SonicWALL Network Security Advanced Administration

System engineers, channel partners, service partners, and end users


An Active CSSA Certification in SonicOS is a prerequisite for enrollment.

General networking knowledge and experience required:

  • Extensive knowledge of networking concepts, network topologies, and the OSI model of networking protocol stacks
  • Understanding of TCP/IP, network addressing, subnets, and Network Address Translation (NAT)
  • Knowledge of basic router concepts
  • Familiarity with IPSec functionality and implementation

Expected Duration
2 day


In this course, you will build on the skills learned in SonicWALL Network Security Basic Administration Training. Learn the latest information on application control, bandwidth management, troubleshooting, and advanced networking. This course is designed to teach you to utilize the advanced features of SonicWALL Unified Threat Management (UTM) products. Through hands-on labs, you will configure and test UTM features not covered in the Basic Administration course.

The CSSP certification exam for SonicOS is not a part of the class, but you will have access to it online via your personal MySonicWALL account.


1. Course Introduction

  • Course Introduction

2. SonicOS Trouble-Shooting Tools

  • Troubleshooting Overview
  • System Backup and Restore
  • Diagnostic Tools
  • Packet Capture
  • Logs
  • Third Party Tools

3. Advanced Networking

  • Advanced Routing
  • RF-DPI

4. Network Monitoring and Optimization

  • Application Intelligence
  • Application Control
  • Bandwidth Management
  • Content Filtering Services via App Rules
  • Regular Expressions

5. Appflow Reporting and Wire Mode

  • Appflow Reporting
  • GMS Overview
  • Wire Mode
  • Tap Deployment
  • Inline Deployments

6. SIP

  • VOIP Overview
  • SIP Transformation

7. High Availability Deployment

  • Advanced High Availability
  • Active/Passive vs Active/Active
  • A/A Cluster
  • HA Configuration



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