A few vendors are reporting issues (even an unexpected reboot), be ready with a big mug of Coffee can be a long night! Many vendors are reporting to disable NTP before the adjustment.
A leap second is a one-second adjustment that is occasionally applied to Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) in order to keep its time of day close to the mean solar time, or UT1. Without such a correction, time reckoned by Earth’s rotation drifts away from atomic time because of irregularities in the Earth’s rate of rotation. Since this system of correction was implemented in 1972, 26 such leap seconds have been inserted. The most recent one happened on June 30, 2012 at 23:59:60 UTC.A leap second will again be inserted at the end of June 30, 2015 at 23:59:60 UTC.
Sometimes managing different devices with old certificates using a fresh browser can be a headache for sure. Because of SSLv3 POODLE Vulnerability most of browsers disabled the SSLv3, so the only way i got to connect was changing about:config in Firefox the following values:
I´ve been working for a long time with Check Point but i did not take any exam, but this was in my objectives for a long time…. So i decided about 1 month ago to start studying for this and was not hard to be honest. The funny thing on Check Point is every Major release it changes the exam Title but that doesn´t mean you don´t know how to work with.
I used the CBT Nuggets GAIA R76 for this and was enough to pass even not be for R77 (minor changes), i would play more with authentication stuff when i will have time. This was the first time i used CBT and worth every euro i spent.
Check Point also provide a study guide for this exam, which you can find here.
1. Welcome! (7 min)
2. Check Point Fundamentals (16 min)
3. Installing GAiA (31 min)
4. Linking the Manager & Firewall (26 min)
5. Pushing Policy (34 min)
6. NAT (34 min)
7. Policy Packages & Database Versions (32 min)
8. SmartView Tracker (28 min)
9. SmartView Monitor (20 min)
10. LDAP (22 min)
11. Identity Awareness (35 min)
12. App Control and URL Filtering (31 min)
13. HTTPS Inspection (26 min)
14. CLI (27 min)
15. IPsec VPNs (Site to Site) (36 min)
16. Backup and Recovery (16 min)
17. Smart Update (14 min)
18. Additional Check Point Features (27 min)
19. CCSA Exam Success (16 min)
Duration: 100 +30 extension Questions: 70 to 100 Minimum to Pass:70% Valid for: 2 Years
The questions are a random number and because i´m a lucky man i got 100 questions, it freezes me at the beginning but after do 75 of them and with spare time to review i thought i would have a good chance to pass.