Cisco ASA with FirePOWER Training

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New Video Update: Two new video topics has been added to the Cisco ASA with FirePOWER Services Training series. (1) In the first video update (37 minutes) you will learn how to filter traffic based on a user’s identity using passive authentication. And (2) we provide a quick video announcement about Cisco Firepower Threat Defense (FTD) and what it is on the Cisco ASA FirePOWER appliance.

This video series is applicable for learning about the FirePOWER 6.X services on the ASA.  To learn about configuring general features on the ASA itself such as NAT, VPN, to Dynamic Routing check out our Cisco ASA Training Series.

Do you want to learn how to block certain applications like BitTorrent, Remote Desktop, to FTP? Do you want to learn how to decrypt a secure web page a user may access to inspect it further? Do you want to learn how to block certain files uploaded towards the Internet? Do you want to setup your firewall to dynamic block access to networks that have a bad reputation? In this video series you will learn how to do many of these things and much more.

The Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER services is a Next-Generation Firewall (NGFW) that is focused on deep level inspection to dynamic security protection for your trusted networks. We have a range of basic to advanced topics that will show you how to deploy NGFW services on the Cisco ASA with FirePOWER services step-by-step in a simple and practical implementation.  Many of these topics will be shown using the ASDM java application.

Below are some of the video topics that are available and what topics are already being scheduled to be released soon:

Video Series: ~8 hours (462 minutes)

  • Overview and Design
  • Initial Access and FirePOWER Initialization
  • Enabling SSH Access
  • Caveat for ASDM and Managing Interfaces
  • Patching and Software Upgrade
  • Licensing
  • Testing Internet Access without Security
  • FirePOWER Access Policy Components
  • Security Zones
  • Filtering based on Networks
  • Creating Individual Objects and Groups
  • Understanding FirePOWER Reporting
  • Real-Time Eventing & Logs
  • Filtering based on Ports
  • SSL Decryption
  • Filtering based on Web URLs
  • Filtering based on Applications
  • File Blocking
  • Advanced Malware Protection (AMP)
  • Security Intelligence
  • Inbound Firewall Rules on FirePOWER module
  • Intrusion Detection and Prevention (IPS)
  • Filtering based on Identity using Passive Authentication — NEW!!!
  • Firepower Threat Defense (FTD) Quick Announcement — NEW!!!

Videos Series: ~8 hours (462 minutes)

IMG_7397Michel Thomatis, CCIE #6778 (15 year) – Chief Network Architect & Lead Trainer

Michel has spent the last 18 years as a network engineer/architect.  As a 15-year CCIE, Michel loves the opportunity to provide training in a wide-array of network technologies. He formerly worked at Cisco, as well as in government, banking, and non-profit organizations. He has published the “Network Design Cookbook” and a science fiction novel called “The Dark End”.  He has also published various iOS applications (virtual Network Engineer, Circlefalls) that can be found on Apple’s iOS App Store.  Other software development experience includes python and SDN.  Currently, Michel is the owner, Chief Network Architect and Lead Trainer at RouteHub Group, LLC.