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Checkpoint R80.x Exam News

The CCSE exam is now available for R80. This exam is based on the R80.10 CCSE certification training course.

The CCSE Update exam will be released in Q3 2017. This is the fast path for certified professionals that are CCSE certified on previous software versions.

R80 CCSA exam is available at Pearson VUE. Please note the CCSA certification is a prerequisite for the CCSE exam and certification.

Quick reference for these new version exam numbers:

  • 156-215.80 – CCSA
  • 156-315.80 – CCSE
  • 156-915.80 – CCSE Update (Not released yet)

CCSA and CCSE (proctored exams) will be priced $250 USD and CCSM $350

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Bad time for renewing CCSE

I got an email from Checkpoint about my cert expiration,  but what is the challenge here? I can’t  take the same exam as per check Point FAQ, in this case CCSE but i gave a try and bang!,

After contact Check point i got the following options:

  • Upgrade your certifications to CCSM (156-115.77)
  • Take two of the following certifications to extend your current CCSE for 1 year
    • Secure Web Gateway
    • ThP-Threat Prevention
    • GAIA Intro -Gaia Overview
    • Advanced IPS
    • CCSBA-Sandblast
    • MTPA-Mobile Threat Prevention Administrator
    • MTPE-Mobile Threat Prevention Engineering
    • Wait for CCSE R80 to be released

I do not see the point to do 2 of the certs to renew the CCSE just for 1 year. The CCSE R80 should be available on Q3 as per Checkpoint. But who knows……

You can read the Check Point Certification  FAQ here

Maybe wait is the best option!  And do the Update exam after.

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Bring Check Point CCSE cert to my bag

Since i achieved my Check Point CCSA i´ve decided to go to next level which means CCSE. I used old CBT Nuggets for R65/R70 , Student/Lab guide for R77, and also the Study guide provided by Check Point. I also read a few SKs to help to understand concepts and Blades which i’ve never touched before.

You can find the study guide here.

SK’s

 

Videos Overview

1. CCSE Welcome
2. Mgmt High Availability
This will present the student with the concept of deploying a backup Smart Center (Mgmt Server)
3. HA Cluster
This will give the student the first must have skill set and that is clustering Check Point firewalls using an New mode HA multicast configuration.
4. Load Sharing Clusters
This nugget will give the student the skills required to deploy load sharing clusters with unicast and multicast protocols.
5. Smart Update & Local upgrades
This nugget will give the student the skills to upgrade local and remote Check Point firewall deployments.
6. Cluster Trouble Shooting
This nugget will cover the process needed to perform health checks & ensure proper configuration of Check Point Firewalls.
7. Encryption
This nugget will cover the process of what encryption protocols are needed to maintain confidentiality, Integrity and availability of data over VPN’s
8. Domain Based VPN
This nugget will cover the first and most common Check Point VPN using encryption domains.
9. SSL VPN
This nugget will cover the deployment of an SSL remote access VPN using Check Point SSL Network Extender.
10. Remote Access VPN (IKE)
This nugget will cover the deployment of a remote access VPN using Check Point secure client on Windows pc
11. Route Based VPN (VTI)
This nugget will cover configuring point-to-point vpn using VTI. A VTI is an operating system level virtual interface that can be used as a gateway
12. Peer VPN’s
This nugget will cover the options need to setup a VPN with a peer company.
13. SCP on Splat
This nugget will cover the most secure way of transferring files to and from your Check Point Secure Platform devices.
14. Smart Center Recovery
This nugget will cover how to recover a Smart Center Mgmt server from a cpinfo or cpbackup file.
15. Disaster Recovery of Cluster Member
This nugget will cover how to recover a cluster member that has suffered a failure while keeping the organization online.
16. Final Note
In this final nugget we cover some study skills for CCSE prep and some housekeeping tips to maintain your Smart Center mgmt server.
17. CCSE Welcome
What’s new in R70. About this updated series.
18. Mgmt Portal
Virtual machine configuration. Software installation steps. Smart dashboard configuration. Navigation of portal settings.
19. R70 Cluster
SPLAT FW installation. Sysconfig of FW. Cluster object configuration. Policy configuration. Policy installation and verification.
20. Command Line World Part 1
Review of core XL. FW monitor troubleshooting.
21. Command Line World Part 2
Troubleshooting with TCP dump. FW troubleshooting and verification commands.
22. Smart Provisioning
FW object settings. Provisioning profiles. Review of SP gui settings. Deploying FW settings.
23. Smart Analyzer
Software installation. Dashboard object configuration. Server components configuration.
24. Smart Reporter
Gui reporter configuration. Review of report settings

Exam

Exam: 156-315.77
Duration
: 100 +30 extension
Questions: 70 to 100
Minimum to Pass:70%
Valid for: 2 Years

This time i got 89 questions, and i was scared because i mixed concepts of SmartEvent and i forgot about a few daemons/processes.

I leave here my notes guys to help you out.

And yes, i PASSED! So now i need to wait for my certificate and kit, Check Point needs 6 to 8 weeks to issue that. Shall i go to CCMSE? Maybe later, now it´s time to jump to VMware stuff, because any conversation which has cloud keyword becomes an Hot Topic!

 

CCSE

References:

Check Point Certified Security Expert (CCSE) R77

Check Point Training FAQ

 

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Training/Events/Workshops:

Training

  • Cisco Stealthwatch
  • Cisco Advanced Malware Protection (AMP) for Endpoints
  • Dell Networking OS9 Configuration and Operations  [3 day instructor]
  • F5 LTM/GTM/AFM Modules 11.x
  • Firewall Configuration Essentials 101 PAN-OS v.6.0 RevC
  • Fortigate 5.x
  • Checkpoint 61000
  • Cisco Hosted Collaboration Solution (HCS)
  • Allot NetXplorer, ServiceProtector,Service Gateway
  • StoneSoft Stone Management Center(SMC)/Firewall/IPS
  • HP ASE – Network Infrastructure [2011]
  • HPN 5900AF Switch Technical
  • Firewall Configuration Essentials I (101) PAN-OS v.6.1
  • ITIL Foundations
  • VTSP 2015
  •  Cybersecurity Management by Charles Sturt University
  • Administering the New Features in PAN-OS 7.0
  • Firewall Installation, Configuration, and Management: Essentials I for PAN-OS 7.0
  • VMware vSphere ICM 5.5
  • VMware NSX ICM 6.0

Event

  • Cisco Live 2010 Barcelona

Certifications:

  • Juniper Networks Certified Expert Enterprise Routing and Switching (JNCIE-ENT) …..To Load
  • Cisco Certified Design Expert Lab….To Load…..
  • Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert SP LAB….To Load…..
  • Cisco Certified Design Expert Written….To Load…..
  • Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert SP Written….To Load…..
  • VMware Certified Professional – Network Virtualization (VCP-NV) …..To Load….
  • VMware Certified Professional 6 – Data Center Virtualization (VCP6-DCV) …..To Load….
  • Juniper Networks Certified Internet Professional (JNCIP-SP) Loaded 04/08/2017
  • Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert Security Written Loaded 09/07/2016
  • VMware Certified Professional 5 – Data Center Virtualization (VCP5-DCV) Loaded 19/01/2016
  • Accredited Configuration Engineer (ACE) Exam – PAN-OS 7.0 Loaded 03/01/2016
  • Juniper Networks Certified Design Associate (JNCDA) 30/12/2015
  • ACSS – Avaya Ethernet Routing Switch 21/08/2015
  • ACSS – Avaya Virtual Services Platform 9000 Loaded 14/08/2015
  • Avaya ERS 8000 and Avaya VSP 9000 Implementation Exam Loaded 24/07/2015
  • VCE Certified Converged Infrastructure Associate (VCE-CIA) Loaded 19/07/2015
  • VMware Technical Solutions Professional (VTSP) Loaded 14/07/2015
  • Check Point Certified Security Expert (CCSE) Loaded 01/07/2015
  • Check Point Certified Security Administrator (CCSA) Loaded 08/05/2015
  • Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert R&S Lab Loaded 31/04/2015 CCIE#47868
  • Accredited Configuration Engineer (ACE) Exam – PAN-OS 6.0 Loaded 02/01/2015
  • Juniper Networks Certified Internet Specialist (JNCIS-SP) Loaded 29/12/2014
  • Dell Networking OS9 Loaded 17/12/2014
  • F5 101v2 Application Delivery Fundamentals (Beta) Loaded 21/11/2014
  • Juniper Networks Certified Professional Enterprise Routing and Switching (JNCIP-ENT) Loaded 07/11/2014
  • Juniper Networks Certified Specialist Enterprise Routing and Switching (JNCIS-ENT) Loaded 01/08/2014
  • Brocade Certified vRouter Engineer (BCVRE) Loaded 16/07/2014
  • Brocade Certified Ethernet Fabric Professional 2013 (BCEFP) Loaded 05/06/2014
  • Juniper Networks Certified Internet Associate (JNCIA-Junos) Loaded 03/06/2014
  • VMware Certified Associate Data Center Virtualization (VCA-DCV) Loaded 14/10/2013
  • Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert R&S Written Loaded 09/05/2013
  • Brocade Certified Network Engineer (BCNE) Loaded 6/12/2012
  • Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) Loaded 31/10/2012
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Loaded 19/1/2010
  • Cisco Academy (CCNA & CCNP & Security) Loaded between 2002 and 2008

 

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Design Track

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