This special CCSA and CCSE bundle covering Check Point Security Administration & Engineering (R80.20) provides you with an understanding of the basic concepts and skills necessary to configure Check Point Security Gateway and Management Software Blades.
CCSA-R81.10: The goal of this course is to learn basic concepts and develop skills necessary to administer IT security fundamental tasks.
CCSE-R81.10: The goal of this course is to learn basic concepts and develop skills necessary to administer IT security fundamental tasks.
Prior to taking this course, it is recommended that learners possess the following:
- General knowledge of TCP/IP
- Working knowledge of Windows, UNIX, networking, TCP/IP, and the Internet
This special combo or bundle course is recommended for Systems Administrators, Network Engineers, Security Managers, Support Analysts and any other IT professional working with Check Point Software Blades or seeking CCSA and CCSE certifications.
CCSA Course Outline
- Know how to perform periodic administrator tasks.
- Describe the basic functions of the Gaia operating system.
- Recognize SmartConsole features, functions, and tools.
- Understand how SmartConsole is used by administrators to give user access.
- Learn how Check Point security solutions and products work and how they protect networks.
- Understand licensing and contract requirements for Check Point security products.
- Describe the essential elements of a Security Policy.
- Understand the Check Point policy layer concept.
- Understand how to enable the Application Control and URL Filtering software.
- Blades to block access to various applications.
- Describe how to configure manual and automatic NAT.
- Identify tools designed to monitor data, determine threats and recognize opportunities for performance improvements.
- Describe different Check Point Threat Prevention solutions for network attacks.
- Articulate how the Intrusion Prevention System is configured, maintained and tuned.
- Understand the Infinity Threat Prevention system.
- Knowledge about Check Point’s IoT Protect.
CCSA Lab Exercises Include:
- Configure the Security Management Server.
- Use the WebUI to run the First Time Wizard.
- Install the Smart Console.
- Install the Alpha Gateway using the network detailed in the course topology.
- Demonstrate how the Security Management Server and Gateway communicate.
- Test SIC Status.
- Create multiple administrators and apply different roles and permissions for simultaneous administration.
- Validate existing licenses for products installed on the network.
- Create and configure host, network and group objects.
- Create a simplified Security Policy.
- Demonstrate how to use Security Zones in policy.
- Demonstrate how to share a layer between Security Polices.
- Configure Network Address Translation for server and network objects.
- Enable Identity Awareness.
- Deploy user access roles for more granular control of the security Policy.
- Generate network Traffic and use traffic visibility tools to monitor the data.
- Use SmartConsole and SmartView Monitor to view status, alerts, and block suspicious traffic.
CCSE Course Outline
- Provide an overview of the upgrade service and options available.
- Explain how to perform management upgrade and migration.
- Articulate the process using CPUSE features.
- Articulate the purpose and function of Management High Availability.
- Explain Primary vs Secondary, Active vs Standby and Synchronization.
- Explain disaster recovery steps in case the primary management server becomes unavailable.
- Provide overview of Central Deployment in SmartConsole.
- Articulate an understanding of Security Gateway cluster upgrade methods.
- Explain about Multi Version Cluster (MVC) upgrades.
- Discuss Gaia Commands and how they are used.
- Explain the main processes on s and s.
- Describe how to work with scripts and SmartTasks to configure automatic actions.
- Explain the Management Data Plane Separation (MDPS)
- Explain kernel operations and traffic flow
- Articulate Dynamic and Updatable Objects in Security Gateways
- Explain the policy installation flow and files used.
- Describe the use of policy installation history.
- Explain concurrent and accelerated install policy.
- Describe an overview of APIs and ways to use and authenticate.
- Explain how to make changes in GAIA and management configuration.
- Explain how to install policy using API.
- Explain how the SecureXL acceleration technology enhances and optimizes Security Gateway performance.
- Describe how the CoreXL acceleration technology enhances and improves Security Gateway performance.
- Articulate how utilizing multiple traffic queues can make traffic handling more efficient.
- Discuss Site-to-Site VPN basics, deployment and communities.
- Describe how to analyze and interpret VPN tunnel traffic.
- Explain Link Selection and ISP Redundancy options.
- Explain tunnel management features.
- Discuss Check Point Remote Access solutions and how they differ from each other.
- Describe how client security can be provided by Remote Access.
- Explain authentication methods including machine authentication.
- Explain Multiple Entry Point (MEP).
- Discuss the Mobile Access Software Blade and how it secures communication and data exchange during remote connections.
- Describe Mobile Access deployment options.
- Discuss various features in Mobile Access like Portals, Link Translation, running Native Applications, Reverse Proxy and more.
- Explain basic concepts of Clustering and ClusterXL.
- Explain about Cluster Control Protocol (CCP) and synchronization.
- Describe advanced ClusterXL functions and modes like Load Sharing, Active-Active, VMAC mode etc.
- Discuss Cluster Correction Layer (CCL) to provide connection stickyness.
- Advanced Logs and Monitoring
- Explain how to determine if the configuration is compliant with the best practices.
- Explain how to set action items to meet the compliance.
- Discuss how SmartEvent functions to identify critical security issues.
- Describe the components of SmartEvent and their deployment options.
- Discuss how SmartEvent can assist in reporting security threats.
- Explain how to customize event definitions and set an Event Policy.
CCSE Lab Exercises Include:
- Prepare for a Security Management Server Upgrade
- Upgrade the Security Management Server
- Deploy a Secondary Security Management Server
- Configure a Distributed Log Server
- Upgrade a Security Gateway from SmartConsole
- Work with the Command Line
- Use Scripts and SmartTasks
- Configure Dynamic Objects
- Monitor Traffic
- Verify Policy Installation and Status
- Work with Gaia and Management APIs
- Work with Acceleration Features
- Configure a Locally Managed Site to Site VPN
- Configure a Site to Site VPN with an Interoperable Device
- Configure Remote Access VPN
- Configure Mobile Access VPN
- Configure a High Availability Cluster
- Work with ClusterXL
- Configure Policy Compliance
- Deploy SmartEvent