Securing Email with Cisco Email Security Appliance (SESA)
The Securing Email with Cisco Email Security Appliance (SESA) v3.1 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 you prepare to take the exam, Securing Email with Cisco Email Security Appliance (300-720 SESA), which leads to CCNP® Security and the Certified Specialist - Email Content Security certifications.
Who should attend
Network or security technicians
Cisco integrators and partners
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, such as (ISC)2, CompTIA Security+, EC-Council, Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC), and 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+)
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
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 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 LDAP queries
Authenticate Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) sessions
Use system quarantines and delivery methods
Perform centralized management using clusters
Test and troubleshoot
This class will help you:
Deploy high-availability email protection against the dynamic, rapidly changing threats affecting your organization
Gain leading-edge career skills focused on enterprise security
Earn 24 Cisco CE credits toward recertification
What to expect in the exam
The 300-720 SESA exam certifies your knowledge of Cisco Email Security Appliance, including administration, spam control and anti-spam, message filters, data loss prevention, Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP), email authentication and encryption, and system quarantines and delivery methods.
After you pass 300-720 SESA:
You earn the Cisco Certified Specialist - Email Content Security certification.
You will have satisfied the concentration exam requirement for the new CCNP Security certification. To complete your CCNP Security certification, pass the Implementing and Operating Cisco Security Core Technologies (350-701 SCOR) exam or its equivalent.