VSA 20 Syllabus


Venafi Security Administrator (VSA20) Product Training

VSA 20 is a two day instructor led certification course that combs through the Venafi Trust Protection Platform (TPP) product. There is also an option to add a 3rd day of training which is an add-on that goes over Agent and SSH.

VSA20 covers the following for TPP product:

  • Install
  • Configuration
  • Maintaining the platform
  • Product components
  • How to support end-users
  • Product security best practices

More Information:

VSA20 two day course is intended to cover the topics specific to the Certificate product. The optional third day is used to cover Venafi Agent and/or SSH product. 


Course intended for:

  • PKI Administrators
  • Enterprise Security Officers
  • IT professionals who are responsible for supporting the Venafi platform


After completing the class students will be able to:

  1. Install the Venafi platform and configure core services.
  2. Integrate with LDAP or Active Directory
  3. Use the different Consoles
  4. Configure custom notification rules and SMTP templates
  5. Build initial certificate inventory
  6. Enroll and Provision certificates
  7. Configure, Install and run Venafi Agent (if 3rd day is included)
  8. Discover and Remediate SSH Keys (if 3rd day is included)


VSA20 Certification Requirements:

  • Take approved VSA20 course
  • Pass proctored VSA20 exam by 80%


Class Format:

  • Detailed product discussion
  • Examples and screenshots from the product
  • Robust, hands on lab environment hosted in Amazon EC2 Cloud


Scheduled topics:

Day 1

  1. Intro to the Venafi Trust Protection Platform (TPP)
  2. Additional Venafi Servers
  3. Post-Install Configurations
  4. Policy tree and policy settings
  5. Logging and Notifications
  6. Building a Certificate Inventory
  7. Workflows

 Day 2

  1. Monitoring
  2. Enrollment
  3. Provisioning
  4. Permissions
  5. Upgrading Venafi TPP
  6. Reporting
  7. Troubleshooting
  8. Additional Features

 Day 3 (Agent/SSH product)

  1. Agent Overview
  2. Agent Preparation for Deployment
  3. Agent Deployment
  4. Agent Certificate Work
  5. SSH Product Overview
  6. Agentless SSH
  7. Configuring SSH Work
  8. SSH Policy
  9. SSH Remediation
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