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Check Point Certification Testing

Check Point Certifications mean expertise with the technology that secures the internet for all Fortune and Global 100 companies. The benefits of becoming Check Point certified include the skills to support Check Point products, expert access to our SecureKnowledge database and advanced product documentation. See more »

Getting Started

A Check Point User Center or PartnerMAP account profile is required to receive benefits for Check Point certifications. If you do not have a Check Point User Center account please create an account here. If you are not sure about your account status, please contact Account Services for verification.

For results to post to your User Center account, your Pearson VUE account MUST use the same email address as your User Center account.

Check Point Certification News

R80  R80.x Exam News

The CCSE and CCSE update exams are now available for R80. These exams are based on the R80.10 CCSE certification training course. The CCSE Update exam is the fast path for certified professionals that are CCSE certified on previous software versions.

R80 CCSA exam is available at Pearson VUE. Please note the CCSA certification is a prerequisite for the CCSE exam and certification.

Quick reference for these new version exam numbers:

156-215.80 – CCSA
156-315.80 – CCSE
156-915.80 – CCSE Update

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Register for an Exam via Online Proctoring

All Check Point exams are available via Pearson VUE Online Proctoring, which allows you to take any exam from almost any location and at any time. Exams are delivered by a live proctor to your workstation. To register, visit

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Check Point’s Professional Certifications/Proctored Exams

Check Point’s professional certifications will continue to be delivered at Pearson VUE’s Authorized Testing Centers. CCSA and CCSE (proctored exams) are priced $250 USD and CCSM $350.

These include the 156-215.xx exams for CCSA, 156-315.xx exams to complete the CCSE requirement, 156-820.77 for the CCMSE, and 156-115.77 for the CCSM.

Updating an older CCSE certification.

You can update any previous CCSE to R80 by taking the proctored 156-915.80 exam. Any pre-R77 CCSE can update to R77 by taking the 156-915.77 exam. Check Point Policy does not allow the retaking of the same exam to update.

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Check Point’s Accreditation/Un-proctored Exams

Check Point offers a number of exams for continuing education. These exams are unproctored and can be taken at  your desktop or on your personal device. Two of these in a two year period will extend the CCSE for one year. Current offerings include:

156-727 – Threat Prevention
156-728 – Gaia
156-729 – Advanced IPS
156-730 – SandBlast
156-733 – Mobile Threat Protection

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Check Point’s Practice Exams

The R80 CCSA and CCSE practice exams are now available!

Check Point offers practice exams for the proctored certification exams. Each practice exam is a subset of questions from the actual exam. Each question is accompanied by the correct answer. These 40-question exams are $50 USD.

156-601 – Security Administrator Practice Exam R77
156-602 – Security Expert Practice Exam R77
156-603 – Security Administrator Practice Exam R80
156-604 – Security Expert Practice Exam R80

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Certification Updates

The Check Point R77 CCSA, 156- 215.77 and CCSE, 156-315.77 exams will remain available until further notice. The retirement date for the R77 exams will be announced 90 days prior on this site.

Check out Check Point’s Certified Professionals Only page for access to the latest high resolution logos.

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Who Owns Your Certification

Regardless of who pays for the exam, you, the exam candidate own the results. Your exam history is linked to your Certified Professional ID number granted the first time you create a Pearson VUE account. You should never create another one. If you change employers, you need only contact Account Services ( and they will assist you in moving your records to a new account.

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Last updated 2017-12-06