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Check Point Certified Troubleshooting Administrator (CCTA) R81

CCTA 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.

Price:  $1,995 (Group discounts available)


Why Cadre is the Top US Check Point ATC Partner


Our courses go well beyond the standard Check Point classes with improvements such as:

24/7 access to the labs for six months, plus study guide materials and lectures essential for real-world use of the features covered in the class.
Bonus materials, including exam guidance and topics “not in the book."
Additional lectures to assist students in passing the Check Point exam.
State-of-the-art high-resolution digital whiteboard for online classes used for complex network diagrams.


More Information

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
  • 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

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

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


2 days

  Date Price



Check Point Certified Troubleshooting Administrator R81 Course 06/04/2024 - 06/05/2024 $1,995.00 YES
Check Point Certified Troubleshooting Administrator R81 Course 07/31/2024 - 08/01/2024 $1,995.00 YES


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Our Instructor
Tim O'Connor, CISO & Manager of Knowledge Services

Tim O’Connor is Cadre's CISO & Manager of Knowledge Services and vCISO team member. He is a professional public speaker, has been working in IT for 20+ years and holds a number of certifications including PCI-QSA, CISA, CISSP, CTT+, MCSE, CISSO, CWNE, Security+ and CISSM. Tim has authored over a dozen books, has written for a number of publications and is certified as a commercial rotorcraft pilot and flight instructor. His principle hobbies include antique motorcycles, astrophotography, mentalism, and doing science outreach.