A 4 day instructor-led practical course designed to familiarise delegates with the Cisco ASA Firewall CLI and ASDM. The course details the key commands used to configure and secure networks using the ASA Firewall with v8 of the operating system and version 6 of the ASDM.
Delegates will configure the ASA using the console port, TFTP server, telnet and SSH using local and RADIUS authentication. The device will be configured to utilise Syslog and SNMP.
ASA Firewalls will also be configured to use Access-Lists, Network Address Translation and VPN's utilising IPSec protocols. The course will cover the theory of Public/Private Keys, shared secret keys and their use in forming Site to site VPN's between ASA Firewalls using IKE and IPSec. Students will configure the units to create site to site VPN's, remote access VPN's using the Cisco Secure VPN Client and Web VPN's. The course will cover the theory of failover and delegates will configure Active/Standby failover on the ASA.
Privileged commands and protocol analyser traces will be used, where necessary, to debug protocols and ensure proper operation of the ASA Firewall. Students will also perform password recovery operations.
This course will involve interfacing the ASA with other network equipment, such as routers and switches, as would be expected in a network environment.
Course is suitable for anyone involved in ASA firewall configuration and network security
Course is approximately 50% practical
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