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Check Point Security Administration and Security Engineering Bundle (R80.20 GAiA)

New – Learn how to configure Check Point Security Gateway and Management Software Blades, as well as how to build, modify, deploy, and troubleshoot Check Point Security systems on the GAiA OS.

GK# 3443

Course Overview


This special CCSA and CCSE bundle covering Check Point Security Administration & Engineering (R80.10) provides you with an understanding of the basic concepts and skills necessary to configure Check Point Security Gateway and Management Software Blades.
CCSA-R80.10: The goal of this course is to provide an understanding of basic concepts and skills necessary to configure Check Point Security Gateway and Management Software Blades.
CCSE-R80.10: The goal of this course is to provide an understanding and skills necessary to configure and optimally manage Check Point Next Generation Firewalls.


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What You'll Learn


Upon completion of this course, students are able to:

  • Introduction to Check Point Technology
  • Security Policy Management
  • Policy Layers
  • Check Point Security Solutions and Licensing
  • Traffic Visibility
  • Basic Concepts of VPN
  • Managing User Access
  • Working with ClusterXL
  • Administrator Task Implementation
  • System Management
  • Automation and Orchestration
  • Redundancy
  • Acceleration
  • SmartEvent
  • Mobile and Remote Access
  • Threat Prevention



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Classroom Live Outline

CCSA Course Outline

  • Interpret the concept of a Firewall and understand the mechanisms used for controlling network traffic.
  • Describe the key elements of Check Point?s unified Security Management Architecture.
  • Recognize SmartConsole features, functions and tools.
  • Understand Check Point deployment options.
  • Describe the basic functions of Gaia.
  • Describe the essential elements of a Security Policy.
  • Understand how traffic inspection takes place in a unified Security Policy.
  • Summarize how administration roles and permissions assist in managing policy.
  • Recall how to implement backup techniques.
  • Understand the Check Point policy layer concept.
  • Recognize Check Point security solutions and products and how they work to protect your network.
  • Understand licensing and contract requirements for Check Point security products.
  • Identify tools designed to monitor data, determine threats and recognize performance improvements.
  • Identify tools designed to respond quickly and efficiently to changes in gateways, tunnels, remote users, traffic flow patterns, and other activities.
  • Understand Site-to-Site and Remote Access VPN deployments and communities.
  • Understand how to analyze and interpret VPN traffic.
  • Recognize how to define users and user groups.
  • Understand how to manage user access for internal and external users.
  • Understand the basic concepts of ClusterXL technology and its advantages.
  • Understand how to perform periodic administrator tasks as specified in administrator job descriptions.

CCSE Course Outline

  • Identify advanced CLI commands.
  • Understand system management procedures, including how to perform system upgrades and apply patches and hotfixes.
  • Describe the Check Point Firewall infrastructure.
  • Describe advanced methods of gathering important gateway data using CPView and CPInfo.
  • Recognize how Check Point?s flexible API architecture supports automation and orchestration.
  • Discuss advanced ClusterXL functions.
  • Describe VRRP network redundancy advantages.
  • Undersand how SecureXL acceleration technology is used to enhance and improve performance.
  • Understand how CoreXL acceleration technology is used to enhance and improve performance.
  • Identify the SmartEvent components that store network activity logs and identify events.
  • Discuss the SmartEvent process that determines which network activities may lead to security issues.
  • Understand how SmartEvent can assist in detecting, remediating, and preventing security threats.
  • Discuss the Mobile Access Software Blace and how it secures communication and data.
  • Understand Mobile Access deployment options.
  • Recognize Check Point Remote Access solutions.
  • Discuss Check Point Capsule components and how they protect mobile devices and business documents.
  • Discuss diferent Check Point Solutions for attacks such as zero-day and Advanced Persistent Threats.
  • Understand how SandBlast, Threat Emulation, and Threat Extraction prevent security incidents.
  • Identify how Check Point Mobile Threat Prevention can help protect data accessed on company-issued smartphones and tablets.


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Classroom Live Labs

CCSA Lab Exercises Include:

Lab 1: Working with Gaia Portal
Lab 2: Modifying an Existing Security Policy
Lab 3: Configuring Hide and Static NAT
Lab 4: Managing Administrator Access
Lab 5: Installing and Managing a Remote Security Gateway
Lab 6: Managing Backups
Lab 7: Defining Access Control Policy Layers Defining and Sharing Security Policy Layers
Lab 8: Working with Licenses and Contracts
Lab 9: Working with Check Point Logs
Lab 10: Maintaining Check Point Logs
Lab 11: Configuring a Site-to-Site VPN
Lab 12: Providing User Access
Lab 13: Working with Cluster XL
Lab 14: Verifying Network Compliance
Lab 15: Working with CP View

CCSE Lab Exercises Include:

Lab 16: Upgrading a Security Management Server to R80.10
Lab 17: Applying Check Point Hotfixes
Lab 18: Configuring a New Security Gateway Cluster
Lab 19: Core CLI Elements of Firewall Administration
Lab 20: Configuring Manual Network Address Translation
Lab 21: Managing Objects Using the Check Point API
Lab 22: Enabling Check Point VRRP
Lab 23: Deploying a Secondary Security Management Server
Lab 24: Viewing the Chain Modules
Lab 25: Working with SecureXL
Lab 26: Working with CoreXL
Lab 27: Evaluating Threats with SmartEvent
Lab 28: Managing Mobile Access
Lab 29: Understanding IPS Protections
Lab 30: Deploying IPS Geo Protection
Lab 31: Reviewing Threat Prevention Settings and Protections
Lab 32: Deploying Threat Emulation and Threat Extraction



  • General knowledge of TCP/IP
  • Working knowledge of Windows, UNIX, network technology, and the internet

Who Should Attend


Technical persons who support, install, deploy, or administer Check Point Software Blades, which includes:

  • System administrators
  • Support analysts
  • Security managers
  • Network engineers
  • Anyone seeking CCSA certification and CCSE certification


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: 5 day

Virtual Classroom Live

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

Duration: 5 day

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