Cisco SNAF 1.0 Instructor Series: Exploring VPNs and Firewalls

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


This course is part of Skillsoft's Instructor Series, technical courses presented in spontaneous lecture-style by subject matter experts. This is 5 of 6 of the Securing Networks with ASA Fundamentals (SNAF) 1.0 series. This critical Cisco security course focuses on securing networks with Cisco security appliances and is a core element in the Cisco Certified Security Professional track. At the completion of this course students will be able to perform basic tasks with the Cisco ASA such as configuring the security appliance, using ACLs and content filtering, and configuring threat detection. Students will learn to enable such features as advanced protocol handling, AAA for cut-through proxy and transparent firewall mode.

Target Audience

This course is a necessity for any student that desires to learn more about securing networks using the latest in Cisco technologies. This course is also recommended for any student interested in professional level Cisco certifications or beyond.


The SNAF course focuses on the technology required for securing complex networks. To fully benefit from this course, the student must be familiar with general networking concepts and have Cisco router operation and configuration experience. The student should also be familiar with the Windows Operating System. Successful completion of the following courses (or equivalent experience) is strongly recommended: • Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 1 (ICND1)

Expected Duration

80 min.

Course Objectives

Configuring Security Appliance Remote-Access VPNs

Configuring the Cisco ASA for SSL VPN

Labs: Configuring a Secure SSL VPN

Configuring Transparent Firewall Mode

  • – Explain the purpose of transparent firewall mode – Explain how data traverses a security appliance in transparent mode – Enable transparent firewall mode – Monitor and maintain transparent firewall mode