VMware NSX for Intrinsic Security [V4.x] (NSXIS4)


Course Overview

This five-day, hands-on training course provides you with the knowledge, skills, and tools to achieve competency in configuring, operating, and troubleshooting VMware NSX® for intrinsic security. This course introduces all the security features in NSX, including Distributed Firewall and Gateway Firewall, Intrusion Detection and Prevention (IDS/IPS), NSX Application Platform, NSX Malware Prevention, VMware NSX® Intelligence™, and VMware NSX® NDR™. In addition, this course presents common configuration issues and gives a methodology to resolve them.

Product Alignment

  • VMware NSX 4.1.0

Who should attend

Experienced security administrators


You should also have the following understanding or knowledge:

  • Good understanding of TCP/IP services and protocols
  • Knowledge and working experience of network security, including:
  • L2 through L7 firewalling
  • Intrusion detection and prevention systems
  • Malware prevention systems
  • Knowledge of and working experience with VMware vSphere® environments

The VMware Certified Technical Associate - Network Virtualization is recommended.

Course Objectives

By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:

  • Define the concepts related to information security
  • Explain the different types of firewalls and their use cases
  • Describe the operation of intrusion detection and intrusion prevention systems
  • Differentiate between Malware Prevention approaches
  • Describe the VMware intrinsic security portfolio
  • Use NSX segmentation to implement Zero-Trust Security
  • Configure user and role management
  • Configure and troubleshoot Distributed Firewall, Identity Firewall, and time-based policies
  • Configure and troubleshoot Gateway Security
  • Use VMware Aria Operations™ for Logs and VMware Aria Operations™ for Networks to operate NSX firewalls
  • Explain the security best practices related to grouping, tagging, and rule configuration
  • Describe north-south and east-west service insertion
  • Describe endpoint protection
  • Configure and troubleshoot IDS/IPS
  • Deploy NSX Application Platform
  • Configure and troubleshoot NSX Malware Prevention
  • Describe the capabilities of NSX Intelligence and NSX NDR

Course Content

  • Course Introduction
  • Security Basics
  • VMware Intrinsic Security
  • Implementing Zero-Trust Security
  • User and Role Management
  • Distributed Firewall
  • Gateway Security
  • Operating Internal Firewalls
  • Network Introspection
  • Endpoint Protection
  • Intrusion Detection and Prevention
  • NSX Application Platform
  • NSX Malware Prevention
  • NSX Intelligence and NSX NDR

Prices & Delivery methods

Online Training

5 days

  • on request
Classroom Training

5 days

  • on request


Currently there are no training dates scheduled for this course.