Global Access To Knowledge pfSense University

pfSense® University offers in-depth courses for increasing your knowledge of pfSense products and services. Whether you need to maintain or improve the security skills of your staff or offer highly specialized support and improve your customer satisfaction; pfSense University has got you covered.

Available Online Courses

pfSense Fundamentals and Practical Application

Our pfSense Fundamentals and Practical Application course is one full day session, covering all the most-widely used portions of the base system. Common usage scenarios, deployment considerations, step by step configuration guidance, and best practices will be covered for many features. Many configurations will be demonstrated in a live lab environment.

  • Introduction

    Project history and overview, hardware selection, etc.

  • pfSense, The Basics

    We cover installation, configuration, GUI, backup, restore, upgrades and interfaces.

  • The Firewall

    Basic rules, aliases, best practices, interface grouping, and advanced firewall options.

  • NAT 101

    Interaction with firewall rules, port forwards, 1:1 NAT, and outbound network address translation.

  • Services

    DHCP and relay, DNS forwarding, dynamic DNS, SNMP, NTP server, Wake on LAN.

  • VPN

    Overview, selecting the appropriate VPN, remote access with IPsec, OpenVPN and PPTP, Site to Site with IPsec and OpenVPN.

  • Prerequisites

    Attendees should have a basic understanding of networking and firewalls. No prior knowledge with pfSense is necessary.

  • Duration

    One full day

  • Class Size

    10 Students

  • Language

    English

  • Included With the Course

    1 year of Gold Membership

  • System Requirements

    Computer: PC or Mac
    OS: Windows, OS X, Linux*
    Browser: Google Chrome (v39+), Internet Explorer 11, Safari, Firefox 12
    Installed Software: Adobe Flash, OpenVPN Client (PC or Mac), VNC client**, an SSH client.
    Hardware: Headset with microphone

    * Some linux systems have problems with audio. Because this is an interactive class, Linux users must ensure that their audio is fully functional
    ** OS X users may use the built-in VNC client in Finder (Command-K and vnc://user@IP). Other free PC options are UltraVNC, RealVNC, etc.

pfSense Advanced Application

Our pfSense Advanced Application course is one full day session presented immediately following the Fundamentals and Practical Application, covering the advanced topics of Multi-WAN, VLAN's, High Availability (HA) and other essentials. This class is designed for advanced users and the configurations will be demonstrated in a live lab environment.

  • Multi-WAN

    Overview, best practices, failover and load balancing, policy routing, advanced options.

  • VLANs

    Switch configuration, firewall configuration.

  • High Availability

    Overview, network design considerations, basic CARP configuration, multi-WAN, multi-LAN

  • Miscellaneous Topics

    Bridging, captive portal, system monitoring, package system overview.

  • Prerequisites

    Attendees must be signed up for or have succeesfully completed the pfSense Fundamentals and Practical Application course.

  • Duration

    One full day

  • Class Size

    10 Students

  • Language

    English

  • Included With the Course

    1 year of Gold Membership

  • System Requirements

    Computer: PC or Mac
    OS: Windows, OS X, Linux*
    Browser: Google Chrome (v39+), Internet Explorer 11, Safari, Firefox 12
    Installed Software: Adobe Flash, OpenVPN Client (PC or Mac), VNC client**, an SSH client.
    Hardware: Headset with microphone

    * Some linux systems have problems with audio. Because this is an interactive class, Linux users must ensure that their audio is fully functional
    ** OS X users may use the built-in VNC client in Finder (Command-K and vnc://user@IP). Other free PC options are UltraVNC, RealVNC, etc.

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Have questions or don't see a time or place that works for you? Email us at university@pfsense.org.

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Online Course Schedule

Course Title Date / Time Location Price (USD) Enroll
pfSense Fundamentals and Practical Application June 26th, 2015
09:00 CDT (-5 UTC)
Online $499.00 Sign Up Now
pfSense Advanced Application June 29th, 2015
09:00 CDT (-5 UTC)
Online $499.00 Sign Up Now
NOTE: Due to the way the curriculum and lab environment flows from the Fundamentals course to the Advanced course, the Advanced course is not being offered as a stand-alone class at this time. The Advanced class is OPTIONAL. However, if you wish to take the Advanced class, you must sign up for the Fundamentals class that is scheduled for the previous Friday. The Advanced class will be offered as a stand-alone at some point in the future. If you have questions email us at university@pfsense.org.
pfSense Fundamentals and Practical Application June 19th, 2015
09:00 CDT (-5 UTC)
Online $499.00 Sign Up Now
pfSense Advanced Application June 22nd, 2015
09:00 CDT (-5 UTC)
Online $499.00 Sign Up Now
NOTE: Due to the way the curriculum and lab environment flows from the Fundamentals course to the Advanced course, the Advanced course is not being offered as a stand-alone class at this time. The Advanced class is OPTIONAL. However, if you wish to take the Advanced class, you must sign up for the Fundamentals class that is scheduled for the previous Friday. The Advanced class will be offered as a stand-alone at some point in the future. If you have questions email us at university@pfsense.org.
pfSense Fundamentals and Practical Application May 27th, 2015
09:00 CDT (-5 UTC)
Online $499.00 Sold Out
pfSense Advanced Application May 28th, 2015
09:00 CDT (-5 UTC)
Online $499.00 Sign Up Now
NOTE: Due to the way the curriculum and lab environment flows from the Fundamentals course to the Advanced course, the Advanced course is not being offered as a stand-alone class at this time. The Advanced class is OPTIONAL. However, if you wish to take the Advanced class, you must sign up for the Fundamentals class that is scheduled for the previous Friday. The Advanced class will be offered as a stand-alone at some point in the future. If you have questions email us at university@pfsense.org.

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