Red Education Announced as ForgeRock Authorised Training Partner

Red Education Signs as ForgeRock Authorised Training Partner

 

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – MAY 01, 2017 – Red Education has been appointed as a ForgeRock Authorised Training Partner (ATP) for Asia Pacific, offering training classes to ForgeRock’s customer base across the region.

“With the explosive growth of the Internet of Things (IoT), demand for ForgeRock Digital Identity Management solutions has never been higher. Red Education has made a concerted effort to partner with leaders in this exciting space, and it’s clear that ForgeRock is the premier vendor in terms of access and identity management, key components for securing devices and services within the IoT. We will provide ForgeRock’s extensive training and certification offerings in this space across Asia Pacific, with classes commencing shortly,” said Rob Howard, Managing Director, Red Education.

He continued, “Every large enterprise, cloud provider and Government agency that has a large customer base will be evaluating how to address the digital identity requirements posed by the IoT, and we look forward to partnering with ForgeRock to provide the skills and knowledge that the market needs to be successful in this space.”

Kevin Streater, VP, ForgeRock University said, “After an extensive review of the various leading training providers in Asia Pacific, Red Education was selected due to their technology expertise, wide geographic coverage across the whole region, and their extensive learning services experience. We are delighted to be partnering with the leading IT training provider across this high growth market.”

All ForgeRock training courses are now available through Red Education.

For course dates and details visit our ForgeRock Course Outlines

About ForgeRock

ForgeRock® is the Digital Identity Management company transforming the way organizations interact securely with customers, employees, devices, and things. Organizations adopt the ForgeRock Identity Platform™ as their digital identity system of record to monetize customer relationships, address stringent regulations for privacy and consent (GDPR, HIPAA, FCC privacy, etc.), and leverage the internet of things. ForgeRock serves hundreds of brands, including Morningstar, Vodafone, GEICO, Toyota, TomTom, and Pearson, as well as governments like Norway, Canada, and Belgium, securing billions of identities worldwide. ForgeRock has offices across Europe, the USA, and Asia.

About Red Education

Red Education is the leader in IT training and professional services in Asia Pacific. Since its launch in 2005, Red Education has trained more than 50,000 IT professionals of many industries including financial services, government, telecommunications, education, healthcare and many others. The combination of extensively experienced trainers and courses that balance theoretical concepts and hands-on labs is the formula to Red Education’s class success. Red Education ensures quality class across all delivery methods; in-class, virtually or on client’s site.

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EC-Council Appoints Red Education as Its ATC in APAC

EC-Council and RedEducation

 

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – MAY 01, 2017 – Red Education announced today that it has signed as an Authorised Training Centre (ATC) for EC-Council.

Red Education has been appointed as an ATC for Asia Pacific and will offer many of the EC-Council classes on a public schedule as well as closed classes for its tens of thousands of customers across the region.

“The appointment of Red Education by EC-Council further underscores the requirement in Asia Pacific for cybersecurity skills and knowledge across all levels of industry, government and cloud providers”, said Dalia Habbak, Marketing Manager, Red Education. “The urgent need to grow the skills base to protect our digital way of life continues to be addressed by Red Education through the partnership with EC-Council”, she continued.

Sean Lim, Chief Operating Officer at EC Council said, “Red Education is a market leader, delivering much needed best-of-breed cybersecurity training solutions to enterprise customers across the region. We see tremendous synergy in this partnership as Red Education is well experienced in delivering core cybersecurity technology training to Asia Pacific’s cyber security communities.”

The full spectrum of EC Council’s courses is available today through Red Education, delivered by instructors with over 20 years security experience.

For course dates and details please visit our EC-Council Courses Page.

About EC-Council

The International Council of E-Commerce Consultants (EC-Council) is a member-based organisation that certifies individuals in various e-business and information security skills. It is the owner and creator of the world famous Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), Computer Hacking Forensics Investigator (CHFI), EC-Council Certified Security Analyst (ECSA) and the License Penetration Tester (LPT) certifications and as well as many other certifications that are offered in over 145 countries globally.

About Red Education

Red Education is the leader in IT training and professional services in Asia Pacific. Since it’s launch in 2005, Red Education has trained more than 50,000 IT professionals of many industries including financial services, government, telecommunications, education, healthcare and many others. The combination of extensively experienced trainers and courses that balance theoretical concepts and hands-on labs is the formula to Red Education’s class success. Red Education ensures quality class across all delivery methods; in-class, virtually or on client’s site.

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Palo Alto Networks new course. evolutionary, you say?

Palo Alto Networks new course 210

 

As time goes on, having worked for Red Education for coming up to 7 years, it’s been great to see the evolution of the courses that are offered in Red Education’s portfolio.

In particular the new Palo Alto Networks Firewall 8.0 Essentials: Configuration and Management (210) course. This is a brand new 5-day course that has been built from Palo Alto Networks existing 201205 and 231 courses. I’ve run these courses individually for a number of years, and it’s been great seeing a vendor actively improve their courses through each iteration of material. This latest change, however, tackles some issues that were inherited with the course layouts themselves. Each course as a stand-alone, in my honest opinion, was awesome. The 201 helps newcomers get started with the (admittedly very different) firewall technology, setting a solid foundation. The 205 extends this knowledge giving practical applications for the concepts covered in the 201. Finally, the 231 would then take that knowledge, and give real world examples of threats and how to use the Palo Alto Networks Platform to combat them. A common concern however, is that there was always an overlap for students who wanted the whole gamut. It’s an unfortunate by-product of having individual courses.

Palo Alto NetworksLate last year, Red Education was lucky enough to be invited to Palo Alto Networks Tech Fest, where their internal instructors, as well 8 Elite external instructors (myself included) got together to discuss the ins and outs of the technology as well as the methods of instruction and “tricks of the trade” if you will. During my time there, the new course was discussed, and I had the opportunity to meet the course development team. It was great to see the level of professionalism and structure they had in place to ensure that any issues with current courses were being addressed. The level of interaction with instructors, that was encouraged for new content creation, was plausible. What this boils down to is that, as new content and courses get released, we can have faith that they will ALWAYS improve. This new course is a product of that methodology.

When our experienced instructors at Red Education run instructor-led training, we often have a tendency of taking students off the beaten path by performing live demos, or bringing in real world examples of situations that the course material often fails to adequately express. Unfortunately (for me) a lot of the demos I have found myself performing during the 201 and 205 classes are now included in the 210 courseware itself!

So what is the new 210 course?

Well, to put it shortly, it’s a 5-day course, built from 7 days worth of course content. By combining 3 separate courses into 1 concise block, the previously mentioned issue of overlapping concepts is a thing of the past. Students are now able to attend a 1 week course, and leave with not only a solid foundation around the Palo Alto Networks Platform, but will also be armed with real world examples of malicious traffic, enabling them to be capable of combating them when they return.
Some would say this is a revolution of the courses Palo Alto Networks offers, as opposed to an evolution. I’ll leave that up to you! See you next training.

 

Ronen

Written by Ronen Meshel
You can read more about Ronen on his website: ronen.it/

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Red Education Becomes a Symantec ATP in APAC

Red Education Symantec ATP

 

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – APRIL 27, 2017 – Red Education today announces its appointment as a Symantec Authorised Training Partner for Asia Pacific.

Red Education has the ability to deliver the full Symantec course portfolio in its enterprise security range of solutions. This will be rolled out to every major city in Asia Pacific with a regular class schedule, plus the ability to tailor to any customer requirement for on-site or private classes.

Rob Howard, Managing Director at Red Education said, “Cyber security is top of mind for every enterprise, Government agency and cloud provider, with the Asia Pacific region seeing astonishingly high levels of attacks in every region. Symantec’s enterprise security portfolio assists organisations all across the region thwart these attacks, and Red Education is ready to empower the human element of managing these systems to minimise the ever-present risks.”

Rob also noted, “We’ll be providing training on the full Symantec range, complementing what we have done for almost ten years with Blue Coat, and we’re excited to be on board with Symantec as an Authorised Training Partner. Red Education is fast becoming the go-to choice for enterprise cyber security skills and knowledge.”

Sarah Grace, Senior Manager, Symantec Education Services, said, “After a thorough review of the providers in the region, Symantec is delighted to appoint Red Education as the Authorised Training Partner for Asia Pacific.

Red Education has extensive experience providing a wide range of certified training in cyber security, and has Symantec certified training capability ready to offer its customers the full Symantec course portfolio today.”

For full course details and upcoming Symantec course schedules, visit outlines section on Red Education’s website.

About Symantec

Symantec is a global leader in providing security, information management solutions to help their customers – from consumers and small businesses to the largest global organizations – secure and manage their information against more risks at more points, more completely and efficiently than any other company. The company’s unique focus is to eliminate risks to information, technology and processes independent of the device, platform, interaction or location.

About Red Education

Red Education is Asia Pacific’s leading IT training centre, providing IT training and certification across all countries in the region. This includes Australia, New Zealand, ASEAN, Greater China, Japan, Korea and India. Red Education provides vendor-accredited training either in a classroom setting, as a virtual delivery, or on-site at clients’ locations. Since its inception in 2005, Red Education has delivered over 25,000 training seats to every major enterprise, Government agency and service provider in the region.

 

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All You Need to Know about Check Point Gaia R80.10

Check Point R80

Check Point has recently released Gaia R80.10 for gateway, and together with the management version released last year, it is a powerful combination you definitely want to get to know better! If you are already running Gaia R77.30 or earlier versions, you will find R80 a little different initially, although the features you love are there when you get to know your way around the SmartConsole better. In my experience, R80 is what a Next Gen Firewall OS should be. There are no longer different applications for different tasks (e.g. SmartLog, SmartView Tracker etc) as it is consolidated into SmartConsole.

Some Interesting Features of R80

With a complete rewrite of the code, R80 offers some new features to make firewall administration a smoother experience than before.

Unified Policy – an improvement on R77 and previous versions, this offers a single policy for network, users, data, and applications.

Layered Policy –A blade can have its own set of policies. You can have a Network policy, and an Application policy. They appear as two ordered policies.

Collaboration – Multiple users can be logged in simultaneously to the SmartConsole, and each work in their own sessions. Sessions can then be published for all other admins to view, before be installed.

Integration – In addition to the command line interface, you can create and run API scripts to manage configuration and operations on the Security Management Server to automate tasks. Creating address objects from the CLI becomes simple.

Consolidation – Security management and reporting from one console allows for a simpler, focused effort at keeping your network secure.

While Gaia R80 was released for only the SMS, Gaia R80.10 will be available for both SMS and gateway from March 2017. Check Point Education Services have also released the corresponding courseware for R80.10, which takes you in detail about the product and how best to deploy it in your environment.

If you have previously attended a CCSA or CCSE course for the R77.xx versions, and wondering if it’s worth attending the new version, I can assure you it is well worth your time to do so. You will find new information in the latest offering, as new chapters have been added, and others tailored for R80 (e.g. monitoring/logs). The CCSA R70.xx is a 2 day course, but the CCSA R80 is a 3 day course due to the emphasis on labs. You don’t need previous Check Point experience to attend the CCSA.

Red Education Can Help You

If you have an R80 SMS and R77.xx gateways, then we can discuss how to best manage this, and get the most out of your configuration. If both gateway and SMS are on R80.10, we can discuss the best way forward for that as well.

Red Education currently offers both versions of CCSA, and when R80.10 courseware is released, both versions of CCSE as well for some time. Red Education’s instructors were involved in courseware and exam development for the CCSE, so you are sure to get the best training experience in class from us!

If you’d like to know more about CCSA-R80 and CCSE-R80 course content, check the course outlines page on Red Education’s website

 

Sanjay

By: Sanjay Kanesamoorthy
Senior Trainer/Consultant at Red Education

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A BlueKnight Perspective

Blue Knights

 

A couple of weeks ago, I had the pleasure to attend the annual “Blue Knight” conference. The conference is usually held to update Blue Knight’s with Blue Coat’s latest technology trends and innovations. After the acquisition by Symantec, Blue Coat’s product portfolio was incorporated with that of Symantec. Consequently, the update this year was on the overall portfolio.

The event was held in the Sheraton Grand Hotel Macau. It lasted for four days. During which, Symantec managed an outstanding conference with outstanding event management standards.

During the course of the conference, we as Blue Knights were encouraged to ask questions and share experiences. The sessions were very interactive and engaging, which made them fun to attend and reflect on. The level of audience participation was phenomenal.

Blue Knight

I was amazed by the level of involvement and interest that Symantec’s management took in this conference. We had top level executives and architects participating in activities and consistently answering questions. They did so very graciously and professionally. Their help and support to us are very much appreciated.

Blue Knight is a program in which Symantec partner engineers who exhibit technical excellence receive special care and attention from Symantec Corporation.

I would like to dedicate a big “Thank You” to all the ladies and gentlemen who made this event a success.

 

Wasfi Bounni's Photo

By: Wasfi Bounni
Senior Instructor/Consultant at Red Education

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