Cisco ASA 5500-X Series Next-Generation Firewalls LiveLessons (Workshop) (Streaming)

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Cisco ASA 5500-X Series Next-Generation Firewalls LiveLessons (Workshop)

7 Hours of Video Instruction

7 hours of video training on Cisco ASA 5500-X Series Next-Generation Firewalls, from initial design to advanced configuration and troubleshooting.

Description

Cisco ASA 5500-X Series Next-Generation Firewalls LiveLessons (Workshop) is an engaging and unique video course taught in front of a live audience. Omar Santos, senior incident manager and the technical leader of the Cisco Product Security Incident Response Team (PSIRT) and author of Cisco ASA: All-in-one Next-Generation Firewall, IPS, and VPN Services, teaches you the skills you need to design, configure, and troubleshoot the firewall features of the Cisco ASA 5500-X Series Next-Generation Firewalls and FirePOWER services with Advanced Malware Protection (AMP).

This live video introduces Cisco ASA solutions to overcoming obstacles by providing complete configuration and troubleshooting guidance. Cisco ASA 5500-X Series Next-Generation Firewalls LiveLessons (Workshop) is the definitive insider's guide to planning, installing, configuring, and maintaining the new Cisco ASA firewall features.

Major topics include

Lesson 1: Introduction to the Cisco ASA
Lesson 2: Firewall Modes
Lesson 3: Multiple Context Mode
Lesson 4: Basic Settings
Lesson 5: Network Address Translation (NAT)
Lesson 6: Controlling Access
Lesson 7: IP Routing
Lesson 8: Authentication, Authorization, Accounting (AAA) Support
Lesson 9: Cisco ASAv
Lesson 10: High Availability
Lesson 11: Application Layer Protocol Inspection
Lesson 12: Logging
Lesson 13: NetFlow Support
Lesson 14: ASA FirePOWER (SFR) Module
Lesson 15: Threat Detection
Question and Answer Session

About the Instructor

Omar Santos is a senior incident manager and the technical leader of the Cisco Product Security Incident Response Team (PSIRT), where he mentors and leads engineers and incident managers during the investigation and resolution of security vulnerabilities in all Cisco products. Omar has more than 19 years of experience (15 at Cisco) working with information technology and cybersecurity. Omar has designed, implemented, and supported numerous secure networks for Fortune 500 companies and the U.S. government. Prior to his current role, he was a technical leader within the World Wide Security Practice and the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC), where he taught, led, and mentored many engineers within both organizations.

Omar is an active member of the security community, where he leads several industry-wide initiatives and standard bodies. His active role helps businesses, academic institutions, state and local law enforcement agencies, and other participants that are dedicated to increasing the security of critical infrastructure.

Omar is the author of four books, numerous whitepapers, articles, and security configuration guidelines and best practices. Omar has also delivered numerous technical presentations at conferences and to Cisco customers and partners, as well as many C-level executive presentations to many organizations.

Author of numerous Cisco Press books, including
--Cisco ASA: All-in-one Next-Generation Firewall, IPS, and VPN Services, Third Edition
--CCNA Security 210-260 Official Cert Guide (to be published in 2015)
--Network Security with NetFlow and IPFIX: Big Data Analytics for Information Security (to be published in 2015)
--Cisco Network Admission Control, Volume II: NAC Deployment and Troubleshooting
--End-to-End Network Security: Defense-in-Depth

Skill Level
Beginning to Intermediate: This video title encompasses topics from an introductory level to advanced topics on security and next-generation firewall capabilities.

What You Will Learn
The skills you need to design, configure, and troubleshoot the firewall features of the Cisco ASA 5500-X Series Next-Generation Firewalls.

Who Should Take This Course
Security professions; network professionals who manage network security and install and configure Cisco ASA firewalls.

Course Requirements
Students must be familiar with general networking and security topics, including
--Firewalls
--Intrusion detection and intrusion prevention systems
--LAN switching technologies
--IP addressing (IPv4 and IPv6)
--IP routing technologies (RIP, OSPF, EIGRP, BGP, and so on)
--IP services (DHCP, NAT, ACLs, and so on)
--Basic troubleshooting


Table of Contents

LESSON 1: Introduction to the Cisco ASA
Lesson 1.1 Cisco ASA Product and Solution Overview
Lesson 1.2 Model Comparison
Lesson 1.3 Introduction to Feature Licenses
Lesson 1.4 Shared and Backup License Server
Lesson 1.5 Accessing the Console for Command-Line Interface
Lesson 1.6 Accessing the ASA Services Module Console
Lesson 1.7 Accessing the ASAv Console
Lesson 1.8 Configuring ASDM Access for Appliances and the ASAv
Lesson 1.9 Configuring ASDM Access for the ASA Services Module

LESSON 2: Firewall Modes
Lesson 2.1 Introducing the Routed Firewall Mode
Lesson 2.2 Introducing the Transparent Firewall Mode
Lesson 2.3 How Data Moves Through the ASA in Routed Firewall Mode
Lesson 2.4 How Data Moves Through the Transparent Firewall
Lesson 2.5 Guidelines and Limitations
Lesson 2.6 Configuring the Firewall Mode
Lesson 2.7 Configuring ARP Inspection for the Transparent Firewall
 
LESSON 3: Multiple Context Mode
Lesson 3.1 Introduction to Security Contexts
Lesson 3.2 Common Uses for Security Contexts
Lesson 3.3 How the ASA Classifies Packets
Lesson 3.4 Cascading Security Contexts
Lesson 3.5 Management Access to Security Contexts
Lesson 3.6 Information About Resource Management
Lesson 3.7 Information About MAC Addresses
Lesson 3.8 Licensing Requirements for Multiple Context Mode
Lesson 3.9 Configuring Multiple Contexts
Lesson 3.10 Managing Security Contexts
 
LESSON 4: Basic Settings
Lesson 4.1 Setting the Hostname, Domain Name, and Passwords
Lesson 4.2 Password Recovery
Lesson 4.3 Setting the Date and Time and Configuring the ASA with an NTP Server
Lesson 4.4 Configuring DHCP Services
Lesson 4.5 Configuring the DHCPv4 Relay Agent
Lesson 4.6 Configuring the DHCPv6 Relay Agent
 
LESSON 5: Network Address Translation (NAT)
Lesson 5.1 NAT in Routed and Transparent Mode
Lesson 5.2 Static NAT
Lesson 5.3 Dynamic NAT
Lesson 5.4 Dynamic PAT 
Lesson 5.5 Identity NAT 
Lesson 5.6 Twice NAT
Lesson 5.7 NAT Troubleshooting
 
LESSON 6: Controlling Network Access
Lesson 6.1 Introduction to Access Control Lists (ACLs)
Lesson 6.2 Basic ACL Configuration and Management Options
Lesson 6.3 Standard ACLs
Lesson 6.4 Webtype ACLs
Lesson 6.5 EtherType ACLs
Lesson 6.6 Time-Based ACLs
Lesson 6.7 Configuring an ACL in ASDM
Lesson 6.8 Monitoring ACLs
 
LESSON 7: IP Routing
Lesson 7.1 How Routing Behaves Within the ASA
Lesson 7.2 Egress Interface Selection Process
Lesson 7.3 Supported Internet Protocols for Routing
Lesson 7.4 How the Routing Table Is Populated
Lesson 7.5 Dynamic Routing in Failover, and Clustering
Lesson 7.6 Dynamic Routing in Multiple Context Mode
Lesson 7.7 Static and Default Routes
Lesson 7.8 OSPF Support
Lesson 7.9 OSPFv2 vs. OSPFv3
Lesson 7.10 Configuring OSPFv2
Lesson 7.11 Configuring OSPFv3
Lesson 7.12 Monitoring and Troubleshooting OSPF
Lesson 7.13 EIGRP Support
Lesson 7.14 Configuring EIGRP
Lesson 7.15 Monitoring and Troubleshooting EIGRP
Lesson 7.16 BGP Support
Lesson 7.17 Configuring BGP
Lesson 7.18 Monitoring and Troubleshooting BGP
Lesson 7.19 RIP Support
Lesson 7.20 Configuring RIP
Lesson 7.21 Monitoring and Troubleshooting RIP
 
LESSON 8: Authentication, Authorization, Accounting (AAA) Support
Lesson 8.1 Supported Authentication Methods
Lesson 8.2 Configuring Local Users
Lesson 8.3 Configuring RADIUS
Lesson 8.4 Monitoring and Troubleshooting RADIUS
Lesson 8.5 Configuring LDAP
Lesson 8.6 Monitoring and Troubleshooting LDAP
Lesson 8.7 Configuring AAA for Management Access
Lesson 8.8 Configuring AAA for Firewall Connections
 
LESSON 9: Cisco ASAv
Lesson 9.1 Introducing the ASAv
Lesson 9.2 ASAv Interface Configuration
Lesson 9.3 Monitoring the ASAv
Lesson 9.4 Troubleshooting Tips When Deploying the ASAv
 
LESSON 10: High Availability
Lesson 10.1 Failover Overview and System Requirements
Lesson 10.2 Failover Health Monitoring and Design Details
Lesson 10.3 Configuring Active/Standby Failover
Lesson 10.4 Configuring Active/Active Failover
Lesson 10.5 Troubleshooting Failover Configurations
Lesson 10.6 Introduction to ASA Clustering
Lesson 10.7 Data Interface Modes
Lesson 10.8 Clustering Packet Flow
Lesson 10.9 Configuring Clustering
Lesson 10.10 Inter Data Center ASA Clustering
Lesson 10.11 Monitoring and Troubleshooting the ASA Cluster
 
LESSON 11: Application Layer Protocol Inspection
Lesson 11.1 How Inspection Engines Work
Lesson 11.2 Using the Modular Policy Framework
Lesson 11.3 Application Inspection Support
Lesson 11.4 Configuring Application Inspection
 
LESSON 12: Logging
Lesson 12.1 Introduction to Logging
Lesson 12.2 Logging in Multiple Context Mode
Lesson 12.3 Syslog Message Analysis and Severity Levels
Lesson 12.5 Configuring Logging
 
LESSON 13: NetFlow Support
Lesson 13.1 Introduction to NetFlow
Lesson 13.2 Enabling NetFlow Secure Event Logging (NSEL)
Lesson 13.3 Troubleshooting NetFlow
 
LESSON 14: Cisco ASA with FirePOWER Services
Lesson 14.1 Introduction to FirePOWER Services
Lesson 14.2 Inline Mode vs. Passive Mode
Lesson 14.3 ASA FirePOWER Management Access
Lesson 14.4 Installing/Re-imaging the FirePOWER Module
Lesson 14.5 Adding the ASA FirePOWER to the FireSIGHT Management Center
Lesson 14.6 Redirecting Traffic to the ASA FirePOWER Module
Lesson 14.7 FireSIGHT Management Center
 
LESSON 15: Threat Detection
Lesson 15.1 Introduction to Threat Detection
Lesson 15.2 Basic Threat Detection Statistics
Lesson 15.3 Configuring Advanced Threat Detection Statistics
Lesson 15.4 Configuring Scanning Threat Detection
Lesson 15.5 Monitoring Threat Detection


Lesson 1: Introduction to the Cisco ASA
This lesson provides an overview of the Cisco ASA product family, including ASA model comparisons, an introduction to feature licenses, and how shared licensing servers can be provisioned. In this lesson, you learn how to access the Cisco ASA console, the Cisco ASA Services Module (ASA-SM) console, and the virtual ASA (ASAv) console and how to configure ASDM access for the ASA, ASA-SM, and ASAv.

Lesson 2: Firewall Modes
This lesson introduces the routed and transparent firewall modes. It explains how data moves through the ASA in both firewall modes. It provides step-by-step demonstrations on how to configure the firewall mode, along with several guidelines and limitations on each firewall mode.

Lesson 3: Multiple Context Mode
In this lesson, you learn what security contexts are, how they are used, and how the Cisco ASA classifies packets when security contexts are configured in the device. You learn the licensing requirements for multiple context mode, along with step-by-step demonstrations on how to configure and manage multiple security contexts in the Cisco ASA.

Lesson 4: Basic Settings
This lesson convers how to configure basic setting in the Cisco ASA, such as how to set the hostname, domain name, and passwords. Additionally, you learn how to perform password recovery, how to set the date and time, and how to configure the Cisco ASA with a Network Time Protocol (NTP) server. This lesson also covers how to configure DHCP services in the Cisco ASA.

Lesson 5: Network Address Translation (NAT)
This lesson introduces what NAT is and the difference between static NAT, dynamic NAT, dynamic PAT, identity NAT, and twice NAT. You learn how to configure and troubleshoot all these different NAT implementations.

Lesson 6: Controlling Access
In this lesson, you learn how to control network access and what access control lists (ACL) are. You learn how to configure and manage all ACL types, including standard, extended, webtype, ethertype, and time-based ACLs.

Lesson 7: IP Routing
In this lesson, you learn how routing behaves within the Cisco ASA, what the egress interface selection process is, and what routing protocols are supported. You learn how dynamic routing behaves in failover configurations, ASA clusters, and multiple-context mode. You also learn how to configure, monitor, and troubleshoot static routes, OSPFv2, OSPFv3, EIGRP, BGP, and RIP.

Lesson 8: Authentication, Authorization, Accounting (AAA) Support
In this lesson, you learn what authentication, authorization, accounting (AAA) is and what the supported authentication methods in the Cisco ASA are. Step-by-step guidance on how to configure local authentication and external authentication servers, such as RADIUS and LDAP servers, is provided. You also learn how to configure AAA for management access and firewall connections.

Lesson 9: Cisco ASAv
This lesson introduces the virtual Cisco ASA (Cisco ASAv). You learn how to deploy, monitor, and troubleshoot the Cisco ASAv.

Lesson 10: High Availability
This lesson starts by introducing the high availability capabilities of the Cisco ASA. The lesson provides an overview of failover and design details and what the system requirements are. You learn how to configure and troubleshoot active/standby and active/active failover. This lesson also covers how to configure, monitor, and troubleshoot ASA clusters, the different data interface modes, and the packet flow within a cluster.

Lesson 11: Application Layer Protocol Inspection
In this lesson, you learn what application layer protocol inspection is and how the inspection engines work. You also learn the modular policy framework and how to configure application inspection for numerous supported protocols.

Lesson 12: Logging
This lesson provides an introduction to logging, how logging works in multiple-context mode, and how to perform syslog message analysis. You learn how to configure the different logging modes and several best practices on how to monitor syslogs.

Lesson 13: NetFlow Support
This lesson provides an introduction to NetFlow and how to configure NetFlow secure event logging (NSEL). You also learn several tips when troubleshooting NetFlow implementations.

Lesson 14: ASA FirePOWER (SFR) Module
In this lesson, you learn the capabilities of the Cisco ASA with FirePOWER Services. You learn the difference between inline versus passive mode. This lesson provides step-by-step guidance on how to install, re-image, and configure the FirePOWER module. You also learn how to add the Cisco ASA FirePOWER module to the FireSIGHT Management Center.

Lesson 15: Threat Detection
This lesson covers the Cisco ASA threat detection feature. You learn how to configure and monitor basic, scanning, and advanced threat detection in the Cisco ASA.

Question and Answer Session
This module includes the questions and answers covered during the course.

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