Cisco ISCW 1.0: IOS Firewalls and IOS IPS

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


To secure enterprise networks by implementing Cisco IOS Firewalls and Cisco IOS IPS using CLI and SDM

Target Audience

Network administrators; network engineers; network managers; systems managers; network designers who wish to validate their ability to install, configure and troubleshoot converged local and wide area networks with 100 to 500 nodes


Completion of the course Interconnecting Cisco Network Devices (ICND)

Expected Duration

200 min.

Course Objectives

Cisco ISCW 1.0: IOS Firewalls and IOS IPS

  • recognize the basic structure of a layered defense, and the strengths and weaknesses of the three firewall technologies.
  • recognize the operation of a stateful firewall and the key features of the Cisco IOS Firewall Feature Set.
  • recognize the functions and process of the Cisco IOS Firewall.
  • recognize how to configure Cisco IOS Firewall from the CLI.
  • distinguish between the Basic and Advanced Firewall Configuration wizards, and recognize how to configure a basic firewall using its wizard.
  • recognize how to configure an advanced firewall using the Advanced Firewall Configuration wizard.
  • configure a Cisco IOS Firewall in a given scenario.
  • distinguish between the functions and operations of IDS and IPS systems.
  • recognize the types of IDS and IPS signatures.
  • recognize how to configure IPS on Cisco IOS routers and SDF locations.
  • recognize how to view IPS policies, customize IPS policies and global settings, view SDEE messages, and tune IPS signatures using SDM.