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Implementing Core Cisco ASA Security Training

Course ID: SKY-1409
Duration: 5 Days

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Description

Cisco ASA Core v1.0 is a new 5-day ILT class that covers the Cisco ASA 9.0 / 9.1 core firewall and VPN features. Cisco ASA Core v1.0 is designed to teach network security engineers working on the Cisco ASA Adaptive Security Appliance to implement core Cisco ASA features, including the new ASA 9.0 and 9.1 features.

To participate in the hands-on labs in this class, you need to bring a laptop computer with the following:

  • Windows 7 or 8.1 or 10 is recommended. Mac OSX 10.6 or greater is supported as well.
  • Intel Celeron or better processors are preferred.
  • 1 GB or more of RAM
  • Browser Requirements: Internet Explorer 10 or greater or Mozilla Firefox. (Safari and Mozilla Firefox for Mac OSX)
  • All students are required to have administrator rights to their PCs and cannot be logged in to a domain using any Group Policies that will limit their machine's capabilities.
  • If you do not have administrator rights to your PC, you at least need permissions to download, install, and run Cisco Any Connect Client.
  • If you are participating in a WebEx event, it is highly recommended to take this class at a location that has bandwidth speeds at a minimum of 1 Mbps bandwidth speeds.

Note: Students registering for this course will be receiving their course kit in a digital format. To be able to view your digital kit you will need to bring a laptop PC and/or a compatible iPad or Android tablet. The recommended system requirements and instructions to access the course kit content can be found at the following link: Digital Course Kit Requirements and Instructions

Please be aware that this digital version is designed for online use, not for printing. You can print up to 10 pages only in each guide within a course. Please note that every time you click the Print button in the book, this counts as one page printed, whether or not you click OK in the Print dialog.

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Learning Objectives

Upon completing this course, the learner will be able to meet these overall objectives:

  • Explain the core essential features of Cisco ASA 5500-X Series Next-Generation Firewalls
  • Describe how to implement Cisco ASA basic connectivity and device management
  • Implement basic Cisco ASA network integration
  • Describe and implement basic Cisco ASA policy controls
  • Describe Cisco ASA common VPN components
  • Describe and implement Cisco ASA clientless VPN solutions
  • Describe and implement Cisco ASA and Cisco AnyConnect full tunnel VPN solutions

Audience

The primary audience for this course is as follows:

  • Network engineers supporting Cisco ASA 9.x implementations

Prerequisites

The knowledge and skills that a learner must have before attending this course are as follows:

  • FIREWALL v1.0 or FIREWALL v2.0 or an equivalent knowledge of the Cisco ASA

Course Outline

Module 1: Cisco ASA Adaptive Security Appliance Essentials

  • Lesson 1: Evaluating Cisco ASA Adaptive Security Appliance Technologies
    • Firewall Technologies
    • Cisco ASA Adaptive Security Appliance Features
  • Lesson 2: Identifying Cisco ASA Adaptive Security Appliance Models
    • Cisco ASA Adaptive Security Appliance Hardware
  • Lesson 3: Identifying Cisco ASA Adaptive Security Appliance Licensing Options
    • Cisco ASA Adaptive Security Appliance Licensing Options
    • Cisco ASA Adaptive Security Appliance Licensing Requirements
  • Lesson 4: Module Summary

Module 2: Basic Connectivity and Device Management

  • Lesson 1: Preparing the Cisco ASA Adaptive Security Appliance for Network Integration
    • Managing the Cisco ASA Adaptive Security Appliance Boot Process
    • Managing the Cisco ASA Adaptive Security Appliance Using the CLI
    • Managing the Cisco ASA Adaptive Security Appliance Using Cisco ASDM
    • Navigating Basic Cisco ASDM Features
    • Managing the Cisco ASA Adaptive Security Appliance Basic Upgrade
  • Lesson 2: Managing Basic Cisco ASA Adaptive Security Appliance Network Settings
    • Managing Cisco ASA Adaptive Security Appliance Security Levels
    • Configuring and Verifying Basic Connectivity Parameters
    • Configuring and Verifying Interface VLANs
    • Configuring a Default Route
    • Configuring and Verifying the Cisco ASA Security Appliance DHCP Server
    • Troubleshooting Basic Connectivity
  • Lesson 3: Module Summary

Module 3: Network Integration

  • Lesson 1: Configuring Cisco ASA Adaptive Security Appliance NAT Features
    • NAT on Cisco ASA Security Appliances
    • Configuring Object (Auto) NAT
    • Configuring Manual NAT
    • Tuning and Troubleshooting NAT on the Cisco ASA Adaptive Security Appliance
  • Lesson 2: Configuring Cisco ASA Adaptive Security Appliance Basic Access Control Features
    • Connection Table and Local Host Table
    • Configuring and Verifying Interface ACLs
    • Configuring and Verifying Global ACLs
    • Configuring and Verifying Object Groups
    • Configuring and Verifying Public Servers
    • Configuring and Verifying Other Basic Access Controls
    • Troubleshooting ACLs
  • Lesson 3: Configuring Cisco ASA Adaptive Security Appliance Routing Features
    • Static Routing
    • Dynamic Routing
    • EIGRP Configuration and Verification
    • Multicast Support
  • Lesson 4: Module Summary

Module 4: Cisco ASA Adaptive Security Appliance Policy Controls

  • Lesson 1: Defining the Cisco ASA Adaptive Security Appliance MPF
    • Cisco MPF Overview
    • Configuring and Verifying Layer 3 and Layer 4 Policies
    • Configuring and Verifying a Policy for Management Traffic
  • Lesson 2: Configuring Cisco ASA Adaptive Security Appliance Advanced Application Inspections
    • Layer 5 to Layer 7 Policy Control Overview
    • Configuring and Verifying HTTP Inspection
    • Configuring and Verifying FTP Inspection
    • Supporting Other Layer 5 to Layer 7 Applications
    • Troubleshooting Application Layer Inspection
  • Lesson 3: Module Summary

Module 5: Cisco ASA Adaptive Security Appliance VPN Common Components

  • Lesson 1: VPN Overview
    • VPN Definition
    • Key Threats to WANs and Remote Access
    • VPN Types
    • VPN Components
  • Lesson 2: Implementing Profiles, Group Policies, and User Policies
    • Cisco ASA VPN Policy Configuration
    • Cisco ASA Adaptive Security Appliance Connection Profiles
    • Cisco ASA Adaptive Security Appliance Group Policies
    • Cisco ASA VPN AAA and External Policy Storage
    • Cisco ASA Adaptive Security Appliance User Attributes
    • Access Control Methods
    • VPN Accounting Using External Servers
    • DAP for SSL VPN
  • Lesson 3: Implementing PKI Services
    • Using PKI
    • Provisioning Server-Side Certificates on the Cisco ASA Adaptive Security Appliance
    • CA Servers
    • Deploying Client-Based Certificate Authentication
    • SCEP Proxy Operations
    • Enable Certificate Authentication in Connection Profile
    • Configuring Certificate-to-Connection Profile Mappings
  • Lesson 4: Module Summary

Module 6: Cisco Clientless VPN Solution

  • Lesson 1: Introducing Clientless SSL VPN
    • Cisco Clientless SSL VPN
    • Cisco Clientless SSL VPN Use Cases
    • Cisco Clientless SSL VPN Resource Access Methods
    • Secure Sockets Layer and Transport Layer Security
    • SSL Session Setup and Key Management
    • SSL Server Authentication
    • SSL Client Authentication
    • SSL Transmission Protection
  • Lesson 2: Deploying Basic Cisco Clientless SSL VPN on the Cisco ASA Adaptive Security Appliance
    • Basic Cisco Clientless SSL VPN
    • Server Authentication in Basic Clientless SSL VPN
    • Client-Side Authentication in Basic Clientless SSL VPN
    • Clientless SSL VPN URL Entry and Bookmarks
    • Basic Access Control for Clientless SSL VPN
    • Disabling Content Rewriting
    • Basic Clientless SSL VPN Configuration Tasks
    • Basic Clientless SSL VPN Configuration Scenario
    • Configuring Basic Cisco Clientless SSL VPN
    • Verifying Basic Cisco Clientless SSL VPN
    • Troubleshooting Basic Clientless SSL VPN Operations
  • Lesson 3: Deploying Application Access in Cisco Clientless SSL VPN
    • Cisco Clientless SSL VPN Application Access Overview
    • Application Plug-Ins
    • Configuring Application Plug-ins
    • Verify Clientless SSL VPN Application Plug-Ins
    • Troubleshooting Clientless SSL VPN Application Plug-Ins
    • Smart Tunnels
    • Configuring Smart Tunnels
    • Verifying Smart Tunnels
    • Troubleshoot Smart Tunnels
  • Lesson 4: Deploying Client-Side Authentication and Authorization in Clientless SSL VPN
    • Client-Side Authentication Options
    • Client-Side Authentication and Authorization Using AAA Server
    • Double Client-Side Authentication Using AAA Servers
    • Troubleshooting Client-Side AAA Authentication
  • Lesson 5: Module Summary

Module 7: Cisco AnyConnect Full Tunnel VPN Solutions

  • Lesson 1: Deploying Basic Cisco AnyConnect SSL VPN on Cisco ASA
    • Basic Cisco AnyConnect SSL VPN
    • SSL VPN Clients Authentication
    • SSL VPN Client IP Address Assignment
    • SSL VPN Split Tunneling
    • Configuration Scenario
    • Configuration Tasks
    • Enable Cisco AnyConnect SSL VPNs
    • Define IP Address Pool
    • Configure Identity NAT
    • Configure Group Policy
    • Configure Group Policy: Split Tunneling
    • Configure Connection Profile
    • Monitor Cisco AnyConnect VPN on Client Endpoint
    • Monitor Cisco AnyConnect VPN on Server
  • Lesson 2: Deploying Advanced Cisco AnyConnect SSL VPN on Cisco ASA
    • Cisco AnyConnect SSL VPN Solution Components
    • DTLS Overview
    • Parallel DTLS and TLS Tunnels
    • Configure DTLS
    • Verify DTLS
    • Cisco AnyConnect Client Configuration Management
    • Managing Cisco AnyConnect Software from Cisco ASA
    • Cisco AnyConnect Client Operating System Integration Options
    • Deploying Cisco AnyConnect Trusted Network Detection
    • Cisco AnyConnect Start Before Logon
    • Deploying Cisco AnyConnect Start Before Logon
  • Lesson 3: Deploying Advanced Authentication and Authorization in Cisco AnyConnect VPNs
    • Cisco AnyConnect Advanced Authentication Scenarios
    • Certificate-Based Server Authentication
    • Client Enrollment Methods
    • Methods for Revoking Credentials
    • Enable Certificate-Based Authentication
    • Enable Two-Factor Authentication
    • Two-Factor Authentication with Name Prefill
    • Local Authorization Overview
    • Local Authorization Configuration Procedure
    • Configure Local Authorization
    • Verify Local Authorization
    • External Authorization Scenario
    • Configure Authorization Using LDAP/AD
    • Verify External Authorization
    • Troubleshooting Cisco AnyConnect VPN
  • Lesson 4: Deploying Cisco AnyConnect IPsec/IKEv2 VPNs
    • Cisco AnyConnect Support for IKEv2
    • Internet Key Exchange v1 and v2
    • Making IPsec the Primary Protocol for a Host Entry
    • IKEv2 Configuration Procedure
    • Configure a Cisco AnyConnect IPsec VPN on a Cisco ASA Appliance
    • Verify and Troubleshoot Cisco AnyConnect IPsec VPN on Cisco ASA Appliance
  • Lesson 5: Module Summary

Module 8: Cisco ASA Adaptive Security Appliance High Availability and Virtualization

  • Lesson 1: Configuring Cisco ASA Adaptive Security Appliance Interface Redundancy Features
    • Configuring and Verifying EtherChannel
    • Configuring and Verifying Redundant Interfaces
    • Troubleshooting EtherChannel and Redundant Interfaces
  • Lesson 2: Configuring Cisco ASA Adaptive Security Appliance Active/Standby High Availability
    • Failover Overview
    • Configuration Choices, Basic Procedures, and Required Input Parameters
    • Configuring and Verifying Active/Standby Failover
    • Tuning and Managing Active/Standby Failover
    • Remote Command Execution
    • Troubleshooting Active/Standby Failover
  • Lesson 3: Configuring Security Contexts on the Cisco ASA Adaptive Security Appliance
    • Multiple-Context Mode
    • Configuring Security Contexts
    • Verifying and Managing Security Contexts
    • Configuring and Verifying Resource Management
    • Troubleshooting Security Contexts
  • Lesson 4: Module Summary
  • Lesson 5: (OPTIONAL) Configuring Cisco ASA Adaptive Security Appliance Active/Active High Availability (Optional/Self-study)
    • Active/Active Failover
    • Configuring and Verifying Active/Active Failover
    • Tuning and Managing Active/Active Failover
    • Troubleshooting Active/Active Failover

Lab Outline

  • Lab 1-1: Accessing the Remote Lab Environment
    • Task 1: Access the Learning@Cisco-Hosted ASA Remote Lab
  • Lab 2-1: Configuring the Cisco ASA Adaptive Security Appliance
    • Task 1: Verify Cisco ASA Adaptive Security Appliance and Cisco ASDM Versions
    • Task 2: Initialize the Cisco ASA Adaptive Security Appliance from the CLI
    • Task 3: Launch Cisco ASDM and Test SSH Access
    • Task 4: Configure and Verify Interfaces
    • Task 5: Configure System Management Parameters
  • Lab 3-1: Configuring NAT
    • Task 1: Configure Object NAT for the Client Network and DMZ Server
    • Task 2: Configure Manual NAT for the DMZ Server and Client Network
  • Lab 3-2: Configuring Basic Cisco Access Control Features
    • Task 1: Troubleshoot Basic Connectivity
    • Task 2: Configure Network and Service Object Groups
    • Task 3: Configure Access Lists
    • Task 4: Configure Public Servers
    • Task 5: Configure Global Access Lists
    • Task 6: (Optional) Configure Unicast Reverse Path Forwarding Check
  • Lab 4-1: Configuring MPF, Basic Stateful Inspections, and QoS
    • Task 1: Configure ICMP and FTP Inspection
    • Task 2: Enable TTL Decrement and Disable TCP Initial Sequence Randomization
    • Task 3: Tune TCP Timeouts, Enable TCP DCD, and Configure TCP Normalization
    • Task 4: Configure a Priority Queue and Traffic Policing
  • Lab 4-2: Configuring MPF Advanced Application Inspections
    • Task 1: Configure HTTP Inspection to Protect the DMZ Server
    • Task 2: Configure FTP Inspection to Protect the DMZ Server
    • Task 3: Return the Cisco ASA Security Appliance to the Default Inspection Policies
  • Lab 6-1: Implementing Basic Clientless SSL VPN on the Cisco ASA
    • Task 1: Configure the Cisco ASA to Use DNS
    • Task 2: Enable Clientless SSL VPN Connections
    • Task 3: Provision an Identity Certificate for the Cisco ASA
    • Task 4: Configure Local User Authentication
    • Task 5: Configure Bookmarks and Access Control
  • Lab 6-2: Configuring Application Access for Clientless SSL VPN on the Cisco ASA
    • Task 1: Configure Application Access Using Plug-ins
    • Task 2: Configure Application Access Using Smart Tunnels
  • Lab 6-3: Implementing External Authentication and Authorization for Clientless SSL VPNs
    • Task 1: Configure External Authentication Using Microsoft Active Directory
    • Task 2: Configure External Authorization Using Microsoft Active Directory
  • Lab 7-1: Implementing Basic Cisco AnyConnect SSL VPN on the Cisco ASA
    • Task 1: Enable Cisco AnyConnect SSL VPN Connections
    • Task 2: Configure the VPN IP Address Pool and Identity NAT
    • Task 3: Configure a VPN User and Create a Connection Profile
    • Task 4: Configure Group Policy: IP Pool, DNS, and Split Tunneling
    • Task 5: Test Cisco AnyConnect SSL VPNs
  • Lab 7-2: Configuring Advanced Authentication for Cisco AnyConnect SSL VPNs
    • Task 1: Review LDAP and Active Directory Server Settings on the Cisco ASA
    • Task 2: Deploy Local Authorization for Local VPN Users
    • Task 3: Deploy External Authorization Using Microsoft Active Directory
    • Task 4: Deploy a Standalone Cisco AnyConnect Client on the Outside PC
  • Lab 7-3: Implementing Cisco AnyConnect IPsec/IKEv2 VPNs
    • Task 1: Deploy Cisco AnyConnect IPsec/IKEv2 VPN with WebLaunch
  • Lab 8-1: Configuring Active/Standby High Availability
    • Task 1: Prepare the Secondary Appliance for Failover Configuration via the CLI and Cisco ASDM
    • Task 2: Configure Active/Standby Failover
    • Task 3: Configure Standby IP Addresses on the Active Appliance and Test Failover
    • Task 4: Tune Active/Standby Failover
    • Task 5: Enable Stateful Active/Standby Failover

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