Check Point Security Administrator for R71 (CSSA)

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CheckPoint Security Training

Course Overview

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.

Target Audience

Technical persons who support, install, deploy or administer Check Point Software Blades should attend this course. The could include the following:System AdministratorsSystem EngineersSecurity ManagersNetwork EngineersAnyone seeking CCSA certification

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, delegates will have the necessary skills to:

· 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

Course Contents

· 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

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


This course helps prepare for CCSA R71 exam # 156-215.71 available. It contains 90 multiple-choice, scenario-based questions. A passing score is 70% or higher in 120 minutes. The exam is based on 80% course materials and 20% hands-on experience with Check Point products. Delegates should have at least six months experience before challenging it.

Course duration: 4 Days

Cost: £2195 + VAT

CheckPoint Security Training Inverness, Aberdeen, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dunfermline and other sites throughout the UK including onsite closed company courses are available.

CheckPoint Security Training in Ghana, Nigeria and Qatar is also available.

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