Juniper Network Security Manager Fundamentals (SMF)

2 Day Course
Hands On
Official Juniper Curriculum

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This two-day course discusses the basic operations of Security Manager. Key topics include server and domain administration, device configuration, template creation and management, policy creation and management, logging, and report generation. Through demonstrations and hands-on labs, students gain experience in configuring, testing, and troubleshooting features of Security Manager.


After successfully completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Explain Network and Security Manager concepts and terminology;
  • Set up and administer Network and Security Manager servers;
  • Configure domains and administrators;
  • Add devices using modeling and importing;
  • Work with objects and templates;
  • Configure policies;
  • Perform routine device management tasks;
  • Work with logs and reports;
  • Configure VPNs with the VPN Manager tool.

Target Audience

This course is intended for network engineers, network support personnel, reseller support personnel, and anyone else needing a working knowledge of Network and Security Manager.

Training Partners

We work with the following best of breed training partners using our bulk buying power to bring you a wider range of dates, locations and prices.


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Network and Security Manager Concepts (2 topics)

  • The Role of Network and Security Manager
  • Architecture and Communication

Server Administration (7 topics)

  • Network and Security Manager Processes and Directory Structure
  • High Availability
  • Installation Overview-Network and Security Manager
  • Installation Overview-NSMXpress
  • NSM UI Installation
  • NSM UI Overview
  • Licensing

Domains and Administrators (4 topics)

  • Domains and Subdomains
  • Role-Based Administration
  • Configuration
  • Lab 1: Domains, Roles, and Administrators

Adding Devices (7 topics)

  • Scenarios and Methods
  • Device Exists
  • Device Does Not Yet Exist
  • VSYS, Cluster, Extranet, Group
  • Add Device Wizard
  • Automatic Discovery
  • Lab 2: Adding Devices

Abstraction-Objects and Templates (3 topics)

  • Objects
  • Templates
  • Lab 3: Abstraction-Objects and Templates

Abstraction-Policies (4 topics)

  • What Is a Policy?
  • Creating New Policies
  • Merging Policies
  • Lab 4: Creating Policies

Managing Devices (5 topics)

  • Directives
  • Configuring Devices
  • Configuration Management
  • Device Management
  • Lab 5: Managing Devices

Logging, Reporting, and Monitoring (5 topics)

  • Logging
  • Reporting
  • Action Manager
  • Monitoring
  • Lab 6: Logging and Reporting

Central Manager (2 topics)

  • Central Manager
  • Global Policy and Polymorphic Objects

Virtual Private Networks (7 topics)

  • Concepts and Terminology
  • Device-Level VPNs Versus VPN Manager
  • Configuring Policy-Based VPNs
  • Configuring Route-Based VPNs
  • Configuring Auto-Connect VPNs
  • Configuring VPNs with Extranet Devices
  • Lab 7: VPNs


This course assumes that students have basic networking knowledge and experience in the following areas:

  • JUNOS or ScreenOS;
  • Ethernet;
  • TCP/IP; and
  • Routing

Scheduled Dates

Please select from the dates below to make an enquiry or booking.


Different pricing structures are available including special offers. These include early bird, late availability, multi-place, corporate volume and self-funding rates. Please arrange a discussion with a training advisor to discover your most cost effective option.

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(Classroom or Online)
2 Days $1,095

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