CIW Certifications

CIW is run by a for-profit company, Prosoft Learning, which, in turn, is owned by VCampus. According to Prosoft Learning, direction and content of the exams and courseware is influenced by a ‘CIW Advisory Council’, a group consisting of representatives from various academic and commercial enterprises.

CIW (Certified Internet Web Professional) program. CIW offers structured, reliable evidence of Web technology skills competency in several job-role areas, including Web Foundations, Web Design, Web Development and Web Security. CIW offers these job-role certifications in a three-tiered hierarchy of expertise levels: Associate, Specialist and Professional.

CIW certification tracks are vendor-neutral certifications for those who wish to accredit themselves with a certification that closely allies itself with particular job roles or skill sets in an Internet-based environment. CIW certifications are pitched toward anyone working in a web-based enviroment, from webmasters and database designers to server administrators and security specialists. For additional information, please visit the CIW Web site at http://www.ciwcertified.com/.

The list of CIW certifications are:

  1. CIW Associate – basic knowledge of Internet technologies, Web authoring with XHTML, project management, and network infrastructure and troubleshooting.
  2. CIW Professional – skills related to a particular discipline such as Web site design, security, server administration, application development or database management.
  3. Master CIW Designer – cutting-edge design concepts and tools, industry standard design tools such as Dreamweaver and Flash, site maintenance, authoring and scripting languages, content and digital media creation, and B2B and B2C e-commerce Web site standards.
  4. Master CIW Administrator – identification of network architecture, infrastructure and server administration, network administration skills and network security implementation.
  5. Master CIW Web Site Manager – basic networking, Web site design techniques, Web authoring and scripting languages, and server administration.
  6. Master CIW Enterprise Developer – Web-enabled enterprise application development, e-business solution implementation, database management, distributed object computing, scripting and programming languages, and language theory.
  7. CIW Database Design Specialist – foundational knowledge of common database platforms, plus universal database design principles and SQL.
  8. CIW Security Analyst – strategies and tools for protecting an organization’s assets and operations.

View All CIW Certifications:

Foundational

Web Foundations Associate*
  » Internet Business Associate*
  » Site Development Associate*
  » Network Technology Associate*

Design

Web Design Professional*
  » Web Design Specialist*
  » E-Commerce Specialist*

Development

Web Development Professional*
  » JavaScript Specialist*
  » Perl Specialist*
  » Database Design Specialist*

Security

  Web Security Associate*
  Web Security Specialist*
  Web Security Professional*
   Security Analyst

Misc

  CIW Professional
  Associate Design Specialist
  Master Designer
  Master Administrator
  Master Web Site Manager
  Master Enterprise Developer
  Grand Master Developer

(CCEPE) Check Point Certified Endpoint Expert

January 19, 2011 by · Comments Off on (CCEPE) Check Point Certified Endpoint Expert
Filed under: CCEPE, Check Point, R70 

Check Point Certified Endpoint Expert (CCEPE)

For individuals who are capable of implementing Check Point Endpoint Security for total security on the endpoint including; firewall, antivirus, anti-spyware, full disk encryption, media encryption with port protection, network access control (NAC), program control and VPN.

Endpoint Security – Media Encryption R70

Learn how to deploy Check Point’s comprehensive endpoint security solution
1 day course teaches how to configure an Endpoint Security Media Encryption Server to manage client machines, and learn about managing and monitoring client media access.

To qualify for the CCEPE, the candidate must be a CCEPA and pass the following exam:

Exam  156-707.70 (Smart Center with Pointsec MI)
Course: Secure Access, Full Disk Encryption, Media Encryption, Smart Center with Pointsec MI
Products: Check Point Endpoint Security

First, you must hold a valid CCEPA certification. You must then complete the Endpoint Security – SmartCenter for Pointsec – MI R70 training course (prices vary) and pass the Smart Center with Pointsec MI exam ($150). For additional savings, you may request to purchase a special 4 part Endpoint Security exam voucher for $450 USD from Pearson VUE.

(CCEPA) Check Point Certified Endpoint Administrator

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Filed under: CCEPA, Check Point 

Check Point Certified Endpoint Administrator (CCEPA)

For individuals who are capable of implementing Check Point Endpoint Security for total security on the endpoint including; firewall, antivirus, anti-spyware, full disk encryption, media encryption with port protection, network access control (NAC), program control and VPN.

To qualify for the CCEPA, the candidate must pass three of the following exams:

Exam 156-701.70 Check Point Endpoint Security Secure Access (CPEPS-SA)
Exam 156-706.70 Check Point Endpoint Security Full Disk Encryption (CPEPS-FDE)
Exam 156-708.70 Check Point Endpoint Security Media Encryption (CPEPS-ME)

You must complete 3 traing courses and the associated exams. Training courses include: Endpoint Security – Secure Access R70 training, Endpoint Security – FDE R70, and Endpoint Security – Media Encryption R70 (prices vary). Exams include: Secure Access, Full Disk Encryption, and Media Encryption ($150 each). You must also have 6 months to 1 year of experience with Check Point products.

Check Point Endpoint Security – Full Disk Encryption (CPEPS-FDE)

Among the different Endpoint Security features, we can find Full Disk Encryption (FDE). FDE permits to completely encrypt a hard disk when the system boots, which makes it impossible for people who don’t have any access rights to get data.

Check Point Endpoint Security R70 Secure Access (CPEPS-SA)

With Endpoint Security and via Secure Access (SA), you can manage a security policy for your endpoints, such as firewalling, anti-virus or anti-spyware rules, managed per host or per group. Endpoint Security allows clients to have a remote access to the LAN of their company via VPN IPSec tunnels.

Check Point Endpoint Security R70 Media Encryption (CPEPS-ME)

Endpoint Security has got a module called Media Encryption (ME). Thanks to this element, you can encrypt and decrypt your removable disks, such as USB keys. In this way, the content is completely encrypted, and you are the only one to be able to read it.

(CCMA) Check Point Certified Master Architect

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Check Point Certified Master Architect (CCMA)

The Check Point Certified Master Architect (CCMA) certification is Check Point’s highest level of professional certification. This certification identifies Check Point experts capable of designing, implementing, managing, and troubleshooting complex end-to-end Check Point security architectures, including network security and endpoint security solutions.

Prove you can

•Design secure enterprise security networks
•Install, configure and troubleshoot complex security solutions
•Implement backup and disaster recovery plans

Prerequisites

•Certifications in CCSA, CCSE required. CCMSE recommended

How You Will Benefit

•Create comprehensive security architectures
•Develop maintenance plans for complex security solutions
•Test security effectiveness and implement remediation plans
Integrate upgrades and hotfixes to maintain optimum network function

The CCMA written exam covers 23 cores areas of expertise from design, architecture, implementation, test, analysis and troubleshooting. The CCMA lab exam requires that you exhibit this expertise in a live hands-on scenario simulation.

The CCMA is a two-part exam. The first part is a Computer-based exam offered through Pearson VUE. The second part is a hands-on lab offered at Check Point and select international sites. The hands-on lab is by appointment only and can only be taken after successful completion of the Computer-based exam.

CCMA certification includes passing these exams in this order

  1. 156-100 Check Point Certified Master Architect (Written exam)
  2. 156-105 Check Point Certified Master Architect (Hands-on lab exam)

Written exam

  1. The 2-hour written exam is available from Vue test centers
  2. Contact Check Point for your CCMA test voucher
  3. Visit Pearson VUE and search exam #156-100
  4. A passing score of 80% is required and results are immediate

Lab exam

  1. The 8-hour lab exam is available from Check Point
  2. Contact Check Point to schedule an appointment for exam#156-105
  3. Implement a total end-end security solution, save and discuss log files, document your activities
  4. A proctor will evaluate your progress and send your personal results in 4 weeks.

Registering for the CCMA Exam

(CCMSE NGX Plus VSX) Check Point Certified Managed Security Expert NGX Plus VSX

January 11, 2011 by · Comments Off on (CCMSE NGX Plus VSX) Check Point Certified Managed Security Expert NGX Plus VSX
Filed under: CCMSE 

Check Point Certified Managed Security Expert NGX Plus VSX (CCMSE NGX Plus VSX) Certification Information

Check Point CCMSE Plus VSXThe highest level of Check Point certification available, CCMSE NGX Plus VSX is an advanced certification for security professionals implementing Check Point’s VSX security solution, managed by Provider-1 NGX. This certification validates your expertise in deploying VSX as an enterprise security solution. Security Administrators with a CCMSE NGX Plus VSX certification are the premier experts for managed security services based on Check Point solutions.

Check Point Certified Managed Security Expert NGX Plus VSX 

Length: 3 days* (recommended)
Prerequisite: CCMSE NGX

Exam: 

  1. 156-215.1 (Check Point Certified Security Administrator NGX)
  2. 156-315.1 (Check Point Certified Security Expert NGX)
  3. 156-815 (Check Point Certified Managed Security Expert NGX)
  4. *156-816 (Check Point Certified Managed Security Expert NGX Plus VSX)

Course:
Check Point Security Administration NGX I Rev 1.1
Check Point Security Administration NGX II Rev 1.1
Check Point Provider-1 NGX
Check Point VPN-1 VSX NGX
Products: VPN-1, Provider-1, VSX 
Competencies: Implementation, deployment, centralized policy management, Provider-1 management

(CCMSE NGX) Check Point Certified Managed Security Expert NGX

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Filed under: CCMSE 

 Check Point Certified Managed Security Expert NGX (CCMSE NGX) Certification Information

Check Point certifications are designed for those who want to acquire networking security expertise involving Check Point’s network and security solutions.Check Point Certified Managed Security Expert (CCMSE) NGX is one of the advanced certifications available.CCMSE NGX,is designed specifically for security professionals managing multiple Check Point VPN-1 implementations using the Provider-1 Internet security solution.

This certification tests an individual’s expertise in implementing multiple VPN-1 enterprise-security solutions, and deploying Provider-1 in a Network Operations Center environment as a centralized Policy management solution.

Check Point Certified Managed Security Expert NGX

Length: 3 days* (recommended)
Prerequisite: CCSE NGX

Exam:

  1. 156-215.1 (Check Point Certified Security Administrator NGX)
  2. 156-315.1 (Check Point Certified Security Expert NGX)
  3. *156-815 (Check Point Certified Managed Security Expert NGX)

Course: Check Point Security Administration NGX I Rev 1.1
Check Point Security Administration NGX II Rev 1.1
Check Point Provider-1 NGX
Products: VPN-1, Provider-1
Competencies: Implementation, deployment, centralized policy management, Provider-1 management

Check Point Certified Managed Security Expert (CCMSE)

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Filed under: CCMSE, Check Point 

 Check Point Certified Managed Security Expert (CCMSE) Certification Information

Advanced training to configure, implement and manage Check Point’s Provider-1 R71 for large-scale deployments. 2-day advanced course teaches how to implement and configure Check Point Multi-Domain Security Management (MDSM) with Provider-1 for enterprise environments.Advanced training to configure, implement and manage Check Point’s Provider-1 R71 for large-scale deployments. 2-day advanced course teaches how to implement and configure Check Point Multi-Domain Security Management (MDSM) with Provider-1 for enterprise environments.

For security professionals managing multiple Check Point VPN-1 implementations using the Provider-1 Internet security solution. This certification validates your expertise in implementing multiple VPN-1 enterprise-security solutions, and deploying Provider-1 in a Network Operations Center environment as a centralized Policy management solution.

All CCMSE Certification

  1. Check Point Certified Managed Security Expert NGX (CCMSE NGX)
  2. Check Point Certified Managed Security Expert NGX Plus VSX (CCMSE NGX Plus VSX)

(CPCS Pointsec PC) Check Point Certified Specialist – CPCS Pointsec PC

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Check Point Certified Specialist – CPCS Pointsec PC Certification Information

Check Point Specialist certifications are designed for security professionals who want to focus on specific Check Point technologies or products, and achieve recognition as a certified Check Point expert by demonstrating in-depth knowledge and proficiency.

Professionals who earn Check Point Certified Specialist – Pointsec PC certifications have a proven understanding of the basic concepts and skills necessary to successfully support Pointsec PC. They have demonstrated breadth and depth of knowledge in installation, configuration, and maintenance of Pointsec PC.

Exam: 156-706.63 (Check Point Certified Specialist – CPCS Pointsec PC)
Course: Check Point Endpoint Security Full Disk Encryption (Pointsec PC)
Products: Check Point Full Disk Encryption (Pointsec 6.3)
Competencies: Installation, troubleshooting, planning access levels and authentication methods; providing remote help, and managing logs.

(CPCS Pointsec) Check Point Certified Specialist – Pointsec

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Check Point Certified Specialist – Pointsec Certification Information

Check Point Certified Specialist certifications are designed for security professionals who want to focus on specific Check Point technologies or products, and achieve recognition as a certified Check Point expert by demonstrating in-depth knowledge and proficiency.

Professionals who earn Check Point Certified Specialist – Pointsec  certifications have a proven understanding of the basic concepts and skills necessary to successfully support Pointsec PC and Pointsec Protector. They have demonstrated breadth and depth of knowledge in installation, configuration, and maintenance of Pointsec, can identify inherent risks of data storage on mobile-computing devices, and can identify the Pointsec endpoint-security product that alleviates specific risks.

Exam: 156-706 (Check Point Certified Specialist – Pointsec)
Course: Endpoint Security with Pointsec
Products: Check Point Full Disk Encryption (Pointsec 6.3)
Competencies: Installation, troubleshooting, planning access levels and authentication methods; applying profiles, users, computers, and users and comptuer groups for Device Protector.

(CPCS Pointsec MI 6.3) Check Point Certified Specialist – Pointsec MI 6.3

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Check Point Certified Specialist – Pointsec MI Certification Information

Check Point Certified Specialist – Pointsec MI Certifications are designed for security professionals who want to focus on specific Check Point technologies or products, and achieve recognition as a certified Check Point expert by demonstrating in-depth knowledge and proficiency.

Check Point Certified Specialist Pointsec MI 6.3
Length: 2 days* (recommended)
Prerequisite: Working knowledge of Active Directory, Windows Server Administration, SQL Database Administration, network technology, and the Internet

Exam: 156-707.63(Check Point Certified Specialist – Pointsec MI)
Course: Check Point SmartCenter for Pointsec MI 6.3
Products: Check Point SmartCenter for MI 3.2.1, HFA-1
Competencies: Management theory for SmartCenter for Pointsec MI, use of the interface, and component use for managing Check Point Endpoint Security products.

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