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Symantec Data Center Security: Server Advanced 6.0

  • Course Objectives
  • Who Should Attend
  • Prerequisites
  • Syllabus

By the completion of this course, you will be able to:

  •   Describe the major components of Symantec Data Center Security: Server Advanced and how they operate.
  •   Install the management server, console, and agent..
  •   Define, manage, and create assets, policies, events,and configurations.
  •   Understand policy creation and editing in depth.
This course is for information technology professionals,security professionals, network and system managers,and administrators tasked with installing, configuring, and maintaining Symantec Data Center Security: Server Advanced v. 6.0.
You should have working knowledge of TCP/IP protocols and communications concepts. You must have experience with the Windows and UNIX operating systems in general. A basic understanding of key security disciplines (firewalls, intrusion detection and prevention, policy management, vulnerability assessment, antivirus protection, and so on) is required.


This course includes practical hands-on exercises that enable you to test your new skills and begin to use those skills in a working environment.


  •   Course overview
  •   The classroom lab environment

Introduction to Security Risks and Risk 

  •   Security Risks
  •   Security Risk Management
  •   Managing and Protecting Systems
  •   Corporate Security Policies and Security Assessments
  •   Host-Based Computer Security Issues

SDCS:Server Advanced Overview 

  •   SDCS: Server Advanced Component Overview
  •   Policy Types and Platforms
  •   Management Console Overview
  •   Agent User Interface Overview 
  • Demonstration of Management Console 

Installation and Deployment

  •   Planning the Installation
  •   Deploying SDCS:SA for High Availabilty
  •   Scalabilty
  •   Installing the Management Server
  •   Installing the Management Console
  •   Installing a Windows Agent
  •   Installing a UNIX Agent
  • LAB: Install Manager and agents

Configuring Assets

  •  Asset and Agent Overview
  •   Viewing Agents and Assets
  •   Managing Agents
  •   Managing Agents on Assets LAB:
    •  Create Asset Groups
    •  Examine agent Interface

Policy Overview

  •  Policies defined
  •  Prevention Policy overview
    • Process sets
    • Resource access
    • Policy options
  • Detection Policy Overview
    • IDS capabilities
    • Rules
    • Collectors
  • Policy Management Work space
  • User Interface on Agent
  • Example Use Cases
    • Real world scenarios
    • what type of security strategy should be used ?

Detailed Prevention Policies

  •   Policy Editor
  •   Policy Structure
  •   Global policy options
  •   Service Options
  •   Program Options
  •   Policy Processing Order
  •   Network Rules
  •   File Rules
  •   Registry Rules
  •   Process Sets
  •   Predefined Policies LAB:
    • Deploy Strict policy
    • Examine Functionality

Advanced Prevention

  • Profiling Applications
  •   Customizing Predefined Policies LAB:
    •  Modify Policy previously deployed
    •  Re-examine Functionality
  •   Preparing for Policy deployment LAB:
    •  Best practice - Covering Basics 
    •  Further Enhance Strict Policy
  •   Create Custom Process set LAB:
    •  Secure an FTP Server
    •  Troubleshoot policy/pset assignment using CLI

Detection Policies

  •   Detection Policies Structure
  •   Collectors
  •   Rules
  •   Predefined Detection Policies
  •   Creating a detection Policy using the Template policy LAB:
    •  Deploy Baseline Policy
    •  Create Custom Policy

Event Management

  •   Events Defined
  •   Viewing Events
  •   Reports and Queries Overview
  •   Creating Queries and Reports
  •   Creating Alerts LAB:
    •  View Monitor Types and Search Events
    •  Create Real Time Monitor
    •  Create queries and reports
    •  Create Alerts

Agent Management and Troubleshooting

  •   Configurations Defined
  •   Creating and Editing Configurations
    •   Common Parameters
    •   Prevention Settins
    •   Detection Settings
  •   Analyzing Agent Log Files
  •   Diagnostic Policies
  •   Local Agent tool – sisipsconfig LAB:
  •   Create Custom Configurations
    •  Implement Bulk Logging
    •  Disable Prevention on agent using CLI
    •  Use Diagnostic policy to gather logs
    •  Troubleshoot a Policy

System Management

  •   Managing Users and Roles
  •   Server Security
  •   Viewing and Managing Server Settings
  •   Viewing and Managing Database Settings
  •   Viewing and Managing Tomcat Settings  LAB:
    •  Create a new User
    •  View System Settings

  • Duration : 3 days
  • Certified by: Symantec

The Symantec Data Center Security: Server Advanced 6.0 course is an introduction to implementing and managing a Symantec Data Center Security: Server Advanced 6.0 deployment. The architecture and components of the SDCS:SA 6.0 solution are detailed and explained. Agent installation and configuration are taught along with deployment and management of SDCS:SA agents and policies across the enterprise. The course also covers SDCS:SA Policy creation and modification in detail.

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