SonicWall Network Security Professional (SNSP)


SonicWall Network Security Professional (SNSP)

Previously known as the NSAA - Network Security Advance Administration course, the revamped SNSP curriculum expands on the topics covered in SNSA and features advanced SonicWall firewall configuration and administration tasks aimed at helping enterprises adapt to dynamic security environments. The SNSP - SonicWall Network Security Professional course is an expert-level training and certification program that builds on the enterprise security skills learned in the SNSA course.

Relevant changes to the curriculum include an enhanced and deeper scope of SonicOS 6.5.x features and functionality, as well as changes in the learning and delivery methodologies to better balance the professional needs of the student and the business requirements for network and cybersecurity.

Students will learn to monitor, investigate, analyze, and configure SonicWall next-generation firewalls running SonicOS to enable advanced functionality related to secure and remote connectivity, network optimization, and threat prevention.

Upon successful completion of the SNSP program, students will be able to demonstrate SonicWall product expertise and the application skill sets required to mount a proactive, effective defense against current and evolving network and cybersecurity threats.

  • Security professionals
  • System engineers
  • Channel partners
  • Service partners
  • End users with 1+ years experience implementing IT security technologies (network, applications, and systems) that are also SNSA certified.

SNSA - SonicWall Network Security Administration certification.

Students should possess an in-depth understanding of networking fundamentals and architecture including OSI data model, IP addressing, dynamic routing, switching, VoIP, cloud and virtualization, network topologies and connectivity, wired and wireless networks, system backup and recovery, network applications and peripherals, and network management protocols.

Students should be knowledgeable of enterprise security concepts and technologies such as firewalls, gateways, VPN architecture, threat protection, content filtering, NAT, IPSec, SSL, DPI, zones, encryption and cryptography, access control, identity management, security compliance policies, and the latest cyber threats and vulnerabilities.

  1. Course Introduction and Overview
  2. Configuring VPN Auto Provisioning
  3. Configuring Advanced Routing
  4. Configuring Advanced Interface Settings
  5. Using SonicOS CLI
  6. Configuring Capture Client
  7. Capturing and Replaying Packets
  8. Configuring DPI-SSL/TLS Server
  9. Configuring DPI-SSH
  10. Configuring App Rules
  11. Configuring App Control
  12. Configuring Advanced High Availability
  13. Excluding Trusted Content
  14. Resolving and Reporting False Positives
  15. Configuring Content Filtering
  16. Implementing Best Practices

Upcoming Classes

Dates Location GTR  
Feb 9-10 (8:30am-4:30pm) EST Guaranteed to Run
Mar 27-28 (8:30am-4:30pm) EST
Apr 6-7 (8:30am-4:30pm) EST
May 25-26 (8:30am-4:30pm) EST


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