Sophos Endpoint Administrator Certification Training Course Overview

The Sophos Endpoint Administrator training course will give you a detailed overview of the product and get you the necessary skills required to manage endpoints that are standalone or part of a Microsoft Active Directory network.

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Course Modules

Module 1: Enduser Protection deployment scenarios
  • Review of Enduser Protection features and components
  • Factors to consider when designing solutions
  • Single site deployments
  • Multi site deployments
  • Air-gapped network
  • Roaming users
  • Selecting the right solution for a customer’s requirements
Module 2: Sophos Enterprise Console deployment
  • Factors to consider when designing SEC deployments
  • Management server requirements
  • Database design considerations
  • Remote console requirements
  • Firewall configuration
  • High availability
  • Selecting the right solution for a customer’s requirements
  • The installation process
  • Troubleshooting installation
Module 3: Deploying Enduser Protection
  • Determining the information required to plan endpoint deployment
  • Supported platforms
  • Deployment strategy
  • Removing other endpoint products
  • Setup.exe command line parameters
  • Protecting computers automatically
  • Deployment packager
  • Installation log files
  • Mac deployment
  • Linux deployment
  • Selecting the right solution for a customer’s requirements
Module 4: Update Managers and Autoupdate
  • Factors to consider when designing an updating infrastructure
  • Introduction to AutoUpdate
  • SUM updating overview
  • Software subscriptions
  • HTTP Updating
  • Deploying multiple CIDs and Update Managers
  • Selecting the right solution for a customer’s requirements
  • Installing additional SUMs
  • AutoUpdate components
  • Troubleshooting SUM
  • Troubleshooting AutoUpdate
Module 5: Remote Management System
  • Factors to consider when designing an updating infrastructure
  • Management architecture
  • Remote Management System (RMS)
  • RMS component communication
  • RMS troubleshooting
  • Message relays
  • Selecting the right solution for a customer’s requirements
Module 6: Threat Protection
  • Anti-virus and HIPS review
  • Configuring exclusions
  • Live Protection overview
  • Sophos Extensible List (SXL)
  • Live protection architecture
  • Live protection DNS lookups
  • Web protection and control
  • Web protection HTTP lookups
  • Malicious Traffic Detection (MTD)
  • MTD components
  • Windows Filtering Platform (WFP)
  • Testing MTD
Module 7: Advanced device and data control policies
  • Review of device control
  • Device control event viewer
  • Unique device instance IDs
  • Device exemptions
  • Review of data control
  • Content Control List (CCL)
  • Latest SophosLabs Content Control Lists
  • How to create a custom CCL
  • Data control exclusions
Module 8: Advanced firewall configuration
  • Review of Sophos Client Firewall (SCF)
  • Firewall rule types
  • Rule processing order
  • Primary / secondary location configuration
  • Client firewall logs and LogViewer
Module 9: Auditing and reporting
  • Auditing configuration
  • Email alerting
  • Sophos Reporting Interface
  • Sophos Log Writer
Module 10: Server management and upgrades
  • Backup and restore data and configuration
  • PurgeDB
  • Database and server migration
  • Upgrading servers
  • The diagnose tool
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Course Prerequisites
  • Basic knowledge of Windows server & Windows workstations
  • Understanding of Windows networking & Microsoft Active Directory
  • General knowledge in windows networking and Microsoft active directory
  • Knowing to setup a window server with windows work station

On completion of this training, you will know:

  • Enduser Protection deployment scenarios
  • Sophos Enterprise Console deployment
  • Deploying Enduser Protection
  • Endpoint deployment
  • Update Managers and Autoupdate
  • Remote Management System
  • Threat Protection
  • Advanced device and data control policies
  • Advanced firewall configuration
  • Auditing and reporting
  • Server management and upgrades


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