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Danny
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CCTA - Troubleshooting Administrator - New exam available now!

Check Point Certified Troubleshooting Administrator exam is now available on Pearson VUE!
The proctored exam is based on the CCTA training course.

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The Check Point Certified Troubleshooting Administrator (CCTA) provides an understanding of the concepts and skills necessary to troubleshoot issues that may occur when managing the Check Point Security Management architecture and Security Gateways.

Exam code: 156-580
Language: English
Questions: 75
Exam length: 90 mins (30 mins extension for non-native english speakers)
Prerequisites: CCSA, Advanced knowledge of Check Point security products 

Course: 20 CLC | $2000
Exam: 2 CLC | $200
 

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Magnus-Holmberg
Advisor

Its nice to see that check point is releasing alot of certificates but the direction seams very unclear.

What is the goal with them, is CCSE going to be require multiple certificates?
Will these specialist exams extend CCSA/CCSE/CCSM ?

Now we have ~10 specialist exams.

 

 

 

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Timothy_Hall
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I ran the CCTA class 2 weeks ago with R80.40 and it went well, lots of good troubleshooting stuff and the labs are pretty good.  With the pacing of the class I also had plenty of time to go off on real-world troubleshooting tangents.

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Andreas_Zentsch
Participant

Question for me CCSM contains only troubleshooting with a very good level for non Check Point employees. What exactly is the difference to CCTA? Is there different content? Other things to learn? Same question for the CCTE. Does someone has already experience? 

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Timothy_Hall
Champion
Champion

The CCTA class takes the CCSA topics (Access Control policy and associated features basically) and gets into much more troubleshooting depth. Using fw monitor, fw ctl zdebug drop, SmartConsole issues, gateway logging problems,  NAT debugging, HTTPS Inspection, extended VPN debugging, etc.  I suppose some of the CCTA content overlaps with the discontinued CCSM class but not much.

I have not run a CCTE class, so I can't comment there.  Looks like it takes the CCSE topics (Threat Prevention and such) and does a deep dive for troubleshooting.

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wavesurf
Explorer

Are there any self study guides for CCTA available?

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Timothy_Hall
Champion
Champion

There do not appear to be any.  Normally you can purchase the courseware kits for classes such as CCSA and CCSE directly from pricelist.checkpoint.com, but CCTA is not listed as an option under the Specialist courses.

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wavesurf
Explorer

CCTA Courseware is available at Kortex for about € 500,--

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Andreas_Zentsch
Participant

I can not find it. Do you have a link ?

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Timothy_Hall
Champion
Champion

It does not appear that the CCTA courseware can be purchased separately through pricelist.checkpoint.com or Kortext, at least that I can find.  Looks like the only way to obtain it is to register for the CCTA class with a Check Point ATC. Tagging @Toni_Ponder in case my conclusion is not correct.

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Toni_Ponder
Employee
Employee

Andreas - We do not recommend the sale of the training course e-kit as a stand-alone item.  The material is developed for instructor-led training delivery.  Also, there is no post-sales support offered.  If you still want to follow the self-study path, contact your Check Point reseller for pricing and ordering.

We would highly encourage the training course be purchased from an ATC partner for the best experience.

Thanks,
Toni

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Andreas_Zentsch
Participant

Hi Toni, 

well ... i work with Check Point since almost 20 years. I dont think i dont need any of your ATC courses since i have more practical knowlede as almost all your trainers. 

I know  this is not polite what i am writing but it was also not polite from your side! Not everybody need a trainer. I only need this as a reference  for my library to have a look at it. 

I  dont need any deeper explanation for the content. I just want to buy a book were things are put together so is dont need to look up everything on your web page. Since there is almost everything you need to survive. 

So just to be fair. Books are needed and should be available for everybody on this planet. Course is nice but now suitable for everyone - timebased and knowled based as well.

Sorry for my harsh words but i am sick of this topic. Thank you. 

Toni_Ponder
Employee
Employee

The e-kit may be purchased as a stand-alone item (w/out the training course).  Although that is not recommended.
Contact your Check Point reseller for more assistance with the order.

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Andreas_Zentsch
Participant

Dear Tony, we are a reseller ... no they are not in the order list so they are not available to buy as single item without ATC course. 

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Toni_Ponder
Employee
Employee

Here is CCTA product SKU - CPTS-DOC-CCTA-R80.X-EKIT
Price is $400 USD

 

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Andreas_Zentsch
Participant

I did a lookup in the product catalog - online - and it is not available. Nor on the old nor the new product catalog. So there is no way to order it.  

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wavesurf
Explorer

You have to contact your local ATC. It is not public available ....

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