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Before now the path to becoming a Check Point Master required engineers to pass both the CCSA and CCSE exams; complete an intense ‘Master’ course covering a broad range of Check Point solutions; and then pass the CCSM exam.

Check Point’s portfolio has broadened substantially in recent years and their certification is adapting to take this into consideration.

From later this year, we anticipate that engineers can become a Check Point Certified Master by completing 3 or more of the following Specialisms:

This approach allows engineers to pick and choose what areas of Check Point they would like to specialise in. Giving them deeper knowledge of each niche, which will also provide better outcomes for the organisations they work for.

Pentesec are the only training centre in the UK currently offering these courses. New course dates will soon be published on our training website, and our trainers are ready.

Our final CCSM course takes place on the 25th of November. This is the last opportunity to sit a traditional CCSM course and exam before the new courses begin.

CCSM qualifications are valid for 2 years from passing the exam, meaning you could certify as a Check Point Master until November 2021. From there you would need to complete the above courses to renew your certification.

If you would like to find out more about Check Point training courses, you can contact us on and one of our training team will be in touch to help you.