Learn basic concepts and develop skills necessary to administer IT security fundamental tasks.


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

Learning Objectives

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.
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.

  • CCSA Outline

  • Identify key components and configurations
    Create and confirm administrator users for the domain
    Validate existing licenses for products installed on your network
    Create and modify Check Point Rule Base objects
    Demonstrate how to share a layer between Security Policies
    Analyze network traffic and use traffic visibility tools
    Monitor Management Server States using SmartConsole
    Demonstrate how to run specific SmartEvent reports
    Configure a SmartEvent server to monitor relevant patterns
    Configure and deploy a site-to-site VPN
    Configure and test ClusterXL with a High Availability configuration
    Understand how to use CPView to gather gateway information
    Perform periodic tasks as specified in administrator job descriptions
    Test VPN connection and analyze the tunnel traffic
    Demonstrate how to create custom reports
    Demonstrate how to configure event Alerts in SmartEvent
    Utilize various traffic visibility tools to maintain Check Point logs

  • CCSE Outline

  • Perform an upgrade of a Security Management server in a distributed environment.
    Use the migrate_export command to prepare to migrate a Security Management Server.
    Deploy a Secondary Management Server.
    Demonstrate how to define new network and group objects using the Check Point API.
    Perform an upgrade of Security Gateways in a clustered environment.
    Use Kernel table commands to evaluate the condition of a Security Gateway.
    Use common commands to evaluate the condition of a Security Gateway.
    Configure Virtual MAC.
    Demonstrate how SecureXL affects traffic flow.
    Describe how the CoreXL acceleration technology enhances and improves Security Gateway performance.
    Demonstrate how to monitor and adjust interface traffic queues.
    Identify specific threat protections used by Check Point Threat Prevention.
    Demonstrate how to enable Mobile Access for remote users.


This course is recommended for technical professionals who support, install, deploy or administer Check Point products. This course is also recommended for technical professionals who perform advanced deployment configurations of Check Point products.




Prior to taking this course, it is recommended that learners possess the following: General knowledge of TCP/IP Working knowledge of Windows and UNIX Working knowledge of network technology Working knowledge of the Internet CCSA training/certification Working knowledge of Windows, UNIX, networking, TCP/IP, and the Internet


Length: 5.0 days (40 hours)


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