CSNE training course: learn how to integrate and configure firewalls

Take your network protection skills to the next level with this certified training. You’ll become familiar with the advanced features of Stormshield Network Security products within a complex architecture. During the Certified Stormshield Network Expert (CSNE) training, you’ll explore the advanced features of Stormshield Network Security firewalls. Once you’ve completed this training, you’ll be able to use the advanced features of the GUI, fine-tune the intrusion prevention engine and set up a certificate-based IPSec VPN.

Your company’s network security will be an open book to you! This skillset is enhanced by our Stormshield CSNE 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 CSNE 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 CSNE training course will enable you to do

  • Advanced use of the GUI.
  • Fine-tune the intrusion prevention engine.
  • Implement a PKI and transparent authentication.
  • Implement a certificate-based IPsec VPN.
  • Configure a high-availability cluster.

Cost and register to CSNE

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

You can register via the training calendar.

CSNE practical information

The CSNE 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.

CSNE: certification at your fingertips

Provided you pass the final exam at the end of the course, obviously! You sit the exam online (2 hrs, 90 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.

CSNE 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.