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Check Point Certified Security Administrator R77

Check Point Security Administration R77 provides an understanding of the basic concepts and skills necessary to
configure Check Point Security Gateway and Management Software Blades. During this course you will configure a
Security Policy and learn about managing and monitoring a secure network, upgrading and configuring a Security
Gateway and implementing a virtual private network.


Technical persons who support, install, deploy or administer Check Point Software Blades should attend this course. This could include the following:

  • System Administrators
  • Support Analysts
  • Security Managers
  • Network Engineers
  • Anyone seeking CCSA certification

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Learning Objectives

Delegates will learn how to:

  • Introduction to Check Point Technology
  • Deployment Platforms
  • Introduction to the Security Policy
  • Monitoring Traffic and Connections
  • Network Address Translation
  • Using SmartUpdate
  • User Management and Authentication
  • Identity Awareness
  • Introduction to Check Point VPNs


Persons attending this course should have general knowledge of TCP/IP, and working knowledge of Windows, UNIX, network technology and the internet.

Course Content

  • Describe Check Point's unified approach
    to network management, and the key
    elements of it

  • Design a distributed environment

  • Install the Security Gateway in a
    distributed environment

  • Perform a backup and restore the current
    Gateway installation from the command line

  • Identify critical files needed to purge or
    backup, import and export users and
    groups and add or delete administrators
    from the command line

  • Deploy Gateways using the Gaia web

  • Create and configure network, host and
    gateway objects

  • Verify SIC establishment between the
    Security Management Server and the
    Gateway using SmartDashboard

  • Create a basic Rule Base in
    SmartDashboard that includes
    permissions for administrative users,
    external services, and LAN outbound use

  • Configure NAT rules on Web and
    Gateway servers

  • Evaluate existing policies and optimize
    the rules based on current corporate

  • Maintain the Security Management

  • Server with scheduled backups and policy
    versions to ensure seamless upgrades
    with minimal downtime

  • Use Queries in SmartView Tracker to
    monitor IPS and common network traffic
    and trouble¬shoot events using packet data

  • Use packet data to generate reports,
    trouble¬shoot system and security issues,
    and ensure network functionality

  • Using SmartView Monitor, configure alerts
    and traffic counters, view a Gateway's status,
    monitor suspicious activity rules,
    analyze tunnel activity and monitor remote
    user access

  • Monitor remote Gateways using SmartUpdate
    to evaluate the need for upgrades, new
    installations, and license modifications

  • Use SmartUpdate to apply upgrade packages
    to single or multiple VPN-1 Gateways

  • Upgrade and attach product licenses
    using SmartUpdate

  • Centrally manage users to ensure only
    authenticated users securely access the
    corporate network either locally or remotely

  • Manage users to access the corporate
    LAN by using external databases

  • Use Identity Awareness to provide
    granular level access to network resources

  • Acquire user information used by the
    Security Gateway to control access

  • Define Access Roles for use in an Identity
    Awareness rule

  • Implement Identity Awareness in the
    Firewall Rule Base

  • Configure a pre-shared secret site-to-site
    VPN with partner sites

  • Configure permanent tunnels for remote
    access to corporate resources

  • Configure VPN tunnel sharing, given
    the difference between host-based,
    subunit-based and gateway-based tunnels


  • Distributed Installations
  • Stand-alone Security Gateway
  • Installations
  • Common Tools
  • Building a Security Policy
  • Configure the DMZ
  • Configure NAT
  • Monitor with SmartView Tracker
  • Client Authentication
  • Identity Awareness
  • Site-to-Site VPN between corporate and branch office

Exams & Certification

This course helps prepare for CCSA exam #156-215.77 available at VUE test centers www.vue.com/checkpoint.
It contains 90 multiple-choice, scenario-based questions. A passing score is 70% or higher. The exam is based on 80% course
materials and 20% hands-on experience with Check Point products. Students should have at least 6 months experience with Check Point products before challenging the exam.

Exam is not included with the course and is to be booked direct with VUE test centers

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