Q. What is the 156-215 exam?
A. The CCSA NGX certification is one of the most highly recognized and respected vendor-specific security certifications available. This certification is the foundation of Check Point certifications. The CCSA NGX R65 certification validates a Security Administrator’s ability to maintain the day-to-day operations of Check Point security solutions and ensure secure access to information across the network. The validation of knowledge is done basically on the following technologies: creating and installing Security Policies, using logging and reporting features, and managing anti-spoofing, Network Address Translation (NAT), and OPSEC applications.

Q. What are the prerequisites for the 156-215 exam?
A. There are no specific prerequisites for this test but knowledge of TCP/IP and routing fundamentals and six months experience with Check Point products in a production environment are recommended.

Q. What are the benefits of passing the 156-215 exam?
A. It provides a track for the following certifications:

  • Check Point Certified Security Expert NGX R65 ( CCSE NGX R65)
  • Check Point Certified Specialist – IPS-1 (CPCS – IPS-1)
  • Check Point Certified Specialist – Connectra (CPCS – Connectra)
  • Check Point Certified Specialist – InterSpect (CPCS Interspect NGX)

Q. What certificate does it provide?
A. The 156-215 exam provides the Check Point Certified Security Administrator NGX R65 certification.

Q. How many questions are asked in the test?
A. You will be required to attempt 70 questions approx.

Q. What is the duration of the test?
A. Candidates are required to attempt all the questions in approximately 90 minutes.

Q. Which type of test is it? (Adaptive/Linear)
A. The 156-215 exam is in linear format.

Q. What is the passing score?
A. You need to score 70% to pass the exam.

Q. What is the test retake policy?
A. Students failing to pass the 156-215 exam on their first attempt may retake the exam again after a minimum time interval of 14 days.

Q. Why should I become certified?
A. Having such a certification shows the eligibility graph of a candidate in today’s IT industry. People with security certifications receive consistently more appointments from today’s industries and get higher base salaries, bonuses, and raises as compared with other less specialized IT positions.

Q. Is the 156-215 exam right for me?
A. Yes. Because having such a certification shows the eligibility graph of a candidate in today’s IT industry. People with security certifications receive consistently more appointments from today’s industries and get higher base salaries, bonuses, and raises as compared with other less specialized IT positions.

Q. What skills are measured in the 156-215 exam?
A. This exam covers the following topics:

  • Introduction to VPN-1
  • Introduction to SecurePlatform
  • Introduction to the Security Policy
  • Monitoring Traffic and Connections
  • Authentication
  • Check Point QoS
  • Basic SmartDefense and Content Inspection

Q. Where can I take the test?
A. Check Point exams can be taken at the Pearson VUE testing center.

Q. What is the 156-215 exam fee?
A. Check Point exams vary in price between US $150-$200, and the exact pricing is available through Pearson VUE.

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