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Securing Email with Cisco Email Security Appliance (SESA) v3.0

CCNP Security - Concentration

Securing Email with Cisco Email Security Appliance (SESA) v3.0

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The first day to test for the associated exam (300-720 SESA) is February 24, 2020.

This course shows you how to deploy and use Cisco Email Security Appliance to establish protection for your email systems against phishing, business email compromise, and ransomware, and to help streamline email security policy management.


This hands-on course provides you with the knowledge and skills to implement, troubleshoot, and administer Cisco Email Security Appliance, including key capabilities such as advanced malware protection, spam blocking, anti-virus protection, outbreak filtering, encryption, quarantines, and data loss prevention.


This course helps prepare you for the Securing Email with Cisco Email Security Appliance (300-720 SESA) exam, which leads to CCNP Security and the Certified Specialist - Email Content Security certifications.


Course Objectives

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  • Describe and administer the Cisco Email Security Appliance (ESA)
  • Control sender and recipient domains
  • Control spam with Cisco Talos SenderBase and anti-spam
  • Use anti-virus and outbreak filters
  • Use mail policies
  • Use content filters
  • Use message filters to enforce email policies
  • Prevent data loss
  • Perform Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) queries
  • Authenticate Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) sessions
  • Authenticate email
  • Encrypt email
  • Use system quarantines and delivery methods
  • Perform centralized management using clusters
  • Test and troubleshoot

Target Audience

  • Security engineers
  • Security administrators
  • Security architects
  • Operations engineers
  • Network engineers
  • Network administrators
  • Network or security technicians
  • Network managers
  • System designers
  • Cisco integrators and partners

Course Prerequisites

The knowledge and skills that a student must have before attending this course are:

  • TCP/IP services, including Domain Name System (DNS), Secure Shell (SSH), FTP, Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP), HTTP, and HTTPS
  • Experience with IP routing

To fully benefit from this course, you should have one or more of the following basic technical competencies:

  • Cisco certification (Cisco CCENT certification or higher)
  • Relevant industry certification [International Information System Security Certification Consortium ((ISC)2), Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) Security+, International Council of Electronic Commerce Consultants (EC-Council), Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC), ISACA]
  • Cisco Networking Academy letter of completion (CCNA 1 and CCNA 2)
  • Windows expertise: Microsoft [Microsoft Specialist, Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA), Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE)], CompTIA (A+, Network+, Server+)

Associated Certification: CCNP Security


Associated Exam: 300-720 SESA



Part Number:

ELT-SESA-V3-023305

Product Line:

Cisco Digital Learning Library