Check Point Certified Security Expert (CCSE)


Check Point Certified Security Expert (CCSE)

In this course, you will learn how to effectively build, modify, deploy, and troubleshoot Check Point Security systems on the GAiA OS. We will study firewall processes and examine user and kernel processing and stateful inspection. Labs include configuring security gateways, implementing VPNs, and performing advanced troubleshooting tasks on the firewall.

Related Certification:

This course helps prepare for CCSE exam #156-315.77, which is available at VUE test centers 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 must have a valid CCSA certification before taking the CCSE exam.

Check Point Certified Security Expert

  • Advanced and in-depth explanation of Check Point firewall technology
  • Key tips and techniques for troubleshooting Check Point firewall technology
  • Advanced upgrading concepts and practices
  • Clustering firewall, management concepts, and practices
  • Software acceleration features
  • Advanced VPN concepts and implementations
  • Reporting tools, deployment options, and features

Expert users and resellers who need to perform advanced deployment configurations of a security gateway, which includes:

  • System administrators
  • Support analysts
  • Network engineers
  • Anyone seeking CCSE certification

Required Prerequisites:


  • Perform a backup of a security gateway and management server using your understanding of the differences between backups, snapshots, and update-exports
  • Upgrade and troubleshoot a management server using a database migration
  • Upgrade and troubleshoot a clustered security gateway deployment
  • Use knowledge of security gateway infrastructures, chain modules, packet flow, and kernel tables to perform debugs on firewall processes
  • Build, test, and troubleshoot a ClusterXL load sharing deployment on an enterprise network
  • Build, test, and troubleshoot a ClusterXL high availability (HA) deployment on an enterprise network
  • Build, test, and troubleshoot a management HA deployment on an enterprise network
  • Configure, maintain, and troubleshoot SecureXL and CoreXL acceleration solutions on the corporate network traffic to ensure noted performance enhancement
  • Using an external user database such as LDAP, configure user directory to incorporate user information for authentication services on the network
  • Manage internal and external user access to resources for remote access or across a VPN
  • Troubleshoot user access issues found when implementing identity awareness
  • Troubleshoot a site-to-site or certificate-based VPN on a corporate gateway using IKE View, VPN log files and command-line debug tools
  • Optimize VPN performance and availability by using link selection and multiple entry point solutions
  • Manage and test corporate VPN tunnels to allow for greater monitoring and scalability with multiple tunnels defined in a community including other VPN providers
  • Create events or use existing event definitions to generate reports on specific network traffic using SmartReporter and SmartEvent to provide industry compliance information to management
  • Troubleshoot report generation given command-line tools and debug-file information


Lab 1: Upgrade to Check Point R77
Lab 2: Core CLI elements of firewall administration
Lab 3: Migrate to a clustering solution
Lab 4: Configure SmartDashboard to interface with Active Directory
Lab 5: Configure site-to-site VPNS with third-party certificates
Lab 6: Remote access with Endpoint Security VPN
Lab 7: SmartEvent and SmartReporter

Upcoming Classes

Dates Location GTR  
Feb 1-3 (10am-6pm) EST
Feb 15-17 (10am-6pm) EST
Mar 1-3 (10am-6pm) EST
Mar 15-17 (10am-6pm) EST
Mar 29-31 (10am-6pm) EST
Apr 12-14 (10am-6pm) EST
Apr 26-28 (10am-6pm) EST
May 10-12 (10am-6pm) EST
May 24-26 (10am-6pm) EST
Jun 7-9 (10am-6pm) EST
Jun 21-23 (10am-6pm) EST


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