WatchGuard Training and Certification

WatchGuard Firewall TRAINING  & Certification

Two-Time Award Winner for WatchGuard Partner of the Year!

WatchGuard Certified Training Partner

WatchGuard Certified Training Partner

As a WatchGuard Certified Training Provider, we have created a state-of-the-art training facility, and our WatchGuard Firebox Training is best in breed.  Unlike many other training partners, we will never cancel a class if someone registers.  We offer a robust schedule, and have pioneered the virtual WatchGuard training environment.  Our training facility is located in Charlotte, NC, but we also offer classes across the United States on a monthly basis.

Getting you trained and up-to-speed on the latest WatchGuard knowledge is our priority.  We go beyond what any course material can provide, and make sure to include real-life scenarios to help you get a good grasp on your WatchGuard firewall management.  At the end of our class, we guarantee that you will have increased your comfort and knowledge levels with managing your WatchGuard Firebox device and the risks you face such as hackers, Denial-of-Service Attacks, Ransomware, and future attacks.   At the conclusion, you will have gained the knowledge to be prepared for the WatchGuard Certification exam.

More information on WatchGuard Certification

Madison is the MOST PERFECT course instructor that I have had the pleasure listening to. She is very well paced and easy to follow! Keep up the GREAT WORK Madison!! Thank You!!!!!!

- Recent Student

Additional Available Discounts:

  • Register Two or More Students

  • Education, Government, Military, and Not-for-Profit

  • Custom Onsite Training Available

WatchGuard Fireware Plus [Essentials, Network & Traffic Management, Centralized Management, and AD Authentication]

Duration: 5 Days

Location: Onsite, In-Person, or Virtual Training
Prerequisites: Networking Background

If you are looking to know it all, this is the full class. WatchGuard Fireware Essentials and Network & Traffic Management, Centralized Management, and AD Authentication classes are combined at a discount. We teach this over one week to get you all the information and put you on the road to a faster more secure network.

Class Summary:

  • Includes both the WatchGuard Fireware Essentials and WatchGuard Network & Traffic Management, Centralized Management, and AD Authentication Classes

Note: The WatchGuard Fireware Essentials Technical Certification exam is based on this material.

Cost: $2,800


WatchGuard Fireware Essentials TRAINING

Duration: 3 Days

Location: Onsite, In-Person, or Virtual Training
Prerequisites: Networking Background 

This is a great class that takes you from first setup to daily management.

Class Summary: 

  • WatchGuard Firebox (XTM) Configuration and Installation

  • Networking and NAT Methods (Network Address Translation)

  • IPV6 Configuration

  • Link Aggregation

  • Creating Fireware Policies and Proxies - HTTP, HTTPS, DNS, FTP and TCP

  • Deep Packet Inspection over HTTPS

  • Branch Office VPN Configuration

  • Mobile User VPN's - IKEv2, SSL, L2TP, iOS, and IPSEC (Mobile User)

  • Web Traffic and WebBlocker Policy Implementation

  • SMTP and SPAMBlocker Policy and Quarantine Setup

  • Threat Detection and Response (TDR)

  • Reputation Enabled Defense (RED)

  • Botnet Detection

  • Application Blocker

  • Intrusion Prevention (IPS)

  • Geolocation Capabilities

  • DNSWatch

  • Gateway Antivirus Configuration (GAV and Cylance AV)

  • AuthPoint

  • WatchGuard Dimension and Dimension Command

  • WatchGuard Monitoring, Logging and Reporting

  • WatchGuard Web User Interface

  • WatchGuard Mobile Management Capabilities (MDM)

  • Authentication - Active Directory, Firebox DB, RADIUS, SecureID and LDAP

  • Active Directory and Single Sign On

  • Threat Protection

  • Ransomware Protection

  • Support and Troubleshooting

Cost: $1,650


WatchGuard Fireware Network & traffic management, Centralized Management, and AD Authentication Training

Duration: 1.5 Days

Location: Onsite, In-Person, or Virtual Training

Prerequisites: WatchGuard Essentials or 3 Months WatchGuard Experience

This class goes beyond right out-of-the-box, we cover all the advanced features of the device and even get into specific deployment scenarios. Anyone looking to push their network to its fullest potential should attend this class. This class is most effective when taken with the WatchGuard Fireware Essentials class.

Class Summary:

  • Advanced Active Directory Configuration

  • Multi-WAN Methods - Round Robin, Routing Table and Interface Overflow

  • High Availability/Cluster Configuration (Active/Active and Active/Passive)

  • VLAN Configuration

  • SD-WAN Setup and Configuration

  • WatchGuard Management Server

  • Centralized Monitoring, Management, Drag and Drop VPN Tunnels

  • Quality of Service and Traffic Management

  • Failover and High Availability

  • Disaster Recovery

  • Routing with BGP and RIP

  • RapidDeploy

Cost: $1,150


Virtual Training

Along with in-person training, we offer a seamless virtual WatchGuard training environment, in which you get the full experience, just like you were sitting in a classroom.  The virtual option is offered for all classes in order to accommodate all of our student’s needs.  With the virtual experience, you can still interact with the instructor, just as if you were sitting in the physical classroom.  Each student is set up with their own WatchGuard firewall and Windows environment.  The only requirement for our virtual training is that you have the ability to access a remote desktop.

Custom On-Site Training

It’s often not easy, or even possible, to get your entire team away from the office for a week of training.  With the time away from the office, plus the expense of travel, the idea of formal training can be too much for many organizations.  Often times the decision is made to just not have the staff formerly trained, leading to extended troubleshooting time and costs.

Let us make it easy on you.  With our custom on-site training offering, we will come to you.  We charge a flat rate with no additional travel fees, so you know exactly what it will cost.  Our WatchGuard Certified Trainer will travel to your location to train your staff, just as if you were sitting in our training facility.  We also provide the lab environment to ensure a seamless training experience.  In the end, you can rest easy knowing your staff will be better suited to maintain your WatchGuard device in a more secure manner.