Securing Networks with Firepower Next Generation Firewall (SSNGFW)

Course Description

SSNGFW - Securing Networks with Cisco Firepower Next Generation Firewall v1.0

The Securing Networks with Cisco Firepower Next Generation Firewall (SSNGFW) v1.0 course shows you how to deploy and use Cisco Firepower® Threat Defense system. This hands-on course gives you knowledge and skills to use and configure Cisco® Firepower Threat Defense technology, beginning with initial device setup and configuration and including routing, high availability, Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) to Cisco Firepower Threat Defense migration, traffic control, and Network Address Translation (NAT). 

Securing Networks with Cisco Firepower Next Generation Firewall (SSNGFW) is one of the concentration electives you can take to certify for the CCNP Security Certification. To complete CCNP Security you will need to pass the Implementing and Operating Cisco Security Core Technologies (350-701 SCOR) exam or its equivalent.

This course prepares you for the Cisco Certified Specialist - Network Security Firepower Certification.  

Required exam and recommended training

300-710 SNCF

Certification Track - CCNP Security Certification
SCOR (Core) + SSNGFW + SSFIPS (Concentration electives) = CCNP Security Certification

This course also earns you 40 Continuing Educatioin (CE) credits towards recertification.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe key concepts of NGIPS and NGFW technology and the Cisco Firepower Threat Defense system, and identify deployment scenarios
  • Perform initial Cisco Firepower Threat Defense device configuration and setup tasks
  • Perform an initial network discovery, using Cisco Firepower to identify hosts, applications, and services
  • Implement and manage intrusion policies
  • Describe the components and configuration of site-to-site VPN
  • Describe and configure a remote-access SSL VPN that uses Cisco AnyConnect®


  • Knowledge of TCP/IP and basic routing protocols
  • Familiarity with firewall, VPN, and Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) concepts


  1. Initial Device Setup
  2. Device Management
  3. Configuring High Availability
  4. Migrating from Cisco ASA to Cisco Firepower Threat Defense
  5. Implementing QoS
  6. Implementing NAT
  7. Configuring Network Discovery
  8. Implementing an Access Control Policy
  9. Implementing Security Intelligence
  10. Implementing Site-to-Site VPN
  11. Implementing Remote Access VPN
  12. Threat Analysis
  13. System Administration
  14. Firepower Troubleshooting

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Course Information

Length: 5 day

Format: Lecture and Lab

Delivery Method: Virtual / Onsite

Max. Capacity: 16


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Related Training

Implementing and Operating Cisco Security Core Technologies (SCOR)
Securing Networks with Cisco Firepower Next-Generation IPS (SSFIPS)

Who Should Attend

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