Code: 
CPR75BOOTCAMP
Duration: 
5 Day(s)
Price: 
£2500

Overview

This boot camp course covers ALL the contents of the Check Point CCSA R75 and CCSE R75 courses

The course starts off with discussion on basic concepts and skills necessary to configure Check Point Security Gateway and Management Software Blades. During this course you will configure a Security Policy and learn about managing, tracking and monitoring a secure network. In addition, you will upgrade checkpoint as well as configure site-to-site VPNs and Remote access VPNs

During the second half of the course we will be discussing the advanced concepts and skills to optimise the R75 Check Point Software Blade architecture. This course is designed to help maximise the performance of your Check Point security deployment with real-world scenarios including Identity Awareness, Clustering, Advanced VPN Concepts and VPN debugging. During the course you will set up multiple security gateway clusters, analyse network intrusion alerts and generate advanced network traffic reports

Audience

  • Technical persons who support, install, deploy or administer Check Point Software Blades should attend this course.
  • This could include the following:
    • Systems Administrators, System Engineers, Security Managers and Network Managers
    • Technical support personnel
    • Channel Partners who want channel program benefits
  • Anyone seeking CCSA certification
  • Check Point Certified Security Administrators (CCSA) who want to achieve advanced certification (CCSE)

Skills Gained

Objectives

  • Describe Check Point's unified approach to network management, and the key elements of it
  • Design a distributed environment
  • Install the Security Gateway version R75 in a distributed environment
  • Perform a backup and restore the current Gateway installation from the command line
  • Identify critical files needed to purge or backup, import and export users and groups and add or delete administrators from the command line
  • Deploy Gateways using sysconfig and cpconfig from the Gateway command line
  • Create and configure network, host and gateway objects
  • Verify SIC establishment between the Security Management Server and the Gateway using SmartDashboard
  • Create a basic Rule Base in SmartDashboard that includes permissions for administrative users, external services, and LAN outbound use
  • Configure NAT rules on Web and Gateway servers
  • Evaluate existing policies and optimize the rules based on current corporate requirements
  • Maintain the Security Management Server with scheduled backups and policy versions to ensure seamless upgrades with minimal downtime
  • Use Queries in SmartView Tracker to monitor IPS and common network traffic and troubleshoot events using packet data
  • Use packet data to generate reports, troubleshoot system and security issues, and ensure network functionality
  • Using SmartView Monitor, configure alerts and traffic counters, view a Gateway's status, monitor suspicious activity rules, analyze tunnel activity and monitor remote user access
  • Monitor remote Gateways using SmartUpdate to evaluate the need for upgrades, new installations, and license modifications
  • Use SmartUpdate to apply upgrade packages to single or multiple VPN-1 Gateways
  • Upgrade and attach product licenses using SmartUpdate
  • Centrally manage users to ensure only authenticated users securely access the corporate network either locally or remotely
  • Manage users to access the corporate LAN by using external databases
  • Use Identity Awareness to provide granular level access to network resources
  • Acquire user information used by the Security Gateway to control access
  • Define Access Roles for use in an Identity Awareness rule
  • Implement Identity Awareness in the Firewall Rule Base
  • Configure a pre-shared secret site-to-site VPN with partner sites
  • Configure permanent tunnels for remote access to corporate resources
  • Configure VPN tunnel sharing, given the difference between host-based, subunit-based and gateway-based tunnels
  • Use their knowledge of Security Gateway infrastructure including chain modules, packet flow and kernel tables to describe how to perform debugs on firewall processes.
  • Perform a backup of a Security Gateway and Management Server.
  • Upgrade and troubleshoot a Management Server.
  • Upgrade and troubleshoot a clustered Security Gateway deployment.
  • Configure SmartDirectory to incorporate user information for authentication services on the network.
  • Manage internal and external user access to resources for Remote Access or across a VPN.
  • Troubleshoot user access issues found when implementing Identity Awareness.
  • Build, test and troubleshoot a ClusterXL Load Sharing and High Availability deployments on an enterprise network.
  • Troubleshoot a Site-to-Site or Certificate Based VPN on a corporate gateway.
  • Optimise VPN performance and availability.
  • Manage and Test corporate VPN Tunnels.
  • Use SmartReporting and SmartEvent to provide industry compliant information to management.

Prerequisites

Delegates need to have attended Check Point training on CCSE R60 or later versions. If delegates do not meet this requirement but feel they have the relevant experience and technical knowledge then we will need the trainer to speak with the delegate before confirming a booking

Course Specifics

Course Outline

Course Topics:

  • Introduction to Check Point Technology
  • Deployment Platforms
  • Introduction to the Security Policy
  • Monitoring Traffic and Connections
  • Using SmartUpdate
  • User Management and Authentication
  • Advanced User Management
  • Identity Awareness
  • Introduction to Check Point VPNs
  • Advanced IPsec VPN, Remote Access VPN and troubleshooting
  • Advanced Firewall concepts
  • Advanced Upgrading
  • Advanced Clustering and Acceleration
  • Auditing and Reporting

Options

Introduction to Check Point Technology

  • Describe Check Point's unified approach to network management and the key elements of this architecture
  • Design a distributed environment using the network detailed in the course topology
  • Install the Security Gateway version R75 in a distributed environment using the network detailed in the course topology

Deployment Platforms

  • Given network specifications, perform a backup and restore the current Gateway installation from the command line
  • Identify critical files needed to purge or backup, import and export users and groups and add or delete administrators from the command line
  • Deploy Gateways using sysconfig and cpconfig from the Gateway command line

Introduction to the Security Policy

  • Given the network topology, create and configure network, host and gateway objects
  • Verify SIC establishment between the Security Management Server and the Gateway using SmartDashboard
  • Create a basic Rule Base in SmartDashboard that includes permissions for administrative users, external services, and LAN outbound use
  • Configure NAT rules on Web and Gateway servers
  • Evaluate existing policies and optimize the rules based on current corporate requirements
  • Maintain the Security Management Server with scheduled backups and policy versions to ensure seamless upgrades with minimal downtime

Monitoring Traffic and Connections

  • Use Queries in SmartView Tracker to monitor IPS and common network traffic and troubleshoot events using packet data
  • Using packet data on a given corporate network, generate reports, troubleshoot system and security issues, and ensure network functionality
  • Using SmartView Monitor, configure alerts and traffic counters, view a Gateway's status, monitor suspicious activity rules, analyze tunnel activity and monitor remote user access based on corporate requirements

Using SmartUpdate

  • Monitor remote Gateways using SmartUpdate to evaluate the need for upgrades, new installations, and license modifications
  • Use SmartUpdate to apply upgrade packages to single or multiple VPN-1 Gateways
  • Upgrade and attach product licenses using SmartUpdate

User Management and Authentication

  • Centrally manage users to ensure only authenticated users securely access the corporate network either locally or remotely
  • Manage users to access the corporate LAN by using external databases

Identity Awareness

  • Use Identity Awareness to provide granular level access to network resources
  • Acquire user information used by the Security Gateway to control access
  • Define Access Roles for use in an Identity Awareness rule
  • Implement Identity Awareness in the Firewall Rule Base

Introduction to Check Point VPNs

  • Configure a pre-shared secret site-to-site VPN with partner sites
  • Configure permanent tunnels for remote access to corporate resources
  • Configure VPN tunnel sharing, given the difference between host-based, subunit-based and gateway-based tunnels

Advanced Firewall

  • Using your knowledge of Security Gateway infrastructure including chain modules, packet flow and
  • kernel tables, perform debugs on firewall processes.

Advanced Upgrading

  • Perform a backup of a Security Gateway and Management Server using your understanding of the differences between backups, snapshots, and upgrade-exports.
  • Upgrade and troubleshoot a Management Server using a database migration.
  • Upgrade and troubleshoot a clustered Security Gateway deployment.

Advanced User Management

  • Using an external user database such as LDAP, configure SmartDirectory to incorporate user information for authentication services on the network.
  • Manage internal and external user access to resources for Remote Access or across a VPN.
  • Troubleshoot user access issues found when implementing Identity Awareness.

Advanced Clustering and Acceleration

  • Build, test and troubleshoot a ClusterXL Load Sharing deployment on an enterprise network.
  • Build, test and troubleshoot a ClusterXL High Availability deployment on an enterprise network.
  • Build, test and troubleshoot a management HA deployment on an enterprise network.
  • Configure, maintain and troubleshoot SecureXL and CoreXL acceleration solutions on the corporate network traffic to ensure noted performance enhancement on the firewall.

Advanced IPsec VPN and Remote Access

  • Using your knowledge of fundamental VPN tunnel concepts, troubleshoot a site-to-site or certificate-based VPN on a corporate gateway using IKEView, VPN log files and command-line debug tools.
  • Optimize VPN performance and availability by using Link Selection and Multiple Entry Point solutions.
  • Manage and test corporate VPN tunnels to allow for greater monitoring and scalability with multiple tunnels defined in a community including other VPN providers.

SmartReporting and SmartEvent

  • Create Events or use existing event definitions to generate reports on specific network traffic using SmartReporting and SmartEvent in order to provide industry compliance information to management.
  • Using your knowledge of SmartEvent architecture and module communication, troubleshoot report generation given command-line tools and debug-file information.

LAB EXERCISES INCLUDE

  • Distributed Installations
  • Branch Office Security Gateway Installations
  • CLI Tools
  • Building a Security Policy
  • Configure the DMZ
  • Configure NAT
  • Monitor with SmartView Tracker
  • Client Authentication
  • Identity Awareness
  • Site-to-Site VPN between corporate and branch office
  • Upgrading to Check Point R75
  • Migrating to a Clustering Solution
  • Configuring SmartDashboard to interface with Active Directory
  • Configuring Site-to-Site VPNs with Third Party Certificates
  • Remote Access with Endpoint Security VPN
  • Generating reports using SmartEvent and SmartReporter

Thinking about Onsite?

If you need training for 3 or more people, you should ask us about onsite training. Putting aside the obvious location benefit, content can be customised to better meet your business objectives and more can be covered than in a public classroom. It's a cost effective option.

Submit an enquiry from any page on this site, and let us know you are interested in the requirements box, or simply mention it when we contact you.

Upcoming Dates

Course Location Days Cost Date
Onsite
5 2500 £2500 2018-07-16
Belfast
5 2500 £2500 2017-10-20
Exeter
5 2500 £2500 2017-10-19
Bristol
5 2500 £2500 2017-10-17
Oxford
5 2500 £2500 2017-09-04
Birmingham
5 2500 £2500 2017-08-21
Reading
5 2500 £2500 2017-08-14
Glasgow
5 2500 £2500 2017-07-27
Liverpool
5 2500 £2500 2017-07-24
Manchester
5 2500 £2500 2017-07-21