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The ProxySG 6.6 Advanced Administration course is intended for IT professionals who wish to learn to master the advanced features of the ProxySG.

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

• Solve common authentication and SSL issues 

• Understand the underlying architecture of SGOS

• Monitor and analyze ProxySG performance

• Use policy tracing as a troubleshooting tool

You must have working knowledge of ProxySG Administration and should possess advanced knowledge of networking, security, and authentication.

This course is for IT network or security professionals who have practical experience with the ProxySG in the field and wish to master the advanced network security of the ProxySG.

Module 1: Using Authentication Realms

• Describe the benefits of enabling authentication on the ProxySG

• Describe, at a high level, the ProxySG authentication architecture

• Understand the use of IWA realms, with both IWA Direct and IWA BCAAA connection methods

Module 2: Understanding Authentication Credentials

• Describe how NTLM and Kerberos authentication work in both IWA direct and IWA BCAAA deployments

• Configure the ProxySG to use Kerberos authentication

Module 3: Understanding Authentication Modes 

• Describe authentication surrogates and authentication modes

• Describe ProxySG authentication in both explicit and transparent deployment mode

Module 4: Understanding HTTPS

• Describe key components of SSL encryption

• Describe how the SSL handshake works

• Describe some of the legal and security considerations related to use of the SSL proxy

Module 5: Managing SSL Traffic on the ProxySG 

• Describe how the SSL proxy service handles SSL traffic

• Describe the standard keyrings that are installed by default on the ProxySG

• Identify the types of security certificates that the ProxySG uses

Module 6: Optimizing SSL Interception Performance  

• Configure the ProxySG to process SSL traffic according to best practices for performance

Module 7:  SGOS Architecture

• Identify key components of SGOS

• Explain the interaction among client workers and software workers in processing client requests

• Explain the significance of policy checkpoints

• Describe key characteristics of the SGOS storage subsystem

• Explain the caching behavior of the ProxySG

Module 8:  Caching Architecture

• Describe the benefits of object caching on the ProxySG

• Explain the caching-related steps in a ProxySG transaction

• Identify and describe the HTTP request and response headers related to caching

• Describe, in general terms, how the ProxySG validates cached objects to ensure freshness

• Explain how the ProxySG uses cost-based deletion, popularity contests, and pipelining to improve object caching

 Module 9:  System Diagnostics

• Describe the use of the health monitor and health checks

• Explain the use of the event and access logs

• Describe the information available in advanced URLs and sysinfo files

• Describe the function of policy tracing and packet captures

Module 10:  Introduction to Content Policy Language (CPL)

• Describe the fundamental concepts and purposes of ProxySG policy transactions

• Understand the relationship of layers, rules, conditions, properties, and triggers

• Describe the two types of actions in CPL

• Describe how to write, edit, and upload CPL code

Module 11:  Using Policy Tracing for Troubleshooting

• Identify the two main types of ProxySG policy traces

• Describe the various sections of a policy trace result

• Configure a global and policy-driven trace • Access and interpret policy trace results

Module 12:  ProxySG Integration

• Identify other Symantec products that can be used as part of a complete security solution





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Our live online classes are conducted in the same manner as our classroom classes, using the same manuals and lab equipment. Just as in our classroom classes, each online student is assigned a set of remote lab equipment including an ESXi host and various pre-configured Virtual machines, as the specific class they are attending requires. The students connect to the lab environment using Microsoft’s Remote Display Protocol (RDP) in order to perform the lab exercises. The vast majority of our online students find the class experience equivalent to or better than a classroom delivered class.

All our trainers are Symantec Certified Instructors. Our representative will share trainer profile once you start talking to our team.

We accept all modes of payment. If you are being nominated by your organization, your organization need to release PO before the course start date. If you are an individual you can pay through credit / debit cards, online transfer (RTGS/NEFT) to our account 7 days prior to the course start date.

  • In a highly unlikely event of cancellation of batch from our end, we shall refund 100% that is paid by you. If client choose to cancel for any reasons, below is the terms.
  • If you cancel or reschedule your registration 5 or more calendar days before the scheduled start date of the class – No cancellation charges
  • If you cancel or reschedule your registration less than 5 calendar days before the scheduled start date of the class – cancellation charges 100% of the course fee
  • If you do not show up for the event, or cancel on the day of the event - cancellation charges 100% of the course fee

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