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Intermediate Level

Approx. 17 hours to complete

English

Subtitles: English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

2 hours to complete

Essentials I: Module 1 - Course Information

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

Week 2

5 hours to complete

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

5 hours to complete
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

Week 3

7 hours to complete

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

7 hours to complete
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

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....
Palo Alto Networks Cybersecurity

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