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Cisco Security Certification Crash Course

Omar Santos

The Cisco Security Certification program is one of the most prestigious career certification programs in the industry. Cisco recently introduced major changes in all of their certification programs. Omar Santos, best-selling author and trainer, has created this fast-paced live training course to help explain the new Cisco Security certifications so you can better understand how to plan your network security career.

This course starts with an introduction to the new Cisco CCNP Security, CCIE Security, and the Cisco DevNet Professional Certifications. You will then quickly dive into an intense introduction to the CCNP Security Implementing and Operating Cisco Security Core Technologies (300-701 SCOR) exam and the cybersecurity foundation topics that you need to study to pass the exam. This is the first exam you must take and pass to pursue your Cisco Security certification career path. You will also learn about different Cisco network security concepts needed to pass the exam, how to secure multi-cloud environments, and the different Cisco Content Security solutions available. In this training you will also learn details about endpoint protection and detection, secure network access, visibility, and enforcement.

In addition to preparing you for the CCNP Security Core exam (300-701 SCOR), this training covers numerous tips on what to study for the other new CCNP Security Concentration exams:

  • 300-710 SNCF - Securing Networks with Cisco Firepower (SNCF)
  • 300-715 SISE - Implementing and Configuring Cisco Identity Services Engine (SISE)
  • 300-720 SESA - Securing Email with Cisco Email Security Appliance (SESA)
  • 300-725 SWSA - Securing the Web with Cisco Web Security Appliance (SWSA)
  • 300-730 SVPN - Implementing Secure Solutions with Virtual Private Networks (SVPN)
  • 300-735 SAUTO - Automating and Programming Cisco Security Solutions (SAUTO)

What you'll learn-and how you can apply it

  • The major topics covered in Cisco Security Certifications.
  • Cybersecurity fundamental topics that you need to study for the CCNP Security SCOR exam
  • An overview of the Cisco DevNet Automating and Programming Cisco Security Solutions (SAUTO 300-735) exam
  • Network Security concepts
  • Securing the Cloud
  • Cisco Content Security
  • Endpoint Protection and Detection
  • Cisco Secure Network Access, Visibility, and Enforcement.

This training course is for you because...

  • You are interested in cybersecurity
  • You are preparing for the Cisco CCNP Security Certification
  • You want to learn about the different Cisco Security Certifications
  • You want to learn different tips on how to best prepare for the CCNP Security Implementing and Operating Cisco Security Core Technologies (300-701 SCOR) exam
  • You want to combine network security and DevOps concepts by also taking the Cisco DevNet Automating and Programming Cisco Security Solutions (SAUTO 300-735) exam.

Prerequisites

  • Course participants should have a basic understanding of computing and networking.

Course Set-up:

Recommended Preparation:

Learning Path: Cybersecurity (video)

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About your instructor

  • Omar Santos is a Principal Engineer in the Cisco Product Security Incident Response Team (PSIRT) within Cisco's Security Research and Operations. He mentors and leads engineers and incident managers during the investigation and resolution of security vulnerabilities in all Cisco products, including cloud services. Omar has been working with information technology and cyber security since the mid-1990s. Omar has designed, implemented, and supported numerous secure networks for Fortune 100 and 500 companies and the U.S. government. He is an active member of the security community, where he leads several industry-wide initiatives and standard bodies. Omar is often delivering technical presentations at many conferences and he is the author of over 15 books and video courses.

Schedule

The timeframes are only estimates and may vary according to how the class is progressing

An Introduction to the New Cisco CCNP Security and CCIE Security Certifications (20 minutes)

An intense introduction to the CCNP Security Implementing and Operating Cisco Security Core Technologies (300-701 SCOR) exam (30 minutes) - Break (10 minutes)

Cybersecurity fundamental topics that you need to study for the CCNP Security SCOR exam (20 minutes)

Network Security concepts needed for the CCNP Security SCOR exam (20 minutes)

Securing the Cloud (20 minutes)

  • Break (10 minutes)

Content Security (20 minutes)

Endpoint Protection and Detection (10 minutes)

Secure Network Access, Visibility, and Enforcement (20 minutes)

  • Break (10 minutes)

Tips on what to study for the CCNP Security Concentration exams (40 minutes):

  • 300-710 SNCF - Securing Networks with Cisco Firepower (SNCF)
  • 300-715 SISE - Implementing and Configuring Cisco Identity Services Engine (SISE)
  • 300-720 SESA - Securing Email with Cisco Email Security Appliance (SESA)
  • 300-725 SWSA - Securing the Web with Cisco Web Security Appliance (SWSA)
  • 300-730 SVPN - Implementing Secure Solutions with Virtual Private Networks (SVPN)
  • 300-735 SAUTO - Automating and Programming Cisco Security Solutions (SAUTO)

Taking the Automating Cisco Security Solutions (SAUTO) exam to advance towards the Cisco Certified DevNet Professional and the Cisco CCNP Security certifications (20 minutes)