FirePOWER with Advanced FireSIGHT Administration (FirePOWER)

This course prepares you to take the Securing Cisco Networks with Sourcefire IPS exam (exam ID 500-285) but highly concentrates on teaching you how to be an advanced FirePower administrator.
  • Virtual Classroom

    Learning Style
  • Beginner

  • 3 Days

    Course Duration
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This course prepares you to take the Securing Cisco Networks with Sourcefire IPS exam (exam ID 500-285) but highly concentrates on teaching you how to be an advanced FirePower administrator.

You will learn how to use and configure real next-generation Cisco and Sourcefire technology, including application control, FireSIGHT, Security Intelligence, Access Control Policies, IPS policies, URL filtering, and more! You will also learn to properly tune systems 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.You will leave this course feeling confident in your abilities to manage and tune the FirePOWER product.

Course Objectives

  • Install FirePower on a Cisco ASA
  • Install and Configure the FirePOWER (SFR) Services Modules and the FireSIGHT Management Center (FMC)
  • Raise your confidence managing the FireSIGHT Manager
  • Describe the Cisco and Sourcefire systems infrastructure
  • Navigate the user interface and administrative features of the Cisco Fire Power and Sourcefire systems, including reporting functionality to properly assess threats
  • Describe how to deploy and manage Cisco ASA and Sourcefire appliances
  • Describe the role FireSIGHT technology plays in the Cisco and Sourcefire systems
  • Describe, create, and implement objects for use in Access Control policies
  • Describe advanced policy configuration and Sourcefire system configuration options
  • Understand how to fine tune IPS polices
  • Analyze events


  • This course is designed for technical professionals who need to know how to deploy and manage a Cisco ASA with FirePOWER and/or a Sourcefire Appliance system in a network environment. The primary audience for this course includes:
  • Company security administrators that have ordered FirePOWER and need to install the product
  • Company security administrators that have installed FirePOWER and need to administrate the product
  • Security administrators in general
  • Security consultants
  • Network administrators
  • System engineers
  • Technical support personnel
  • Channel partners and resellers


  • Technical understanding of TCP/IP networking and basic networking
  • Routing and Switching understanding not needed, but helpful for foundation
  • Some familiarity with the concepts of Intrusion Preventions Systems (IPS), but not required.
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Lab Access No
Learning Style Virtual Classroom
Difficulty Beginner
Course Duration 3 Days
Language English
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