IBM Security Guardium Data Protection Foundations – 8G102G

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IBM Security Guardium Data Protection Foundations


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Learn how to use Guardium V11.4 to discover, classify, analyze, protect, and control access to sensitive data.

IBM Security® Guardium® Data Protection (Guardium) supports a zero trust approach to security. It discovers and classifies sensitive data from aCR – Classroom Trainingoss an enterprise, providing real time data activity monitoring and advanced user behavior analytics to help discover unusual activity around sensitive data.


Guardium provides a broad range of data security and protection capabilities that can protect sensitive and regulated data aCR – Classroom Trainingoss environments and platforms. This course provides the foundational level processes, procedures, and practices necessary to configure Guardium to monitor and protect sensitive data. Hands-on exercises reinforce the skills learned. 


*Note: this course is based upon IBM Security® Guardium® Data Protection v11.4.


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Target Audience:

Database administrators, security administrators, security analysts, security technical architects, and professional services using Guardium.



Before taking this course, make sure that you have the following skills:

  • Working knowledge of SQL queries for IBM DB2 and other databases
  • Working knowledge of NoSQL type databases
  • Working knowledge of UNIX commands
  • Ability to use a UNIX text editor such as vi
  • Familiarity with data protection standards such as HIPAA, PCI, GDPR, and SOX


Unit 1: Guardium overview

Unit 2: Guardium architecture

Unit 3: Guardium user interfaces

Unit 4: Access management

Unit 5: Guardium groups

Unit 6: System & data management

Unit 7: Guardium discovery & vulnerability assessment

Unit 8: Policy management

Unit 9: Guardium reporting

Unit 10: Guardium alerts

Unit 11: Audit process automation


  • Identify the primary functions of IBM Security Guardium Data Protection
  • Apply key Guardium architecture components
  • Navigate the Guardium user interface and command line interface
  • Manage user access to Guardium
  • Build and populate Guardium groups
  • Use system settings and data management tools to manage, configure and monitor Guardium resources
  • Use database discovery and the Vulnerability Assessment application to perform data security tasks
  • Configure policy rules that process the information gathered from database and file servers
  • CR – Classroom Trainingeate queries and reports to examine trends and gather data
  • Use Guardium alerts to monitor a data environment
  • Use Guardium audit process tools to streamline the compliance process


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Prior to enrolling, IBM Employees must follow their Division/Department processes to obtain approval to attend this public training class. Failure to follow Division/Department approval processes may result in the IBM Employee being personally responsible for the class charges.


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IBM Security Guardium

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IBM Security Guardium Data Protection Foundations – Code: 8G102G

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