Certifications

VMware

VCP6-NV

VMware Certified Professional 6.0 – NetworkVirtualization VMware Certified Professional 6.0 – Network Virtualization validates your ability to transform the economics of network and security operations for your company. VCP6-NV certification validates your ability to install, configure, and administer NSX virtual networking implementations, regardless of the underlying physical architecture.
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VCP6-DCV

VMware Certified Professional 6 - Data Center VirtualizationVMware Certified Professional 6.0 – DataCenter Virtualization validates your ability to configure, administer and scale a vSphere virtualized data center.  You can deploy, consolidate, and administer virtualization technologies including vSphere HA and DRS Clusters, storage virtualization using VMFS, Storage DRS and Storage I/O Control, network virtualization using vSphere standard and distributed switches and Network I/O Control, vSphere management using vCenter Server and vRealize Operations Manager Standard, and Virtual Machines
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VCAP-DCD

VMware Certified Advanced Professional - Data Center Design (VCAP-DCD)The VMware Certified Advanced Professional – Data Center Design (VCAP-DCD) certification is designed for IT architects who design and integrate VMware solutions in multi-site, large enterprise, virtualized environments. Successful candidates possess a deep understanding of data center design principles and methodologies, as well as VMware core components and their relation to storage and networking. Successful candidates also have broad knowledge of applications and infrastructure services, and how they relate and integrate with the virtual infrastructure.
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VCAP-DCA

VMware Certified Advanced Professional - Data Center Administration (VCAP-DCA)The VMware Certified Advanced Professional – Data Center Administration (VCAP-DCA) is a unique, lab-based exam where you will perform tasks using actual equipment to verify your skill at installing, configuring, and administering large and complex virtualized environments. Earning this certification gives you an advanced, industry-recognized credential that demonstrates your expertise with VMware vSphere 5, as well as your ability to use automation tools and implement virtualized environments.

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VCAP-CID

VMware Certified Advanced Professional - Cloud Infrastructure Design (VCAP-CID)VMware Certified Advanced Professional – Cloud Infrastructure Design (VCAP-CID) certification verifies that you can define goals for your cloud infrastructure architecture, analyze elements of the framework, and make design decisions that ensure the proper physical and virtual components exist in the design. Achieving VCAP-CID status shows that you have skills with Conceptual, Logical, and Physical Design, Security and Availability Design, Extended Cloud Design, Metering and Compliance, and vApp Design.

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VCP-Cloud

VMware Certified Professional - CloudThe VMware Certified Professional – Cloud (VCP-Cloud) certification validates your ability to install, configure and administer a Cloud environment using vCloud Director and related components. Successful candidates demonstrate core vSphere skills in extending data virtualization throughout the cloud by creating and managing vApps, service catalogs, and organization/provider VDCs, as well as administering cloud enabled networking and storage. This competency is built on the skills and knowledge needed to successfully install, deploy, scale, and manage VMware vSphere environments along with a solid foundation in basic cloud infrastructure concepts including public/private/hybrid clouds, multi-tenancy, and cloud security.
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Fortinet

NSE 1

NSE 1 - Network Security Technology Foundations Fortinet Network Security Sales Associate Level 1 (NSE1) – NSE 1 is the entry level designation of the Fortinet Network Security Expert (NSE) program. It is intended to provide a basic understanding of the various aspects of providing a secure environment for network computing.

NSE 1 is available for anyone wishing to learn about network security and includes an overview of Fortinet the company. It is also the first step required in completion of the Fortinet Solutions and Sales steps of the program. Fortinet Sales and pre-sales associates and those of Fortinet Partners, are required to complete this step in order to progress to the next level of the program.  Data Center Firewall, Next Generation Firewall, Unified Threat Management (UTM), Application Security, Management and Analytics, Wireless Concepts, and Fortinet Corporate Overview.
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NSE 2

NSE 2 - Network Security Core SolutionsFortinet Network Security Sales Associate Level 2 (NSE2) – NSE 2 is the core solutions level of the Fortinet Network Security Expert (NSE) program. It is intended to provide a basic understanding of the solutions of the FortiGate product line.

Network Security Technology covering Fortinet Corporate Overview, Enterprise NGFW, Data Center Firewall, Distributed and SMB solution, Cloud and SDN solution, FortiGuard Services and Managment and Analytics.
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NSE 3

NSE 3 - Network Security Advanced SolutionsFortinet Network Security Sales Associate Level 3 (NSE3) – NSE 3 is the advanced solutions level of the Fortinet Network Security Expert (NSE) program. It is intended to provide a basic understanding of the advanced solutions of the Fortinet product line.

NSE 3 is available to Fortinet partner and employees only wishing to learn about Fortinet Network Security Advanced Solutions. It is also the third step required in completion of the Fortinet Solutions and Sales steps of the program. Fortinet Sales and pre-sales associates and those of Fortinet Partners, are required to complete the requirements to achieve NSE 3 Fortinet Network Security Associate (FNSA).  Topics include; Web Application Firewalls, Secure Email Gateway, DDoS Protection, Advanced Threat Protection, and Endpoint Security.
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NSE 4

NSE 4 - FortiGate Network Security ProfessionalFortinet FortiGate Network Security Professional Level 4 (NSE4) – The Fortinet Network Security Expert (NSE) is a new,  certification program designed for technical professionals interested in independent validation of their network security skills and experience.  The FortiGate NSE 4 – Security Professional designation recognizes a candidate’s ability to configure, install and monitor the FortiGate Unified Threat Management products in a customer’s network.

NSE 4 Program Requirements include; Passing the NSE 4 exam at a Pearson Vue test center, and FortiGate I and FortiGate II training is highly recommended to prepare you for the NSE 4 exam.  NSE 4 replaces earlier FCNSA+FCNSP certification. The FCNSA and FCNSP exams have been retired and are no longer available.

The program includes a wide range of self-paced and instructor-led courses, as well as practical, experiential exercises that demonstrate mastery of complex network security concepts.  Network Security Technology covering Fortinet FortiGate firewall.  The FortiGate firewall modules included; Unified Threat Management (UTM), Logging and Monitoring, Firewall Policies, Firewall Authentication, SSL VPN, Basic IPSEC VPN, Explicit Proxy, Antivirus and Conserve Mode, Web Filtering, Application Control, Routing, Virtual Networking, Transparent Mode, High Availability, Advanced IPSEC VPN, Intrusion Prevention System (IPS), Fortinet Single Sign-On (SSO), Certificate Based Operations, Data Leak Prevention (DLP), Diagnostics, Hardware Acceleration, and IPv6.
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SANS GIAC

GIAC Security Essentials Certification (GOLD Level)

SANS GIAC Security Essentials Certification (GSEC) (GOLD Level)GIAC Security Essentials Certification – GSEC holders have demonstrated their ability to apply essential information security skills, techniques and theories beyond simple
terminology and concepts. Professionals holding the GSEC are qualified for hands-on responsibilities within IT system security roles.
GIAC Gold status demonstrates that the certification holder understands and can communicate the knowledge and skills necessary in key areas of information
security. GIAC Gold is your chance to shine and demonstrate not only your technical knowledge, but also your ability to write clearly. Once a Gold paper has
been approved, it will be published in our Reading Room. Gold GSEC – Trinity v3 DDoS: Tomorrow’s Headline
Skills – Access Control – Cyber Defense – DNS – Disaster Recovery – Incident Response – Information Security – Malware – Network Security – Security Policy – TCP/IP –
Vulnerability Management – Windows Security – Wireless Security

A recertification paper was published in the Gallahad blog – Ransomware and APT protection for SMBs
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GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GOLD Level)(expired)

SANS GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH) (GOLD Level)Incident handlers manage security incidents by understanding common attack techniques, vectors and tools as well as defending against and/or responding
to such attacks when they occur. The GCIH certification focuses on detecting, responding, and resolving computer security incidents and covers the
following security techniques:
The steps of the incident handling process
Detecting malicious applications and network activity
Common attack techniques that compromise hosts
Detecting and analyzing system and network vulnerabilities
Continuous process improvement by discovering the root causes of incidents

GIAC Gold status demonstrates that the certification holder understands and can communicate the knowledge and skills necessary in key areas of information
security. GIAC Gold is your chance to shine and demonstrate not only your technical knowledge but also your ability to write clearly. Once a Gold paper has
been approved, it will be published in our Reading Room. Gold GCIH – Microsoft Windows 2000 IIS 5.0 IPP ISAPI Host Buffer Overflow Vulnerability

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ITIL

ITIL v3 Foundation

ITIL v3 Foundation Certified LogoITIL v3 Foundation – The purpose of the ITIL Foundation certificate in IT Service Management is to certify that the candidate
has gained knowledge of the ITIL terminology, structure and basic concepts and has comprehended the core principles of ITIL practices for service
management.
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Nutanix

NPP

Nutanix Platform Professional Certified (NPP)Nutanix Platform Professional – NPP4 certification validates product technical knowledge and focuses on the installation, configuration, and management
of the Nutanix Virtual Computing Platform.
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CheckPoint

CheckPoint Certified Security Expert

CheckPoint Certified Security Expert - CCSECheckPoint Certified Security Expert – CCSE is an advanced security certification built on CCSA, confirming in-depth skills and expertise in managing and
supporting Check Point products. Proficiencies include configuring and managing VPN-1/FireWall-1 as an Internet security solution and virtual private network
(VPN), using encryption technologies to implement site-to-site and remote access VPNs, and configuring content security by enabling Java blocking and
anti-virus checking.

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