Official pfSense® training from Netgate® in association with Amica Technology

Official pfSense® training from Netgate® in association with Amica Technology

An in-depth courses for increasing your knowledge of pfSense products and services. Whether you need to maintain or improve the security skills of your staff or offer highly specialized support and improve your customer satisfaction; our official training has got you covered.

The pfSense Fundamentals and Advanced Application course is a two-day training event designed to help you manage and maintain your network using pfSense as one of the core elements. This class will allow you to take part in instructor-led, real-world scenarios using virtual interactive lab environments.

Each session combines classroom instruction with tailored, hands-on experiences, in live network environments. When it's over, you walk away with practical skills applicable to the real world. Instructors with extensive networking and pfSense-specific experience will lead you through this journey. All training materials are provided.

Day one covers all the most-widely used portions of the base system. Common usage scenarios, deployment considerations, step by step configuration guidance, and best practices will be covered for many features. Day two covers the advanced topics of Multi-WAN, VLAN's, High Availability (HA) and other essentials.

Day One

Segment 1

Project History, Overview, Hardware Selection, Install Media Preparation, AutoConfig,Backup, Lab Environment.

Segment 2

Basic rules, aliases, best practices, interface grouping, and advanced firewall options.

Segment 3

Interaction with firewall rules, port forwards, 1:1 NAT, and outbound network address translation.

Segment 4

DHCP Server and Relay, DNS forwarding, dynamic DNS, SNMP, NTP server, Wake on LAN.

Segment 5

VPN Overview, selecting the appropriate VPN, Site to Site with IPSec, remote access with IPSec

Day Two

Segment 6

OpenVPN, Site to Site with OpenVPN, Remote Access with OpenVPN.

Segment 7

Multi-WAN Overview, best practices, failover and load balancing, policy routing, advanced options.

Segment 8

Traffic Shaping, Limiters, ALTQ, Wizard, status checking

Segment 9

HA Overview, network design considerations, basic CARP configuration, CARP and multi-WAN.

Segment 10

Closing and Questions.

  • Prerequisites

    Attendees should have a basic understanding of networking and firewalls. No prior knowledge with pfSense software is necessary.

  • Duration

    Two full days

  • Language

    Course given in English. Fluency in written and spoken English is required.

  • Included With the Course

    1 year of Gold Membership

  • System Requirements

    Computer: PC or Mac
    OS: Windows, OS X, Linux*
    Browser: Google Chrome (v39+), Internet Explorer 11, Safari, Firefox 12
    Installed Software: Adobe Flash, OpenVPN Client (PC or Mac), VNC client**, an SSH client.
    Hardware: Headset with microphone

    * Some linux systems have problems with audio. Because this is an interactive class, Linux users must ensure that their audio is fully functional
    ** OS X users may use the built-in VNC client in Finder (Command-K and vnc://user@IP). Other free PC options are UltraVNC, RealVNC, etc.


Live Demonstration of the Next Generation of pfSense and Netgate's New Remote Management Platform

As an added bonus for those who join us in London for pfSense Fundamentals and Practical Application, there will be a demonstration of the highly-anticipated next generation pfSense and Netgate's new remote management platform. The demonstration will be given by Netgate's Chief Technology Officer Jim Thompson. Currently under development and scheduled for release later in 2017, you can be one of the first people to experience these exciting new products!

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£799.00Ex VAT

Availability: In stock