Hands-On Module

Firewall Configuration and IDPS

Part-Time Program

Firewall and IDPS Training​

CyberWarrior Academy’s Firewall and IDPS (intrusion detection and prevention systems) Training was created to equip IT professionals with knowledge and experience in the areas of: firewall configuration, IDPS, infrastructure security, network security, and more. You will learn basic Cisco access control lists (ACLs) using packet simulators like PacketTracer, the popular Linux Iptables, open source firewall Pfsense, and implementing Snort IDPS. You will delve into creating your own customized rules using Suricata and BRO and connecting it to SecurityOnion as your NSM toolIn addition, this training covers best practices and strategies to implement network security and get you comfortable working with any firewall or intrusion detection/prevention system in the market.

Content design is lab-driven and will provide a working knowledge of the tools and technologies required to implement a firewall using open source software. Labs are instructor-led and the live classes are led by practicing white-hat hackers.

Frequently Asked Questions


This training is lab-intensive and skills-based.

Technology Requirements

Students will be required to have a personal laptop to connect to the program online. ​

Operating Systems

  • Windows 7 or newer​
  • Mac OSX 10.6 or newer​
  • Linux – chromeOS​

Computer Speed and Processor

  • At least 1GB of RAM​
  • At least 2GHz processor​

Students are advised to have a stable internet connection in order to access the live online classes. ​Internet Speed should be at least 512kbps​.

What tools will we use?

Throughout the CND training, students will use the following tools:

  • BRO
  • Snort
  • Cisco Packet Tracer
  • Security Onion
  • pfSense
  • And more…

Prior experience with these tools is not required to take the training.

Contact Us


If you have any questions or concerns about the program, please do not hesitate to contact us.