ASA Essentials v3.0 (ASAE)

Learn how to implement and manage Cisco ASA 5500-X in this comprehensive course
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  • 5 Days

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Learn how to implement and manage Cisco ASA 5500-X in this comprehensive course

About this course:

ASA Essentials (ASAE) v3.0 is a 5-day Cisco ASA training course where the learner will gain the essential skills required to configure, maintain, and operate Cisco ASA 5500-X Series Adaptive Security Appliances based on ASA Software v9.x. If you need to get up to speed quickly with Cisco's Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA), this is the Cisco ASA course for you.

This course contains the most important information from Cisco’s Authorized CCNP Security courses in addition to information about new features in v9.x software in order to focus on the most central aspects of the ASA. In the short space of just one week, learners will cover the following: Cisco ASA Firewall Training Basics, Network Address Translation (NAT), Access Control Lists (ACLs), Object Groups, Stateful Inspection, Modular Policy Framework, PKI Integration, Site-to-site and Remote Access VPN (both IPsec and SSL), Active/Standby Failover, Server-based Authentication, Authorization, and Accounting (AAA) using ACS 5.2.

If you require the essential skills needed to implement and manage Cisco ASA 5500-X, then get them by signing up with this complete, comprehensive, instructor-led course today.

The salary for Cisco Certified Network Administrator averages $84,000 per annum.

Course Objectives:

Upon the successful completion of this course, learners will have learned the following:

  • The latest technology and features of the Cisco ASA and Cisco ASA product family, and how ASAs protect network devices from attacks

  • Configure dynamic and static address translations, as well as access policy based on ACLs

  • Integral security appliance configuration using ASDM and the command-line interface (CLI)

  • Prepare the security appliance for configuration through use of the Cisco Adaptive Security Device Manager (ASDM), and how to launch and make use of ASDM

  • Troubleshoot with syslog and tcp ping

  • Configure the ASA to work with Cisco Secure ACS 5.2 for RADIUS-based AAA of VPNs

  • Bootstrap the security appliance

  • Simplification of ACL complexity and maintenance through use of object groups

  • Configure access control policies to enact security policy across all classes of VPN, and Active/Standby failover for firewall and VPN high availability

  • Use the Modular Policy Framework to provide one-of-a-kind policies to specific data flows

  • Work with advanced protocols with application inspection, and the 5.x Legacy Cisco IPsec VPN client and Anyconnect VPN client

  • Deploy clientless SSL VPN access, including smart tunnels, plug-ins, and web-type ACLs

  • Implement site-to-site IPsec VPN, as well as remote access IPsec and SSL VPNs using the Cisco AnyConnect 3.0 Secure Mobility Client


The audiences for this course are intended to be:

  • Network administrators, managers, and coordinators

  • Individuals who require fundamental training on the ASA

  • Security technicians, administrators, and engineers


It is recommended that you successfully complete the IINS 2.0 - Implementing Cisco IOS Network Security course prior to taking this course.

Suggested prerequisite courses:

Implementing Cisco IOS Network Security v3.0 (IINS)

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Learning StyleVirtual Classroom
Course Duration5 Days
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Course Prerequisites
Implementing Cisco IOS Network Security (CS-IINS)
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