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Check Point Certified Troubleshooting Expert (CCTE) R80.40

Course Overview

Troubleshooting Expert provides an advanced troubleshooting skills to investigate and resolve more complex issues that may occur while managing your Check Point Security environment.

This course prepares the participants for the CCTE certification exam #156-585.

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:  CCSE 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 security experts and Check Point resellers who desire to obtain the necessary knowledge required to perform more advanced troubleshooting skills while managing their security environments. This could include the following:  

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

Course Topics:

  • Advanced Troubleshooting
  • Management Database and Processes
  • Advanced Kernel Debugging
  • User Mode Troubleshooting
  • Advanced Access Control
  • Understanding Threat Prevention
  • Advanced VPN Troubleshooting
  • Acceleration and Performance Tuning

Course Objectives:

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

  • Understand how to use Check Point diagnostic tools to determine the status of a network
  • Understand how to use network packet analyzers and packet capturing tools to evaluate network traffic
  • Become familiar with more advanced Linux system commands
  • Obtain a deeper knowledge of the Security Management architecture
  • Understand how the Management database is structured and how objects are represented in the database
  • Understand key Security Management Server processes and their debugs
  • Understand how GuiDBedit operates
  • Understand how the kernel handles traffic and how to troubleshoot issues with chain modules
  • Understand how to use the two main procedures for debugging the Firewall kernel and how they differ
  • Recognize User mode processes and how to interpret their debugs
  • Discuss how to enable and use core dumps                                                                                                                                               
  • Understand the processes and components used for policy installs and processing packets in Access Control policies
  • Understand how to troubleshoot and debug issues that may occur with App Control and URLF
  • Understand how to debug HTTPS Inspection-related issues
  • Understand how to troubleshoot and debug Content Awareness issues
  • Understand how IPS works and how to manage performance issues
  • Understand how to troubleshoot Anti-Bot and Antivirus
  • Recognize how to troubleshoot and debug Site-to-Site VPN related issues
  • Understand how to troubleshoot and debug Remote Access VPNs
  • Understand how troubleshoot Mobile Access VPN issues
  • Recognize how to use SecureXL features and commands to enable and disable accelerated traffic
  • Understand how the server hardware and operating system affects the performance of Security Gateways
  • Understand how to evaluate hardware configurations for optimal performance

Lab Exercises Include:

  • Monitoring Network Traffic
  • Debugging Management Processes
  • Exploring the Postgres and Solr Databases
  • Troubleshooting Management Synchronization
  • Analyzing Traffic Issues Using Kernel Debugs
  • Debugging User Mode Processes
  • Troubleshooting Application Control and URL Filtering
  • Troubleshooting IPS
  • Evaluating Threat Prevention Products
  • Debugging Site-to-Site VPN
  • Troubleshooting Remote Access VPN
  • Testing Mobile Access VPN
  • Evaluating SecureXL
  • Modifying CoreXL
  • Evaluating Hardware-related Performance
  • Tuning and Software Optimization