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100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.

Intermediate Level

Approx. 13 hours to complete

Suggested: 5 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: English

Learners taking this Course are

  • Security Engineers
  • Technical Solutions Engineers
  • Customer Care Reps
  • Technical Support Associates
  • Machine Learning Engineers

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
2 hours to complete

Essentials I: Module 1 - Course Information

4 readings, 1 quiz
4 readings
Essentials I Course Syllabus10m
Essentials I Course Information - Textbook, Workforce Roles10m
Essentials I Student Project Guidelines20m
LAB SETUP START HERE: Connecting to the NDG platform and performing labs.10m
3 hours to complete

Essentials I: Module 2 - Cybersecurity Design Principles

3 readings, 3 quizzes
3 readings
Reading: Cybersecurity Design10m
Reading: PCI Quick Reference Guide10m
Reading: Security Models10m
1 practice exercise
Module 2 Quiz20m
Week
2
5 hours to complete

Essentials I: Module 3 - Security Operating Platform / Firewall Technology

3 videos (Total 47 min), 3 readings, 3 quizzes
3 videos
Video: Data Center Security with PaloAlto Networks Firewall12m
Video: Data Center Security - East / West Traffic18m
3 readings
Reading: Security Operating Platform20m
Reading: Next Generation Firewall Features Overview20m
PaloAlto Networks OS Administrator Guide20m
1 practice exercise
Module 3 Quiz20m
Week
3
8 hours to complete

Essentials I: Module 4 - Cryptography, PKI, and Certificate Protection

5 videos (Total 31 min), 7 readings, 5 quizzes
5 videos
Video: SSL Certificates7m
Video: Ransomware Basics4m
Video: Unit 42 Ransomware Challenges3m
Video: Unit 42 - The future of Ransomware6m
7 readings
Reading: Certificates and PKI20m
DISCOVERY: Understanding Cryptography10m
DISCOVERY: Cryptography20m
DISCOVERY: AES10m
DISCOVERY: Hash Algorithms10m
Reading: Unit 42 on Ransomware20m
Essentials I Student Project Guidelines20m
1 practice exercise
Module 4 Quiz20m

Instructor

James Dalton

Academy Curriculum Developer

About Palo Alto Networks

The Palo Alto Networks Cybersecurity Academy equips students with leading-edge cybersecurity knowledge and skills they will need to protect their digital way of life and prepare for the many unfilled jobs in cybersecurity....

About the Palo Alto Networks Cybersecurity Specialization

The Palo Alto Networks Cybersecurity Specialization prepares students for entry level careers in cybersecurity, with an emphasis on administering the Palo Alto Networks Next Generation Firewall. All courses also map learning objectives to the U.S. NIST/NICE framework and cybersecurity work roles. The Specialization project requires that students demonstrate fundamental networking and skills learned in configuring the Palo Alto Networks firewall including but not limited to the following: create and analyze packet captures using Wireshark; initially configure firewall interfaces and zones; creating a firewall zero-trust environment with zones, security policies, and NAT; and decrypting SSH traffic through decryption policies. Completing the 5 course track as well as the labs will help prepare you to compete for the PCCSA certification, available through PearsonVue on-site or online proctored. Please visit this site to further prepare for the PCCSA and other Palo Alto Networks certifications. https://www.paloaltonetworks.com/services/education/certification...
Palo Alto Networks Cybersecurity

Frequently Asked Questions

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  • When you enroll in the course, you get access to all of the courses in the Specialization, and you earn a certificate when you complete the work. Your electronic Certificate will be added to your Accomplishments page - from there, you can print your Certificate or add it to your LinkedIn profile. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free.

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