Check Point Security Administrator for R71 (CCSA)

Check Point Certified Security Administrator (CCSA) is a four day instructor-led course for Check Point’s Security Management and Gateway System. This course provides hands-on training to attain the skills necessary to configure R71 Check Point Software Blades including Firewall, IPSEC VPN, Logging & Status, and Monitoring, URL Filtering, Antivirus/Anti-malware, Anti-spam & Email Security. During this course, delegates will configure a Security Policy, secure communications across the Internet and defend against network threats.


Delegates attending this course should have a working knowledge of networking concepts, Windows Server and/or UNIX, and experience with TCP/IP and the Internet.

Who Should Attend

echnical persons who support, install, deploy or administer Check Point Software Blades should attend this course. The could include the following: System Administrators, System Engineers, Security Managers, Network Engineers and anyone seeking CCSA certification.

Required Exam(s) Recommended Training
156-215.71 CCSA: Checkpoint Certified Security Associate


  Course Outline

  • Design a distributed environment
  • Install the Security Gateway version R71 in a distributed environment
  • Deploy Gateways from the Gateway command line
  • Perform a backup and restore the current Gateway installation
  • Use the Command Line to support troubleshooting common problems on the Security Gateway
  • Create a basic Rule Base in SmartDashboard
  • Configure NAT rules on Web ang Gateway servers
  • Use queries in SmartView Tracker to monitor IPS traffic and troubleshoot events using packet data
  • Upgrade and attach product licenses using SmartUpdate
  • Perform a preinstallation compatibility assessment for upgrading to R71
  • Manage users to access to the corporate LAN
  • Establish VPN connections to partner sites with advanced IKE
  • Configure permanent tunnels for remote access to corporate resources
  • Configure Web-filtering and antivirus policies to filter traffic

  Lab Exercises Include:

  • Install and configure a Security Management Server
  • Configure a Security Gateway
  • Launch SmartDashboard
  • Configure a Branch Gateway
  • Create Rules for Corporate Gateway
  • Create a DMZ Object
  • Observe NAT using fw monitor
  • Launch SmartView Tracker
  • Create a VPN Community
  • Test VPN Connection
  • Save a Certificate for Export
  • Modify Rule Base
  • Install and Verify Security Gateway Configuration
  • Test Encryption with Certificates
  • Create a Remote Access Group
  • Configure Office Mode IP Pool
  • Test Remote Connection

  Topics Covered

  • Check Point Technology Overview
  • Deployment Platforms
  • Introduction to Security Policy
  • Monitor Traffic and Connections
  • Use SmartUpdate
  • Upgrade to R71
  • User Management and Authentication
  • Encryption and VPNs
  • Introduction to VPNs
  • Messaging and Content Security

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