Cisco ASA Specialist

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Cisco ASA Specialist

Introduction to Cisco ASA Specialist

The Cisco ASA Specialist is someone responsible for design, and implementation of security technologies with the help of Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA). The professionals will have an in-depth understanding of firewall and VPN functionality. They must be capable of setting up, verify, and manage the ASA products and the Adaptive Security Device Manager (ASDM).

The specialist has the necessary skills to understand network security threats, procedures, and transactions. The Cisco ASA Specialist understands how to successfully manage firewalls, virtual private networks (VPNs), VPN hardware, software clients, and various other critical security systems. It provides them with the skills to handle any issues related to Cisco’s new invention, the Adaptive Security Appliance.

The Cisco ASA Specialist will help configure Cisco firewalls, Cisco Anti-Virus on an ASA and Cisco VPNs, server, and client. The specialist has a better understanding of how to design and build a secure network. The freelance Cisco ASA Specialists will know how to plan and execute various levels of security departments. The professionals will have extensive knowledge of configuring Internet Protocol Security (IPSec), technologies and networks. It is considered as a benchmark product for professionals who take care of advanced Cisco security appliances and VPN solutions, including advanced protocol handling, remote access VPNs, Secure Sockets Layer VPNs, site-to-site VPNs, high-availability VPNs, and failover.

Job Description & Responsibilities of Cisco ASA Specialist

The Cisco ASA Specialist is well-versed with the benefits of ASA Technology. The specialist will have an in-depth understanding of the firewall technologies, mode and ASA licensing. Certified professionals will oversee the basic connectivity and device management. They must understand the interface configuration and security levels. The ASA Specialist will assist in setting up the IP Routing and supported routing protocols.

The Certified Professional must provide Telnet, and SSH access to the ASA. They will have a proper understanding of ICMP Types and codes, PING, Traceroute traffic through ASA. The professionals have a vital role to play in configuring logging on ASA and SYSLOG. They should identify and rectify any issues related to Static routing, Default routing RIP, EIGRP, and OSPF. The Cisco ASA Specialist has to take care of the Routing protocols Authentication.

The specialist is responsible for Access Lists such as standards and extended access lists. They should focus on the redistribution between different routing protocols. The Cisco ASA Specialist will also have good knowledge about Modular Policy Framework, class map, policy map, service policy. They oversee the NAT order and preferences. The professionals have to play an active role in implementing the Cisco ASA IPSec Virtual Private Networks.

The Cisco ASA Specialist must have information about Tunneling, IPSEC, and ISAKMP. The professional will take care of ASA High Availability, Link Redundancy, and IP SLA. They must look into the security context overview and configuration.

Educational Qualification & Additional Skills

The Cisco ASA Specialist has to complete a higher secondary school. The candidates must have a bachelor’s degree in computer science, Information Technology, any other related field. Usually, the organization prefers candidates with relevant and prior work experience, but a few businesses opt for candidates with no experience or a particular specialization.

Useful Certification

Cisco ASA Specialist

The Cisco ASA Specialist certification is designed for network professionals. The certification teaches professionals how to execute security technologies with the help of Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) for both firewall and VPN functionality. The professionals will enhance their skills to describe, configure, verify and manage the ASA products and the Adaptive Security Device Manager (ASDM).

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The Indeed salary estimate states that on an average Cisco ASA Specialist salary ranges from approximately $72,189 per year for Network Analyst to $107,967 per year for Network Security Engineer. As per Simplyhired, for this position, the professionals earn about $62,165 per year in the United States.

Advantages of Freelancing in this Career

Freelance Cisco ASA Specialist will have an option to work remotely as well. The professionals can work on multiple projects at the same time and get paid more than a full-time salaried employee.

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