Gigamon Certified Professional Bootcamp (GCPB)


Course Content

The Gigamon Certified Professional (GCP) Boot Camp is a 5 day, instructor-led course that teaches security, network, cloud and sales engineers security fundamentals for implementing Gigamon technologies to monitor data in motion as part of a comprehensive security strategy.

The course illustrates these concepts, as well as provides hands-on experience in implementing the GigaSECURE® Security Delivery Platform. It also provides instruction to the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed for implementing GigaSECURE® into enterprise networks.

This course is also intended to help students prepare for the GCP certification exam.

Who should attend

The primary target audiences for the course are:

  • All end users of Gigamon products
  • Security operations professionals and architects
  • Network operations professionals and architects
  • Professional service and system integrations specialists
  • Network and security administrators and architects
  • Participants of the Gigamon Partner Program and Gigamon Support Partner Program (GSPP) or Gigamon Professional Services Program (GPSP)


IMPORTANT: This course is designed to assist participants in preparing for the Gigamon Certified Professional certification test, but we recommend that you have the following pre-requisites prior to taking the GCP certification test:

Course Objectives

  • How to select a valid traffic source
  • Connectivity requirements for inline and out-of-band tools
  • Data requirements for inline security and network analysis tools
  • Approaches and considerations for packet access for inline tools
  • Traffic sizing for inline security and network analysis tools
  • Approaches and considerations for out-of-band packet access
  • How to implement a packet access solution in a physical network infrastructure
  • How to reliably access packets for security analysis
  • How to filter traffic to meet the needs of security tools
  • Load sharing between inline security and network analysis tools
  • How to implement packet optimization for analysis
  • How to implement tool groupings for inline processing
  • Traffic management for inline processing
  • How to replicate traffic to out-of-band tools for augmenting inline security
  • Approaches and considerations for packet access in the cloud
  • How to implement a packet access solution in a cloud or hybrid network infrastructure
  • How to extract virtualized traffic for use with virtualized and physical tools

Outline: Gigamon Certified Professional Bootcamp (GCPB)

Module 1: Security and Tool Essentials

  • Tools and Traffic Sources
  • Tool Types – Inline/Out-of-Band
  • Choosing a Traffic Source
  • Tap Selection and Placement

Module 2: Addressing Common Threats

  • Review of Security Challenges
    • Traffic Source Selection
    • Threat Vectors
    • Common Security Vulnerabilities
    • Review of common threats
    • Basic Data Taxonomy
    • Democratization of Malware
    • Example of an Advanced Persistent Threat (APT)
    • What Can Be Done
    • Courses of Action
    • Ways to break a kill chain
    • The new security model

Module 3: Security and Monitoring Tools & Types

  • Tools, Tool Groupings and What Traffic They Need
    • Security and Monitoring Tools
    • Security Tools
    • Supporting Security Tools
    • Deploying Security Tools
    • Out-of-Band Monitoring
    • Inline Monitoring
    • Inline/Out-of-Band Tool Impact
    • Company Philosophy
    • Tool Groupings and Arrangements
    • Tool Redundancy Schemes
    • Tool/group redundancy schemes
    • Inline Tool Failover Schemes
    • NAT/PAT Gateways
    • Passive or Explicit
    • Redundancy and Failover Schemes
    • Networking Infrastructure Devices
    • Traffic Forwarding
    • Traffic Types

Module 4: Traffic Filtering

  • Networking protocol usage
  • Filtering Traffic
  • Traffic sizing considerations
  • Filtering Fundamentals
  • Packet Sizes and uses
  • Firewall Concepts

Module 5: Tool Sizing and Visibility Sizing

  • Traffic Requirements/minimum # tool nodes/sizing
  • Knowing When the Packet Access is Over-Subscribed
  • Packet access Sizing – Traffic Volume
  • Load sharing

Module 6: Gigamon Platform Architecture

  • Installation and Setup (GigaVUE)
  • Box Setup
  • Port behaviors
  • Basic Flow Mapping

Module 7: Traffic Intelligence - GigaSMART

  • GigaSMART Application usage
  • Highlighted GigaSMART Features – GigaSECURE
  • GigaSMART Performance and Capacity
  • GigaSMART sizing and restrictions
  • GigaSMART processing dependencies

Module 8: Classic Inline Bypass

  • Classic Inline Bypass data processing
  • Configuration specifics and examples

Module 9: Flexible Inline Bypass

  • Flexible Inline Bypass data processing
  • GigaSMART involvement / configuration

Module 10: SSL Essentials

  • Inline SSL decryption solution
  • URL categorization and whitelisting

Module 11: Implementing Inline SSL Decryption

  • Inline SSL configuration
  • Gigamon specific support features
  • Whitelisting support & configuration

Module 12: Virtualization and Cloud Technologies

  • Virtual Machines Concepts
  • Virtual Networking Concepts
  • Cloud Architectures
  • Cloud Visibility Challenges
  • Solutions for Cloud Visibility
  • OpenStack Multi-Tenant
  • Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure

Module 13: GigaSECURE Cloud

  • GigaSECURE Cloud Visibility Elements
  • GigaSECURE for OpenStack, AWS, and Azure Deployments
  • Identify the Requirements; Size the Solution

Module 14: Gigamon SECURE Cloud: Solution Configurations

  • GigaSECURE Virtual Deployments
  • GigaSECURE Cloud Deployments
  • GigaSECURE Cloud: VSeries Appliance and Visibility Tier Deployments

Module 15: Gigamon Maintenance and Operations

  • User management
  • Product Upgrading and Updating
  • System requirements & process details
  • Clustering benefits
  • Configuration of Clustering


  • Lab 1: Understanding Protocol Behaviors
  • Lab 2: Wireshark Trace File Activity
  • Lab 3: Trace File – HC2 Activity
  • Lab 4: Chassis Port Setup and Prep
  • Lab 5: GigaSMART Application: De-duplication
  • Lab 6: GigaSMART Application: NetFlow Generation
  • Lab 7: GigaSMART Application: Adaptive Packet Filtering
  • Lab 8: GigaSMART Application: Application Session Filtering
  • Lab 9: Trace File – SSL Activity
  • Lab 10: GigaSMART Application: Passive SSL Decryption
  • Lab 11: Classic Inline Bypass Configuration
  • Lab 12: Email Flexible Inline Bypass Configuration
  • Lab 13: GigaSMART Application: Inline SSL Decryption
  • Lab 14: GigaVUE-VM
  • Lab 15: Introduction to the Visibility Platform for AWS
  • Lab 16: Design a Basic Architecture for Private Cloud
  • Case Study: Design a Basic Architecture for VMware Private Cloud
  • Case Study: Design a Basic Architecture for OpenStack Private Cloud
  • Lab 17: Design a Basic Architecture for Public Cloud
  • Case Study: Visibility Tools Located in the Enterprise Data Center
  • Lab 18: Configuration Back Up and Restore
  • Lab 19: Removing All Configurations
  • Lab 20: H Series Clustering
  • Lab 21: Port Behavior Setup
  • Lab 22: Passall Configuration
  • Lab 23: Simple Flow Map Configuration
  • Lab 24: More Complex Flow Map Configuration with Rule Prioritization
  • Lab 25: Shared Collector Configuration
  • Lab 26: User-Defined Attribute Filter
  • Lab 27: Tool Mirror
  • Lab 28: Replication and Egress Filtering
  • Lab 29: Hybrid Ports
  • Lab 30: Tool GigaStream
  • Lab 31: Port-Pair
  • Lab 32: Snooping LLDP/CDP
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