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Implementing Advanced Cisco ASA Security

This course provides up-to-date training on the key features of the Cisco ASA 5500-X Series Next-Generation Firewall, including ASAv, ASA IDFW, ASA FirePOWER Service Module, ASA CWS, ASA Clustering.

Hands on labs are incorporated into the class to help underline the functionality of the SFR Module. Other topics covered include IPv6 Enhancements and Cloud Web Security Integration

Learning Objectives

After attending this course you should be able to:

  • Explain the features of Cisco ASA 5500-X Series Next-Generation Firewalls, ASASM, and ASA 1000V Cloud Firewall, and Cisco ASAv
  • Install and set up the Cisco ASAv
  • Implement Cisco ASA Identity Firewall policies by using Cisco CDA and Cisco ASA
  • Install and set up the Cisco SFR Module (FirePOWER Services)
  • Implement Cisco ASA and Cisco Cloud Web Security integration
  • Implement a Cisco ASA cluster
  • Install and set up the Cisco CX (NGFW Services) Module
  • Describe the multicontext enhancements in Cisco ASA SoftwareRelease 9.0
  • Describe SGFW support in Cisco ASA Software Release 9.0
  • Describe CoA support


Attendees should meet the following prerequisites:

  • FIREWALL v1.0, FIREWALL v2.0 or SASAC or  equivalent knowledge of the Cisco ASA

Course Content

Cisco ASA Product Family

  • Introducing the Cisco ASA 5500-X Series NGFW
  • Introducing the Cisco ASA 1000v Cloud Firewall
  • Introducing the Cisco ASAv
  • Introducing the Cisco ASASM

Cisco ASA Identity Firewall

  • Describing the Cisco IDFW Solution
  • Setting Up Cisco CDA
  • Configuring Cisco CDA
  • Configuring Cisco ASA IDFW
  • Verifying and troubleshooting Cisco IDFW

Cisco ASA FirePOWER (SFR) Module

  • Installing Cisco ASA 5500-X Series FirePOWER (SFR) Module
  • Cisco Virtual FireSIGHT Management Center

Cisco ASA Cloud Web Security Integration

  • Introducing Cisco ASA with Cisco Cloud Web Security
  • Licensing Cisco ASA with Cisco Cloud Web Security
  • Configuring Cisco ASA with Cisco Cloud Web Security
  • Verifying Cisco ASA with Cisco Cloud Web Security
  • Describing the Web Filtering Policy in Cisco ScanCenter
  • Cisco Cloud Web Security Advanced Malware Protection and Threat Analytics

Cisco ASA Cluster

  • Describing the Cisco ASA Cluster Features
  • Describing Cisco ASA Cluster Terminology and Data Flows
  • Using the CLI to Configure a Cisco ASA Cluster
  • Using the ASDM to Configure a Cisco ASA Cluster
  • Verifying Cisco ASA Cluster Operations
  • Troubleshooting a Cisco ASA Cluster Operations
  • Describing Cisco ASA v9.1.4 and later Clustering Features

Cisco ASA CX (Next Generation Firewall Services)

Cisco ASA Multicontext Enhancements

Cisco ASA Security Group Firewall

Cisco ASA IPv6 Enhancements


  • Lab 1-1: Remote Lab Environment Access
  • Lab 1-2: Cisco Adaptive Security Virtual Appliance (ASAv) Basic Setup
  • Lab 2-1: Context Directory Agent Configuration
  • Lab 2-2: ASA Identity-Based Firewall Configuration
  • Lab 3-1: Cisco ASA 5500-X FirePOWER Services (SFR) Module Installation and Setup
  • Lab 4-1: ASA and Cloud Web Security Integration
  • Lab 5-1: ASA and Cluster Configuration
  • Lab 6-3: ASA CX Identity Policy Configuration
  • Lab 6-4: ASA CX Decryption Policy Configuration
  • Lab 6-5: PRSM Administration
  • Lab 6-6: ASA NGFW Services Version 9.2.1 New features
  • Lab 8-1: ASA Cluster Configuration

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