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Check Point Certified Troubleshooting Administrator (CCTA) R80.40

Course Overview

Troubleshooting Administrator training provides an understanding of the concepts and skills necessary to troubleshoot issues which may occur when managing the Check Point Security Management architecture and Security Gateways.

This course prepares the participants for the CCTA certification exam #156-580.

With Cadre's enhanced course, the participants will receive 24/7 access to the labs for 6 months. The instructor will also provide additional study guide materials and lecture that are important to know for real-world use of the features covered in the class. Additional lecture to assist in passing the Check Point exam is also included. 

If you choose to take the class Live on-line, Cadre provides a fully modern remote classroom experience with a state-of-the-art high resolution digital whiteboard. The whiteboard is excellent for complex network diagrams. 

Duration:  2 Days 

Prerequisites: CCSA training and advanced knowledge of Check Point Security products are preferred but not required 

Price:  $1,995 (Group discounts available)



Who Should Attend

This course is designed for administrators and Check Point resellers who need to manage and monitor issues that may occur within their Security Management environment. This could include the following:  

  • Security Managers
  • System Administrators
  • Network Engineers
  • Support Analysts

Course Topics:

  • Introduction to Troubleshooting
  • SmartConsole and Policy Management Troubleshooting
  • Monitoring Logging Activity
  • Troubleshooting Issues with NAT
  • Understanding the Unified Access Control Policy
  • Basic VPN Troubleshooting
  • Monitoring ClusterXL Connections 
  • Understanding Identity Awareness

Course Objectives:

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: 

  • Understand how to use Check Point resources for support
  • Understand how to perform packet captures using tcpdump and FW Monitor command tools
  • Understand the basic process of kernel debugging, and how debug commands are structured
  • Recognize how to use various Linux commands for troubleshooting system issues
  • Recognize communication issues that may occur between SmartConsole and the SMS and how to resolve them
  • Understand how to troubleshoot SmartConsole login and authentication issues
  • Understand how to prevent and resolve licensing and contract issues
  • Understand how to troubleshoot issues that may occur during policy installation
  • Understand communication issues that may occur when collecting logs and how to resolve them
  • Recall various tools to use when analyzing issues with logs
  • Understand how to restore interrupted communications during heavy logging
  • Understand how NAT works and how to troubleshoot issues
  • Understand Client Side and Server Side NAT
  • Understand how the Access Control Policy functions and how the access control applications work together
  • Understand how to troubleshoot issues that may occur with Application Control and URL Filtering
  • Understand how the HTTPS Inspection process works and how to resolve issues that may occur during the process
  • Understand how to troubleshoot Content Awareness issues
  • Recognize how to troubleshoot VPN-related issues
  • Understand how to monitor cluster status and work with critical devices
  • Recognize how to troubleshoot State Synchronization
  • Understand how to troubleshoot communication issues
  • between Identity Sources and Security Gateways
  • Understand how to troubleshoot and debug issues with internal Identity Awareness processes

Lab Exercises Include:

  • Monitoring Security Gateway Traffic
  • Troubleshooting Issues with SmartConsole
  • Troubleshooting Log Connectivity Issues
  • Investigating Log Connectivity Issues
  • Investigating NAT Issues
  • Troubleshooting General Traffic Issues
  • Evaluating HTTP and HTTPS Traffic Issues
  • Troubleshooting Site-to-Site VPN Issues
  • Troubleshooting Clustering Issues
  • Troubleshooting Identity Awareness
  • Configuring and Testing Identity Collector