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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. 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 SonicWall diagnostic tools. Formative evaluations (knowledge checks and hands-on exercises) are incorporated throughout this course to test new skill sets.


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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

  • Course introduction
  • Classroom environment
  • Course materials
  • Prerequisites
  • Introductions
  • Training and support options

2. Operating System Fundamentals

  • Registration
  • OS fundamentals
  • System backup and restore
  • Knowledge check

3. Scalability and Reliability

  • WAN ISP failover and load balancing
  • Policy-based routing
  • High availability
  • Knowledge check

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
  • Knowledge check

5. Unified Threat Management

  • Unified Threat Management (UTM)
  • Knowledge check

6. Troubleshooting

  • Troubleshooting Overview
  • System Backup & Restore
  • Diagnostic Tools
  • Packet Capture
  • Logs
  • Knowledge check


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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
Lab 9: Route-Based VPN
Lab 10: Global VPN Client with Local Database
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



To attend this course, prerequisite skills and knowledge are required.  Information from these e-Learning modules is included on the certification exam.

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
  • End users

Follow-On Courses

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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