Check Point Security Maestro (CCME) R81

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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 #156-835.

With Cadre's enhanced course, the instructor will 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: Students with Check Point Certified Security Expert (CCSE)

Price:  $1,995 (Group discounts available)

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Who Should Attend

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 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 Include:

  • 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