The Check Point Certified Security Administrator (CCSA) R80 certification is designed for IT professionals with a basic understanding of Check Point implementations. It is the lowest level on the Check Point certification path, and it deals with various security administration tasks on Check Point hardware and software.
The CCSA R80 certification validates a candidate's understanding of these Check Point topics and skills:
Check Point Technology Overview
Security Policy Management
Network Address Translations
Basic Concepts of VPN
Managing User Access
Working with ClusterXL
Administrator Task Implementation
By achieving the CCSA - Check Point Certified Security Administrator certification you will validate your ability to install, configure, and manage Check Point Security Gateway and Management Software Blade systems on the GAiA operating system.
Learn how to:
Install R80 management and a security gateway in a distributed environment
Configure objects, rules, and settings to define a security policy
Work with multiple concurrent administrators and define permission profiles
Configure a Virtual Private Network and work with Check Point clustering
Perform periodic administrator tasks as specified in administrator job descriptions
Be able to:
Defend against network threats
Evaluate existing security policies and optimize the rule base
Manage user access to corporate LANs
Monitor suspicious network activities and analyze attacks
Troubleshoot network connections
Implement Check Point backup techniques
Required exam: Earning the CCSA R80 certification requires passing one exam — CCSA R80 (Exam 156-215.80).
Recommended experience: Check Point recommends test takers have 6 to 12 months of hands-on experience with Check Point products, and a good understanding of networking and TCP/IP.