course is an introduction to implementing and managing a Symantec Data Center Security: Server Advanced 6.0 deployment.


* Actual course outline may vary depending on offering center. Contact your sales representative for more information.

Learning Objectives

At the completion of the course, you will be able to:
Describe the major components of Symantec Data Center Security: Server Advanced and how they communicate.
Install the management server, console and agent.
Define, manage and create assets, policies, events and configurations.
Understand policy creation and editing in depth.

  • Introduction

  • Course Overview
    The Classroom Lab Environment

  • Introduction to Security Risks and Risk

  • Security Risks
    Security Risk Management
    Managing and Protecting Systems
    Corporate Security Policies and Security Assessments
    Host-Based Computer Security Issues

  • SDCS:Server Advanced Overview

  • SDCS: Server Advanced Component Overview
    Policy Types and Platforms
    Management Console Overview
    Agent User Interface Overview
    DEMO of Management Console

  • Installation and Deployment

  • Planning the Installation
    Deploying SDCS:SA for High Availability
    Installing the Management Server
    Installing the Management Console
    Installing a Windows Agent
    Installing a UNIX Agent
    LAB: Install Manager and Agents

  • Configuring Assets

  • Asset and Agent Overview
    Viewing Agents and Assets
    Managing Agents
    Managing Agents on Assets
    LAB: Create Asset Groups
    LAB: Examine Agent Interface

  • Policy Overview

  • Policies Defined
    Prevention Policy Overview
    Process Sets
    Resource Access
    Policy Options
    Detection Policy Overview
    IDS Capabilities
    Policy Management Workspace
    User Interface on Agent
    Example Use Cases
    LAB: Paper Based Scenarios
    LAB: What type of security strategy should be used?

  • Detailed Prevention Policies

  • Policy Editor
    Policy Structure
    Global Policy Options
    Service Options
    Program Options
    Policy Processing Order
    Network Rules
    File Rules
    Registry Rules
    Process Sets
    Predefined Policies
    LAB: Deploy Strict policy
    LAB: Examine Functionality

  • Advanced Prevention

  • Profiling Applications
    Customizing Predefined Policies
    LAB: Modify Policy Previously Deployed
    LAB: Re-examine Functionality
    LAB: Preparing for Policy deployment
    LAB: Best Practice - Covering Basics
    LAB: Further Enhance Strict Policy
    LAB: Create Custom Process Set
    LAB :Secure an FTP Server
    LAB: Troubleshoot Policy/pset Assignment Using CLI

  • Detection Policies

  • Detection Policies Structure
    Predefined Detection Policies
    Creating a Detection Policy Using the Template Policy
    LAB: Deploy Baseline Policy
    LAB: Create Custom Policy

  • Event Management

  • Events Defined
    Viewing Events
    Reports and Queries Overview
    Creating Queries and Reports
    Creating Alerts
    LAB: View Monitor Types and Search Events
    LAB: Create Real Time Monitor

  • Agent Management and Troubleshooting

  • Configurations Defined
    Creating and Editing Configurations
    Common Parameters
    Prevention Settings
    Detection Settings
    Analyzing Agent Log Files
    Diagnostic Policies
    Local Agent Tool – sisipsconfig
    LAB: Create Custom Configurations
    LAB: Implement Bulk Logging
    LAB: Disable Prevention on Agent Using CLI
    LAB: Use Diagnostic Policy to Gather Logs
    LAB: Troubleshoot a Policy

  • System Management

  • Managing Users and Roles
    Server Security
    Viewing and Managing Server Settings
    Viewing and Managing Database Settings
    Viewing and Managing Tomcat Settings
    LAB: Create a New User
    LAB: View System Settings


This course is for information technology professionals, security professionals, network, system managers and administrators tasked with installing, configuring and maintaining Symantec Data Center Security: Server Advanced.




While there are no prerequisites for this course, please ensure you have the right level of experience to be successful in this training.


Length: 3.0 days (24 hours)


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