Cisco - SSFIPS | Securing Networks with Cisco Firepower Next-Generation IPS



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28/3/2022 (Monday)


On this accelerated Securing Networks with Cisco Firepower Next-Generation IPS (SSFIPS) course, you’ll learn how to deploy, navigate, maintain and manage the Cisco Firepower Next-Generation Intrusion Prevention System (NGIPS).

In just 4 days, you’ll build the skills to protect your business from network security threats by implementing platform features like firewall security concepts and network-based malware. You'll also learn:

  • In-depth event analysis including detection of network-based malware and file type
  • NGIPS tuning and configuration including application control, security intelligence, firewall and network-based malware and file controls
  • Configuration and deployment of correlation policies to take action

Train at twice the speed with a Cisco Learning Partner through Firebrand's Lecture | Lab | Review methodology.


This course is ideal for:

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

Next step: Cisco Certified Specialist - Network Security Firepower certification

At the end of the course, you'll be halfway from achieving your Cisco Certified Specialist - Network Security Firepower certification.

Both course SSFIPS and course Securing Networks with Cisco Firepower Next Generation Firewall (SSNGFW) are prerequisites for exam 300-710 SNCF.

After you sit both courses and pass the exam, you'll automatically receive the Cisco Certified Specialist – Network Security Firepower certification.

Seven reasons why you should sit your course with Firebrand Training

  1. Two options of training. Choose between residential classroom-based, or online courses
  2. You'll be certified in just 4 days. With us, you’ll be trained in record time
  3. Our course is all-inclusive. A one-off fee covers all course materials, exams, accommodation and meals. No hidden extras
  4. Pass first time or train again for free. This is our guarantee. We’re confident you’ll pass your course first time. But if not, come back within a year and only pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs
  5. You’ll learn more. A day with a traditional training provider generally runs from 9am – 5pm, with a nice long break for lunch. With Firebrand Training you’ll get at least 12 hours/day quality learning time, with your instructor
  6. You’ll learn faster. Chances are, you’ll have a different learning style to those around you. We combine visual, auditory and tactile styles to deliver the material in a way that ensures you will learn faster and more easily
  7. You’ll be studying with the best. We’ve been named in Training Industry’s “Top 20 IT Training Companies of the Year” every year since 2010. As well as winning many more awards, we’ve trained and certified 113,776 professionals, and we’re partners with all of the big names in the business


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Benefits of Training with Firebrand

  • Two options of training - Residential classroom-based, or online courses
  • A purpose-built training centre – get access to dedicated Pearson VUE Select facilities.
  • Certification Guarantee – pass first time or train again free (just pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs)
  • Everything you need to certify – you’ll sit your exam at the earliest available opportunity after the course - either immediately after your classroom course, or as soon as there are slots available, if you've taken it online
  • No hidden extras – one cost covers everything you need to certify


Securing Networks with Cisco Firepower Next-Generation IPS (SSFIPS) v4.0

  • Module 1: Cisco Firepower Threat Defense Overview
  • Module 2: Cisco Firepower NGFW Device Configuration
  • Module 3: Cisco Firepower NGFW Traffic Control
  • Module 4: Cisco Firepower Discovery
  • Module 5: Implementing Access Control Policies
  • Module 6: Security Intelligence
  • Module 7: File Control and Advanced Malware Protection
  • Module 8: Next-Generation Intrusion Prevention Systems
  • Module 9: Network Analysis Policies
  • Module 10: Detailed Analysis Techniques
  • Module 11: Cisco Firepower Platform Integration
  • Module 12: Alerting and Correlation Policies
  • Module 13: System Administration
  • Module 14: Cisco Firepower Troubleshooting

Lab Outline

  • Module 1: Initial Device Setup
  • Module 2: Device Management
  • Module 3: Configuring Network Discovery
  • Module 4: Implementing and Access Control Policy
  • Module 5: Implementing Security Intelligence
  • Module 6: File Control and Advanced Malware Protection
  • Module 7: Implementing NGIPS
  • Module 8: Customising a Network Analysis Policy
  • Module 9: Detailed Analysis
  • Module 10: Configuring Cisco Firepower Platform Integration with Splunk
  • Module 11: Configuring Alerting and Event Correlation
  • Module 12: System Administration
  • Module 13: Cisco Firepower Troubleshooting

Exam Track

As part of your accelerated course, you’ll sit the following exam at the Firebrand Training centre, covered by your Certification Guarantee:

Securing Networks with Cisco Firepower

  • Exam code: 300-710 SNCF
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Languages: English and Japanese
  • Domains:
    1. Deployment (30%)
    2. Configuration (30%)
    3. Management and troubleshooting (25%)
    4. Integration (15%)

These domains are general guidelines for the content likely to be included in the exam. As Cisco continues to develop this certification, other related topics may also appear.

Please note: You will also have to complete course Securing Networks with Cisco Firepower Next Generation Firewall (SSNGFW) in order to sit exam 300-710 SNCF and achieve your Cisco Certified Specialist - Network Security Firepower certification.

What's Included

Your accelerated course includes:

  • Accommodation *
  • Meals, unlimited snacks, beverages, tea and coffee *
  • On-site exams **
  • Exam vouchers **
  • Practice tests **
  • Certification Guarantee ***
  • Courseware
  • Up-to 12 hours of instructor-led training each day
  • 24-hour lab access
  • Digital courseware **
  • * For residential training only. Doesn't apply for online courses
  • ** Some exceptions apply. Please refer to the Exam Track or speak with our experts
  • *** Pass first time or train again free (just pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs)


Before attending this accelerated course, you should have:

  • Technical understanding of TCP/IP networking and network architecture
  • Familiarity with the concepts of Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS) and IPS

Unsure whether you meet the prerequisites? Don’t worry. Your training consultant will discuss your background with you to understand if this course is right for you.


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