FWSM specific training?

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Aug 23rd, 2007

Hello. Our company is about to invest in the FWSM modules for our two 6500's in order to zone our internal network. I was wondering if there were any specific training courses that dealt with these, or are we better off taking a PIX course?

We currently don't have much PIX knowledge, as we run Checkpoint on all of our firewalls. Any recommendations?

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rigoberto.cintr... Thu, 08/23/2007 - 07:34

By taking training that cover the Cisco Firewall Specialist certification you should be able to work with FWSM.

poulid Fri, 08/24/2007 - 07:39

OK, thanks. Global Knowledge offers a PIX/ASA course here in Ottawa (http://www.globalknowledge.com/training/course.asp?pageid=64&courseid=9496&catid=218&methodid=c&country=Canada&translation=English), but the only thing I'm a little concerned about is that they seem to spend quite a bit of time on VPN stuff, which I'm not really interested in.

They do have a course in the US that seems much more geared toward the FWSM though, which might be an option (http://www.globalknowledge.com/training/course.asp?PageID=9&catid=&courseid=9346&country=United+States&pagetype=outline&methodid=c).

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