Protecting Against Malware Threats with Cisco AMP for Endpoints v5.0 - SSFAMP Course Outline

(3 Days )


The Protecting Against Malware Threats with Cisco AMP for Endpoints (SSFAMP) v5.0 is a 3 day course which shows you how to deploy and use Cisco® AMP for Endpoints, a next-generation endpoint security solution that prevents, detects, and responds to advanced threats. Through expert instruction and hands-on lab exercises, you will learn how to implement and use this powerful solution through a number of step-by-step attack scenarios. You’ll learn how to build and manage a Cisco AMP for Endpoints deployment, create policies for endpoint groups, and deploy connectors. You will also analyze malware detections using the tools available in the AMP for Endpoints console.

Audience Profile

The primary audience for this course is as follows:



    • Security administrators


    • Security consultants


    • Network administrators


    • Systems engineers


    • Technical support personnel


    • Cisco integrators, resellers, and partners



The knowledge and skills that a learner should have before attending this course are as follows:



    • Technical understanding of TCP/IP networking and network architecture


    • Technical understanding of security concepts and protocols


At Course Completion

Upon completing this course, the learner will be able to meet these overall objectives:



    • Identify the key components and methodologies of Cisco Advanced Malware Protection (AMP)


    • Recognize the key features and concepts of the AMP for Endpoints product


    • Navigate the AMP for Endpoints console interface and perform first-use setup tasks


    • Identify and use the primary analysis features of AMP for Endpoints


    • Use the AMP for Endpoints tools to analyze a compromised host


    • Describe malware terminology and recognize malware categories


    • Analyze files and events by using the AMP for Endpoints console and be able to produce threat reports


    • Use the AMP for Endpoints tools to analyze a malware attack and a ZeroAccess infection


    • Configure and customize AMP for Endpoints to perform malware detection


    • Create and configure a policy for AMP-protected endpoints


    • Plan, deploy, and troubleshoot an AMP for Endpoints installation


    • Describe the AMP Representational State Transfer (REST) API and the fundamentals of its use


    • Describe all the features of the Accounts menu for both public and private cloud installation


Course Outline


    • Introduction to Cisco AMP Technologies


    • AMP for Endpoints Overview and Architecture


    • Console Interface and Navigation


    • Using AMP for Endpoints


    • Detecting an Attacker — A Scenario


    • Modern Malware


    • Analysis


    • Analysis Case Studies


    • Outbreak Control


    • Endpoint Policies




    • Accounts



Lab Outline



    • Request Cisco AMP for Endpoints User Account (e-learning version only)


    • Accessing AMP for Endpoints


    • Attack Scenario


    • Attack Analysis


    • Analysis Tools and Reporting


    • Zbot Analysis


    • Outbreak Control


    • Endpoint Policies


    • Groups and Deployment


    • Testing Your Policy Configuration


    • REST API


    • User Accounts (optional)