The new Gaia 3.10 OS became mandatory in code release R80.20 for SMS/MDS's, and version R80.40 for security gateways.  Whether you are new to Check Point or a seasoned veteran, the Gaia 3.10 Immersion self-paced video course has something for you!  While you probably work in the SmartConsole GUI nearly every day, dealing with the underlying Gaia OS on firewalls and SMS/MDS's is something you may do rarely, if ever.  What is going on in there?  Where does the Gaia OS stop and the Check Point Firewall code begin at the "Thin Pink Line" for purposes of troubleshooting?  What best practices should be followed for the Gaia OS?  What is new in the Gaia 3.10 version?

Through a series of recorded lecture segments, one of the most experienced and knowledgeable Check Point instructors in the world takes you step by step through efficiently configuring and troubleshooting the most commonly utilized elements of the Gaia OS. At the end of every module is the good stuff: a "Tips, Tricks & Best Practices" section where Mr. Hall shares his 35+ years of field experience working with various Unix and Linux systems and what gotchas & pitfalls to avoid, as well as troubleshooting tips and advanced techniques to get the most out of the Gaia OS.  Even if you are a Gaia OS veteran, the "Tips, Tricks, & Best Practices" sections of each module are sure to teach you something new!

For those viewers that may be brand new to Check Point with little to no practical experience with the product, a bonus 33-minute "Module 0" is included that covers the Basic Terminology and Components of a Check Point installation to establish foundation for the rest of the course.  Almost all course material presented also applies to the older Gaia 2.6.18 OS used in some code releases prior to R80.40.

You will learn about:

  • Gaia Origins & Prior Operating Systems
  • Gaia on SMS/MDS vs. Security Gateways
  • Gaia on Check Point Appliances vs. Open Hardware vs. Cloud
  • The “Thin Pink Line” of Check Point
  • Interacting with Gaia Part 1: The CLI
  • Interacting with Gaia Part 2: The Web Interface, Locks, & Other Tools
  • Interacting with Gaia Part 3: The SmartConsole GUI
  • Gaia Network Interfaces, Bonding, & VLAN Tagging
  • Gaia Routing
  • Gaia & ClusterXL/VRRP Clustering
  • Gaia Syslog Logging
  • Gaia Backup Options
  • Gaia OS Authentication Options
  • Gaia Monitoring & Health
  • Gaia Packet Captures with tcpdump: The Basics
  • R81 Gaia OS Preview

In addition to the videos, this course includes an unencumbered, DRM-free, searchable 165-page PDF document containing all content presented during the lecture segments.  This PDF is a great future reference to quickly locate the content you require, instead of wasting your time trying to skip through videos to find it.  Learn more about the Gaia 3.10 OS today!

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​​Gaia 3.10 Immersion Training    Tips, Tricks & Best Practices

by Timothy C. Hall

Check Point Instructor and Author of Book "Max Power 2020: Check Point Firewall Performance Optimization", and the instructor for the "IPS Immersion" Video Series

A Self-paced Lecture-based Video Course

Release date: November 23, 2020
Total Video Length: 7 hours, 45 minutes in 17 separate modules
Versions Covered: R80.40 w/ Gaia 3.10 & R81 (preview)

(almost all material will apply to older Gaia kernel 2.6.18 as well)
Video Format: DRM-free mp4 (H.264 - MPEG 4)
Video Resolution: FullHD (1920x1080)

DRM-free PDF document length: 165 pages 

Language: English

Prerequisites: Basic Systems Knowledge

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