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SonicWALL Network Security Advanced Administration

Learn advanced security skills to maximize your SonicWALL UTM investment.

GK# 0405

Course Overview


In this course, you will build on the skills learned in SonicWALL Network Security Basic Administration Training. You will learn the latest information on application control, bandwidth management, troubleshooting, and advanced networking. This course is designed to teach you to utilize the advanced features of SonicWALL Unified Threat Management (UTM) products. Through hands-on labs you will configure and test UTM features not covered in the Basic Administration course.

The CSSP certification exam for SonicOS is not a part of the class, but you will have access to it online via your personal MySonicWALL account. 



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What You'll Learn

  • OSPF routing
  • Application control and management
  • Active/Active HA and wire mode deployments


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Classroom Live Outline

Section 1: Course Introduction

  • Course Introduction

Section 2: SonicOS Trouble-shooting Tools

  • Troubleshooting Overview
  • System Backup & Restore
  • Diagnostic Tools
  • Packet Capture
  • Logs
  • Third Party Tools

Section 3: Advanced Networking

  • Advanced Routing
  • RF-DPI

Section 4: Network Monitoring and Optimization

  • Application Intelligence
  • Application Control
  • Bandwidth Management
  • Content Filtering Services via App Rules
  • Regular Expressions

Section 5: Appflow Reporting and Wire mode

  • Appflow Reporting
  • GMS Overview
  • Wire Mode
  • Tap Deployment
  • Inline Deployments

Section 6: SIP

  • VOIP Overview
  • SIP Transformation

Section 7: High Availability Deployment

  • Advanced High Availability
  • Active/Passive vs Active/Active
  • A/A Cluster
  • HA Configuration


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Classroom Live Labs

Lab 1: Manage Firmware Administration

Lab 2: View Debug and Diagnostics

Lab 3: Diagnostic Tools

Lab 4: Manage Certificate Authorities

Lab 5: Configure Remote Access Policy

Lab 6: Manage Visualization and Bandwidth

Lab 7: Application Control

Lab 8: Virtual Assist


  • To attend this course, prerequisite skills and knowledge are required, including completing e-learning courses prior to beginning this class. Prerequisite skills and knowledge are required – the first lab exercise is based on prerequisite knowledge and begins without formal instruction (see below for prerequisite details).Information from these e-learning modules is included on the certification exam. The prerequisite training is available from SonicWALL and includes:
  • Advanced Network Security (~ 5 hrs online course): The five-module Advanced Network Security eLearning curriculum is a prerequisite to the Network Security Advanced Administration instructor-led course. This self-paced training details how to leverage unique security technologies, such as dynamic routing, VoIP , QoS, SSL, and Artificial Intelligence, on firewalls to help enhance their security effectiveness, performance, and scalability. The modules deliver a conceptual understanding of these advanced network security design strategies and remediation measures, including SonicWALL-specific configuration, implementation, and troubleshooting techniques.
  • An Active CSSA Certification in SonicOS.


General networking knowledge and experience:

  • Extensive knowledge of networking concepts, network topologies, and the OSI model of networking protocol stacks
  • Understanding of TCP/IP, network addressing, subnets, and Network Address Translation (NAT)
  • Knowledge of basic router concepts
  • Familiarity with IPSec functionality and implementation

Who Should Attend


System engineers, channel partners, service partners, and end users

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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