NSMF-Network and Security Manager Fundamentals

  • Duration: 2 days
  • Test Level: 0
  • Certifications: No Certification
  • Price: $1400
  • Exams: No Exam
This two-day course discusses the basic operations of Network and Security Manager. Key topics include server and domain administration, device configuration, template creation and management, policy creation and management, logging, and report generation. Through demonstrations and hands-on labs, students gain experience in configuring, testing, and troubleshooting features of Network and Security Manager.
After successfully completing this course, you should be able to:

Explain Network and Security Manager concepts and terminology;
Set up and administer Network and Security Manager servers;
Configure domains and administrators;
Add devices using modeling and importing;
Work with objects and templates;
Configure policies;
Perform routine device management tasks;
Work with logs and reports; and
Configure VPNs with the VPN Manager tool.

Day 1

Chapter 1: Course Introduction

Chapter 2: Network and Security Manager Concepts

The Role of Network and Security Manager
Architecture and Communication

Chapter 3: Server Administration

Network and Security Manager Processes and Directory Structure
High Availability
Installation Overview–Network and Security Manager
Installation Overview–NSMXpress
NSM UI Installation
NSM UI Overview

Chapter 4: Domains and Administrators

Domains and Subdomains
Role-Based Administration
Lab 1: Domains, Roles, and Administrators

Chapter 5: Adding Devices

Scenarios and Methods
Device Exists
Device Does Not Yet Exist
VSYS, Cluster, Extranet, Group
Add Device Wizard
Automatic Discovery
Lab 2: Adding Devices

Chapter 6: Abstraction–Objects and Templates

Lab 3: Abstraction–Objects and Templates

Day 2

Chapter 7: Abstraction–Policies

What Is a Policy?
Creating New Policies
Merging Policies
Lab 4: Creating Policies

Chapter 8: Managing Devices

Configuring Devices
Configuration Management
Device Management
Lab 5: Managing Devices

Chapter 9: Logging, Reporting, and Monitoring

Action Manager
Lab 6: Logging and Reporting

Chapter 10: Central Manager

Central Manager
Global Policy and Polymorphic Objects

Chapter 11: Virtual Private Networks

Concepts and Terminology
Device-Level VPNs Versus VPN Manager
Configuring Policy-Based VPNs
Configuring Route-Based VPNs
Configuring Auto-Connect VPNs
Configuring VPNs with Extranet Devices
Lab 7: VPNs

This course assumes that students have basic networking knowledge and experience in the following areas:

JUNOS or ScreenOS;
TCP/IP; and