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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.

Delivery Method
Instructor-led training (ILT) and Virtual Academy

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.

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.

This course is offered in partnership with Convexum Solutions.

Lesson 1: Introduction to Security Risks and Risk

  • Security Risks
  • Security Risk Management
  • Managing and Protecting Systems
  • Corporate Security Policies and Security


  • How Does SDCS:SA Work?
  • Policy Types and Platforms
  • Management Console Overview
  • Agent User Interface Overview

Lesson 2: SDCS: Server Advanced Overview

  • SDCS: Server Advanced Component 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
  • Host-Based Computer Security Issues

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
  • 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

By the completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • 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.

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.

For more information please contact us:

Enquiries in Johannesburg and Cape Town : pauli@velisaafrica.co.za

International Enquiries : hema.chugh@globalknowledge.ae

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