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Symantec (Blue Coat) ProxySG 6.7 Basic Administration

The 2-day ProxySG 6.7 Basic Administration course is an introduction to deployment options and management of the individual key features offered using the ProxySG 6.7 solution.

This an introductory course and is designed for students who are new to the Proxy SG solution.

This course includes practical hands-on exercises that enable you to test your new skills and begin to use those skills in a working environment.

The ProxySG 6.7 Basic Administration course is intended for students who wish to master the fundamentals of the ProxySG. It is designed for students who have not taken any previous training courses about the ProxySG.

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Learning Objectives

By the completion of this course, you will be able to:

• Describe the major Secure Web Gateway functions of the ProxySG

• License and configure a ProxySG

• Deploy a ProxySG in either explicit or transparent mode

• Use the Visual Policy Manager to write policies to manage web filtering, authentication, and SSL traffic management

• Use ProxySG access logs to generate reports


This course assumes that students have a basic understanding of networking concepts, such as local-area networks (LANs), the Internet, security, and IP protocols.

Course Content

Module 1: Introduction to the Symantec ProxySG Secure Web Gateway

• Describe the functions of a proxy server

• Differentiate proxy servers from firewalls

• Describe the key features and benefits of the ProxySG

• List the various ProxySG models

• Access online Symantec community resources

Module 2: ProxySG Security Deployment Options

• Describe the three network deployment methods

• Describe the three possible roles of the ProxySG

Module 3: ProxySG Management Console

• Describe the relationship between the Management Console and the ProxySG CLI

• Describe the primary function of the major areas of the Management Console

• Use the Management Console to access on-box help and Symantec product documentation

Module 4: Traffic Interception Using Proxy Services

• Understand the functions of proxy services, listeners, and proxy types

• Describe the three most common proxy services

• Explain how the intercept and bypass settings affect what happens to network traffic passing through the ProxySG

• Explain the function of common global proxy service settings

Module 5: Hypertext Transfer Protocol

• Understand how a connection is initiated over the transport layer

• Identify the components of an HTTP URL

• Explain the two types of HTTP messages: request and response

• Identify common response codes

Module 6: Introduction to the Visual Policy Manager

• Describe the relationship among the VPM, CPL, and the Management Console

• Describe the default processing order for policy layers and rules

• Describe triggers and actions that can be used in writing policy

• Identify the types of objects that the VPM supports

• Describe some of the best practices to be followed when using the VPM to create policy

Module 7: Filtering Web Content

• Describe the main concepts of web filtering

• Describe the primary category databases

• Describe the category types available to policy

• Describe how WebFilter and WebPulse work together

Module 8: Using Threat Intelligence to Defend the Network

• Understand Intelligence Services as provided by the Global Intelligence Network

• Understand Geolocation and Threat Risk Levels and how they can be used in policy

Module 9: Ensuring Safe Downloads

• Describe how malware can be transmitted via HTTP

• Explain the methods, advantages, and disadvantages of file type detection

• Describe some of the considerations in deciding what content to block as possible malware sources

Module 10: Notifying User of Internet Usage Policies

• Explain the function and various components of built-in and custom exception pages

• Describe the function of Notify User objects

• Identify the types of pages that can be sent to users by using Notify User objects

• Describe splash pages and coaching pages using Notify User objects in the VPM

Module 11: Access Logging on the ProxySG

• Describe, at a high level, how the ProxySG performs access logging

• Describe the components of a ProxySG access log facility

• Identify default log facilities and log formats

• Describe common use cases for periodic and continuous uploading of access logs

Please note that the following Appendices are not covered as standard during the training course unless there is time or it is specifically requested by the customer, and agreed with Arrow, upon booking:

Appendix A: ProxySG Initial Configuration

Appendix B: IPv6 in ProxySG Deployments

Exams & Certification

The following exam can be taken by delegates after they have attended both of the recommended ProxySG 6.7 Basic Administration and ProxySG 6.7 Advanced Administration training courses.

250-556: Administration of Symantec ProxySG 6.7

The certified candidate will demonstrate an understanding of the planning, designing, deploying and optimization of Symantec ProxySG 6.7. This understanding serves as a basis of technical knowledge and competency for the Symantec ProxySG solution in an enterprise environment.

To achieve this level of certification, candidates must pass the technical exam and accept the Symantec Certification Agreement.

Exam Details:

  • Number of Questions: 65-75
  • Exam Duration: 90 minutes
  • Passing Score: 70%
  • Languages: English
  • Exam Price: $250 (or your country's currency equivalent)

Suggested Preparation:

• Exam Study Guide
• It is recommended that the candidate has at least 3-6 months experience working with Symantec ProxySG in a production or lab environment with at least the ability to complete the following:
o Operational knowledge of Symantec ProxySG Secure Web Gateway
o Familiarity with Cybersecurity and Threat Protection concepts
o Perform basic Symantec ProxySG administrative actions
o Create web filtering, SSL interception, and authentication policies

Recommended Courses:

Instructor-led Training:

• ProxySG 6.7 Basic Administration
• ProxySG 6.7 Advanced Administration
• ProxySG 6.7 Diagnostics and Troubleshooting

Note: If you do not have prior experience with this product, it is recommended that you complete an in-person, classroom training or Virtual Academy virtual classroom training class in preparation for the SCS exam. If you have experience with this product, you may find an online course equivalent to be sufficient. Be cautioned that attendance in a training course does not guarantee passage of a certification exam.

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