Sophos XG Firewall Administrator Certification Training Course Overview

The Sophos Certified Administrator training course is intended for technical professionals who will be managing Sophos XG Firewall and provides the skills necessary to manage common day-to-day tasks. To complete this certification course, candidates must take and pass an online assessment to tests both theoretical and practical knowledge. The pass mark for the assessment is 80% to become a Sophos Certified Administrator for Sophos XG Firewall.

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Course Modules

Module 1: XG Firewall Overview
  • Identify the features of the XG Firewall and how the protect against common
  • Identify the deployment options available for the XG Firewall
  • Identify the add-ons for central management and reporting
  • Register for a Sophos Central evaluation
Module 2: Getting Started with XG Firewall
  • Identify the deployment modes of the XG Firewall
  • Configure an XG Firewall using the Initial Setup Wizard
  • Navigate the WebAdmin
  • Manage objects
  • Explain what zones are, and identify the default system zones
  • Configure basic networking
  • Manage device access and certificates
  • Manage device access and certificates
  • Configure static routing
  • Use the Initial Setup Wizard to configure a Sophos XG Firewall
  • Configure a new Sophos XG Firewall by importing a configuration backup
  • Navigate the WebAdmin
  • Configure Zones and Interfaces
  • Create Static Routes
  • Create Definitions
  • Configure DNS Request Routes
  • Import CA Certificates
  • Create a Configuration Backup
  • Restore a configuration backup to an XG Firewall
Module 3: Network Protection
  • Identify the different types of firewall and understand the purpose of each
  • Create and manage firewall rules
  • Configure and apply intrusion prevention policies
  • Configure DoS & Spoof Protection
  • Enable Security Heartbeat and apply restrictions in firewall rules
  • Configure Advanced Threat Protection
  • Configure Logging
  • Create Network Firewall Rules
  • Install the SSL CA Certificates
  • Install Sophos Central
  • Publish Servers Using Business Application Rules
  • Configure IPS Policies
  • Enable Advanced Threat Protection
  • Enable DoS (Denial of Service) and Spoof Protection
  • Configure Security Heartbeat
Module 4: Site-to-Site Connections
  • Explain the VPN options available for site-to-site connections
  • Configure an IPsec site-to-site VPN using the wizard
  • Configure an SSL VPN
  • Explain the deployment modes for RED
  • Configure and deploy REDs
  • Create an SSL site-to-site VPN
  • Create an IPsec site-to-site VPN
Module 5: Authentication
  • Identify the supported authentication sources and enable them for services on the XG Firewall
  • Explain the types of user on the XG Firewall and know when to use them
  • Configure NTLM authentication for the web proxy
  • Install and configure STAS for single sign-on
  • Create identity-based policies
  • Enable and use one-time passwords (OTP)
  • Create an Active Directory Authentication Server
  • Configure Single Sign-On Using STAS
  • Create User-based policies
  • Configure One Time Passwords
Module 6: Web Protection and Application Control
  • Configure Web Protection Policies
  • Identify the activities that can be used to control web traffic
  • Create keyword content filters
  • Configure Surfing Quotas
  • Configure Traffic Quotas
  • Configure Application Filters
  • Categorize applications using Synchronized App Control
  • Create Custom Web Categories and User Activities
  • Create a Content Filter
  • Create a Custom Web Policy
  • Create a Surfing Quota for Guest Users
  • Create an Application Filter Policy
Module 7: Email Protection
  • Identify the two deployment modes for Email Protection and their differences
  • Configure global settings include relay settings
  • Configure SMTP policies for MTA mode and legacy mode
  • Configure policies for client protocols
  • Create Data Control Lists and use them in policy
  • Configure encryption using SPX
  • Manage the quarantine using digests and the User Portal
  • Enable and Configure Quarantine Digests
  • Configure an Email Protection policy
  • Configure Data Control and SPX Encryption
  • User Quarantine Management
Module 8: Wireless Protection
  • Identify the access points available and the differences between them
  • Configure wireless networks
  • Explain the different security mode
  • Deploy wireless access points and assign wireless networks
  • Configure hotspots for wireless networks
  • Create a hotspot
Module 9: Remote Access
  • Configure remote access using SSL VPN
  • Configure Clientless Access via the User Portal
  • Configure remote access for mobile devices
  • Configure an SSL Remote Access VPN
Module 10: Logging, Reporting and Troubleshooting
  • Customize and run reports
  • Schedule reports
  • Use the Log Viewer to monitor the XG Firewall
  • Configure logging
  • Identify and use diagnostic and troubleshooting tools on the XG Firewall
  • Run, Customize and Schedule Reports
  • View Sandstorm Activity
  • Use SF Loader Tools
  • Connection Table
  • Packet Capture
  • Dropped Packet Capture
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Course Prerequisites
  • Knowledge of networking equivalent to CompTIA N+ or better
  • Understanding with security best practices
  • Be able to setup a Windows server
  • Knowledge of configuring and managing network gateway devices
  • Knowledge of general Windows networking and Microsoft Active Directory

Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Recognize the main technical capabilities and how they protect against threats
  • Complete common configuration tasks
  • Manage security events
  • Backup and restore the system
  • Complete common day-to-day tasks
  • View, manage and interpret logs and reports
  • Perform basic troubleshooting
  • Locate and use additional online resources
  • Gather information that will assist investigation by Sophos Support

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