Check Point Security Administration (CCSA) R71 — A 5 day course

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Course Synopsis

Please note that this course has been retired and is no longer available. Please see the RETIRED page for courses currently available in this subject area. Check Point Security Administrator is a foundation course for Check Point's Security Management and Gateway Systems. This 5-day course provides hands-on training to attain the skills necessary to configure R71 Check Point Software Blades including Firewall, IPSEC VPN, IPS, Network Policy Management, Logging & Status, and Monitoring, URL Filtering, Antivirus/Anti-malware, Anti-spam & Email Security. During this course, students will configure a Security Policy, secure communications across the Internet and defend against network threats.

Course Objectives

On completion of this course, delegates will be able to:

Suitable for

Technical persons who support, install, deploy or administer Check Point Software Blades should attend this course. This could include the following:


Persons attending this course should have a working knowledge of networking concepts, Windows Server and/or UNIX, and experience with TCP/IP and the Internet.


This course helps prepare for CCSA R71 exam # 156-215.71. To purchase an exam voucher please contact us for further information. It contains 90 multiple-choice, scenario-based questions. A passing score is 70% or higher in 120 minutes. The exam is based on 80% course materials and 20% hands-on experience with Check Point products. Students should have at least 6 months experience before challenging it.


This course has been retired and is no longer available.

Course Contents

Check Point Technology Overview

Check Point Software Blades

Deployment Platforms

Introduction to Security Policy

Monitor Traffic and Connections

Use SmartUpdate

Upgrade to R71

User Management and Authentication

Encryption and VPNs

Introduction to VPNs

Messaging and Content Security

Check Point IPS

Lab exercises include: