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Article Teaser: Are you looking for a career in Information Technology? The Check Point Certified Security Administrator (CCSA) certification is a good choice to add to your credentials as a Network Security specialist. The CCSA has not only become a highly recognized and sought after credential to help you get the job, it verifies your knowledge and improves your practical application skills to help you keep the job.

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The Check Point Certified Security Administrator (CCSA) Certification Will Prove Your Worth

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Are you looking for a career in Information Technology? The Check Point Certified Security Administrator (CCSA) certification is a good choice to add to your credentials as a Network Security specialist.

The CCSA has not only become a highly recognized and sought after credential to help you get the job, it verifies your knowledge and improves your practical application skills to help you keep the job.

As a company, Check Point Software Technologies has become the de facto standard among corporate firewalls, security gateways, VPN appliances and software. There are no other security applications that are more widely used in Fortune 500 companies, medical, legal and government organizations.

Whether it is for Sarbanes-Oxley compliance, HIPAA, or meeting the requirements for the PCI Data Security Standard, Check Point appliances and software consistently outperform the competition.

Obtaining CCSA certification is vital for network engineers, network security specialists, security administrators and anyone tasked with managing a Check Point device.

While the course outline indicates that no prior experience is required, a firm knowledge of operating systems, servers, network topologies and protocols will ensure your success in this course work.

Most experts will agree that the CompTIA A+ and Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) certifications are good starting points, but your choice of other certifications will depend on your career objectives.

During the CCSA training course you'll learn details about basic networking security including:

  • How to create a security policy and establish rules;

  • Network Address Translation;

  • How to use traffic monitoring tools, block attacks and audit reports;

  • Configuration of various authentication schemes;

  • LDAP Integration;

  • Establishing virtual private networks (VPN) between networks;

  • Backup and Restore of Check Point applications.

  • In addition you'll learn about a variety of Check Point products and how they can be used to secure a company's network, filter email, manage access to Internet content with URL filtering, and tune a network to handle Voice over IP (VoIP).

    Common to all Check Point appliances is a powerful software operating system, which enables organizations to perform all aspects of security management via a single, unified console.

    If you are already a highly skilled network specialist, or if you already have other industry certifications, you may require a week or two of concentrated study time. Others with basic computer and network skills will need at least 4 weeks to complete the CCSA study course.

    Don't cheat yourself - the exam can be tricky. Take advantage of the practice exams and repeat them until you can pass at least three times before attempting the certification exam.

    Once you have passed the CCSA exam don't expect to be an expert for long; technology changes and constant continuing education is critical. Keep your skills sharp, expand your library, and add other industry certifications to your portfolio.

    Not only will you be able to proudly display your CCSA certificate, you'll have the knowledge and skills to increase your value to your employer, which as you know could potentially increase your salary as you prove your worth time and again.




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