FIREPOWER200 - Securing Networks with Cisco® Firepower Threat Defense NGFW Course Outline
Securing Networks with Cisco Firepower® Threat Defense NGFW (FIREPOWER200) is an instructor-led, lab-based, hands-on course that is part of a portfolio of security courses designed to help businesses support and maintain their Cisco Firepower Threat Defense systems.
This lab-intensive course introduces you to the basic next-generation intrusion prevention system (NGIPS) and next-generation firewall (NGFW) security concepts. The course then leads you through the Cisco Firepower system. Among other powerful features, you become familiar with:
Firepower Threat Defense configuration
In-depth event analysis
NGIPS tuning and configuration
You 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 deploy and manage Cisco Firepower Threat Defense devices and perform basic Cisco Firepower discovery.
You learn how to use and configure Threat Defense technology, including application control, security intelligence, NGFW, NGIPS, and network-based malware and file controls.
Also, you learn how to take advantage of powerful tools, so you can perform more efficient event analysis, including the detection of file types and network-based malware.
And you’ll learn how to properly tune systems for better performance and greater network intelligence.
The course concludes with system and user administration tasks and Threat Defense system troubleshooting.
This course combines lecture materials and hands-on labs that give you practice in deploying and managing the Cisco Firepower system.
After completing this course, you should be able to:
Describe the Cisco Firepower Threat Defense system and key concepts of NGIPS and NGFW technology
Describe how to perform the configurations tasks required for implementing a Cisco Firepower Threat Defense device
Describe how to implement quality of service (QoS) and Network Address Translation (NAT) by using Cisco Firepower Threat Defense
Perform an initial network discovery using Cisco Firepower to identify hosts, applications, and services
Identify and create the objects required as prerequisites to implementing access control policies
Describe the behavior, usage, and implementation procedure for access control policies
Describe the concepts and implementation procedure of security intelligence features
Describe Cisco Advanced Malware Protection (AMP) for Networks and the implementation procedure of file control and advanced malware protection
Implement and manage intrusion policies
Explain the use of network analysis policies and the role of preprocessor technology in processing network traffic for NGIPS inspection
Describe and demonstrate the detailed analysis techniques and reporting features provided by the Cisco Firepower Management Center
Describe key Cisco Firepower Management Center system administration and user account management features
Describe the processes that can be used to troubleshoot Cisco Firepower Threat Defense systems
Cisco recommends that you have the following knowledge and skills before taking this course:
Technical understanding of TCP/IP networking and network architecture
Basic familiarity with firewall and IPS concepts
Who Should Attend
This course is designed for technical professionals who need to know how to deploy and manage a Cisco Firepower NGIPS and NGFW in their network environments.
Targeted roles include:
Technical support personnel
Channel partners and resellers
Module 1: Cisco Firepower Threat Defense Overview
Module 2: Cisco Firepower System Setup
Module 3: QoS and NAT Implementation
Module 4: Cisco Firepower Discovery
Module 5: Access Control Policy Prerequisites
Module 6: Implementing Access Control Policies
Module 7: Security Intelligence
Module 8: AMP for Networks Malware Protection
Module 9: Next-Generation Intrusion Prevention Systems
Module 10: Network Analysis Policies
Module 11: Detailed Analysis Techniques
Module 12: System Administration
Module 13: Cisco Firepower Threat Defense Troubleshooting
Lab 1: Connect to the Lab Environment
Lab 2: Navigate the Cisco Firepower Management Center GUI
Lab 3: Device Management
Lab 4: Implementing QoS and NAT
Lab 5: Configuring Network Discovery
Lab 6: Implementing an Access Control Policy
Lab 7: Implementing Security Intelligence
Lab 8: AMP for Networks Malware Protection
Lab 9: Implementing NGIPS
Lab 10: Performing Detailed Analysis
Lab 11: System Administration
Lab 12: Cisco Firepower Troubleshooting
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