This course is an instructor-led course offered by Cisco Learning Services High-Touch Delivery. It is a lab-intensive course that introduces students to the open source SNORT technology as well as rule writing. You will learn how to build and manage a SNORT system using open source tools, plug-ins, and the SNORT rule language to help manage, tune, and deliver feedback about suspicious network activity. This course combines lecture materials and hands-on labs throughout to make sure that you are able to construct a solid, secure SNORT installation and write SNORT rules using proper syntax and structure. This course prepares you for the 500-250 (SSFSNORT) Securing Cisco Networks with Open Source SNORT exam.