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Dell SonicWALL Offers New Course, Additional Certification For Security Professionals

<ul> <li class='bwlistitemmargb'> NSAA course teaches the latest in security expertise; provides up-to-date proficiency </li> <li class='bwlistitemmargb'> 100 percent of beta students would recommend course to co-workers </li> <li class='bwlistitemmargb'> Dell SonicWALL expands reach and delivery of curriculum; introduces Certified SonicWALL Security Professional (CSSP) certification </li> </ul>

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Dell SonicWALL Offers New Course, Additional Certification For Security Professionals06:00 EDT Thursday, September 27, 2012 SAN JOSE, Calif. (Business Wire) -- Dell SonicWALL today announced the introduction of its Network Security Advanced Administration class (NSAA) together with a new level of technical certification, the Certified SonicWALL Security Professional (CSSP). Both offerings give students the opportunity to increase their technical proficiency and strengthen their qualifications to stay on top of the latest cybersecurity threats and trends. Dell™ SonicWALL™, part of the Dell Software organization, currently offers a certification program for its Unified Threat Management (UTM) / Next-Generation Firewall (NGFW) platforms in partnership with Dell SonicWALL Authorized Training Partners, including Global Knowledge, a leading provider of IT education and certification training. The NSAA course gives network security professionals the background, knowledge and hands-on experience to design, implement and troubleshoot Dell SonicWALL security appliances running SonicOS firmware. The course includes training on the latest next-generation firewall features, including application intelligence and control, bandwidth management, and enterprise-class scaling and reliability. Knowledge checks and hands-on exercises are incorporated throughout the course to reinforce and test new skill sets. The two-day class is offered on-site at partner locations where students test and demonstrate new product features with an NSA 220 appliance. The course finishes with the exam to obtain the Certified SonicWALL Security Professional (CSSP) credential. The certification is awarded to individuals for advanced expertise with Dell SonicWALL next-generation firewalls products. CSSP certified professionals know how to deploy, optimize and troubleshoot all associated product features. The CSSP certification class builds on knowledge gained in the Network Security Basic Administration class, which confers the Certified SonicWALL System Administrator (CSSA) credential. The CSSA is a prerequisite for the CSSP. The course is only offered in an instructor-led capacity and employs extensive hands-on lab time to reinforce key concepts covered during the lecture portion of the class. All students who attended the program said they would recommend it to a co-worker, proving that the course is not only challenging, but also highly informational and effective in conveying the course materials. Quotes:Hung Ha, technical training manager, Dell SonicWALL: “Busy IT professionals need and want to learn new skills to protect networks from the increasing number and variety of threats. Additional layers of instruction and certification ensure that these professionals can consistently provide the highest levels of network security, strengthen their own knowledge base and be cognizant of potential new security threats.” Joshua Liberman, president, Net Sciences, Inc.: “That was certainly the hardest test I have ever taken from SonicWALL, Novell or Microsoft.” For more news on Dynamic Security and Next-Generation Networks, follow Dell SonicWALL on LinkedIn, Facebook, YouTube and Twitter. About Dell SonicWALL Dell Inc. (NASDAQ: DELL) listens to customers and delivers innovative technology and services that give them the power to do more. Dell SonicWALL makes security a business enabler to drive employee productivity and network performance. It provides intelligent network security and data protection solutions that empower customers and partners of all sizes and verticals to dynamically secure, control and scale their networks. For more information, visit http://www.sonicwall.com or www.dell.com. About Dell Software Dell Software helps customers of every size take advantage of new technologies and address organizational challenges to grow their businesses and remain competitive. For more than a decade, Dell has been making strategic software acquisitions and partnering in the industry to support and enable the hardware and services solutions it provides to customers. In 2012, Dell formed a dedicated software division to extend its capabilities in software IP and total solutions offerings. Dell security, systems management, business intelligence and application software draw on the strength of Dell's distribution capabilities and reputation to help clients in every industry achieve better business outcomes. Dell and Dell SonicWALL are trademarks of Dell Inc. Dell disclaims any proprietary interest in the marks and names of others. Dell SonicWALLJock Breitwieser, 408-800-5625JBreitwieser@SonicWALL.comorBond PRMichele Nachum, 415-349-7434Michele@bondprus.com