Cisco FIREWALL 2.0: Configuring Cisco ASA Interfaces and Static Routing

This course is included in our On-demand training solution.


The Cisco ASA requires a minimal configuration to enforce a basic security policy in a network. Because of interface security levels, the Adaptive Security Appliance allows only traffic from more secured networks to less secured networks by default. Returning traffic is also allowed, because Stateful Packet Inspection is enabled by default. However, at a minimum the interfaces and basic routing need to be configured on an ASA device. This course describes the basic connectivity choices that you have when you are deploying a Cisco ASA. The course also describes the configuration and verification of basic settings, such as interface settings, static routing, and DHCP features on a Cisco ASA.

Target Audience

Anyone wishing to obtain the Cisco Certified Network Professional CCNP Security designation. Cisco Network Security Engineers responsible for the selection, configuration, and the troubleshooting of the majority of Cisco ASA Adaptive Security Appliance perimeter security features to reduce risk to IT infrastructure and its applications within their networking environments. Established IT professionals with a good understanding of networking and Cisco technology, installation, troubleshooting and monitoring of devices used to maintain integrity, confidentiality and availability of data and network devices that Cisco uses in its security infrastructure, as well as working knowledge of the Microsoft Windows operating system. Candidates who have completed the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Certification and the Cisco Certified Network Associate Security Certification (CCNA Security).


Expected Duration

90 min.

Course Objectives

Cisco ASA Security Levels

  • assess the Cisco ASA interface security level configuration in a given example
  • identify Cisco ASA interface security levels
  • Configuring ASA 5510 and 5505 Interface Parameters

  • recognize how to configure the interface network parameters on Cisco ASA 5510 and higher ASA’s in given examples
  • recognize how to configure interface network parameters on the Cisco ASA 5505 in a given example
  • Configuring Network Interfaces on the ASA

    Configuring and Verifying VLAN Interfaces

  • identify statements that describe the configuration and verification of VLANs and trunking on the Cisco ASA
  • Configuring Static Routing and DHCP Services

  • identify the commands to use when configuring static routing with the CLI
  • identify the features of the Cisco ASA DHCP server
  • Configuring Static Routing on the Security Appliance

    Troubleshooting ASA Connectivity

  • recognize how to troubleshoot basic connectivity on the Cisco ASA device in given examples