Checkpoint 156-110 : Check Point Certified Security Principles Associate (CCSPA) Exam
The Checkpoint 156-110: Check Point Certified Security Principles Associate exam is designated for individuals that have accumulated only basic skills and knowledge of network security. The successful completion of this exam will result in acquisition of the CCSPA certification and will represent proficiency in network security principles, best technologies, implementation, and best practices.
To accompany the Checkpoint 156-110 exam, candidates should enroll in the three-day Principles of Network Security training course, which will cover all topics that will appear on the exam. It is designed for entry-level security professionals who are interested in broadening their knowledge and increasing their level of proficiency in this area. A textbook is also available to purchase (table and contents and a sample chapter are available online). Additional study material may be found online.
Prior to taking this Checkpoint 156-110 test, knowledge of Windows NT/UNIX and experience with TCP/IP and common Internet networking principles is required. For the exam, participants should understand the nature of threats and intrusions, risk mitigation strategies, and different types of security policies. Assets must be identified and the Information Security Triad must be described. Business recovery strategies and the development/life cycle of a business continuity plan will be discussed.
As well, participants should be able to explain components of system security architecture, access controls, and intrusion detection concepts. Knowledge of home user security, encryption, and authentication, among other specifics, is also required.
Reference: official Checkpoint 156-110 exam description