CSMCE training course

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.

At the heart of CSMCE training

If you are...

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

Face-to-face or distance CSMCE training?

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 CSMCE training 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.

What does this CSMCE 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 CSMCE training course

The CSMCE 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...

  • Have passed the CSNA exam in the 3 years prior to the CSMCE training.

Hardware requirements depend on the format of the session.

In the classroom:

  • A PC with 6 GB RAM and an i3-type processor, 2 GB of free hard disk space
  • Administrator rights for the PC, to enable you to install the following software:
    • A Chrome 50 (or higher) or Firefox 50 (or higher) web browser
    • PuTTY (or any other SSH client)
    • WinSCP (or equivalent SCP client)
    • Wireshark, VirtualBox or VMWare equivalent (VMWare Workstation Player or Pro).

Distance learning:

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

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.

Detailed CSMCE description

  • Installing, handling and performing maintenance operations on SMC appliances
  • Attaching SNS firewalls to the SMC server
  • Overseeing and modifying firewalls from the SMC server
  • Deploying configurations in an environment of SNS appliances
  • Managing and deploying network objects from SMC
    • Using variables in objects
    • Tools for migrating objects from a SNS appliance
  • Setting up centralized translation and filter policies
    • Without delegation
    • With partial delegation
    • With full delegation
    • Tools for migrating to centralized administration
  • Site-to-site IPSec VPN
    • Certificates and PKIs in SNS firewalls
    • Running site-to-site IPSec VPN tunnels
    • Deploying identities and importing certificates for certificate-based authentication
    • Creating encryption profiles
    • Creating topologies (mesh or star)
    • Monitoring IPSec VPN tunnels
  • Presentation of CLI commands and scripts
  • Running scripts from SMC in an environment of SNS appliances
    • Declaring the variables
    • Launch and monitor the scripts
    • Managing the way files used in scripts are sent and received

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.


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