Understanding the Cisco ASA Firewall
Learning to Install, Configure, and Manage Cisco Firewalls and Advanced VPN Solutions
By Jimmy Larsson
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Final Release Date: September 2016
Run time: 5 hours 44 minutes

This is a best practices course on how to set-up, manage, and troubleshoot firewalls and VPNs using the Cisco ASA (Adaptive Security Appliance). Drawing on his 15 years of experience implementing Cisco firewalls, instructor Jimmy Larsson shows you the actual hands-on commands and configurations he uses in real life situations.

The course is targeted at first time Cisco ASA users and those with some ASA experience looking to fill the gaps in their knowledge. Larsson recommends that learners have access to a Cisco firewall in order to practice the methods covered in the course.

  • Gain the practical knowledge required to set-up and manage Cisco firewalls and VPNs
  • Explore ASA hardware models, CLI basics, and core firewall configuration practices
  • Acquire a thorough understanding of how network address translation works
  • Learn basic and advanced methods for configuring the AnyConnect client VPN solution
  • Discover how to configure, manage, and troubleshoot site-to-site VPN tunnels
  • Understand packet capture and how to use troubleshooting tools like Packet Tracer
  • Get exposed to advanced methods for enhancing firewall functionality
Jimmy Larsson runs Secyourity AB, a network security company focused on Cisco-based security products and solutions. He's been in IT since 1990 working for companies such as ATEA and LAN Assistans. He's certified in Cisco CCNA Routing & Switching, CCNA Security, CCNP Routing & Switching, CCNP Security, Check Point CCSE, and ISC2 CISSP in Information Security.
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