Securing Networks with Cisco Firepower Next-Generation IPS (SSFIPS)

Course Description Schedule Course Outline

Course Overview

Securing Cisco® Networks with Sourcefire® Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) is an instructor-led course offered by Learning Services High-Touch Delivery. It is a lab-intensive course that introduces students to the powerful features of the Cisco Sourcefire System, including FireSIGHT technology, in-depth event analysis, IPS tuning and configuration, and the Snort rules language.

You will learn how to use and configure next-generation Sourcefire technology, including application control, firewall, and routing and switching capabilities. Users will also learn to properly tune your system for better performance and greater network intelligence while taking full advantage of powerful tools for more efficient event analysis, including file type and network-based malware detection.

This course combines lecture materials and hands-on labs throughout to make sure that you are able to successfully deploy and manage the Sourcefire System.

Who should attend

This course is designed for technical professionals who need to know how to deploy and/or manage a Sourcefire System in your network environment. The primary audience for this course includes:

  • Security administrators
  • Security consultants
  • Network administrators
  • System engineers
  • Technical support personnel
  • Channel partners and resellers


  • Technical understanding of TCP/IP networking and network architecture
  • Basic familiarity with the concepts of intrusion detection systems (IDS) and IPS

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:

  • Understand the Sourcefire System infrastructure
  • Navigate the UI and administrative features of the Sourcefire System, including reporting functionality to properly assess threats
  • Understand how to deploy and manage the Sourcefire device
  • Understand the role FireSIGHT technology plays in the Sourcefire System
  • Understand, create, and implement objects for use in access control policies
  • Understand advanced policy configuration and Sourcefire System configuration options
  • Analyze events
  • Write and configure several basic rules
Classroom Training
Modality: C

Duration 4 days

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