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BigFix Compliance v9.5

Course Details
Code: U5BFX55G
Tuition (USD): $1,575.00 • Classroom (2 days)
$1,575.00 • Virtual (2 days)

BigFix Compliance enforces continuous compliance with security policies throughout an organization for every endpoint both on and off the corporate network. It includes out-of-the-box support for most popular security benchmarks published by CIS, DISA STIG, USGCB and PCI-DSS. An intelligent agent on every endpoint monitors, enforces and reports on the security configuration status of the endpoints in real-time regardless of OS type or location. In this course, students will learn to interact and operate the BigFix Compliance solution. They will gain a solid understanding of the various components of the solution and will be able to configure, operate, develop reports, perform maintenance tasks, and troubleshoot BigFix Compliance.

Skills Gained

  • Understand Key BigFix Compliance Concepts
  • Understand the Features and Functions of IBM BigFix Compliance
  • Learn to Configure and Operate BigFix Compliance
  • Create custom reports including creating groups; checklist targeting and exception
  • Understand how to maintain BigFix Compliance
  • Be able to perform basic troubleshooting techniques


  • BigFix Operator Fundamentals
  • Basic MicrosoftWindows and VMWare skills

Course Details

Day 1

  • Introduction, covering: benefits and advantages; the BigFix portfolio and adjacent IBM products; roles and responsibilities; compliance motivators (Business Needs, IT Needs)
  • Key Concepts, including: security vs. compliance; checklists and parameters; reporting; and enforcement
  • Features and Functions, such as: enforcing compliance rules; reporting on compliance; and automation of process
  • Architecture of Compliance, including: Scalability (BigFix architecture, checklists, data import); network design; firewalls, proxy servers, and ports; network planning; and reporting groups
  • BigFix Platform and Compliance Infrastructure, covering: server and database requirements; disk space; permissions; licensing & masthead; installing BigFix Server, relays, and clients; security and access
  • Implementation of Compliance, including: installing the Compliance analytics server; subscribing systems to checklists; configuring data source connection; mail server settings; roles; server settings; session settings; and user provisioning
  • Navigation, such as: interface navigation and customization, setting default views, creating custom views
  • Using checks and checklists, including: check Fixlets; modifying check parameters; activating Measured Value Analyses; creating and managing Custom Checklists; using the Synchronize Custom Checks wizard; taking a remediation action; importing SCAP content; using OVALDI and viewingWindows Vulnerabilities for Oval bulletins
  • Exception management

Day 2

  • Reporting, including: running and exporting reports; reviewing existing built in overview and list reports; and customizing reports
  • Computer Grouping, covering: creating computer groups for reporting; checklist targeting and exception; computer properties from BigFix
  • Compliance Application management, such as: Extract, Transform, Load monitoring and management; and database management
  • BigFix Platform management, including: Fixlet site version; Platform updates and upgrades; process start and stop procedures; and backup & restore
  • Disaster Recovery planning, covering: backing up the Application Server; and successful recovery from a failure
  • Support resources, including log locations; VM Manager command line options; manual catalog updates; IBM support; Forums and self-help