CSDA training course

With this certified training course, you’ll become familiar with Stormshield Data Security, our certified trusted product for data protection and encryption.

During the Certified Stormshield Data Administrator (CSDA) training course, you’ll be immersed in the main principles of how to handle and use the Stormshield Data Security data encryption solution. Once you’ve completed this training, you’ll be able to master cryptographic concepts, install the Stormshield Data Security solution, secure local data and collaborate securely both internally and externally. Data encryption will be an open book to you! This skillset is enhanced by our Stormshield certification.

At the heart of CSDA training

If you are...

A systems and security administrator, project manager, or IT and support technician: this course is for you!

A CSDA distance learning course

The training is delivered either face to face (classroom-based teaching), or remotely (virtual trainer via a video system, with role-playing labs delivered via the Airbus CyberSecurity CyberRange platform). It alternates theoretical courses and practical work.

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 Institute platform.

What our CSDA training will enable you to do

  • Master the concepts of cryptography.
  • Install and deploy the SDS Suite solution.
  • Secure local data.
  • Collaborate securely, both internally and with external stakeholders.
  • Work independently at incident resolution level 1.

What does this CSDA training cost, and how do I register?

The public price is € 1,600 ex. VAT for 14 hours’ training in the classroom and two online certification sessions.

You can register via the training calendar.

Practical information about the CSDA training course

The CSDA training lasts 14 hours.

Stormshield offers face-to-face inter-company training sessions at its Paris, Lille and Lyon premises, or via distance learning.

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.

You must...

  • Be conversant with the Windows client system.
  • Have some knowledge of LDAP/active Directory, and the Outlook client.
  • Knowledge of certification authority mechanisms would be a plus.

Basic hardware requirements:

  • A PC with 6 GB RAM and an i3-type processor, with no hard disk constraints.
  • A Chrome 50 (or higher) or Firefox 50 (or higher) web browser with JavaScript installed for access to the CyberRange platform for practical work (no other browsers are supported). You must have plugin installation rights for managing the videoconferencing software.

Distance learning:

  • Internet access with a minimum speed of 2 Mb/s.
  • A 2nd screen is strongly recommended (22'' or more).

CSDA: certification at your fingertips

Provided you pass the final exam at the end of the course, obviously! You sit the exam online (1 hr 50 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.

Detailed CSDA training program

  • Introduction to Stormshield and Stormshield products
  • Basics of cryptography
  • Infrastructure of Stormshield Data Security
  • Managing certificates
  • Managing local file
    • Encrypting files on the workstation and for peers
    • Secure erasure
    • Transcryption
  • Signing files
    • Presentation of signing, co-signing, counter-signing and over-signing mechanisms
  • Creating and using a secure virtual volume
  • Protecting local and network slots
    • Access privileges
    • Backup and restoration
  • Protecting the mail system
    • Exchanging encrypted and/or signed e-mails
    • Transcryption
  • SDS Easy
    • Configuring the Stormshield Network Security appliance
    • Creating the SDS Suite account
  • Troubleshooting

re-certification kits

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.


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