Wednesday, November 30, 2011

First CCSA R75 course in Switzerland, possibly in continental Europe is over

Yesterday I have finished teaching my first CCSA R75 course. It is not only my personal first, it is also the very first course in Switzerland. Due to my knowledge it is the first ever in continental Europe.

Hope my students are happy, because I am.

Course is much better then the previous R71/70 ones. I have spotted only a few errors in the books, minor ones. It is well timed, we have managed to go through all the labs thoroughly.

I hope to see the participants again in my classroom.

I appreciate Dimension Data and Computerlinks to give me this opportunity. Thanks a lot everybody, and especially Yasushi and Mykhaylo from Computerlinks for effective and reliable lab platform.

Update: I have been informed that there was at least one CCSA R75 course provided in UK in early November.  Changing the subject accordingly :-)

Thursday, November 24, 2011

about to teach my first CCSA R75

I will be teaching CCSA R75 class in Bern the next week.

This class is a cooperation of Computerlinks and Dimension Data ATCs.

I had started my CCSA courses about 7 years ago, internally in Check Point Israel; for new hired. It was R60 by then. Now it is R75, and it seems to be the first ever CCSA R75 course in Switzerland.

While working through the course materials, I have to admit books are much better than some time ago. Of course, there are some things I would describe differently, but there are no obvious mistakes in the books, at least I have not spotted them yet.

Well done, Check Point!

Dimension Data will be providing both CCSA and CCSE R75 courses in 2012, so you are welcome in my class. You can subscribe on our ATC Web portal any time.

See you in our training class, guys.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

more than 100K hits on this blog

I have started this blog just before the last Christmas, on December 23, 2010. Since then there are more that 100 000 hits on this blog, in average around 300 hits  per day.

This is not too much, but I sincerely appreciate your interest, guys.

Here are some interesting (at least to me) statistics.

The most viewed post is one about changes in migration tools between R6x and R7x. It got almost 1600 pageviews.

The second popular is one with the links to upgrade paths diagrams, almost 700 pageviews till now.

NSS lab results for IPS solutions is the third most viewed post in this blog.

Germany, USA and Russia host most of the reader, in the mentioned order. 48% of the visitors use Firefox browser.

70% visitors are are working on Windows, 13% on Linux and 10% on Macs. The rest of the audience is accessing these pages from smart phones and other mobile devices. 

Hope you find here what you are looking for. If not, let me know how I can help you.

And again, thank you all very much.