Technical McAfee ePO & VirusScan Boot Camp

The course is designed to teach students who have very little McAfee experience the fundamentals in administering McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator (ePO management console) and VirusScan products.


Uncertified Training Course




Price available on request due to exchange rate fluctuations

SATV Redeemable 


Delivery Method

Classroom-based, Instructor-led with emphasis on hands-on exercises. Every student does laboratory work independently.


5 days

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


It is recommended that students have a working knowledge of Microsoft Windows administration, system administration concepts, a basic understanding of computer security concepts, and a general understanding of Internet services.

Course Objectives

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

  • Understand the basics of endpoint security architecture
  • Install, configure, update ePolicy Orchestrator (ePO)
  • Configure McAfee Agent policies
  • Create McAfee standalone packages
  • Configure VirusScan Access Protection Rules, Buffer Overflow Protection, On-access and On-demand Scanning
  • Configure deployment tasks
  • Manually deploy oand schedule deployment of endpoint ViruSscan and McAfee agents to an endpoint
  • Convert Vurisscan policies to ENS policies
  • Troubleshoot McAfee ePO and VirusScan products

Exam & Certifications


Course Topics

Day 1. McAfee Fundamentals

  • Concept of Information security and what it means to you
  • Introduction to McAfee
  • Walk through the McAfee Product stack
  • Explanation of McAfee Endpoint security suite
    • ePO
    • VirusScan
    • Endpoint Security
    • HIPS
    • Encryption
    • McAfee agent
    • DLP
  • Breakdown of endpoint security architecture (updates , distributed repositories , etc)
  • McAfee community
  • McAfee knowledge base
  • McAfee service portal
  • Q&A

Day 2. McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator

  • Installation of SQL
  • Installation of ePO
  • ePO walk through
  • Server task configuration
  • User configuration
  • Server settings configurations
  • Update configurations
  • System creation
  • Distributed repository configuration
  • McAfee end point security software check in ( manual and software manager)
  • Configuration of McAfee agent policies
  • Creation of McAfee agent standalone packages
  • Q&A

Day 3. VirusScan

  • Recap of the ePO
  • Recap of the McAfee agent
  • VirusScan
    • Configuration of Access protection rules
    • Configuration of buffer overflow protection
    • Configuration of on access scanning -
    • Configuration of unwanted properties
    • Configuration of on demand scanning
    • Configuration of deployment tasks
  • McAfee agent and VirusScan push via ePO to server
  • Manual deployment of endpoint VirusScan and McAfee agent to endpoint
  • Q&A

Day 4. Scheduling

  • Recap of Day 3
  • Endpoint security product check-in
  • Threat Prevention
  • Web Control
  • Firewall
  • Conversion of VirusScan policies to ENS policies
  • Configuration of endpoint security policies
  • ENS push via ePO
  • Upgrade of VSE to ENS
  • Scheduling of deployment
  • Scheduling of On demand scan for ENS
  • EICAR test virus
  • Q&A

Day 5. Recap & Test

  • Review of Day 1 - 4
  • Troubleshooting of solution
  • Test