SonicWALL Network Security Basic Administration

  • System engineers
  • Channel partners
  • Service partners
  • End users


To attend this course, prerequisite skills and knowledge are required. Information from these e-Learning modules is included on the certification exam.

General networking knowledge and experience:

  • 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


This course provides you with the background, knowledge, and hands-on experience to begin designing, implementing, and troubleshooting SonicWALL security appliances running SonicOS firmware. This technical training covers configuration and deployment of the SonicOS firmware. You will become familiar with a wide spectrum of SonicWALLs innovative feature set, such as Unified Threat Management (UTM), Single Sign-On, VPN, SSL VPN, and Content Filtering Service. As you examine the wide array of security features SonicOS has to offer, you will learn validation of settings and troubleshooting techniques using SonicWALL diagnostic tools. Formative evaluations (knowledge checks and hands-on exercises) are incorporated throughout this course to test new skill sets.


1. Course Introduction

  • Course introduction
  • Classroom environment
  • Course materials
  • Prerequisites
  • Introductions
  • Training and support options

2. Operating System Fundamentals

  • Registration
  • OS fundamentals
  • System backup and restore
  • Knowledge check

3. Scalability and Reliability

  • WAN ISP failover and load balancing
  • Policy-based routing
  • High availability
  • Knowledge check

4. Secure Access and Content Control

  • VPN: Gateway-to-gateway, hub and spoke, mesh
  • Route-based VPN
  • GVC with local user DB
  • SSL VPN with local user database
  • SSL VPN and global VPN client with LDAP authentication
  • Content Filtering Service
  • Content Filtering Service using Single Sign-On
  • Knowledge check

5. Unified Threat Management

  • Unified Threat Management (UTM)
  • Knowledge check

6. Troubleshooting

  • Troubleshooting Overview
  • System Backup & Restore
  • Diagnostic Tools
  • Packet Capture
  • Logs
  • Knowledge check



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