Check Point Jump Start

Have some networking experience, but want to become Check Point certified in Security Management architecture? This course will prepare you for their exam, #156-411. Jump start your cybersecurity career advancement today with interactive lessons and demos on deploying Check Point security management and creating security policies.

Course Content

Logs and Monitoring


Module 5 - Logs and Monitoring
Creating a Security Policy


Module 4 - Creating a Security Policy
Deploying Check Point Security Gateways


Module 3 - Deploying Check Point Security Gateways
Deploying Check Point Security Management


Module 2 - Deploying Check Point Security Management
Introduction to the Check Point Solution


Module 1 - Introduction to the Check Point Solution
Support, Documentation, and Certs


Module 6 - Support, Documentation, and Certs
Course Description

Create an account with Pearson Vue to take the 25 question Check Point Jump Start exam (Exam 156-411):

After logging in, the exam can be found in the Online Exam Catalog [see View Online Exams | Accreditation (un-Proctored)].

This initial module introduces the Check Point cybersecurity solution. The generations and evolution of cybersecurity threats through today are explained. Check Point’s Infinity Architecture is illustrated, including the shared ThreatCloud threat intelligence service. Check Point Sandblast technology is reviewed, providing detection and prevention of 0-day attacks at the OS and CPU levels as well as extraction of malicious and high-risk content from common file formats such as PDF, Word, and more.

From there, you will learn about key elements of Check Point’s Security Management architecture, including Secure Internal Communication (SIC), the internal Certificate Authority, and the SmartConsole GUI for managing and monitoring a Check Point deployment. Configuration of a security management server is demonstrated using the Gaia operating system WebUI.

Afterwards, Check Point will cover the inner workings of the Check Point Security Gateway (firewall) is explored. Technologies such as Packet Filtering, Stateful Inspection, and Application Layer Firewall are covered. Anti-Spoofing and Security Zones are explained, and a demonstration of configuring a Security Gateway is shown.

Following that module, Check Point explains how a Security Policy is developed by the administrator to implement organizational requirements. Policy Layers and Policy Types are examined, and the process of publishing and installing policy is detailed. A demonstration of creating and installing a security policy is provided.

Finally, Check Point will cover accessing log data and monitoring a Check Point deployment is explained. The steps to configure tracking and alerting options in Security Policies are reviewed, and tools to view and query the resulting log data is shown.Monitoring the current status and current network traffic is demonstrated.


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Certificate of Completion

Complete this entire course to earn a Check Point Jump Start Certificate of Completion