Advanced Security Training: New SonicWall Network Security Professional (SNSP) Course & Certification


Building on the success of the recently released SonicWall Network Security Administrator (SNSA) course and certification, SonicWall is proud to announce the release of the SonicWall Network Security Professional (SNSP) course.

Designed for today’s IT professionals who need to go beyond basic administration skills, the SNSP program provides network and security engineers with the in-depth technical knowledge required to maximize the capabilities of SonicWall’s next-generation firewall appliances in complex environments.

What is SNSP and how is it improved?

The SNSP cybersecurity training program includes 16 learning modules taught during two days of instructor-led classroom training, including advanced routing, interface settings, advanced high availability and implementing best practices. It features:

  • 60 percent hands-on labs
  • 40 percent training lectures
  • Based on the recently released SonicOS 6.5.2 firmware

The SNSP will replace the existing Network Security Advanced Administrator (NSAA) course, which will be retired on June 30, 2019. After this date, no additional NSAA courses will be offered. However, the associated Certified SonicWall Security Professional (CSSP) certification will remain valid for two years after completion.

Delivery of the SNSP program will align with other SonicWall certification courses and will be incorporated into our existing Authorized Training Partner (ATP) strategy. This will ensure consistency in the delivery of training, regardless of where it is received, or which ATP provides it.

For more information on the SNSP course, or to find scheduled classes, go to the SonicWall Training and Certification page.

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Robert (Bob) VanKirk
President and CEO | Sonicwall
SonicWall’s President and Chief Executive Officer is Bob VanKirk. Under his guidance, SonicWall delivers more security-rich, cost-effective, partner-centric and user-friendly products and services than ever before. His articles bring together his vast knowledge of the cybersecurity marketplace and technology. In addition, he draws on his expertise in sales effectiveness and efficiency, partner strategies and marketing. His work helped deliver year-over-year growth for SonicWall, including record sales for FY2022. Before joining SonicWall, Bob was the Executive Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing with Silent Circle and served as SVP of American Sales and Service at Entrust. Bob received a B.A. from Davidson College and master’s degrees from North Carolina State University in Business and Policy.