Cisco Stealthwatch Administration (SSA) v7.0 is a 2-day instructor-led or virtual instructor-led course offered by the Cisco Stealthwatch Learning Services team, which focuses on the Stealthwatch skills and features required to be optimally productive in your role as a Stealthwatch Administrator. In this course, you will learn how to complete the set-up, configuration, and maintenance requirements for monitoring flows and network behaviour.

This course is primarily intended for individuals who are responsible for using Stealthwatch to configure and deploy security assets and to maintain user accounts.

Important note: This course is available only to qualified Cisco Stealthwatch customers.


After taking this course, you should be able to:
  • Describe the role and responsibility of the Stealthwatch Administrator.
  • Validate the configuration of Stealthwatch appliances.
  • Set base Stealthwatch Management Console configuration values.
  • Describe Central Management in the SMC Web UI.
  • Describe Host Group Management in the SMC Web UI.
  • Define services and applications.
  • Describe Policy Management in the SMC Web UI.
  • Describe User Management in the SMC Web UI.
  • Explain and create custom dashboards.
  • Describe Response Management in the Stealthwatch System.
  • Explain the utility of maps in the Stealthwatch System.
  • Describe best practices when administering the Stealthwatch System.


This course contains the following components:
  • Day One
    • Why Stealthwatch?
    • The Many User Inter"Faces” of Stealthwatch
    • Stealthwatch Application Validation
    • Management Console: Basic Setup
    • Hosts and Host Groups
    • Classify Services and Applications
    • Network Devices and the By Function Host Group
    • Policy Management: Group Policy
  • Day Two
    • Quick Review
    • User and Role Management
    • Custom Documents
    • Response Management
    • Review the Web Application: What’s New?
    • Wrap Up

Prerequisite Knowledge

It is strongly recommended to complete the Stealthwatch Foundations training prior to taking this course.