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Checkpoint CCSA R81
Checkpoint Certified Security Administrator

What you will learn

Participants would learn how to deploy, configure and administer Checkpoint Security Gateways (Firewalls) and Security Management Servers

Participants would also learn how to configure security policies i.e., Access Control, Application and URL Filtering, Content Awareness, Data Loss Prevention

Participants would also learn how to configure Threat Prevention i.e., Anti-Virus, Anti-Bot, IPS, Threat Emulation and Threat Extraction as well as IoT Security

Participants would learn about Compliance, Network Address Translation (NAT), ClusterXL, Virtual Private Network (VPN), Backup, Snapshot and Database Migration


In this Check Point Certified Security Administrator (CCSA) course, you will learn how to deploy, configure and administer Checkpoint Security Gateways and Security Management Servers.

You will learn how to configure Threat Prevention (Antivirus, AntiBot, IPS, Threat Emulation, Threat Prevention, IoT Security etc) as well as other policies like Access Control, Application and URL Filtering, Data Loss Prevention, Content Awareness, Identity Awareness.

You would also learn how to configure Network Address Translation (Manual NAT), ClusterXL, Backup, Snapshot and Advanced Database Migration.

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This course is known as the CCSA R81. The images used in the course include the Gaia R81.10 (for the Security Management Server) and the Gaia R81 (for the Security Gateway).

The course contents are:

  • Course Overview
  • Introduction to CheckPoint
  • CheckPoint Installation (Security Gateway)
  • CheckPoint Installation (Security Gateway)
  • User Administration
  • Licensing
  • Policy Management
  • HTTPS Inspection
  • Content Awareness
  • Data Loss Prevention
  • Identity Awareness
  • Traffic Visibility
  • Network Address Translation
  • Virtual Private Network
  • ClusterXL
  • Threat Prevention (Anti-Virus)
  • Threat Prevention (Anti-Bot)
  • Threat Prevention (Intrusion Prevention System)
  • Threat Emulation
  • Threat Extraction
  • Infinity Threat Prevention
  • IoT Security
  • Back and Snapshot
  • Advanced Database Migration
  • A video on Security Compliance has been included in the course as a bonus. The compliance blade helps us know our strengths and weaknesses especially as regards configuring policies in accordance with global best practices.


Introduction and Installation of CheckPoint

Course Overview
Introduction to CheckPoint
Installation of Security Gateway
Installation of Security Management Server
Installation of SmartConsole
Adding the Security Gateway via SIC
Secure Internal Communication
Quiz on CheckPoint Installation

Administration (Licenses, User and Admin creation)

Creating Administrators
Creating Users
Creating Objects
Quiz on Administration

Policy Management

Security Blade Components
Access Control (Firewall) Policy
Adding the Second Security Gateway
Internet Access – Router and Firewall
HTTPS Inspection
Application & URL Filtering
Content Awareness
Identity Awareness
Policy Management Quiz

Threat Prevention

Data Loss Prevention
Antivirus, IPS, Anti-Bot (Threat Prevention)
Threat Emulation and Extraction
Infinity Threat Prevention
IoT Security
Quiz on Threat Prevention

Backups and Snapshot


Logs & SmartView Monitor

Logs & Traffic Visibility
Audit Logs and Filtering
SmartView Monitor
Quiz on Logs



Network Address Translation (NAT)

Network Address Translation (Manual NAT)
Proxy ARP

Remote Access VPN

Adding the Remote Gateway
Remote Access VPN