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Securing the Web with Cisco Web Security Appliance (Partner Training) (PASWSA)

Course Description Schedule Course Outline

Course Overview

This comprehensive training course covers how to install, configure, operate and maintain the Cisco IronPort WSA Web Security Appliances or WSA. The course also covers how to configure and deploy the Cisco ScanSafe Web Security solution. The course consists of presentations and hands-on labs. The course is designed to be delivered over two full days or four half days.
The course also provides preparation for the the “Web Security for Field Engineers” exam (#650-568)" exam.

Who should attend

Channel Partner Field Engineers seeking to be trained up and certified on the “Web Security for Field Engineers” exam (#650-568)" exam. This exam is one which is mandated in order to achieve the ! Certification, which is a requirements for Partners seeking the Advanced Content Security Specialized Partner status.


Attendees should possess the following background knowledge and skills:

  • Basic knowledge of IP networking
  • High level understanding of web proxy servers
  • High level understanding of web security concepts and technologies

In addition, some exposure to the Cisco ASA firewall is useful, but not essential.

Course Objectives

After successful completion of the course, the participant will be able tperform a customer evaluation. The course content includes:

  • Deployment scenarios
  • The Web Security Appliance (WSA)
    • Policy framework
    • Proxy authentication
    • CiscIronPort Web Usage Controls
    • Web Reputation Filters
    • The DVS engine
    • Adaptive Scanning
    • HTTPS inspection
  • ScanSafe
    • Authentication
    • Policy Framework
    • Reporting

Course Content

  • Module 1 – Course and product Overview
  • Module 2 – Cisco WSA Policy Framework
  • Module 3 – Cisco WSA: Utilizing Authentication
  • Module 4 – Cisco WSA: Enforcing Acceptable Use
  • Module 5 – Cisco WSA: Defending against Malware
  • Module 6 – Deploying the Cisco WSA
  • Module 7 – Cisco ScanSafe Policy Framework
  • Module 8 – Deploying Cisco ScanSafe
  • Module 9 – Reporting
  • Module 10 – Troubleshooting
Classroom Training

Duration 2 days

Dates and Booking
Online Training

Duration 2 days

Dates and Booking

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