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SNSA - SonicWall Network Security Administrator

This course will provide skills to successfully implement and configure SonicWall firewall appliances and security services.

GK# 8429

Course Overview


This course provides you with the background, knowledge, and hands-on experience to begin setting up Basic Firewall Components that will guide you through the process of creating zones on the firewalls, configuring virtual interfaces, creating host address and service objects, deploying NAT policies, and configuring access rules. This technical training covers Basic Threat Protection, which includes Gateway Anti-Virus, Intrusion Prevention Service, and Anti-Spyware; and Advanced Threat Protection, which is comprised of Capture ATP, and GEO IP and Botnet filtering. 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 creating and applying app rules, application bandwidth optimization, and advanced application control implementations. Formative evaluations (knowledge checks and hands-on exercises) are incorporated throughout this course to test new skill sets.

Be advised that with the purchase of this class you will receive ONE FREE EXAM VOUCHER in order to help you pass the SNSA certification. 



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What You'll Learn


This course is designed around the security-specific features of a SonicWall firewall. Over two days, you will participate in more than 22 hands-on, instructor-led and self-paced lab activities. By the end of the course, you will have completely configured a firewall for secure connectivity, remote access, network optimization, and advanced threat protection. 


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Classroom Live Outline

  • Session 0: Program Overview and Reference Architecture
  • Session 1: Setting up Basic Firewall Components
  • Session 2: Unified Threat Management
  • Session 3: Secure Access
  • Session 3: Secure Access (continued)
  • Session 4: Deep Packet Inspection (DPI SSL)
  • Session 5: Content Filtering
  • Session 6: Application Control
  • Session 7: Scalability and Reliability
  • Session 8: High Availability



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Classroom Live Labs

  • Creating a Zone
  • Creating a Sub-Interface
  • Creating a Host Object
  • Creating a Service Object
  • Configuring Network Address Translation (NAT) Policies
  • Configuring Access Rules
  • Enabling Bandwidth Management
  • Configuring Basic Threat Protection
  • Configuring SonicWall Advanced Threat Protection
  • Configuring the Global VPN Client
  • Setting Up a Site-to-Site Virtual Private Network
  • Establishing a Route-Based VPN
  • Configuring LDAP
  • Configure SSL VPN With LDAP
  • Enabling Client DPI-SSL
  • Configure CFS Policy
  • Managing User Authentication with Single Sign-On
  • Creating App Rules
  • Application Bandwidth Optimizing
  • App Control Advanced
  • Configure WAN ISP Failover
  • Configuring Basic High Availability



In order to build such a high-touch, lab-intensive instructor-led class, SonicWall has moved all non-security, lecture-based topics into a complementary e-Learning curriculum. This four hour certification co-requirement covers topics like system registration, account management, upgrading firmware, and configuring management protocols like SNMP and NTP. Together, these two curricula provide the instruction necessary to successfully complete the SNSA - SonicWall Network Security Administrator certification exam. And while the e-Learning is not optional, it is also not considered a prerequisite to taking the ILT course -- though some students have suggested it did help them when they later attended this class.

Who Should Attend

  • Security Engineers
  • Security Administrators
  • Network Engineers
  • Network Administrators
  • Pre-Sales Engineers
  • Sales Personnel

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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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