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

Course Overview

The Securing Networks with Cisco Firepower Next-Generation IPS (SSFIPS) v4.0 course shows you how to deploy and use Cisco Firepower Next-Generation Intrusion Prevention System (NGIPS).

This hands-on course gives you the knowledge and skills to use the platform features and includes firewall security concepts, platform architecture and key features; in-depth event analysis including detection of network-based malware and file type, NGIPS tuning and configuration including application control, security intelligence, firewall, and network-based malware and file controls; Snort® rules language; file and malware inspection, security intelligence, and network analysis policy configuration designed to detect traffic patterns; configuration and deployment of correlation policies to take action based on events detected; troubleshooting; system and user administration tasks, and more.

This course helps you prepare to take the exam, Securing Networks with Cisco Firepower (300-710 SNCF), which leads to CCNP Security and Cisco Certified Specialist – Network Security Firepower certifications. The 300-710 SNCF exam has a second preparation course as well, Securing Networks with Cisco Firepower Next Generation Firewall (SSNGFW). You can take these courses in any order.


180 days
Securing Networks with Cisco Firepower (300-710 SNCF)
  • After taking this course, you should be able to:

    • Describe the components of Cisco Firepower Threat Defense and the managed device registration process
    • Detail Next-Generation Firewalls (NGFW) traffic control and configure the Cisco Firepower system for network discovery
    • Implement access control policies and describe access control policy advanced features
    • Configure security intelligence features and the Advanced Malware Protection (AMP) for Networks implementation procedure for file control and advanced malware protection
    • Implement and manage intrusion and network analysis policies for NGIPS inspection
    • Describe and demonstrate the detailed analysis techniques and reporting features provided by the Cisco Firepower Management Center
    • Integrate the Cisco Firepower Management Center with an external logging destination
    • Describe and demonstrate the external alerting options available to Cisco Firepower Management Center and configure a correlation policy
    • Describe key Cisco Firepower Management Center software update and user account management features
    • Identify commonly misconfigured settings within the Cisco Firepower Management Center and use basic commands to troubleshoot a Cisco Firepower Threat Defense device
  • To fully benefit from this course, you should have the following knowledge and skills:

    • Technical understanding of TCP/IP networking and network architecture
    • Basic familiarity with the concepts of Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS) and IPS
    • Security administrators
    • Security consultants
    • Network administrators
    • System engineers
    • Technical support personnel
    • Channel partners and resellers