This course is designed for network engineers who want to quickly get up to speed on deploying and supporting Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) Firewalls in production environments. This class is also applicable to candidates for Cisco security certifications such as CCNA Security, CCNP Security, and CCIE Security. In the course you will learn everything needed to install and configure a brand new Cisco ASA firewall with outbound internet access.

This class takes a hands-on approach to implementing technologies such as stateful firewall filtering, deep packet inspection, DoS prevention, and IPsec & SSL VPN termination on both the Cisco ASA 8.x and 9.x Command Line Interface (CLI) and the Adaptive Security Device Manager (ASDM) GUI interface.

Cisco ASA Adaptive Security Appliance Essentials

  • Requirement/Purpose and Types of firewall
  • Evaluating Cisco ASA Adaptive Security Appliance Technologies
  • Identifying Cisco ASA Adaptive Security Appliance Families
  • Identifying Cisco ASA Adaptive Security Appliance Licensing Options
  • Implementing ASA Firewalls Introduction

Basic Connectivity and Device Management

  • Preparing the Cisco ASA Adaptive Security Appliance for Network Integration
  • Managing Basic Cisco ASA Adaptive Security Appliance Network Settings
  • Accessing Firewalls (Management GUI/CLI)
  • Configuring Cisco ASA Adaptive Security Appliance Device Management Features

Network Integration

  • Configuring Cisco ASA Adaptive Security Appliance NAT Features
  • Configuring Cisco ASA Adaptive Security Appliance Basic Access Control Features
  • Configuring Cisco ASA Adaptive Security Appliance Routing Features
  • Configuring the Cisco ASA Adaptive Security Appliance Transparent Firewall
  • ASA file system/config backup/Restore
  • Basics of Radius, TACAS, MPF (30 Mins)

Cisco ASA Adaptive Security Appliance Policy Control

  • Defining the Cisco ASA Adaptive Security Appliance MPF
  • Configuring Cisco ASA Adaptive Security Appliance Connection Policy and QoS Settings
  • Configuring Cisco ASA Adaptive Security Appliance Advanced Application Inspections

Cisco ASA Adaptive Security Appliance High Availability, Virtualization

  • Configuring Cisco ASA Adaptive Security Appliance Interface Redundancy Features
  • Configuring Cisco ASA Adaptive Security Appliance Active/Standby High Availability
  • Configuring Security Contexts on the Cisco ASA Adaptive Security Appliance
  • Configuring Cisco ASA Adaptive Security Appliance Active/Active High Availability

Lab Topics

  • Preparing the Cisco ASA Adaptive Security Appliance for Network Integration
  • Configuring the Cisco ASA Adaptive Security Appliance for Secure Network Integration
  • Configuring Management Features
  • Configuring NAT
  • Configuring Basic Cisco Access Control Features
  • Configuring Transparent Firewall
  • Configuring MPF, Basic Stateful Inspections, and QoS
  • Configuring MPF Advanced Application Inspections
  • Configuring Active/Standby High Availability
  • Configure Virtual Private Networks
  • Configure Remote and SSL VPN