(CCMA) Check Point Certified Master Architect

January 19, 2011 by · Comments Off on (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


•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