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UPDATE 3/17/16: My course went live on November 18, 2015. I already have 164 students!
I recently added Section #8: The Power of Pfsense
Hi I’m Brian,
I have personally configured and installed over 100 routers and firewalls, ranging in price from $50 to over $100,000 (Yes, over $100k!).
In my years of experience, I've always been on the look-out for 'next great thing'.
When it comes to firewalls, I think I have found it!
Enroll in my course and I'll show you how I take an ordinary PC and transform it into a corporate grade firewall...using FREE Software!
I avoid the tech talk and explain each step in a very down to earth, easy to understand fashion. I would dare say you might even find firewalls delightful after taking this course!
I show you step by step how I install and configure the PfSense firewall software on an ordinary computer, one that was headed for recycling.
Every day, our client's networks are protected by PfSense firewall software. You can learn how too!
This course is designed for beginners.
I've avoided all the fluff and only focus on what's needed to get your PfSense firewall up and running in the shortest amount of time.
I'll be adding additional lectures on a regular basis - intermediate and advanced topics.
I step you through:
- PC Preparation
- Software Downloading
- PfSense CD Creation
What my Course IS NOT:
This is not boring, copy and paste theory from the web. This is step-by-step, look over my shoulder, setup, installation, and configuration of powerful corporate grade firewall software.
This is not regurgitated generic tech info. I install firewalls for a living for real clients. I know what I am talking about!
If you install firewalls or are just a firewall hobbyist, this course is for you.
As always - 30 day money back guarantee!
So Don’t Delay, Enroll Today!
Not for you? No problem.
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Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.
Certificate of completion.
|Section 1: Introduction to PFSense: No Confusing Tech Talk|
Pre Course Activity
Students Gain a Basic Understanding of The PFSense Firewall Software
Learn the difference between the two
A Graphic Displaying a Typical Home / Small Business Network
Section 1 Exercise
|Section 2: PFSense Equipment List: Very Low Budget|
Complete List of Equipment Needed to Build and Manage Your PFSense Firewall
Basic Overview on NICs - Network Interface Cards (aka Network Adapters)
|Section 3: Software Downloads: All You Need Make Your Own PFSense CD|
Download the PFSense Firewall Software
Download and install 7-Zip Unzipping Software for the PFSense Download File
|Burn your PFSense ISO file to CD or DVD|
|Section 4: Equipment Setup and Review: Almost ready to install|
Let's Review Your Network Setup: Workstation > Switch > PfSense > Internet
|Section 5: PFSense Installation: Let the Magic Begin!|
Step-by-Step PfSense Installation
I use Virtualization to Record the PC Installation
|Section 6: PFSense Preliminary Configuration: Get Your Firewall Started the Right Way|
Now that PfSense has been installed, next step is to assign/configure the network cards
|Section 7: PFSense Configuration: I'll Hold Your Hand Screen by Screen|
Details on the Hardware I use for my Pfsense Installation
Your Workstation Network Settings
Here we login to your new PfSense firewall from your workstation. After this lecture, your PfSense firewall is ready to use!
|Section 8: The Power of Pfsense|
|Lecture 19||1 page|
Screenshot shows PfSense's continuous operation without a reboot for over 900 days
|Lecture 20||2 pages|
PfSense is used as the backbone router/firewall for a 3 site organization on an AT&T OPT-E-MAN Network
|Section 9: Bonus Information: A Must See to Deepen Your Understanding|
NAT - Network Address Translation (by Pieter De Decker)
How multiple devices on the LAN simultaneously share a single Internet connection and public IP address
DHCP - Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (by Pieter De Decker)
How PC's on the LAN obtain their IP address and other settings automatically
DNS - Domain Name System (by Pieter De Decker)
How PC's convert Internet names like yahoo.com and google.com to an IP address
Brian Franklin has over 25 years experience providing network solutions. He gained this experience working with some of the nation’s most visible Corporations: Motorola, United Airlines, SBC/ATT, and Computer Sciences Corporation. Mr. Franklin has expertise in all phases of computer network design, implementation, and support. He has made major contributions in establishing and maintaining Hyatt Hotel’s Wide Area Network infrastructure.
Brian has achieved the following professional certifications:
- Network +: CompTia
- MCP: Microsoft Certified Professional
- CCNA: Cisco Certified Network Associate
- CCNP: Cisco Certified Network Professional
Today, Brian is lead Network Engineer for Net-Telligence Group, Inc in Chicago.
Though Brian wears many technical hats, his primary focus is LAN / WAN / VoIP Engineering.