Courses Details
Course Overview
Implementing Cisco Edge Network Security Solutions (SENSS) v1.0 is a newly created five-day instructor-led training course that is part of the curriculum path leading to the Cisco Certified Network Professional Security (CCNP Security)certification. Additionally, it is designed to prepare security engineers with the knowledge and hands-on experience to prepare them to configure Cisco perimeter edge security solutions utilizing Cisco Switches, Cisco Routers, and Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) Firewalls. The goal of the course is to provide students with foundational knowledge and the capabilities to implement and managed security on Cisco ASA firewalls, Cisco Routers with the firewall feature set, and Cisco Switches. The student will gain hands-on experience with configuring various perimeter security solutions for mitigating outside threats and securing network zones. At the end of the course, students will be able to reduce the risk to their IT infrastructures and applications using Cisco Switches, Cisco ASA, and Router security appliance feature and provide detailed operations support for these products
Course Schedule
Target Audience
  • Channel Partner / Reseller
  • Customer
  • Employee



Course Objectives
  • Understanding and implementing Cisco modular Network Security Architectures such as SecureX and TrustSec.
  • Deploy Cisco Infrastructure management and control plane security controls.
  • Configuring Cisco layer 2 and layer 3 data plane security controls.
  • Implement and maintain Cisco ASA Network Address Translations (NAT).
  • Implement and maintain Cisco IOS Software Network Address Translations (NAT).
  • Designing and deploying Cisco Threat Defense solutions on a Cisco ASA utilizing access policy and application and identity based inspection.
  • Implementing Botnet Traffic Filters.
  • Deploying Cisco IOS Zone-Based Policy Firewalls (ZBFW).
  • Configure and verify Cisco IOS ZBFW Application Inspection Policy.

Course Prerequisites
  • CCNA Security or valid CCSP.
  • or any CCIE certification can act as a prerequisite

Course Outline

Module1.0. Threat Defense

1.1 Implement firewall (ASA or IOS depending on which supports the implementation)

1.1.a Implement ACLs

1.1.b Implement static/dynamic NAT/PAT

1.1.c Implement object groups

1.1.d Describe threat detection features

1.1.e Implement botnet traffic filtering

1.1.f Configure application filtering and protocol inspection

1.1.g Describe ASA security contexts

1.2 Implement Layer 2 Security

1.2.a Configure DHCP snooping

1.2.b Describe dynamic ARP inspection

1.2.c Describe storm control

1.2.d Configure port security

1.2.e Describe common Layer 2 threats and attacks and mitigation

1.2.f Describe MACSec

1.2.g Configure IP source verification

1.3 Configure device hardening per best practices

1.3.a Routers

1.3.b Switches

1.3.c Firewalls


Module2.0: Cisco Security Devices GUIs and Secured CLI Management

2.1 Implement SSHv2, HTTPS, and SNMPv3 access on the network devices

2.2 Implement RBAC on the ASA/IOS using CLI and ASDM

2.3 Describe Cisco Prime Infrastructure

2.3.a Functions and use cases of Cisco Prime

2.3.b Device Management

2.4 Describe Cisco Security Manager (CSM)

            2.4.a Functions and use cases of CSM

2.4.b Device Management

2.5 Implement Device Managers

2.5.a Implement ASA firewall features using ASDM

Module3.0: Management Services on Cisco Devices

3.1 Configure NetFlow exporter on Cisco Routers, Switches, and ASA

3.2 Implement SNMPv3

3.2.a Create views, groups, users,authentication, and encryption

3.3 Implement logging on Cisco Routers, Switches, and ASA using Cisco best practices

3.4 Implement NTP with authentication on Cisco Routers, Switches, and ASA

3.5 Describe CDP, DNS, SCP, SFTP, and DHCP

3.5.a Describe security implications of using CDP on routers and switches

3.5.b Need for dnssec

Module4.0: Troubleshooting, Monitoring and Reporting Tools

4.1 Monitor firewall using analysis of packet tracer, packet capture, and syslog

           4.1.a Analyze packet tracer on the firewall using CLI/ASDM

4.1.b Configure and analyze packet capture using CLI/ASDM

4.1.c Analyze syslog events generated from ASA

Module5.0: Threat Defence Architectures

5.1 Design a Firewall Solution

5.1.a High-availability

5.1.b Basic concepts of security zoning

5.1.c Transparent & Routed Modes

5.1.d Security Contexts

5.2 Layer 2 Security Solutions

5.2.a Implement defenses against MAC, ARP, VLAN hopping, STP, and DHCP rogue attacks

5.2.b Describe best practices for implementation

5.2.c Describe how PVLANs can be used to segregate network traffic at Layer 2

Module 6.0: Security Components and Considerations

6.1 Describe security operations management architectures

6.1.a Single device manager vs. multi-device manager

6.2 Describe Data Center security components and considerations

6.2.a Virtualization and Cloud security

6.3 Describe Collaboration security components and considerations

6.3.a Basic ASA UC Inspection features

6.4 Describe common IPv6 security considerations

6.4.a Unified IPv6/IPv4 ACL on the ASA