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Course Description

Gain the skills needed to configure, maintain, and operate the firewall features of the Cisco ASA 5500 Series Adaptive Security Appliances (ASAs)
We have enhanced this course and added depth to the standard labs, using a topology that simulates a typical production network. You’ll use ASA 5520 appliances to work through configuring access control to and from your network.

Learning Objectives

Technology and features of the Cisco ASA
Cisco ASA product family
How ASAs and Cisco PIX Security Appliances protect network devices from attacks
Bootstrap the security appliance
Prepare the security appliance for configuration via the Cisco Adaptive Security Device Manager (ASDM)
Launch and navigate ASDM
Perform essential security appliance configuration using ASDM and the CLI
Integrate the ASA with Cisco Secure ACS for TACACS+ command authorization
Integrate the ASA with Cisco Secure ACS for RADIUS network access control
Configure auto and manual network address translation (NAT)
Configure access policy based on the Global Access Control List (ACL)
Configure access policy based on interface ACLs
Use object groups to simplify ACL complexity and maintenance
Use the Modular Policy Framework to provide unique policies to specific data flows
Handle advanced protocols with application inspection
Deep packet inspection of application layer traffic
Troubleshoot with TCPping, Syslog, Packet Tracer, and packet capture
Configure access control based on authenticated users
Configure the security appliance to run in transparent firewall mode
Enable, configure, and manage multiple contexts to meet security policy requirements
Select and configure the type of failover that best suits the network topology
Monitor and manage an installed security appliance

Framework Connections

The materials within this course focus on the Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs) identified within the Specialty Areas listed below. Click to view Specialty Area details within the interactive National Cybersecurity Workforce Framework.