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Securing the Web with Cisco Web Security Appliance (SWSA) v3.0

CCNP Security - Concentration

Securing the Web with Cisco Web Security Appliance (SWSA) v3.0

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365 days
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The first day to test for the associated exam (300-725 SWSA) is February 24, 2020.

This course shows you how to implement, use, and maintain Cisco® Web Security Appliance (WSA), powered by Cisco Talos, to provide advanced protection for business email and control against web security threats.


Through a combination of instructor video, text, and hands-on practice, you’ll learn how to deploy proxy services, use authentication, implement policies to control HTTPS traffic and access, implement use control settings and policies, use the solution’s anti-malware features, implement data security and data loss prevention, perform administration of Cisco WSA solution, and more.


This course helps prepare you for the Securing the Web with Cisco Web Security Appliance (300-725 SWSA) exam, which leads to CCNP® Security and the Cisco Certified Specialist - Web Content Security certifications.


Course Objectives

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  • Describe Cisco WSA
  • Deploy proxy services
  • Utilize authentication
  • Describe decryption policies to control HTTPS traffic
  • Understand differentiated traffic access policies and identification profiles
  • Enforce acceptable use control settings
  • Defend against malware
  • Describe data security and data loss prevention
  • Perform administration and troubleshooting

Target Audience

  • Security architects
  • System designers
  • Network administrators
  • Operations engineers
  • Network managers, network or security technicians, and security engineers and managers responsible for web security
  • Cisco integrators and partners

Course Prerequisites

To fully benefit from this course, you should have knowledge of these topics:

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

You are expected to have one or more of the following basic technical competencies or equivalent knowledge:

  • Cisco certification (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 Solutions Expert (MCSE)], CompTIA (A+, Network+, Server+)

Associated Certification: CCNP Security


Associated Exam: 300-725 SWSA



Part Number:

ELT-SWSA-V3-023285

Product Line:

Cisco Digital Learning Library