Sophos Certified Administrator - XG Firewall


2 Days

Familia de cursos


Qué puede aportarle este curso

The Sophos Certified Administrator program is designed exclusively for Sophos customers. The goal is to enable Sophos customers and end users to become certified on Sophos products. If you are a Sophos Partner, please register for a partner training of the Sophos Partner Program.

This customer training is designed for technical professionals who will be managing Sophos XG Firewall and provides the skills necessary to manage common day-to-day tasks.

It consists of presentations and practical lab exercises to reinforce the taught content, and electronic copies of the supporting documents for the course will be provided to each trainee through the online portal. The course is expected to take 2 days to complete, of which approximately half will be spent on the practical exercises.

Course Information

Prior to attending this course, trainees should have:

There are no pre-requisite for this course, however it is recommended that students should:

  • Have networking knowledge equivalent to CompTIA N+ or better
  • Be familiar with security best practices
  • Be able to setup a Windows server
  • Have experience of configuring and managing network gateway devices
  • Have knowledge of general Windows networking and Microsoft Active Directory

Course content:

This course is split into different modules, with practical labs combined throughout the course to allow for application of the content discussed.

  • Security threats and how the XG Firewall protects against them
  • Getting Started with XG Firewall
  • Managing Network Protection
  • Site-to-Site Connections
  • Identity-Based Firewall
  • Web Protection and Application Control
  • Email Protection
  • Wireless and Remote Access
  • Reporting and Troubleshooting

Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Recognize the main technical capabilities and how they protect against threats
  • Complete common configuration tasks
  • Manage security events
  • Backup and restore the system
  • Complete common day-to-day tasks
  • View, manage and interpret logs and reports
  • Perform basic troubleshooting
  • Locate and use additional online resources
  • Gather information that will assist investigation by Sophos Support


To complete the course, trainees must take and pass an online assessment. The assessment tests their knowledge of both the presented and practical content. The pass mark for the assessment is 80%, and trainees should note that to become a Sophos Certified Administrator for Sophos XG Firewall.

Lab environment:

Each student will be provided with a pre-configured environment which simulates a company network with two sites, a head office and a branch office and contains Windows Servers, a Windows Desktop and two XG Firewalls.

Further information:

On request the training can be held onsite for individual customers delivered by Sophos’s Professional Services consultants! An onsite training requires a minimum of attendees and the requester must provide the training facilities ( training room, projector, high speed internet access ).  

Learn more about our Professional Services offerings.

Please contact us at to discuss your requirements.

Course dates:

Fecha Lugar
11 jul. 2018 Germany-Wiesbaden Reservar
18 jun. 2018 Online Training (Live via Webinar) - North America Reservar
26 abr. 2018 Online Training (Live via Webinar) - North America Reservar
18 sep. 2018 United Kingdom - Abingdon Training Center Reservar
22 may. 2018 United Kingdom - Abingdon Training Center Reservar