CSNA training course: implement the essential features to protect your network

With this certified training course, you’ll become familiar with the features and installation procedure of Stormshield Network Security products within a traditional architecture. During the Certified Stormshield Network Administrator (CSNA) training course, you’ll be immersed in the key principles of how to use and configure Stormshield Network Security firewalls. Once you’ve completed this training, you’ll be able to define and implement filtering and routing policies, configure authentication policies and set up different VPN network types.

Your company’s network security will be an open book to you. This skillset is enhanced by our Stormshield CSNA certification.

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

At the heart of CSNA 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 CSNA training course will enable you to do

  • Handle an SNS firewall and understand how it works.
  • Configure a firewall in a network.
  • Define and implement filtering and routing policies.
  • Configure access control for websites in http and https (proxy) modes.
  • Configure authentication policies.
  • Implement different types of virtual private network (IPSec VPN and SSL VPN).

Cost and register to CSNA

The public price is €2,550 before tax for in-person or online courses.

You can register via the training calendar.

CSNA practical information

The CSNA training lasts 21 hours. For in-person sessions, the course is spread out over three consecutive 7-hour days. For online sessions, after an initial 7-hour day, the remainder of the course is spread out over four consecutive half-days lasting 3.5 hours each.

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.

CSNA: 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, 70 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.

CSNA e-learning

For trainees who wish to learn at their own pace, the CSNA courseware is offered in e-learning mode. For several weeks, trainees have access to exclusive content on our partner Seela's Cyber e-learning platform. All labs (practical exercises) can be conducted in the Airbus CyberRange cloud environment.


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.

CSNA 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.