McAfee Network Security Platform Essentials — A 4-day course

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Course Synopsis

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The McAfee Network Security Platform Essentials course provides attendees with in-depth training on the full benefits of network intrusion prevention and helps them get the most from their McAfee Network Security Platform. Administrators receive hands-on training on deployment and maintenance, reducing the risks of mis-configuration while ensuring that an organization gets the maximum protection from their installation.

Key Advantages

Improved ROI

McAfee training Courses allow customers to get more from their products faster.

Reduce risk

When deploying any new product there is the risk of disrupting business continuity. Providing training to administrators can significantly reduce the risk of mis-configuration could have resulted in:

McAfee Education provide instructor-led training proving classroom and practical hands-on exercises to ensure administrators attending can understand and successfully protect their information systems from unauthorized access, damage or disruption using Network Intrusion Prevention.

McAfee's Network Security Platforms give high-speed, real-time protection for your infrastructure, while integration with McAfee's Centralized management console and vulnerability scanners provides clear assessment of system and network threats and simplifying alerting and reporting. Additional integration with McAfee Network Access Control helps you control user access to your network.

The cost and risk of system downtime is not easy to quantify but can be very significant depending on a company's dependence on its IT infrastructure to create revenue. Any mis-configured security product can result in reduced protection increasing the vulnerability to attack and impacting system performance.

Course Objectives

At the end of this course attendees should understand the capabilities of McAfee's Network Intrusion Prevention solution and have the capability to install the Network Security Manager and sensor. Attendees will also be capable of configuring reporting and maintaining the solution.


It is recommended that the students should have a working knowledge of Networking and System Administration concepts, a basic understanding of computer security concepts, and a general understanding of viruses and anti-virus technologies.


This course has been retired and is no longer available.

Course Contents

Module 1: Network Security Overview

Module 2: Installing the Network Security Platform Manager

Module 3: Admin Domains & Manager Authentication

Module 4: Installing the Network Security Platform Sensor

Module 5: Sensor Port Configuration

Module 6: McAfee Network Security Platform Policies

Module 7: Creating Alert Filters

Module 8: >Configuring Virtual IPS

Module 9: Access Control Lists & IP Spoofing

Module 10: Configuring DoS/DDoS

Module 11: Threat Analyzer

Module 12: Update Server

Module 13: Report Generator

Module 14: System Administration

Module 15: Tuning McAfee Network Security Platform

All topics are supported by hands-on exercises specifically designed to increase knowledge retention. Classroom exercises provide hands-on experience needed to install, configure, and manage McAfee products centrally via ePolicy Orchestrator.