Cisco ASA Firewall


Cisco ASA Firewall

The Cisco ASA Specialist certification recognizes security professionals who have attained specialized in-depth expertise and proven knowledge of the recommended best practices in designing, implementing, maintaining, and troubleshooting network security solutions, using the Cisco ASA adaptive security appliance. The Cisco ASA adaptive security appliance is widely deployed and in use at leading enterprises and service providers worldwide

Target Audience

  • Analysts
  • End Users
  • IT Professionals
  • Job Seekers in IT
  • Administrators
  • Designers of Flowchart
  • Business Process Executives


The Cisco ASA Specialist is recognized as the benchmark security product certification for engineers, consultants, and architects who configure advanced Cisco security appliances and VPN solutions, including advanced protocol handling, remote access VPNs, Secure Sockets Layer VPNs, site-to-site VPNs, high-availability VPNs, and failover.

Course Objectives

  • Practice password recovery techniques for the Cisco ASA security appliance
  • Practice two techniques for building a basic firewall configuration from scratch
  • Gain an understanding of logging configurations and practice using syslog with the security appliance
  • Practice two methods of backing up and restoring device's configurations
  • Practice two methods of backing up and restoring your device's software image (operating system), including how to recover the software in a catastrophic fault condition
  • Practice configuring and using three methods of remote management
  • Gain an understanding of Network Address Translation and Port Address Translation on the ASA Security Appliance and practice using them in your configurations
  • Practice configuring three types of banners
  • Gain an understanding of Cisco privilege levels and practice configuring local usernames and privilege levels
  • Practice configuring your security appliance to authenticate via Windows Active Directory using RADIUS
  • Practice building and troubleshooting a DHCP server
  • Practice building three types of VPNs including site-to-site, remote access, and a clientless Web VPN
  • Gain an understanding of DMZs and practice building one with a Web server
  • Practice testing security configurations with a port scanner
  • Gain an understanding of filtering techniques and practice blocking Java applets



Course Curriculum

Section 1: ASA Basic Configurations

  • Identify the ASA product family.
  • Implement ASA licensing.
  • Manage the ASA boot process.
  • Implement ASA interface settings.
  • Implement ASA management features.
  • Implement ASA access control features.
  • Implement Network Address Translation (NAT) on the ASA.
  • Implement ASDM public server feature.
  • Implement ASA quality of service (QoS) settings.
  • Implement ASA transparent firewall.

Section 2: ASA Routing Features

  • Implement ASA static routing.
  • Implement ASA dynamic routing.

Section 3: ASA Inspection Policy

  • Implement ASA inspections features.

Section 4: ASA Advanced Network Protections

  • Implement ASA Botnet Traffic Filter.

Section 5: ASA High Availability

  • Implement ASA Botnet Traffic Filter.
  • Implement ASA Virtualization feature.
  • Implement ASA Stateful Failover.