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

AnalystsEnd UsersIT ProfessionalsJob Seekers in ITAdministratorsDesigners of FlowchartBusiness 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 appliancePractice two techniques for building a basic firewall configuration from scratchGain an understanding of logging configurations and practice using syslog with the security appliancePractice two methods of backing up and restoring device's configurationsPractice two methods of backing up and restoring your device's software image (operating system), including how to recover the software in a catastrophic fault conditionPractice configuring and using three methods of remote managementGain an understanding of Network Address Translation and Port Address Translation on the ASA Security Appliance and practice using them in your configurationsPractice configuring three types of bannersGain an understanding of Cisco privilege levels and practice configuring local usernames and privilege levelsPractice configuring your security appliance to authenticate via Windows Active Directory using RADIUSPractice building and troubleshooting a DHCP serverPractice building three types of VPNs including site-to-site, remote access, and a clientless Web VPNGain an understanding of DMZs and practice building one with a Web serverPractice testing security configurations with a port scannerGain 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.