Cisco Meraki MX Security Appliance Training

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New Video Update: In this video update we will enable DHCP services for one of our networks (Guest network). We will show you how to setup this feature and how to monitor it on the Meraki MX security appliance. This is a continuation from our VLAN and trunking configuration reflected in the last video update.

Do you want to learn how to block certain applications like Facebook or YouTube?  Do you want to limit the bandwidth for guest users accessing the Internet?  Do you want to enforce different security policies based on how your users login to the network?  In this video series you will learn how to do many of these things and much more.  The Cisco Meraki MX security appliance is a firewall solution that can be managed from a cloud-based user interface with simplified configuration options.   We will show you how to deploy the Meraki MX security appliance step-by-step in a simple and practical implementation.  

This video series will be released in video modules providing numerous updates to this series.  Below are some of the video topics that are available and what topics are already being scheduled to be released soon:

Video Series: ~201 minutes

  1. Overview and Design
  2. Startup and WAN Interface
  3. Meraki Dashboard and Adding Device
  4. General Settings
  5. LAN Interface
  6. Static Routes
  7. Layer 3 Firewall Policies
  8. Layer 7 (Application) Firewall Policies
  9. Client Tracking
  10. Forwarding Rules
    1. Port Forwarding Rules
    2. 1:1 NAT Rules
    3. 1:Many NAT Rules
  11. Client VPN (L2TP over IPSec)
    1. Using Local Accounts
    2. Using Active Directory
  12. Group Policies
  13. Identity-Access Control with Active Directory
  14. Site-to-Site VPN (with Cisco IOS Router)
  15. Packet Capture
  16. Syslog
  17. VLANs and 802.1Q Trunking
  18. DHCP — NEW!!!


Scheduled Updates:

  1. Content Filtering
  2. Intrusion Detection/Prevention (IPS)
  3. Anti-Virus
  4. Web Search Filtering

Video Series (MP4) – ~201 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.