file and malware inspection, security intelligence, and network analysis policy configuration designed to detect traffic patterns; configuration and deployment of correlation policies to take action based on events detected; troubleshooting; system and user administration tasks, and more.
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 Firewall (SSNGFW). You can take these courses in any order.

Course Objectives

After completing this course the student should be able to:

  • Describe the components of Cisco Firepower Threat Defense and the managed device registration process
  • Detail Next-Generation Firewalls (NGFW) traffic control and configure the Cisco Firepower system for network discovery
  • Implement access control policies and describe access control policy advanced features
  • Configure security intelligences features and the Advanced Malware Protection (AMP) for Networks implementation procedure for file control and advanced malware protection
  • Implement and manage intrusion and network analysis policies for NGIPS inspection
  • Describe and demonstrate the detailed analysis techniques and reporting features provided by the Cisco Firepower Management Center
  • Integrate the Cisco Firepower Management Center with an external logging destination
  • Describe and demonstrate the external alerting options available to Cisco Firepower Management Center and configure a correlation policy
  • Describe key Cisco Firepower Management Center software update and user account management features
  • Identify commonly misconfigured settings within the Cisco Firepower Management Center and use basic commands to troubleshoot a Cisco Firepower Threat Defense device

Course Content

Outline

  • Cisco Firepower Threat Defense Overview
  • Cisco Firepower NGFW Device Configuration
  • Cisco Firepower NGFW Traffic Control
  • Cisco Firepower Discovery
  • Implementing Access Control Policies
  • Security Intelligence
  • File Control and Advanced Malware Protection
  • Next-Generation Intrusion Prevention Systems
  • Network Analysis Policies
  • Detailed Analysis Techniques
  • Cisco Firepower Platform Integration
  • Alerting and Correlation Policies
  • System Administration
  • Cisco Firepower Troubleshooting

Lab Outline

  • Initial Device Setup
  • Device Management
  • Configuring Network Discovery
  • Implementing and Access Control Policy
  • Implementing Security Intelligence
  • File Control and Advanced Malware Protection
  • Implementing NGIPS
  • Customizing a Network Analysis Policy
  • Detailed Analysis
  • Configuring Cisco Firepower Platform Integration with Splunk
  • Configuring Alerting and Event Correlation
  • System Administration
  • Cisco Firepower Troubleshooting

Target Audience

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

Course Duration

5 days

Suggested Pre-requisites

The knowledge and skills that a student must have before attending this course are as follows:

  • Technical understanding of TCP/IP networking and network architecture.
  • Basic familiarity with the concepts of Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS) and IPS.

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