Check Point Certified Security Administrator (CCSA) R81.20

This three-day course covers everything you need to start-up, configure and manage daily operations of R81.20 Check Point Security Gateway and Management Software Blades systems on the GAiA operating system. This course is also the recommended training for CCSA certification.

«It was clear that not only does Thomas know what he's talking about, he's also very good at explaining and teaching both specific things and general concepts.» Hans Kristian Holm, Infinigate


Technical professionals who support, install deploy or administer Check Point products


Learn basic concepts and develop skills necessary to administer IT security fundamental tasks


  • Basic knowledge of Windows, UNIX, networking technology, the Internet and TCP/IP.
  • 6 months to 1 year of experience with Check Point products recommended


Om instruktøren Thomas Norbeck

Thomas Norbeck er uten tvil Norges ledende instruktør på opplæring innen Check Points produkter, og gjennomfører både sertifiseringskurs og bedriftsintern kurs på Check Point versjoner og produkter.

Thomas sin nøkkelkompetanse ligger innen Check Point spesielt, men også nettverksteknologi og sikkerhet generelt. I tillegg har han vært involvert i flere IT- og infrastruktur-prosjekter både som teknisk ressurs og som prosjektleder. I ulike perioder har Thomas jobbet som konsulent parallelt med at han har opparbeidet lang erfaring med utvikling, tilpasning og gjennomføring av skreddersydde kurs for bedrifter innen ulike sektorer. Blant annet har han laget og gjennomført nettverkskurs på fire ulike kontinenter. 

Thomas Norbeck har 24 års erfaring med nettverk og sikkerhet både som instruktør og konsulent hos bl.a Azlan, A-Team, Ajourit og Curriculum før han begynte i Glasspaper i 2004. Han jobber i dag som Senior konsulent og instruktør for Glasspaper, samt at han er IT sjef og konsulentleder.



  • Describe the primary components of a Check Point Three-Tier Architechture and explain how they work together in the Check Point environment
  • Explain how communication is secured and how traffic is routed in the Check Point environment
  • Describe the basic functions of rhe Gaia operating system
  • Identify the basic workflow to install Security Management Server and Security Gateway for a single-domain solution
  • Create SmartConsole objects that correspond to the organization's topology for use in policies and rules
  • Identify the tools available to manage Check Point licences and contracts, including their purpose and use
  • Identify features and capabilities that enhance the configuration and management of the Security Policy
  • Explain how policy layers affect traffic inspection
  • Articulate how Network Translation affects traffic
  • Describe how to configure manual and automatic Network Address Translation (NAT)
  • Demonstrate an understanding of Application Control & URL Filtering and Autonomous Threat Prevention capabilities and how to configure these solutions to meet an organization's security requirements
  • Articulate how pre-shared keys and certificates can be configured to authenticate with third party and externally managed VPN Gateways
  • Describe how to analyze and interpret VPN tunnel traffic
  • Configure logging parameters
  • Use predefined and custom queries to filter log results
  • Identify how to monitor the health of supported Check Point Hardware using Gaia Portal and the command line
  • Describe the different methods for backing up Check Point system information and discuss best practices and recommendations for each method


  • Deploying SmartConsole
  • Installing a Security Management Server
  • Installing a Security Gateway
  • Configuring Objects in SmartConsole
  • Establishing Secure Internal Communication
  • Managing Administrator Access
  • Managing Licenses
  • Creating a Security Policy
  • Configuring Order Layers
  • Configuring a Shared Inline Layer
  • Configuring NAT
  • Integrating Security with a Unified Policy
  • Elevating Security with Autonomous Threat Prevention
  • Configuring a Locally Managed Site-to-Site VPN
  • Elevating Traffic View
  • Monitoring System States
  • Maintaining the Security Environment

Payment with Check Point IGS

If you are a partner of Check Point you can pay for this training with IGS credits. In order to pay with IGS Credits you should:

  • Go to Check Point web site: Check Point Training and Certification
  • Select the course and date you would like to attend in Norway on the list
  • Choose IGS as payment method and click ENROL
  • Log on with your User Center login (or ask your company administrator)
  • You will receive an email with booking confirmation and a similar confirmation will be sent to Glasspaper directly


This course leads to the new exam 156-215.81.20: Check Point Certified Security Administrator (CCSA) R81.20