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Check Point Security Maestro Expert (CCME) R81

CCME Course Overview

Maestro Hyperscale Security training provides a complete understanding of salable platform infrastructure, necessary skills and practice to deploy and troubleshoot Maestro environment. It introduces to the industry a new way to utilize current hardware investment and maximize appliance capacity in an easy-to-manage Hyperscale network security solution. 

This course prepares the participants for the Maestro certification exam #156-836.

Prerequisites: Students with Check Point Certified Security Expert (CCSE)

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


2 Days 

Course Topics
  • Introduction to Check Point Maestro
  • Maestro Security Groups
  • Dual Orchestrator Environment
  • Using the Command Line Interface and WebUI
  • Working with Security Group Modules
  • Traffic Flow
  • System Diagnostics
  • Dual-Site Environment
  • Incorporating VSX
  • Troubleshooting
Course Objectives

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

  • Understand the concept and demand for Scalable Platforms
  • Recognize the main characteristics of Scalable Platforms
  • Describe how Maestro uses Hyperscale Technology
  • Identify the essential components of the Maestro system
  • Understand and explain how the Orchestrator’s downlinks, uplinks, management, and sync ports function
  • Learn how to create, delete, and modify Security Groups
  • Understand the basics of the Dual-Site environment
  • Describe how the Gaia Command Line Interface (CLI) supports the configuration of MHO appliances
  • Perform diagnostic troubleshooting using the CLI
  • Describe the purpose of the Security Group Database
  • Learn how to configure interfaces using CLISH
  • Evaluate how traffic flows through a Maestro environment
  • Demonstrate how to use traffic monitoring commands
  • Understand the four distribution modes that Maestro uses to assign packets to a Security Gateway Module
  • Describe the basic use of the asg diag command to collect system diagnostics
  • Describe how Dual-Site Orchestrators are configured
  • Recognize how to account for Dual-Site fail-overs
  • Identify how Virtual System Extension (VSX) works
  • Learn the advantages of using VSX in a Dual-Site Orchestrator environment
  • Describe the different layers of the OSI model involved when debugging the SGM
Lab Exercises
  • Creating Security Groups
  • Working in a Dual Orchestrator Environment
  • Configuring Security Groups
  • Working with Multiple Security Groups
  • Understanding Traffic Distribution Modes
  • Managing Traffic Flow
  • Running System Diagnostics
  • Creating a Dual-Site Environment
  • Deploying VSX in a Dual-Site Environment

This course is designed for administrators and Check Point resellers that offer Hyperscale Network Security as business and technical requirements change to accommodate massive network traffic growth. This course equips IT professionals as they work towards their Check Point Certified Maestro Expert (CCME) certification. This could include the following:  

  • Security Managers
  • System Administrators
  • Network Engineers
  • Support Analysts
  • Professionals who want to earn Check Point Maestro certification, exam # 156-835

Course Dates Available

  Date Price Seats Available  
Check Point Certified Maestro Expert R81 Course  Coming 2024! $1,995.00     REGISTER

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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.