300-720-SESA: Securing Email with Cisco Email Security Appliance

300-720-SESA: Securing Email with Cisco Email Security Appliance

The Securing Email with Cisco Email Security Appliance v1.0 (SESA 300-720) exam is a 90-minute exam associated with the CCNP Security, and Cisco Certified Specialist - Email Content Security certifications. This exam tests a candidate's knowledge of Cisco Email Security Appliance, including administration, spam control and antispam, message filters, data loss prevention, LDAP, email authentication and encryption, and system quarantines and delivery methods. The course, Securing Email with Cisco Email Security Appliance, helps candidates to prepare for this exam.

The following topics are general guidelines for the content likely to be included on the exam. However, other related topics may also appear on any specific delivery of the exam. To better reflect the contents of the exam and for clarity purposes, the guidelines below may change at any time without notice.

1.1. Configure Cisco Email Security Appliance features

1.1.a Hardware performance specifications

1.1.b Initial configuration process

1.1.c Routing and delivery features

1.1.d GUI

1.2. Describe centralized services on a Cisco Content SMA

1.3. Configure mail policies

1.3.a. Incoming and outgoing messages

1.3.b. User matching

1.3.c. Message splintering

2.1 Control spam with Talos SenderBase and Antispam

2.2 Describe graymail management solution

2.3 Configure file reputation filtering and file analysis features

2.4 Implement malicious or undesirable URLs protection

2.5 Describe the bounce verification feature

3.1 Describe the functions and capabilities of content filters

3.2 Create text resources such as content dictionaries, disclaimers, and templates

3.2.a Dictionaries filter rules

3.2.b Text resources management

3.3 Configure message filters components, rules, processing order and attachment scanning

3.4 Configure scan behavior

3.5 Configure the Cisco ESA to scan for viruses using Sophos and McAfee scanning engines

3.6 Configure outbreak filters

3.7 Configure Data Loss Prevention (DLP)

4.1 Configure and verify LDAP servers and queries (Queries and Directory Harvest Attack)

4.2 Understand spam quarantine functions

4.2.a Authentication for end-users of spam quarantine

4.2.b Utilize spam quarantine alias to consolidate queries

4.3 Understand SMTP functionality

4.3.a Email pipeline

4.3.b Sender and recipient domains

4.3.c SMTP session authentication using client certificates

4.3.d SMTP TLS authentication

4.3.e TLS email encryption

5.1 Configure Domain Keys and DKIM signing

5.2 Configure SPF and SIDF

5.3 Configure DMARC verification

5.4 Configure forged email detection

5.5 Configure email encryption

5.6 Describe S/MIME security services and communication encryption with other MTAs

5.7 Manage certificate authorities

6.1 Configure quarantine (spam, policy, virus, and outbreak)

6.2 Utilize safelists and blocklists to control email delivery

6.3 Manage messages in local or external spam quarantines

6.4 Configure virtual gateways