The Cisco Stealthwatch Tuning (ST) v7.1 course focuses on the tuning process in Cisco Stealthwatch Enterprise system, to gain visibility across your enterprise and detect actionable threats. This course covers all essential aspects of the tuning process, including tuning best practices, which will optimize the Stealthwatch System.

This course will help you:
  • Understand how the system generates events and alarms.
  • Configure policies and adjust system events and alarms.
  • Understand the importance of hosts and host groups.

Course duration
  • Instructor-led classroom training (ILT): 2 days
  • Virtual instructor-led classroom training (VILT): 2 days

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


After taking this course, you should be able to:
  • Describe how Stealthwatch provides network visibility through monitoring and detection.
  • Define tuning and how it helps the Stealthwatch System create actionable alarms.
  • Use the stages of the tuning process to identify workflows and best practices to operationalize Stealthwatch.


The course contains the following components:
  • Day One
    • Course Introduction
    • Cisco Stealthwatch Tuning Course Overview
    • The Purpose of Tuning
    • Understanding Security Events and Alarms
    • Defining Stealthwatch Policies
    • Classify the System
    • Lab: Classify Public and Private IP Addresses
    • Lab: Trusted Internet Hosts
    • Lab: Classify Undefined Services and Applications
    • Quiet Noisy Hosts
    • Lab: Classify Network Scanners with the SMC Web UI
    • Lab: Reclassify IPs to Reduce Noise
  • Day Two
    • Day One Review
    • Posture the System
    • Lab: Edit Role Policy
    • Host Locks and Custom Security Events
    • Lab: Host Locks and Custom Security Events
    • Response Management
    • Tiered Alarms
    • Lab: Create a Dashboard
    • Culminating Scenario: Tuning
    • Tuning Best Practices in Stealthwatch
    • Cisco Stealthwatch Tuning Course Outcomes
    • Course Conclusion

Prerequisite Knowledge

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