Firewall Administration Essential Training

Firewall Administration Essential Training

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Course Description


Firewalls are integral for IT professionals who need to secure and monitor network traffic. In this course, learn how to plan for, deploy, administer, and maintain a network firewall. Sean Colins provides an overview of the role of a firewall, and how it's used to secure traffic on an organization's network. He explains how to assess and plan for your organization's needs—including planning an IPv4 scheme. He shows how to set up network address translation, and helps you understand bandwidth needs. Plus, he covers configuring performance enhancing tools like HFSC traffic shaping, as well as performance restricting tools like data limiters.

What you will learn

  • DMZs and bandwidth needs
  • Routing configuration
  • Setting up a virtual IP
  • Network address translation (NAT)
  • Providing DHCP
  • Traditional IP firewalls (IPFW)
  • Configuring deny rules to block file sharing
  • Promoting application specific traffic
  • Configuring an IP alias and a port alias
  • Building traffic limiters


Section 1: Introduction

Section 2: 1. Assessing and Planning

Section 3: 2. Routing Configuration

Section 4: 3. Network Address Translation

Section 5: 4. Providing DHCP

Section 6: 5. Traditional IP Firewalls (IPFW)

Section 7: 6. Traffic Shaping

Section 8: 7. Host Aliases

Section 9: 8. Limiters

Section 10: Conclusion