The CCMA (Check Point Certified Master Architect) certification is the most advanced level of Check Point's family of professional certification credentials. Earning this certification confirms that the candidate is highly capable in the areas of designing, implementing, managing, and performing troubleshooting solutions with complex Check Point security architectures. To become eligible for the CCMA credential, candidates must have current CCSA, CCSE, and CCSE+ certifications. It is also recommended that candidates have at least five years of experience working with Check Point products.
To earn the CCMA (Check Point Certified Master Architect) certification certification, candidates are required to pass a two-hour written qualification exam and a hands-on, eight-hour lab exam that is centered on assessing configuration and troubleshooting Check Point security solutions. The written exam must be passed with a score of 80% or greater before the lab exam can be taken.
Written exam topics will include items related to network design using VSX technology within specified business requirements in diverse environments, choosing appropriate management systems, and comparing and contrasting VSX deployments using vlan capable interfaces from deployments using dedicated NIC's. Lab exam topics will include various configuration tasks involving VSX, virtual routers, and policies for virtual systems to secure networks. These are only general exam guidelines, therefore, candidates will be responsible for additional, related exam topics that will be included on these assessments.