Course Overview:

An in-depth course on how to use and configure Cisco Firepower Threat Defense technology,  from device setup and configuration and including routing, high availability, Firepower Threat Defense migration, traffic control, and Network Address Translation (NAT).  Students implement advanced Next Generation Firewall (NGFW) and Next Generation Intrusion Prevention System (NGIPS) features, including network intelligence, file type detection, network based malware detection, and deep packet inspection.
Students will also learn how to configure site to site VPN, remote access VPN, and SSL decryption before moving on to detailed analysis, system administration, and troubleshooting.  This course combines lecture materials and hands on labs throughout to make sure that students are able to successfully deploy and manage the Cisco Firepower system.

It is a five-day instructor-led course that is aimed at providing network security engineers with the knowledge and skills that are needed to implement and maintain perimeter solutions that are based on Cisco Firepower security appliances. At the end of the course, students will be able to reduce risk to their IT infrastructure and applications using Cisco Firepower security appliance features, and provide detailed operations support for the Firepower appliance.

Attendees to N-485: In-Depth Securing Networks with Cisco Firepower Threat Defense NGFW will receive TechNow approved course materials and expert instruction.

Date/Locations:

No Events

Duration: 5 days

Course Objectives:

  • Understand Sourcefire, Firepower 6.2, FireAMP, and Firepower Threat Defense (FTD)
  • Configure the Firepower Management Center (FMC)
  • Raise you confidence managing the Firepower Manager and Firepower tThreat Defense (FTD)
  • Describe the Cisco Firepower Systems infrastructure
  • Navigate the user interface and administrative features of the Cisco Firepower 6.2 system, including advanced analysis and reporting functionality to properly assess threats
  • Describe the System Configuration and Health policies and implement them
  • Describe the role Network Discovery (Firepower) technology plays in the Cisco devices
  • Describe, create, and implement objects for use in Access Control policies
  • Create DNS and URL policies and configure Sinkholes
  • Configure FTD policies such as Platform, Routing, Interface, Zones, PreFilter, QoS, NAT and Flex Config!
  • Describe advanced policy configuration and Firepower system configuration options
  • Configure Malware Policies to find and stop Malware
  • Understand Security Intelligence, and how to configure SI to stop attacks NOW!
  • Configure policies to find and stop Ransomware
  • Understand how to fine tune IPS policies
  • Understand how to find tun Snort Preprocessor policies (NAP)
  • Configure Correlation events, white rules, traffic profiles and create respective events and remediate them
  • Analyze events
  • Create reporting templates and schedule them
  • Configure backups, rule updates, Firepower Recommendations, URL updates, and more to run every week automatically
  • Set up external authentication for users using LDAP/Realms
  • Configuring system integration, realms, and identity sources
  • Configure FMC domains and implement them
  • Configure FTD HA with two FTD devices
  • SSL Policy – decrypt your traffic
  • AnyConnect and Site-to-Site VPN
  • Understand network and host based AMP.  Configure and analyze host based AMP
  • Understand Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE)
  • Configure ISE and integrate with Cisco FMC identity policy using PxGrid

Prerequisites:

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Course Overview:

This course delivers the technical knowledge, insight, and hands-on training to receive in-depth knowledge on Wireshark® and TCP/IP communications analysis. You will learn to use Wireshark to identify the most common causes of performance problems in TCP/IP communications. You will learn about the underlying theory of TCP/IP and the most used application protocols, so that you can intelligently examine network traffic for performance issues or possible Indicators of Compromise (IoC).

Duration: 5 Days

Audience:

Anyone interested in learning to troubleshoot and optimize TCP/IP networks and analyze network traffic with Wireshark, especially network engineers, information technology specialists, and security analysts.

Course Prerequisites:

We recommend that attendees of this course have the following prerequisite:
• Network+

Dates/Locations: No Events

Course Outline:

DAY ONE

Course Set Up and Analyzer Testing

Network Analysis Overview
Wireshark Functionality Overview
Capturing Wired and Wireless Traffic
Define Global and Personal Preferences for Faster Analysis
Defined Time Values and Interpret Summaries
Interpret Basic Trace File Statistics to Identify Trends
Create and Apply Display Filters for Efficient Analysis

DAY TWO

Follow Streams and Reassemble Data
Use Wireshark’s Expert System to Identify Anomalies
TCP/IP Analysis Overview
Analyze Common TCP/IP Traffic Patterns

DAY THREE

Graph I/O Rates and TCP Trends
802.11 (WLAN) Analysis Fundamentals
Voice over IP (VoIP) Analysis Fundamentals
Network Forensics Fundamentals

DAY FOUR

Detect Scanning and Discovery Processes
Analyze Suspect Traffic

DAY FIVE

Use Command‐Line Tools

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Course Overview:

The certification for this course is retired.  The course is still offered to support our customers who desire a courses specific to the ASA Firewall.  This course is based on the latest ASA code. It is a five-day instructor-led course that is aimed at providing network security engineers with the knowledge and skills that are needed to implement and maintain perimeter solutions that are based on Cisco ASA security appliances. At the end of the course, students will be able to reduce risk to their IT infrastructure and applications using Cisco ASA security appliance features, and provide detailed operations support for the ASA appliance.

Attendees to N-475: Deploying Cisco ASA Firewall Solutions will receive TechNow approved course materials and expert instruction.

Date/Locations:

No Events

Duration: 5 days

Course Objectives:

  • Evaluate the basic firewall technology, features, hardware models, and licensing options of the Cisco ASA security appliance.
  • Implement and troubleshoot basic Cisco ASA security appliance connectivity and device management plane features.
  • Configure and verify Cisco ASA security appliance network integration.
  • Configure and verify Cisco ASA security appliance policy.
  • Configure and verify high availability and virtualization on Cisco ASA security appliances.

Prerequisites:

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Course Overview:

TechNow’s Course ensures that you are ready to test for the CCNA Certification. This intensive ten-day program is a high end, hands-on, bootcamp using physical routers & switches in classroom.  Students will learn how to install, operate, configure, and verify basic IPv4 and IPv6 networks. The course covers configuring network components such as switches, routers, and wireless LAN controllers; managing network devices; and identifying basic security threats. The course also gives you a foundation in network programmability, automation, and software-defined networking. Additionally the course stress tests the students on exam practices that insure the student a successful outcome on the 200-301 CCNA exam.

This course helps you prepare to take the 200-301 Cisco® Certified Network Associate (CCNA®) exam. The new exam goes live on February 24th, 2020. There will no longer be an option to take ICND 1 and ICND 2 separately to obtain the CCNA certification.

Attendees to N-310: CCNA Bootcamp will receive TechNow approved course materials and expert instruction.

Date/Locations:

Date/Time Event
08/15/2022 - 08/26/2022
08:00 -16:00
N-310: CCNA Bootcamp
TechNow, Inc, San Antonio TX
11/28/2022 - 12/09/2022
08:30 -16:30
N-310: CCNA Bootcamp
TechNow, Inc, San Antonio TX

Duration: 10 days

Course Objectives:

    • Identify the components of a computer network and describe their basic characteristics
    • Understand the model of host-to-host communication
    • Describe the features and functions of the Cisco Internetwork Operating Systems (IOS) software
    • Describe LANs and the role of switches within LANs
    • Describe Ethernet as the network access layer of TCP/IP and describe the operation of switches
    • Install a switch and perform the initial configuration
    • Describe the TCP/IP Internet layer, IPv4, its addressing scheme, and subnetting
    • Describe the TCP/IP Transport layer and Application layer
    • Explore functions of routing
    • Implement basic configuration on a Cisco router
    • Explain host-to-host communications across switches and routers
    • Identify and resolve common switched network issues and common problems associated with IPv4 addressing
    • Describe IPv6 main features and addresses, and configure and verify basic IPv6 connectivity
    • Describe the operation, benefits, and limitations of static routing
    • Describe, implement, and verify Virtual Local Area Networks (VLANs) and trunks
    • Describe the application and configuration of inter-VLAN routing
    • Explain the basics of dynamic routing protocols and describe components and terms of Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
    • Explain how Spanning Tree Protocol (STP) and Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol (RSTP) work
    • Configure link aggregation using EtherChannel
    • Describe the purpose of Layer 3 redundancy protocols
    • Describe basic WAN and VPN concepts
    • Describe the operation of Access Control Lists (ACLs) and their applications in the network
    • Configure Internet access using Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) clients and explain and configure Network Address Translation (NAT) on Cisco routers
    • Describe basic Quality of Service (QoS) concept
    • Describe network and device architectures and introduce virtualization
    • Introduce the concept of network programmability and Software-Defined Networking (SDN)
    • Configure basic IOS system monitoring tools
    • Describe the management of Cisco devices
    • Describe the current security threat landscape
    • Describe threat defense technologies
    • Implement a basic security configuration of the device management plane
    • Implement basic steps to harden network devices

Lab Objectives:

      • Get started with Cisco Command-Line Interface (CLI)
      • Observe How a Switch Operates
      • Perform Basic Switch Configuration
      • Implement the Initial Switch Configuration
      • Inspect TCP/IP Applications
      • Configure an Interface on a Cisco Router
      • Configure and Verify Layer 2 Discovery Protocols
      • Implement an Initial Router Configuration
      • Configure Default Gateway
      • Explore Packet Forwarding
      • Troubleshoot switch Media and Port Issues
      • Troubleshoot Port Duplex Issues
      • Configure Basic IPv6 Connectivity
      • Configure and Verify IPv4 Static Routes
      • Configure Iv6 Static Routes
      • Implement IPv4 Static Routing
      • Implement IPv6 Static Routing
      • Configure VLAN and Trunk
      • Troubleshoot VLANs and Trunk
      • Configure a Router on a Stick
      • Implement Multiple VLANs and Basic Routing Between the VLANs
      • Configure and Verify Single-Area OSPF
      • Configure and Verify EtherChannel
      • Improve Redundant Switched Topologies with EtherChannel
      • Configure and Verify IPv4 ACLs
      • Implement Numbered and Named IPv4 ACLs
      • Configure a Provider-Assigned IPv4 Address
      • Configure Static NAT
      • Configure Dynamic NAT and Port Address Translation (PAT)
      • Implement PAT
      • Log into the WLC
      • Monitor the WLC
      • Configure a Dynamic (VLAN) Interface
      • Configure a DHCP Scope
      • Configure a WLAN
      • Define a Remote Access Dial-In User Service (RADIUS) Server
      • Explore Management Options
      • Explore the Cisco DNA Center
      • Configure and Verify NTP
      • Configure System Message Logging
      • Create the Cisco IOS Image Backup
      • Upgrade Cisco IOS Image
      • Configure WLAN Using Wi-Fi Protected Access 2 (WPA2) Pre-Shared Key (PSK) Using the GUI
      • Secure Console and Remote Access
      • Enable and Limit Remote Access Connectivity
      • Secure Device Administrative Access
      • Configure and Verify Port Security
      • Implement Device Hardening

Prerequisites:

      • Familiarity in the following networking topics:
        • TCP/IP
        • IP Configuration
        • Peer-to-Peer Networking
        • Subnetting
        • Building a Routing Table
      • It is not required but highly recommended to have the following certifications:

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Course Overview:

As VoIP (Voice-over IP) is integrated into the operations of many missions, it is imperative to understand its security ramifications.  In the N-595: VoIP Security Analysis and Design class the objectives are designed for those who are chartered with the responsibility of securing networks and application environments that incorporate VoIP.   Topics include how VoIP works, its interactions with the network, its vulnerabilities and mitigations.  Focus is on leading open source and proprietary technologies utilizing Asterisk and Cisco and the protocols SIP, H.323, RTP, MGCP, and Skinny.  Other protocols such as Nortel's UNIStim will be addressed.  As for Cisco, security pieces in the VoIP CallManager servers, Catalyst switches, IOS-based routers, and ASA firewalls, amounts to several different platforms, each with its own management interface and lockdown procedures.   Various open source tools including those in BackTrack are used for VoIP attacks.  A task list of actions for securing enterprise VoIP is carried out in hands-on labs, performed on Cisco phones, routers, switches, and ASA firewalls.

Attendees to N-595: VoIP Security Analysis and Design will receive TechNow approved course materials and expert instruction.

Dates/Locations:

No Events

Duration: 5 Days

Course Objectives:

  • VoIP Architecture
  • VoIP Signaling and media protocols
  • Common VoIP authentication mechanisms
  • Common VoIP encryption techniques
  • VoIP protocol analysis with Wireshark
  • Maintaining QoS while mitigating DoS
  • VoXML, XML, and application integration security
  • Converged network security design and implementation
  • Impact of NAT and firewalls
  • SIP, H.323, and MGCP vulnerabilities
  • VPN, IPsec and SRTP to secure VoIP services
  • Penetration testing with open source tools
  • Attacks for Eavesdropping, call redirection, and DoS
  • Design of hacked firmware virtualization layer
  • Concise lockdown steps for network hardware and VoIP

Prerequisites:

  • This is an advanced Information Security Course which requires basic Windows & UNIX competency
  • Certification or 2 years of experience in these operating systems is highly recommended
  • As well as an understanding of TCP/IP

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