About this course

Course code TPNMA_MNSPA
Duration 4 Days

Investing in your solution

The McAfee Network Security Platform Essentials course provides attendees with in‐depth training on the full benefits of network intrusion prevention and helps them get the most from their McAfee Network Security Platform. Administrators receive hands‐on training on deployment and maintenance, reducing the risks of mis‐configuration while ensuring that an organization gets the maximum protection from their installation.

Key Advantages

Improved ROI

McAfee Training Courses allow customers to get more from their products faster.

  • Fully understanding a product enables optimal configuration allowing maximum protection to an organization.
  • Quicker migration to reduces time spent paying for legacy solutions
  • Administrators can become more efficient enabling them to spend less time managing the day to day running of their infrastructure.

Reduce risk

When deploying any new product there is the risk of disrupting business continuity. Providing training to administrators can significantly reduce the risk of mis‐configuration could have resulted in:

  • Reduced System Security.
  • System Downtime impacting productivity and revenue
  • System performance issues including reduced resilience and scalability
  • Delays and additional costs in implementing

McAfee Education provide instructor‐led training proving classroom and practical hands‐on exercises to ensure administrators attending can understand and successfully protect their information systems from unauthorized access, damage or disruption using Network Intrusion Prevention.

McAfee's Network Security Platforms give high‐speed, real‐time protection for your infrastructure, while integration with McAfee's Centralized management console and vulnerability scanners provides clear assessment of system and network threats and simplifying alerting and reporting. Additional integration with McAfee Network Access Control helps you control user access to your network.

The cost and risk of system downtime is not easy to quantify but can be very significant depending on a company's dependence on its IT infrastructure to create revenue. Any mis‐configured security product can result in reduced protection increasing the vulnerability to attack and impacting system performance.


It is recommended that the students should have a working knowledge of Networking and System Administration concepts, a basic understanding of computer security concepts, and a general understanding of viruses and anti‐virus technologies.

Delegates will learn how to

The capabilities of McAfee's Network Intrusion Prevention solution and have the capability to install the Network Security Manager and sensor. Attendees will also be capable of configuring reporting and maintaining the solution.


Day one -

  • Module 1: Network Security Overview
  • Module 2: Installing the Network Security Platform Manager
  • Module 3: Admin Domains & Manager Authentication
  • Module 4: Installing the Network Security Platform Sensor
  • Module 5: Sensor Port Configuration

Day two -

  • Module 6: McAfee Network Security Platform Policies
  • Module 7: Creating Alert Filters
  • Module 8: Configuring Virtual IPS

Day three -

  • Module 9: Access Control Lists & IP Spoofing
  • Module 10: Configuring DoS/DDoS
  • Module 11: Threat Analyzer
  • Module 12: Update Server
  • Module 13: Report Generator

Day four -

  • Module 14: System Administration
  • Module 15: Tuning McAfee Network Security Platform

All topics are supported by hands‐on exercises specifically designed to increase knowledge retention. Classroom exercises provide hands‐on experience needed to install, configure, and manage McAfee products centrally via ePolicy Orchestrator.

4 Days


This is a QA approved partner course

Delivery Method

Delivery method


Face-to-face learning in the comfort of our quality nationwide centres, with free refreshments and Wi-Fi.

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Online booking is currently not available for this course, to find out more please call us on 01753 898320 or email us at info@qa.com to discuss how we can help.

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