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Symantec Data Center Security Server Advanced 6.7: Administration


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Symantec Data Center Security Server Advanced 6.7: Administration

Course Code: SDCSSAA6.7

Duration: 3 Days


You should have working knowledge of 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/prevention, policy management, vulnerability assessment, antivirus protection and so on) is required.

Course Description:

The Symantec Data Center Security: Server Advanced 6.7 Administration course is an introduction to implementing and managing a Symantec Data Center Security: Server Advanced 6.7 deployment. The architecture and individual components of the SDCS:SA 6.7 solution are detailed and explained. Agent installation and configuration are taught along with deployment and management of SDCS:SA agents and policies across the enterprise. The course also covers SDCS:SA Policy creation/modification in detail.

Course Objectives:

• Describe the major components of Symantec Data

• Center Security: Server Advanced and how they communicate.

• Install the management server, consoles, and agent.

• Define, manage and create assets, policies, events and configurations.

• Understand policy creation and editing in depth.

Intended Audience:

This course is for information technology professionals, security professionals, network, system managers and administrators who are charged with the installation, configuration, and day-to-day management of Symantec Data Center Security: Server Advanced.


This course includes practical hands-on exercises that enable you to test your new skills and begin to use those skills in a working environment.

Course Outline:

Lesson 1: 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

Lesson 2: SDCS:Server Advanced Overview

• SDCS: Server Advanced Component Overview

• How Does SDCS:SA Work?

• Policy Types and Platforms

• Management Console Overview

• Agent User Interface Overview

Lesson 3: Installation and Deployment

• Planning the Installation

• Deployment Planning

• Server Installation

• Installing the Server Management Console

• Installing a Windows Agent

• Installing a Unix Agent

Lesson 4: Configuring Agents

• Assets Defined

• Agent Architecture

• Viewing Agents and Assets

• Managing Agents

• Managing Agents on Assets by Command Line

Lesson 5: Policy Overview

• Policies Defined

• Prevention Policy Overview

• Detection Policy Overview

• Policy Workspace

• Implementing Policies with SDCS:SA

• SDCS:SA Use Cases

Lesson 6: Windows Prevention Policies

• Windows Prevention Policy Structure Overview

• Editing a Windows Prevention Policy—Basic

• Advanced Policy Settings: Global Policy Options

• Advanced Policy Settings: Sandboxes

• Resource Lists

Lesson 7: UNIX and Legacy Prevention Policies

• Global Policy Options

• Daemon and Service Options

• Interactive Program Options

• Resource Lists

• Sandbox Options

• Profile Lists

• Predefined Policies

Lesson 8: Advanced Prevention

• Profile Applications

• Customize Predefined Prevention Policies

• Custom Sandbox

• Prepare for Policy Deployment

• Create New Policies

Lesson 9: Detection Policies

• Detection Policy Details

• Predefined Detection Policies

Lesson 10: Event Management

• Defining Events

• Viewing Events

• Event Handling Best Practices

• Creating Alerts

Lesson 11: Agent Management and Troubleshooting

• Configurations Defined

• Creating and Editing Configurations

• Analyzing Event Log Files

• Agent Logs

• Diagnostic Policies

• Local Agent Tools

Lesson 12: System Management

• Database Management

• Managing Users and Roles

• Server Management

• Server Logs