Associated Certifications
CCNP Security, Cisco Certified Specialist-Network Securtiy Firepower
Required Exam(s)
300-710 SNCF
Instructorctclc admin
TypeOnline Course
5 Days
Methods of Delivery
Price$3995.00 / 40 CLCs
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The Securing Networks with Cisco Firepower Next-Generation IPS (SSFIPS) v4.0 course shows you how to deploy and use Cisco Firepower® Next-Generation Intrusion Prevention System (NGIPS). This hands-on course gives you the knowledge and skills to use the platform features and includes firewall security concepts, platform architecture and key features; in-depth event analysis including detection of network-based malware and file type, NGIPS tuning and configuration including application control, security intelligence, firewall, and network-based malware and file controls; Snort® rules language; file and malware inspection, security intelligence, and network analysis policy configuration designed to detect traffic patterns; configuration and deployment of correlation policies to take action based on events detected; troubleshooting; system and user administration tasks, and more.

This course helps you prepare to take the exam, Securing Networks with Cisco Firepower (300-710 SNCF), which leads to CCNP Security and Cisco Certified Specialist – Network Security Firepower certifications. The 300-710 SNCF exam has a second preparation course as well, Securing Networks with Cisco Firepower Next Generation Firewall (SSNGFW). You can take these courses in any order.

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Upon completing this course, the student will be able to:

  • Describe the components of Cisco Firepower Threat Defense and the managed device registration process
  • Detail Next-Generation Firewalls (NGFW) traffic control and configure the Cisco Firepower system for network discovery
  • Implement access control policies and describe access control policy advanced features
    Configure security intelligences features and the Advanced Malware Protection (AMP) for Networks implementation procedure for file control and advanced malware protection
    Implement and manage intrusion and network analysis policies for NGIPS inspection
    Describe and demonstrate the detailed analysis techniques and reporting features provided by the Cisco Firepower Management Center
    Integrate the Cisco Firepower Management Center with an external logging destination
    Describe and demonstrate the external alerting options available to Cisco Firepower Management Center and configure a correlation policy
    Describe key Cisco Firepower Management Center software update and user account management features
    Identify commonly misconfigured settings within the Cisco Firepower Management Center and use basic commands to troubleshoot a Cisco Firepower Threat Defense device

The primary audience for this course is as follows:

  • Security Administrators
  • Security Consultants
  • Network Administrator
  • Systems Engineer
  • Technical Support Personnel
  • Cisco Integrators and Partner

To fully benefit from this course, you should have the following knowledge and skills:

  • Technical understanding of TCP/IP networking and network architecture.
  • Basic familiarity with the concepts of Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS) and IPS


Module 1: Cisco Firepower Threat Defense Overview

  • Examining Firewall and IPS Technology
    Firepower Threat Defense Features and Components
    Examining Firepower Platforms
    Examining Firepower Threat Defense Licensing
    Cisco Firepower Implementation Use Cases

Module 2: Cisco Firepower NGFW Device Configuration

  • Firepower Threat Defense Device Registration
  • FXOS and Firepower Device Manager
    Initial Device Setup
    Managing NGFW Devices
    Examining Firepower Management Center Policies
    Examining Objects
    Examining System Configuration and Health Monitoring
    Device Management
    Examining Firepower High Availability
    Configuring High Availability
    Cisco ASA to Firepower Migration
    Migrating from Cisco ASA to Firepower Threat Defense

Module 3: Cisco Firepower NGFW Traffic Control

  • Firepower Threat Defense Packet Processing
    Implementing QoS
    Bypassing Traffic

Module 4: Cisco Firepower NGFW Address Translation

  • NAT Basics
  • Implementing NAT
  • NAT Rule Examples
  • Implementing NAT

Module 5: Cisco Firepower Discovery

  • Examining Network Discovery
  • Configuring Network Discovery

Module 6: Implementing Access Control Policies

  • Examining Access Control Policies
    Examining Access Control Policy Rules and Default Action
    Implementing Further Inspection
    Examining Connection Events
    Access Control Policy Advanced Settings
    Access Control Policy Considerations
    Implementing an Access Control Policy

Module 7: Security Intelligence

  • Examining Security Intelligence
  • Examining Security Intelligence Objects
  • Security Intelligence Deployment and Logging
  • Implementing Security Intelligence

Module 8: File Control and Advanced Malware Protection

  • Examining Malware and File Policy
  • Examining Advanced Malware Protection

Module 9: Next-Generation Intrusion Prevention Systems

  • Examining Intrusion Prevention and Snort Rules
  • Examining Variables and Variable Sets
  • Examining Intrusion Policies

Module 10: Network Analysis Policies

Module 11: Detailed Analysis Techniques

  • Managing Updates
  • Examining User Account Management Features
  • Configuring User Accounts
  • System Administration

Module 12: Cisco Firepower Platform Integration

Module 13: Detailed Analysis Techniques

Module 14: Alerting and Correlation Policies

Module 15: System Administration

  • Examining Common Misconfigurations
  • Examining Troubleshooting Commands
  • Firepower Troubleshooting

Module 16: Cisco Firepower Troubleshooting


  • Initial Device Setup
  • Device Management
  • Configuring Network Discovery
  • Implementing and Access Control Policy
  • Implementing Security Intelligence
  • File Control and Advanced Malware Protection
  • Implementing NGIPS
    Customizing a Network Analysis Policy
    Detailed Analysis
    Configuring Cisco Firepower Platform Integration with Splunk
    Configuring Alerting and Event Correlation
    System Administration
    Cisco Firepower Troubleshooting