With official launch of R75 CCSA course and availability of so-called training blades Check Point has finished reforming the whole training and certification mechanism.
You can get the full details on CP education page, or just see the latest Check Point training newsletter here.
The key points are:
- Both CCSA and CCSE official training courses are now three, not five, days only.
- All update courses, both new and old "acceleration" ones are now called Training blades.
- Core certification (CCSA/E) benefits are valid for two years only.
- To extend R7x certification benefits for one more year must take two additional training blades.
This scheme may cause some business issues for ATCs, and all training blades for R7x are now directly available from Check Point.
There are only two blades published fro the moment, Application Control and DLP, some others to follow.
Each blade contains 1 hour web-based training, 6 hours of labs and costs $245 only. Web based certification exam is included.
Important: CCSA/E R75 exams are not yet available.