Security Administrator (CCSA R80)(R80)

Course outline:

Check Point Security Administration 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.

Target audience:                     
  • Technical persons who support, install, deploy or administer Check Point
  • Software Blades should attend this course. Anyone seeking CCSA certification 

  • Persons attending this course should have a working knowledge Windows and/or UNIX, network technology and the Internet. 
Follow on course: Check Point Security Engineering (CCSE)

  • Introduction to Check Point Technology
  • Security Policy Management
  • Policy Layers
  • Check Point Security Solutions and Licensing
  • Traffic Visibility
  • Basic Concepts of VPN
  • Managing User Access
  • Working with ClusterXL
  • Administrator Task Implementation
  • Interpret the concept of a Firewall and understand the mechanisms used for controlling network traffic.
  • Describe the key elements of Check Point?s unified Security Management Architecture.
  • Recognize SmartConsole features, functions and tools.
  • Understand Check Point deployment options.
  • Describe the basic functions of Gaia.
  • Describe the essential elements of a Security Policy.
  • Understand how traffic inspection takes place in a unified Security Policy.
  • Summarize how administration roles and permissions assist in managing policy.
  • Recall how to implement backup techniques.
  • Understand the Check Point policy layer concept.
  • Recognize Check Point security solutions and products and how they work to protect your network.
  • Understand licensing and contract requirements for Check Point security products.
  • Identify tools designed to monitor data, determine threats and recognize performance improvements.
  • Identify tools designed to respond quickly and efficiently to changes in gateways, tunnels, remote users, traffic flow patterns, and other activities.
  • Understand Site-to-Site and Remote Access VPN deployments and communities.
  • Understand how to analyze and interpret VPN traffic.
  • Recognize how to define users and user groups.
  • Understand how to manage user access for internal and external users.
  • Understand the basic concepts of ClusterXL technology and its advantages.
  • Understand how to perform periodic administrator tasks as specified in administrator job descriptions.
Lab exercises:
  • Working with Gaia Portal
  • Modifying an Existing Security Policy
  • Configuring Hide and Static NAT
  • Managing Administrator Access
  • Installing and Managing a Remote Security Gateway
  • Managing Backups
  • Defining Access Control Policy Layers
  • Defining and Sharing Security Policy Layers
  • Working with Licenses and Contracts
  • Working with Check Point Logs
  • Maintaining Check Point Logs
  • Configuring a Site-to-Site VPN
  • Providing User Access
  • Working with Cluster XL
  • Verifying Network Compliance
  • Working with CP View
This training prepares the student for the Check Point Certified Security Administrator R80 exam.

Length:  3 days