Check Point Certified Harmony Endpoint Specialist R81.20 (CCES)

This course is designed for Security Administrators responsible for deploying and managing a Harmony Endpoint security solution. You will learn how to apply knowledge of Harmony Endpoint workflow to deploy On-Premises Harmony Endpoint security management for simplified and large scale environments. You will also learn to investigate and troubleshoot basic and expert Harmony Endpoint troubleshooting scenarios.

Audience

This course is designed for Security Administrators who are responsible for deploying and managing a Harmony Endpoint security solution.

Prerequisites

Before taking this course, the following prerequisites are strongly encouraged:

  • Unix-like and/or Windows operating systems
  • Networking Fundamentals
  • Networking Security
  • TCP/IP Networking
  • Security Administration

How you will benefit

  • Apply knowledge of Harmony Endpoint security features and capabilities to protect against imminent threats to the endpoint.
  • Evaluate and customize security rules and policies to meet an organization’s security needs.

Course objectives

  • Describe Check Point Infinity’s Consolidated Security Architecture
  • Explain the difference between the Harmony Endpoint On-Premises and Cloud management environments
  • Identify the main components of the Harmony Endpoint Security Architecture
  • Identity the basic workflow for Harmony Endpoint Security Management
  • Give examples of useful resources for Harmony Endpoint Security Management
  • Log in to the Web Management Console
  • Navigate the Web Management interface to gain a basic understanding of the features and capabilities Harmony Endpoint provides for security management
  •  Discuss situations where it might be necessary to change default policy rules
  • Identify recommended releases for a Harmony Endpoint Client deployment
  • Identify deployment prerequisites
  • Given a deployment scenario, identify deployment methods, Endpoint Client packages, and the basic workflow
  • Recognize the different types of data security available to deploy
  • Describe how Full Disk Encryption protects and recovers data that is accessed and stored on Endpoint computers
  • Identify how to secure removable media devices and protect ports 
  • Identify remote help and recovery capabilities
  • Discuss the challenges of threat prevention
  • Identify how Harmony Endpoint defends networks against advanced threats
  • Identify the key components in Harmony Endpoint simplified and large-scale deployments
  • Identify sizing guidelines for Harmony Endpoint deployments
  • Give examples of how to expand the solution with Super Nodes and External Policy Servers
  • Identify the additional capabilities that High Availability (HA) and Active Directory configurations support
  • Identify useful resources for basic troubleshooting
  • Give examples of potential problems or issues that might occur when using Harmony Endpoint
  • Investigate and troubleshoot basic Harmony Endpoint troubleshooting scenarios
  • Define Harmony Endpoint Management as a Service
  • Explain the set-up process for Harmony Endpoint Management as a Service
  • Discuss the workflow when migrating from Endpoint On-Premises to Endpoint Management as a Service

Exercises:

  • Install the Endpoint Security Management Server
  • Deploy an Endpoint Security Management Server
  • Configure Endpoint for Deployment
  • Deploy Endpoint Security Clients to Hosts
  • Test and Analyze Threat Response
  • Configure LDAP Strong Authentication
  • Deploy a Secondary Endpoint Security Management Server
  • Troubleshoot Endpoint Communication Issues
  • Migrate from On-Premises to Endpoint Management as a Service (Optional)
  • Connect Existing Hosts to Endpoint Management as a Service (Optional)

Certification

This course is recommended as preparation for exam 156-356: Check Point Certified Harmony Endpoint Specialist (CCES).

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