Check Point Certified Security Administrator (CCSA) R80.10/20

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Course Outline

Check Point Certified Security Administrator (CCSA) R80.10/20

Duration: 3 Days


The Check Point CCSA course provides an understanding of basic concepts and skills necessary to configure Check Point Security Gateway and Management Software Blades.
(Supported Versions: R80.10, R80.20)


Technical professionals who support, install, deploy or administer Check Point Software Blades.


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


Provide an understanding of basic concepts and skills necessary to configure Check Point Security Gateway and Management Software Blades.

• 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. 


• 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 


• Working with Gaia Portal 
• Modifying an Existing Security Policy 
• Configuring Hide and Static NAT 
• Managing Administrator Access 
• Installing and Managing a Remote Security Gateway 
• Managing Backups 
• Defining Access Control Policy Layers 
• Defining and Sharing Security Policy Layers 
• Working with Licenses and Contracts 
• Working with Check Point Logs 
• Maintaining Check Point Logs 
• Configuring a Site-to-Site VPN 
• Providing User Access 
• Working with Cluster XL 
• Verifying Network Compliance 
• Working with CP View 

Test & Certification

Prepare for exam #156-215.80 at