VMware NSX for Intrinsic Security [V4.x]

This five-day, hands-on training course provides you with the knowledge, skills, and tools to achieve competency in configuring, operating, and troubleshooting VMware NSX® for intrinsic security. This course introduces all the security features in NSX, including Distributed Firewall and Gateway Firewall, Intrusion Detection and Prevention (IDS/IPS), NSX Application Platform, NSX Malware Prevention, VMware NSX® Intelligence™, and VMware NSX® NDR™. In addition, this course presents common configuration issues and gives a methodology to resolve them.

Product Alignment 

  • • VMware NSX 4.1.0

Digital documentation:

We use e-books for all of our VMware courses. 
It is important that you use an email for the registration that you can reach during the course. 

  • You will receive 4 rolling licenses - 2 for a PC/MAC, and 2 for mobile devices.
  • You will receive the e-book in advance of the course; this will allow you to read the materials before the course starts.


  • Experienced security administrators


You should have the following understanding or knowledge:

  • Good understanding of TCP/IP services and protocols
  • Knowledge and working experience of network security, including:
  • L2 through L7 firewalling
  • Intrusion detection and prevention systems
  • Malware prevention systems
  • Knowledge of and working experience with VMware vSphere® environments

The VMware Certified Technical Associate - Network Virtualization is recommended.

Course objectives:

By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:

  • Define the concepts related to information security
  • Explain the different types of firewalls and their use cases
  • Describe the operation of intrusion detection and intrusion prevention systems
  • Differentiate between Malware Prevention approaches
  • Describe the VMware intrinsic security portfolio
  • Use NSX segmentation to implement Zero-Trust Security
  • Configure user and role management
  • Configure and troubleshoot Distributed Firewall, Identity Firewall, and time-based policies
  • Configure and troubleshoot Gateway Security
  • Use VMware Aria Operations™ for Logs and VMware Aria Operations™ for Networks to operate NSX firewalls
  • Explain the security best practices related to grouping, tagging, and rule configuration
  • Describe north-south and east-west service insertion
  • Describe endpoint protection • Configure and troubleshoot IDS/IPS
  • Deploy NSX Application Platform
  • Configure and troubleshoot NSX Malware Prevention
  • Describe the capabilities of NSX Intelligence and NSX NDR

Read the official course description here.

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