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In this intermediate Cisco skills training, Keith Barker prepares network administrators to learn about next-generation firewalls. This network infrastructure training may not map to a Cisco exam, but it's still an excellent primer for anyone who needs to learn about Cisco’s next-generation Firepower firewalls.
Security is everyone’s responsibility, and Cisco FirePower helps you ensure that everyone is living up to that responsibility with application-layer filtering and control. The resulting ASA firewalls are Cisco’s next-generation firmware (NGFW) devices. With the increasing emphasis on defense-in-depth and security posture, network administrators with FirePower knowledge can set themselves apart professionally, while making sure their users are doing the right thing.
After completing this Cisco Firepower training, you'll know how to use lists and feeds, how to blacklist IP addresses and URLs, and how to implement Security Intelligence (SI) as part of an access control policy in Firepower. Network administrators who complete this network infrastructure course will be well-positioned to step into network security positions or senior network administrator roles.
For supervisors, this Cisco security training can be used to onboard new network administrators, curated into individual or team training plans, or as a Cisco reference resource.
Cisco Firepower: What You Need to Know
This Cisco Firepower training contains videos that cover network infrastructure topics including:
- Configuring and verifying routing and network address translation (NAT)
- Implementing high availability (HA)
- Blacklisting IP addresses and URLs
- Implementing security intelligence (SI) as part of an access control policy
- Filtering websites with URL filtering and categories
- Implementing discovery policies
- Registering an FTD for centralized management
- Configuring, saving, and deploying changes to FTD from FMC
- Using NMAP scans for Firepower enhancement
Who Should Take Cisco Firepower Training?
This Cisco Firepower training is considered administrator-level Cisco training, which means it was designed for network administrators. This next-generation firewalls skills course is designed for network administrators with three to five years of experience with network infrastructure.
New or experienced network administrators. Next-generation firewalls (NGFWs) are becoming the norm for modern networks. IT pros looking to break into network administrator roles will benefit from knowledge of Cisco’s industry-leading ASA Firepower NGFW appliances. Additionally, the information in this course is an excellent supplement to many Cisco exam prep courses.