CertificationKits ASA 5500 Firewalls Demystified! v3 Lab Workbook eBook

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CertificationKits ASA 5500 Firewalls Demystified! v3 Lab Workbook(eBook)

Revised with brand new real world scenario labs! v8.x and 9.x labs!

Security threats are everywhere for your computing infrastructure! Trojan Horses, Worms, FTP Exploits, Firewall Vulnerability Scanners, Packet Sniffing, DoS attacks and the list can go on. Therefore Fortune 500 companies secure the perimeter of their network with a Cisco Adaptive Security Appliances such as the ASA 5500 series.

Cisco ASA devices in live environments can run over $100,000 and protect millions of dollars in assets, easily!! You want to be skilled on the big-time equipment as that is what the large companies pay the big bucks for. They don't pay $100,000+ a year for someone who can fix a $500 Laptop. They do pay $100,000 a year salaries for employees who can maintain $100,000 pieces of equipment.

Take your CCNA Security skills and training to the next level!

Employers are begging for QUALIFIED Cisco CCNA Security Professionals. Not "paper" CCNAs! Someone who has actually worked on a real Cisco ASA appliance. Let's face it, Cisco Professionals get paid the big bucks because they know their stuff! Cisco is the undisputed leader in the Firewall marketplace with their top notch ASA devices. Learning to deploy, configure, and administer the Cisco ASAs will give you a competitive advantage as a professional in the networking field. Let me be VERY clear here...This is not just a ASA Lab Workbook. This is also a full blown ASA Study Guide which will give you ALL the theory you need to fully understand ASA 5500 Series implementations in multiple different REAL WORLD scenarios!  This is an extension to CCNA learning and develops core security skills to prepare you for common real world scenarios and adds skill to your resume.

Our team of Cisco professionals have over 100 years of combined experience and have earned a wide array of Cisco Certifications including CCNA, CCNP, CCSP and CCIE. Our team members who have contributed to this Cisco ASA Firewall Study Guide & Lab Workbook have authored many other Cisco centric books on the marketplace. This Cisco ASA 5500 Firewall Study Guide & Lab Workbook will be a great benefit to any networking professional whether or not your are going to get your CCNA Security Certification, which is now part of the approved DoD 8570 Baseline certification, or not. A few examples of networking professionals who might be looking to increase their value in the workplace:

  • Certified Cisco CCNAs who want to advance in their career
  • Government workers or aspiring government workers looking to earn the DoD 8570
  • A+ Certified Associates who are looking to take the next step in their career
  • Network+ Certified Associates taking the next step in their career
  • PC Help Desk Professionals distinguishing themselves from the masses
  • Microsoft Based Network Administrators looking to further their career
  • Jr. Network Administrators
  • Professionals preparing for Cisco Certifications

What is included in this Cisco ASA 5500 Firewall Study Guide & Lab eWorkbook?

With this release, we even took things a step further by upgrading to our new awesome eBook reader through LockLizard.  This is the same engine that Cisco actually uses to protect and distribute their corporate documents.  This makes it extra cool because it is a format you will see in the field as a working network engineer.  This new ebook reader works on multiple platforms such as PC, MAC, IOS, Android, etc.  We include 2 activations with each purchase so you can install it on a desktop AND a mobile device, for example.  On top of that you can highlight, make notes and work directly with your document.

Please feel free to check out a free demo lab of this ebook:

1.  Download and install the LockLizard viewer for your IOS and device type from this link:  LockLizard Viewer

2.  Download and install the License file for the eBook: License File 

(If you don't see it open, the window for the license file may pop-up behind your active windows)

3,  Download and open the .Pdc eBook file: eBook File

The download and install is very straightforward and simple, but if you get stuck, please click here for a help guide on opening your eBook demo or official purchase.  Upon purchase a unique license file and a .pdc file will be emailed to you,

There is a wealth of information included in this 200+ page Cisco ASA 5500 Firewall Study Guide & Lab Workbook . It covers real world examples of how to secure your networking environment! This Cisco ASA 5500 Firewall Study Guide & Lab Workbook eBook will teach you how to configure and secure any Cisco ASA 5500 Series running software version 8.x and 9.x!

We take you from the basic configurations to the most complex configurations mixing DMZs and other methodologies. Here are some of the topics that we will be covering:

  • ASA 5505 Overview, Licensing & Default Configuration
  • Adaptive Security Appliance Modes
  • Viewing and Saving Your Configuration
  • ASA Security Levels
  • Basic Firewall Theory & Configuration
  • Static & Dynamic NAT
  • Port Address Translation
  • Combining NAT & PAT
  • ASA Access Control Lists
  • Controlling Inbound & Outbound Traffic With ACLs
  • ACLs & DMZ Theory and Configuration
  • Object Groups for ACLs on Your ASA
  • VLANs and Subinterfaces
  • IPSec VPNs and Configuration on Your ASA
  • VPN Remote Access Options With An ASA Device

ASA Firewall Failover Scenarios

Below are some of the bonus real-life advanced lab scenarios that we will be covering that are in addition to the labs highlighted earlier:

  • ASA Receiving an IP via DHCP from an ISP
  • Cisco ASA with Two Internal Zones and DMZ
  • Configuring Cisco ASA as a PPPoE Client
  • Site-to-Site IPSec VPN between two Cisco ASA
  • Hub & Spoke VPN Configuration
  • IPSec Remote Access VPN

You can download your free sample chapter to our ASA 5500 Firewalls Demystified! Lab Workbook here: 

Full Chapter and additional lab Table of Contents:

Chapter 1 - Introduction to Cisco Adaptive Security Appliances
Chapter 2 - Getting Started with the Cisco ASA 500 Series
Chapter 3 - Advanced Features of Device Configuration
Chapter 4 - Authentication, Authorization & Accounting (AAA)
Chapter 5 - Cut-Through Proxy
Chapter 6 - Network Access Control
Chapter 7 - Network Address Translation
Chapter 8 - Routing Protocols on the ASA
Chapter 9 - Failover
Chapter 10 - IPSec Virtual Private Networks
Chapter 11 - Modular Framework
Chapter 12 - Configuring AnyConnect WebVPN

ASA Lab 1 - Configuring Cisco ASA as a DHCP Server and DHCP Client
ASA Lab 2 - Cisco ASA with Two Internal Zones and a DMZ
ASA Lab 3 - Configuring a Cisco ASA as a PPPoE Client
ASA Lab 4 - Site to Site IPSec VPN between two Cisco ASA Devices
ASA Lab 5 - Site to Site IPSec VPN between two Cisco ASA Devices Lab B
ASA Lab 6 - IPSec Remote Access VPN
ASA Lab 7 - Configure Internet Access with an ASA
ASA Lab 8 - Configure Multimode Basic Context Creation
ASA Lab 9 - Multimode Context Failover with Active-Active Scenario
ASA Lab 10 - ASA Active-Standby Failover Scenario
ASA Lab 11 - SSL Clientless WebVPN with ASDM