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SonicWALL Network Security Basic Administration

Learn to design, implement, and troubleshoot SonicWALL security devices running SonicOS firmware.

GK# 0400 Vendor# NS-102

Course Overview


This course provides you with the background, knowledge, and hands-on experience to begin designing, implementing, and troubleshooting SonicWALL security appliances running SonicOS firmware. Attend this course, and receive one SonicWALL SOHO security appliance and a one-year Comprehensive Gateway Security Suite license.

This technical training covers configuration and deployment of the SonicOS firmware. You will become familiar with a wide spectrum of SonicWALL’s innovative feature set, such as Unified Threat Management (UTM), Single Sign On, VPN, SSL VPN, and Content Filtering Service. As you examine the wide array of security features SonicOS has to offer, you will learn validation of settings and troubleshooting techniques using the SonicWALL diagnostic tools. Formative evaluations (knowledge checks and hands-on exercises) are incorporated throughout this course to test new skill sets.

What You'll Learn

  • Design, implement, and troubleshoot SonicWALL security appliances running SonicOS Enhanced firmware
  • Configure and deploy SonicOS Enhanced firmware
  • Components of SonicWALL's feature set
  • Use SonicWALL diagnostic tools to validate and troubleshoot


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Classroom Live Outline

1. Course Introduction

2. Operating System Fundamentals

  • Registration
  • OS Fundamentals
  • System Backup and Restore

3. Scalability and Reliability

  • WAN ISP Failover and Ethernet Load Balancing
  • Policy-Based Routing
  • High Availability

4. Secure Access and Content Control

  • VPN: Gateway-to-Gateway, Hub and Spoke, Mesh
  • Route-Based VPN
  • GVC with Local User DB
  • SSL VPN with Local User Database
  • SSL VPN and Global VPN Client with LDAP Authentication
  • Content Filtering Service
  • Content Filtering Service Using Single Sign-On

5. Unified Threat Management

6. Troubleshooting


Viewing labs for:

Classroom Live Labs

Lab 1: Updating the SonicOS Enhanced Firmware

Lab 2: Initial Setup and Configuration

Lab 3: SonicWALL Administration

Lab 4: NAT: Inbound Server Access

Lab 5: WAN ISP Failover and Outbound Load

Lab 6: Policy-Based Routing

Lab 7: Site-to-Site VPN Settings

Lab 8: Hub and Spoke VPN Settings (Optional)

Lab 9: Route-Based VPN

Lab 10: Global VPN Client with Local Database (Optional)

Lab 11: SSL VPN with Local Database

Lab 12: SSL VPN with LDAP Authentication

Lab 13: Content Filtering Service with LDAP

Lab 14: CFS with LDAP Authentication Using Single Sign-On

Lab 15: Unified Threat Management

Who Should Attend


System engineers, channel partners, service partners, and system administrators

Course Delivery

This course is available in the following formats:

Classroom Live

Receive face-to-face instruction at one of our training center locations.

Duration: 2 day

Virtual Classroom Live

Experience expert-led online training from the convenience of your home, office or anywhere with an internet connection.

Duration: 2 day

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