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Symantec Data Center Security: Server Advanced 6.

  • Course Code DP0151
  • Duration 3 days

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Course Delivery

This course is available in the following formats:

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Course Overview

The Symantec Data Center Security: Server Advanced 6.0 course is an introduction to implementing and managing a Symantec Data Center Security: Server Advanced 6.0 deployment. The architecture and individual components of the SDCS:SA 6.0 solution are detailed and explained. Agent installation and configuration are taught along with deployment and management of SDCS:SA agents and policies across the enterprise. The course also covers SDCS:SA Policy creation/modification in detail.

Course Schedule


Target Audience

This course is for information technology professionals,
security professionals, network, system managers
and administrators tasked with installing, configuring and
maintaining Symantec Data Center Security: Server Advanced.

Course Objectives


By the completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe the major components of Symantec Data Center Security: Server Advanced and how they communicate.
  • Install the management server, console and agent.
  • Define, manage and create assets, policies, events and configurations.
  • Understand policy creation and editing in depth.

Course Content



  • Course Overview
  • The Classroom Lab Environment

Introduction to Security Risks and Risk

  • Security Risks
  • Security Risk Management
  • Managing and Protecting Systems
  • Corporate Security Policies and Security Assessments
  • Host-Based Computer Security Issues
  • SDCS:Server Advanced Overview

SDCS: Server Advanced Component Overview

  • Policy Types and Platforms
  • Management Console Overview
  • Agent User Interface Overview
  • DEMO of Management Console

Installation and Deployment

  • Planning the Installation
  • Deploying SDCS:SA for High Availability
  • Scalability
  • Installing the Management Server
  • Installing the Management Console
  • Installing a Windows Agent
  • Installing a UNIX Agent


  • Install Manager and Agents

Configuring Assets

  • Asset and Agent Overview
  • Viewing Agents and Assets
  • Managing Agents
  • Managing Agents on Assets


  • Create Asset Groups
  • Examine Agent Interface

Policy Overview

  • Policies Defined
  • Prevention Policy Overview
  • Process Sets
  • Resource Access
  • Policy Options
  • Detection Policy Overview
  • IDS Capabilities
  • Rules
  • Collectors
  • Policy Management Workspace
  • User Interface on Agent
  • Example Use Cases


  • Paper Based Scenarios
  • what type of security strategy should be used ?

Detailed Prevention Policies

  • Policy Editor
  • Policy Structure
  • Global Policy Options
  • Service Options
  • Program Options
  • Policy Processing Order
  • Network Rules
  • File Rules
  • Registry Rules
  • Process Sets
  • Predefined Policies


  • Deploy Strict policy
  • Examine Functionality

Advanced Prevention

  • Profiling Applications
  • Customizing Predefined Policies
  • LAB
  • Modify Policy Previously Deployed
  • Re-examine Functionality
  • Preparing for Policy deployment


  • Best Practice - Covering Basics
  • Further Enhance Strict Policy
  • Create Custom Process Set


  • Secure an FTP Server
  • Troubleshoot Policy/pset Assignment Using CLI

Detection Policies

  • Detection Policies Structure
  • Collectors
  • Rules
  • Predefined Detection Policies
  • Creating a Detection Policy Using the Template Policy


  • Deploy Baseline Policy
  • Create Custom Policy

Event Management

  • Events Defined
  • Viewing Events
  • Reports and Queries Overview
  • Creating Queries and Reports
  • Creating Alerts


  • View Monitor Types and Search Events
  • Create Real Time Monitor
  • Create Queries and Reports
  • Create Alerts

Agent Management and Troubleshooting

  • Configurations Defined
  • Creating and Editing Configurations
  • Common Parameters
  • Prevention Settings
  • Detection Settings
  • Analyzing Agent Log Files
  • Diagnostic Policies
  • Local Agent Tool – sisipsconfig


  • Create Custom Configurations
  • Implement Bulk Logging
  • Disable Prevention on Agent Using CLI
  • Use Diagnostic Policy to Gather Logs
  • Troubleshoot a Policy

System Management

  • Managing Users and Roles
  • Server Security
  • Viewing and Managing Server Settings
  • Viewing and Managing Database Settings
  • Viewing and Managing Tomcat Settings


  • Create a New User
  • View System Settings

Course Prerequisites

You should have working knowledge of TCP/IP protocols
and communications concepts. You must have
experience with the Windows and UNIX operating
systems in general. A basic understanding of key security
disciplines (firewalls, intrusion detection/prevention,
policy management, vulnerability assessment, antivirus
protection and so on) is required.