Security Expert R81.20 (CCSE)


Learn advanced concepts and develop skills necessary to design, deploy, and upgrade Check Point Security environments.

Certification Exam

This course prepares for exam 156-315.81.20


Technical Professionals who architect, upgrade, maintain, and support Check Point products.


CCSA Training or Certification, fundamental Unix and Windows knowledge, certificate management experience, system administration and networking knowledge.


  • Advanced Deployments
  • Management High Availability
  • Advanced Gateway Deployment
  • Advanced Policy Configuration
  • Advanced User Access Management
  • Custom Threat Protection
  • Advanced Site-to-Site VPN
  • Remote Access
  • VPN Mobile Access VPN
  • Advanced Security Monitoring
  • Performance Tuning
  • Advanced Security Maintenance


  • Identify basic interfaces used to manage the Check Point environment.
  • Identify the types of technologies that Check Point supports for automation.
  • Explain the purpose of the Check Management High Availability (HA) deployment.
  • Identify the workflow followed to deploy a Primary and solution Secondary servers.
  • Explain the basic concepts of Clustering and ClusterXL, including protocols, synchronization, connection stickyness.
  • Identify how to exclude services from synchronizing or delaying synchronization.
  • Explain the policy installation flow.
  • Explain the purpose of dynamic objects, updatable objects, and network feeds.
  • Understand how to manage user access for internal and external users.
  • Describe the Identity Awareness components and configurations.
  • Describe different Check Point Threat Prevention solutions.
  • Articulate how the Intrusion Prevention System is configured.
  • Obtain knowledge about Check Point’s IoT Protect.
  • Explain the purpose of Domain-based VPNs.
  • Describe situations where externally managed certificate authentication is used.
  • Describe how client security can be provided by Remote Access.
  • Discuss the Mobile Access Software Blade.
  • Explain how to determine if the configuration is compliant with the best practices.
  • Define performance tuning solutions and basic configuration workflow.
  • Identify supported upgrade and migration methods and procedures for Security Management Servers and dedicated Log and SmartEvent Servers.
  • Identify supported upgrade methods and procedures for Security Gateways.


  • Navigate the Environment and Using the Management API
  • Deploy Secondary Security Management Server
  • Configure a Dedicated Log Server
  • Deploy SmartEvent
  • Configure a High Availability Security Gateway Cluster
  • Work with ClusterXL
  • Configure Dynamic and Updateable Objects
  • Verify Accelerated Policy Installation and Monitoring Status
  • Elevate Security with HTTPS Inspection
  • Deploy Identity Awareness
  • Customize Threat Prevention
  • Configure a Site-to-Site VPN with an Interoperable Device
  • Deploy Remote Access VPN
  • Configure Mobile Access VPN
  • Monitor Policy Compliance
  • Report SmartEvent Statistics
  • Tuning Security Gateway Performance