Cisco ASA firewall basics

Cisco ASA firewall basics

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What you will learn

  • Install your own firewall
  • Configure NAT and access-lists.

  • Understand the best practice recommendations when installing Cisco ASA



Section 1: Introduction

Section 2: Introduction to AnyConnect

Section 3: Basic setup

Section 4: Tweaking access

Section 5: Advanced features

Course Description

Get started with Cisco ASA firewall. In this course you will learn to setup and install the Cisco ASA firewall!


  • Knowledge of TCP/IP
  • General knowledge of what a firewall is


Cisco ASA firewall basics

Last updated 2016-11-24 with new videos!

In the course you will learn everything needed to install and configure a brand new Cisco ASA firewall with outbound internet access.

You will learn all commands needed to install the firewall.

In the first part of the course You will understand which required building blocks there are to get the firewall installed. For each step I will explain the reason, how it works and that there is to think about when configuring the Cisco ASA. This includes:

  • Console access
  • Interface configurations
  • Access-list theory and how to apply them.
  • Restricting and providing management access.
  • Network Address Translation (NAT)
  • DHCP in the Cisco ASA
  • Available hardware models.
  • Security levels.

In the second part of the course we will together configure a Cisco ASA 5505 from no configuration at all to outbound filtered and NAT:ed internet-access with DHCP and access-lists.

By the end of this course you will have a full knowledge of the different building blocks required to install a Cisco firewall.

Who this course is for:

  • Anyone who needs to understand how to setup a Cisco ASA firewall.