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Check Point Certified Security Administration and Engineering R77 Fast Track

Check Point Security Administrator and Engineering Fast Track is an advanced 5-day course that teaches how to effectively build, modify, deploy and troubleshoot Check Point Security systems on the Gaia OS.

You will study firewall processes and take a close look at user and kernel processing and Stateful Inspection.

Labs include configuring security gateways, implementing and troubleshooting VPNs, and performing advanced troubleshooting, upgrading and configuring tasks on the firewall.

Target Audience

This course is designed for expert users and resellers who need to perform advanced deployment configurations of a security gateway. This could include the following:

• System Administrators
• Support Analysts
• Network Engineers
• Anyone seeking CCSE certification

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Learning Objectives

Course Objectives include:

• Perform a backup of a Security Gateway and Management Server using your understanding of the differences between backups, snapshots and update-exports
• Upgrade and troubleshoot a Management Server using a database migration
• Upgrade and troubleshoot a clustered Security Gateway deployment
• Use knowledge of Security Gateway infrastructures, chain modules, packet flow and kernel tables to perform debugs on firewall processes
• Build, test and troubleshoot a VRRP deployment on an enterprise network
• Build, test and troubleshoot a ClusterXL High Availability deployment on an enterprise network
• Build, test and troubleshoot a management HA deployment on an enterprise network
• Configure, maintain and troubleshoot SecureXL and CoreXL acceleration solutions on the corporate network traffic to ensure noted performance enhancement
• Using an external user database such as LDAP, configure User Directory to incorporate user information for authentication services on the network
• Manage internal and external user access to resources for Remote Access or across a VPN
• Troubleshoot user access issues found when implementing Identity Awareness
• Troubleshoot a site-to-site or certificate based VPN on a corporate gateway using IKE View, VPN log files and command-line debug tools
• Optimize VPN performance and availability by using Link Selection and Multiple Entry Point solutions
• Manage and test corporate VPN tunnels to allow for greater monitoring and scalability with multiple tunnels defined in a community including other VPN providers
• Create events or use existing event definitions to generate reports on specific network traffic using
SmartReporter and SmartEvent to provide industry compliance information to management
• Troubleshoot report generation given command-line tools and debug file information


Successful completion of this course depends on knowledge of multiple disciplines related to network-security activities including UNIX and Windows operating systems, Certificate management, system administration, networking (TCP/IP) knowledge, and previous attendance/certification on CCSA R75/R71/R76.

Course Content

•    Introduction to Check Point Technology
•    Deployment Platforms
•    Introduction to the Security Policy
•    Monitoring Traffic and Connections
•    Network Address Translation
•    User Management and Authentication
•    Identity Awareness
•    Advanced and in-depth explanation of Check Point firewall technology
•    Key tips and techniques for troubleshooting Check Point firewall technology
•    Advanced upgrading concepts and practices
•    Clustering with VRRP
•    Clustering firewall, management concepts and practices
•    Software acceleration features
•    Advanced VPN concepts and implementations
•    Reporting tools, deployment options and features

Exams & Certification

This course helps prepare for CCSA exam #156-215.77 and the CCSE exam #156-315.77 available at VUE test centers www.vue.com/checkpoint 

They each contain 90 multiple-choice, scenario-based questions. A passing score is 70% or higher in 120 minutes. The exam is based on 80% course materials and 20% hands-on experience with Check Point products. Students must have a valid CCSA certification before challenging the CCSE exam.

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Online Courses

You may prefer an online course if you are looking for a flexible and cost-effective solution. Online courses allow you to study at your own pace, at a time that suits you.

We have the following eLearning options available:

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Virtual classrooms provide all the benefits of attending a classroom course without the need to arrange travel and accomodation. Please note that virtual courses are attended in real-time, commencing on a specified date.

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