Check Point Course

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This 5 day bundle course covers the following two Check Point training courses:

Check Point Certified Security Administrator (CCSA) R81.x - 3 days


Check Point Certified Troubleshooting Administrator (CCTA) R81.x - 2 days

The CCSA part of the course (Monday to Wednesday) covers everything you need to start-up, configure and manage daily operations of Check Point Security Gateway and Management Software Blades systems on the GAiA operating system.

The CCTA part of the course (Thursday to Friday) provides an understanding of the concepts and skills necessary to troubleshoot issues that may occur when managing the Check Point Security Management architecture and Security Gateways.


Technical professionals who support, install deploy or administer Check Point products and security administrators and Check Point resellers who need to manage and monitor issues that may occur within their Security Management environment. 

Skills Gained


• Know how to perform periodic administrator tasks 

• Describe the basic functions of the Gaia operating system 

• Recognize SmartConsole features, functions, and tools 

• Describe the Check Point Firewall infrastructure 

• Understand how SmartConsole is used by administrators to grant permissions and 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 

• Identify SmartEvent components used to store network activity logs and identify events 

• Know how Site-to-Site and Remote Access VPN deployments and communities work 

• Explain the basic concepts of ClusterXL technology and its advantages


• Understand how to use Check Point resources for support.

• Understand how to perform packet captures using tcmdump and FW Monitor command tools.

• Understand the basic process of kernel debugging, and how debug commands are structured. 

• Recognize how to use various Linux commands for troubleshooting system issues. 

• Recognize communication issues that may occur between SmartConsole and the SMS and how to resolve them. 

• Understand how to troubleshoot SmartConsole login and authentication issues. 

• Understand how to prevent and resolve licensing and contract issues. 

• Understand how to troubleshoot issues that may occur during policy installation. 

• Understand communication issues that may occur when collecting logs and how to resolve them. 

• Recall various tools to use when analyzing issues with logs. 

• Understand how to restore interrupted communications during heavy logging. 

• Understand how NAT works and how to troubleshoot issues. 

• Understand Client Side and Server Side NAT. 

• Understand how the Access Control Policy functions and how the access control applications work together. 

• Understand how to troubleshoot issues that may occur with Application Control and URL Filtering. • Understand how the HTTPS Inspection process works and how to resolve issues that may occur during the process. 

• Understand how to troubleshoot Content Awareness issues. 

• Recognize how to troubleshoot VPN-related issues. 

• Understand how to monitor cluster status and work with critical devices. 

• Recognize how to troubleshoot State Synchronization. 

• Understand how to troubleshoot communication issues between Identity Sources and Security Gateways. 

• Understand how to troubleshoot and debug issues with internal Identity Awareness processes.


Working knowledge of Windows, UNIX, networking technology, the Internet and TCP/IP.


What is Check Point? Check Point are global providers of IT network and information security solutions, providing customers with robust protection against all types of threats, reduces security complexity and lowers total cost of ownership.

Best known for its FireWall-1 product, Check Point have hardware and software products covering all aspects of IT network, endpoint and data security including the popular NGX, Pointsec, VPN, VSX, R70 and R71 products.

Check Point training and certification courses ensure that IT professionals have up to date security skills, included within our training course portfolio are the Check Point Certified Security Administrator (CCSA) and the Check Point Certified Security Expert (CCSE) certifications all designed to give delegates immediate recognition of their experience, knowledge and abilities within the security arena.

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