Courses by Forescout

  • Course: ForeScout Certified Administrator (FSCA)
  • Length: 4 days

ForeScout Certified Administrator training is a four-day course featuring instruction and includes hands-on labs in a simulated IT environment. Students learn how to establish security policies using all of our available tools. Students will classify and control assets in a network environment and observe how CounterACT monitors and protects an enterprise network. 

Training Style -

Instructor-led - Lecture, demo, and hands-on lab exercises 


Day One
• Chapter 1: Introduction
A brief introduction to ForeScout’s vision and concepts of Network Access Control.
• Chapter 2: Terms and Architecture
This lesson introduces students to commonly used terms such as plugin, segment, channel, organizational unit and general networking vocabulary.
• Chapter 3: CounterACT Installation
Participants configure CounterACT for installation in a practical network environment; including configuring switch connectivity, Active Directory integration and account management. Lab included.
• Chapter 4: Console Overview
This is a tour of the console to illustrate features and demonstrate navigation.


Day Two
• Chapter 5: CounterACT Configuration
Detailed instructions for configuring CounterACT independent from first-time login. Plugins, Channel, Host Property Scanner, Switch Observe and configuration options are covered. Lab included.
• Chapter 6: CounterACT Deployment
Students learn the best practices for a successful CounterACT deployment, including planning, defining project goals, appliance locations, layer 2 versus layer 3 installation, network integration and
rollout strategies.
• Chapter 7: Policy Overview
Students get a foundational overview of how to create policies and how they function within the CounterACT console.
• Chapter 8: Classification
Students learn how to classify network assets in CounterACT. Lab included.


Day Three
• Chapter 9: Clarification
Students learn how to identify the management capabilities of the hosts starting with established Classification groups. Lab included.
• Chapter 10: Compliance
Students create policies to establish a network and endpoint compliance posture for a typical corporate environment. Lab included.
• Chapter 11: Control
Students enforce a compliance posture by assigning network devices to Virtual Local Area Networks (VLANs) and Access Control Lists (ACLs), updating asset antivirus and patch levels, and enabling guest registration, ActiveResponse™ and Domain Name Service (DNS) Enforcement. Lab included.
• Chapter 12: CounterACT Host Management
Students configure Windows, Linux and network endpoints with CounterACT. In addition, students will perform housekeeping tasks such as backups and appliance updates. Lab included.

Day Four
• Chapter 13: CounterACT Administration                                                                                                           Students work with CounterACT appliance and CounterACT enterprise manager administration as well as console user management.
• Chapter 14: Inventory, Assets, Reporting, Dashboard.                                                                                     Students learn to use the inventory, assets portal, reporting and dashboard. Lab included.
• Chapter 15: Troubleshooting
This lesson introduces common troubleshooting methods used in a typical CounterACT deployment. Lab included.


Certification will be completed upon passing the online exam.

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