McAfee Firewall Enterprise Version 8.0 System Administration — A 5-day course

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Course Synopsis

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McAfee Firewall Enterprise System Administration (formerly known as Sidewinder) course is a fast-paced hands-on introduction to Firewall Enterprise. It supplies a broad familiarity with day-to-day administration skills and the knowledge required to use those skills effectively.

Course Objectives

On successful completion of this course, you will be able to:


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It is recommended that the students should have a working knowledge of Windows administration, System Administration concepts, a basic understanding of computer security concepts and networking concepts, a understanding of basic UNIX commands, working knowledge of Internet services including: DNS, Sendmail, FTP and WWW services, Internet protocols (TCP, UDP, etc.) and their usage routing and connectivity flow (LAN, WAN, Internet).

Course Contents

Module 1: Firewall Security Overview

Module 2: Firewall Enterprise Features and Components

Module 3: Firewall Enterprise System Overview

Module 4: Planning for Firewall Enterprise Integrations

Module 5: Firewall Enterprise Installation

Module 6: Routing

Module 7: Firewall Enterprise Zones

Module 8: man Pages

Module 9: tcpdump Overview

Module 10: Auditing and Reporting

Module 11: Firewall Enterprise DNS Configuration

Module 12: Policy Management Overview

Module 13: Application Overview

Module 14: Rule Endpoints

Module 15: Application Defenses

Module 16: NAT and Redirection

Module 17: Authentication Module 18: Geo-Location

Module 19: IPS Inspection

Module 20: SSL Decryption/Re-Encryption

Module 21: Mail

Module 22: TrustedSource

Module 23: SmartFilter

Module 24: Firewall Enterprise Backup/Restore Options

Module 25: VPN's

Module 26: High Availability

Module 27: McAfee Firewall Profiler Overview

Module 28: Firewall Reporter Overview

Module 29: IPv6 Overview

Module 30: Control Center Overview

Module 31: Bridging/Transparency Overview

Module 32: Link Aggregation (LAGG)

All topics are supported by hands-on exercises specifically designed to increase knowledge retention.