Palo Alto Certifications



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Palo Alto Networks Education offers a wide range of leading-edge education program and professional certifications. Palo Alto training gives you the next-generation firewall knowledge you need to secure your network and safely enable applications.


Level One - Palo Alto Essentials 1 (201)

Trainees attending this introductory-level course will gain an in-depth knowledge of how to install, configure, and manage their firewall, as well as configuration steps for the security, networking, threat prevention, logging, and reporting features of the Palo Alto Networks Operating System.

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Level Two - Palo Alto Essentials 2 (205)

Palo Alto Essentials 2 is the next-level follow-on course to Palo Alto Essentials 1 (201). Palo Alto Essentials 2 expands on 201 course topics, while introducing many new features and functions of Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation firewalls. This instructor-led course will enhance the trainee's understanding of how to install, configure, manage, and perform basic troubleshooting on the entire line of Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation firewalls. Additionally, trainees will be instructed on the basics of implementing and managing Global Protect and Active/Active High Availability. Trainees will gain an in-depth knowledge of how to optimize their visibility and control over applications, users, and content.

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Level Three - Palo Alto Advanced Troubleshooting (311)

Advanced Firewall Troubleshooting expands on the Palo Alto Essentials 1 and 2 course topics with hands-on troubleshooting labs.

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Certifications & Accreditations


Palo Alto Networks Certified Network Security Administrator (PCNSA)

A Palo Alto Networks Certified Network Security Administrator (PCNSA) can operate Palo Alto Networks next-generation firewalls to protect networks from cutting edge cyber threats.

PCNSA certification validates your ability to configure the central features of Palo Alto Networks Next Generation Firewall and capability to effectively deploy the firewalls to enable network traffic based on who (User-ID), what (App-ID), and when (Policy), all while ensuring security (Content-ID). The best way to gain this knowledge is to take "Palo Alto Essentials 1" course.

The exam, proctored by the third-party testing company Pearson® VUE, is for anyone prepared to demonstrate deep understanding of Palo Alto Networks technologies.


Palo Alto Networks Certified Network Security Engineer (PCNSE)

A Palo Alto Networks Certified Network Security Engineer (PCNSE) is capable of designing, deploying, configuring, maintaining and trouble-shooting the vast majority of Palo Alto Networks Operating Platform implementations.

PCNSE certification validates your knowledge of the Security Operating Platform, ensuring you can make use of its full functionality to benefit your company and showcase your expertise. The best way to gain this knowledge is to consider attending Palo Alto Essentials 1 (201), Palo Alto Essentials 2 (205) and Palo Alto Panorama Essentials (221) courses. They can’t cover everything that a PCNSE needs to know, but they’re the most efficient way to start learning. When you have the basics mastered, you should spend time on Palo Alto's platform practicing using the information in the Administrator’s Guides.

The exam, proctored by the third-party testing company Pearson® VUE, is for anyone prepared to demonstrate deep understanding of Palo Alto Networks technologies.




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