CSMCE training course: master the features of Stormshield Management Center

With this certified training course, you’ll become an expert in all the features of Stormshield Management Center, the central administration tool for Stormshield Network Security firewalls. This will enable you to master the administration and supervision of all your SNS equipment. During the Certified Stormshield Management Center Expert (CSMCE) training course, you’ll be immersed in the features of Stormshield Management Center, the centralised administration tool for SNS firewalls. Once you’ve completed this training, you’ll be able to deploy and maintain the Stormshield Management Center solution, and administer and supervise a large number of SNS firewalls.

This skillset is enhanced by our Stormshield CSMCE certification.

If you are an IT manager, network administrator, or IT and support technician: this course is for you!

However, you need to have already passed the CSNA exam.

At the heart of CSMCE training

The structure of the course includes both theory and practical exercises. Two methods are offered: in-person courses, either at Stormshield's offices or the client's offices, and online courses, including interaction with an instructor via videoconferencing and over the Airbus CyberRange platform for practical exercises.

You’ll receive course support consisting of a theoretical component, practical work (Labs) and marking. To help you put the course theory into practice, you’ll have a full technical environment at your disposal. And you’ll be able to keep your expertise current for three years by downloading updates to the course material in PDF format on our Stormshield Institute platform.

What our CSMCE training course will enable you to do

  • Deploy and maintain the SMC product.
  • Connect and supervise a large number of SNS firewalls.
  • Deploy filtering and NAT rules on a large number of SNS firewalls.
  • Easily set up site-to-site IPSec VPN tunnels.
  • Configure a large number of SNS firewalls via CLI scripts.

Cost and register to CSMCE

The public price is €1,850 before tax for in-person or online courses.

You can register via the training calendar.

CSMCE practical information

The CSMCE training lasts 14 hours. For the e-learning version, trainees have access to exclusive content on the Seela.io and Airbus CyberRange platforms for one month.

Our trainers also conduct intra-company training (on-site or distance learning) for groups of 5 or more people. There is a maximum of 8 trainees per session.

CSMCE: certification at your fingertips

Provided you pass the final exam at the end of the course, obviously! You sit the exam online (1 hr 30 mins, 50 questions). The passmark is 70%. The exam is automatically available on the day following the end of training, for a period of three weeks, at the Institute’s website.

In the event of failure, or inability to take the exam within this time slot, a second and final exam opportunity automatically opens immediately afterwards for a duration of one additional week.


In common with all good software, you’ll need to update your network/security expertise before the third anniversary of your certification. You can do this using our online re-certification kits, which allow you to renew your certification for an additional three years.

As the e-learning, these re-certification kits are not considered training sessions.

CSMCE calendar

Want to find out about dates for network protection training courses? Discover our SNS training calendar.

Facilities for trainees with disabilities

Our course facilities are equipped to accommodate and cater to individuals with disabilities. However a prior assessment of the nature of the disability is necessary. To ensure that we anticipate trainees’ needs and make the necessary arrangements, we ask that they inform our training department of their requirements as soon as they get in touch.