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TMCPDS - Trend Micro™ Deep Security 12 Training for Certified Professionals


Duration: 3 days

Trend Micro™ Deep Security™ 12 Training for Certified Professionals is a three-day, instructor-led training course. Participants will learn how to use Trend Micro Deep Security for advanced hybrid-cloud security on physical, virtual, and cloud-based servers. This course details the basic architecture of the Deep Security solution, deployment options, protection modules, policy configuration, and administration of the system. As part of the course, participants will deploy Deep Security Agents on a variety of Windows® Server platforms, as well as the Deep Security Virtual Appliance. Best practices and troubleshooting details for successful implementation and long-term maintenance of the system are discussed. 

This course incorporates a variety of hands-on lab exercises, allowing participants to put the lesson content into action.

This course is taught by Trend Micro certified trainers. Upon completion of this course, participants may complete the certification examination to obtain designation as a Trend Micro Certified Professional for Deep Security.


After completing this training course, participants will be able to:
  • Describe the purpose, features, functions, and capabilities of TrendMicro Deep Security 12
  • Define and install components that make up Deep Security
  • Implement security by enabling protection modules
  • Describe available configuration and administration options
  • Attempt the Trend Micro Certified Professional for Deep Security Certification Exam


Product Overview

  • Introduction to Deep Security
  • Deep Security protection modules
  • Deep Security deployment options
  • Deep Security components

Trend Micro™ Deep Security™ Manager

  • Server, operating system, and database requirements
  • Deep Security Manager architecture
  • Installing and upgrading Deep Security Manager

Deep Security Agents

  • Deep Security Agent architecture
  • Deploying Deep Security Agents
  • Viewing computer protection status
  • Upgrading Deep Security Agents
  • Organizing computers using groups and Smart Folders

Keeping Deep Security Up to Date

  • Security updates
  • Software updates
  • Deep Security relays

Trend Micro™ Smart Protection™

  • Smart Protection services used by Deep Security
  • Configuring the Smart Protection source 


  • Policy inheritance and overrides
  • Creating new policies

Protecting Servers from Malware

  • Anti-malware scanning techniques
  • Enabling anti-malware protection
  • Smart Scan

Blocking Malicious Websites

  • Enabling web reputation
  • Setting the security level

Filtering Traffic Using the Firewall

  • Enabling the Deep Security firewall
  • Firewall rules
  • Traffic analysis
  • Traffic order of analysis
  • Port scan

Protecting Servers from Vulnerabilities

  • Virtual patching
  • Protocol hygiene
  • Protocol control
  • Web application protection
  • Enabling intrusion prevention
  • Running recommendation scans
  • Intrusion prevention rules
  • Security Sockets Layer (SSL) filtering
  • Protecting web applications

Detecting Changes to Protected Servers

  • Enabling integrity monitoring
  • Running recommendation scans
  • Detection changes to baseline objects

Blocking Unapproved Software

  • Enforcement modes
  • Enabling application control
  • Detecting software changes
  • Creating an inventory of approved software
  • Pre-approving software changes

Inspecting Logs on Protected Servers

  • Enabling log inspection
  • Running recommendation scans

Events and Alerts

  • Event forwarding
  • Alerts
  • Event tagging
  • Reporting

Protecting Containers

  • Continuous integration/continuous deployment
  • Software development using containers
  • Protecting containers with Deep Security

Automating Deep Security Operations

  • Scheduled tasks
  • Event-based tasks
  • Quick start templates
  • Baking the Deep Security Agent into an Amazon® machine image
  • Application programming interface

Activating and Managing Multiple Tenants

  • Segmentation using multi-tenancy
  • Enabling multi-tenancy
  • Creating and managing tenants
  • Activating Deep Security Agents on tenants
  • Usage monitoring

Detecting Emerging Malware Through Connected Threat Defense

  • Connected Threat Defense phases
  • Trend Micro™ Deep Discovery™ Analyzer
  • Trend Micro Apex Central™
  • Configuring Deep Security for Connected Threat Defense
  • Tracking submission

Protecting Virtual Machines Using the Deep Security Virtual Appliance

  • Deep Security Virtual Appliance
  • Virtual Appliance deployment models
  • Virtual appliance deployment and activation


This course is designed for IT professionals who are responsible for protecting users, networks, data centers, and cloud resources from data breaches and targeted attacks.
This includes those responsible for:
  • Operations
  • Deployment
  • Security Response
  • Compliance
  • Support


There are no prerequisites to attend this course, however, working knowledge of Trend Micro products and services, as well as an understanding of basic networking concepts and principles will be helpful.

Basic knowledge of the following topics is also beneficial:

  • Windows servers and clients

  • Firewalls and packet inspection devices

  • VMware® ESXi/vCenter/NSX

  • Amazon AWS/Microsoft® Azure™/VMware vCloud

  • Virtualization technologies


Upon completion of this course, participants may choose to complete the certification exam to obtain designation as a Trend Micro Certified Professional for Deep Security.


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