Symantec Data Center Security: Server Advanced 6.7 (DP0151)

This course teaches IT Professionals an understanding and evaluation of the installation, configuration, deployment, management and administration, and basic troubleshooting of Symantec Data Center Security: Server Advanced 6.7


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R 13 000 p.p. (Excl. VAT)*
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Delivery Method

Classroom-based, Instructor-led with emphasis on hands-on exercises


3 days

Start time: 09:00 (Registration will commence at 08:30 on the first day)


Students should have knowledge of the following:

  • 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.

Course Objectives

At the end of this course, you should be able to do the following:

  • 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.

Exam & Certifications

This course prepares students to write the Administration of Symantec Data Center Security: Server Advanced 6.7 Exam (Exam Code: 250-505) as part of the Symantec Certified Specialist certification path.

Exam Details

  • # of Questions: 70 - 80
  • Exam Duration: 105 minutes
  • Passing Score: 69%
  • Languages: English
  • Exam Price: $225 USD (or your country's currency equivalent)

Suggested Preparation

Below includes the recommended preparation to achieve this level of expertise.

  • Exam Objectives (PDF)
  • Sample Exam (PDF)
  • The study guide is targeted for those who have attended the recommended 5 day training course. This self-study guide summarizes the key lessons and topics in the corresponding certification exam.
  • Experience with the product through shadowing of a successful risk assessment, technical evaluation, product deployment, or six months experience administering Data Center Security: Server Advanced 6.7.
  • Working knowledge of TCP/IP protocols and communications concepts
  • Experience with one or more of the supported platforms (Windows, Linux, Solaris, HP-UX, AIX, etc.)
  • Familiarity with VMware platforms
  • Basic understanding of key security disciplines (firewalls, intrusion detection and prevention)
  • Policy management, vulnerability assessment, antivirus protection, and other security tools.

Familiarity with product documentation

  • SDCSSA_Administration_Guide.pdf
  • SDCSSA_Agent_Guide.pdf
  • SDCSSA_Detection_Policy_Reference_Guide.pdf
  • SDCSSA_Implementation_Guide.pdf
  • SDCSSA_Overview_Guide.pdf
  • SDCSSA_Planning_Deployment_Guide.pdf
  • SDCSSA_Platform_Feature_Matrix.pdf
  • SDCSSA_Prevention_Policy_Reference_Guide.pdf
  • SDCSSA_Trialware_Edition.pdf
  • SDCSSA_vSphere_Support_Guide.pdf 

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Course Topics

1. Introduction

  • Course overview
  • The classroom lab environment

2. 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

3. SDCS: Server Advanced Overview

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

4. 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

5. Configuring Assets

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

6. Policy Overview

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

7. 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
    - Deploy Strict policy
    - Examine Functionality

8. Advanced Prevention

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

9. Detection Policies

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

10. Event Management

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

11. 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
    - Create Custom Configurations
    - Implement Bulk Logging
    - Disable Prevention on agent using CLI
    - Use Diagnostic policy to gather logs
    - Troubleshoot a Policy

12. System Management

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