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Specialization
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Intermediate Level

Intermediate Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 12 hours to complete

Suggested: 10 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English
Specialization
100% online

100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Intermediate Level

Intermediate Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 12 hours to complete

Suggested: 10 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Essentials II : Module 1 - Course Information

Essentials II builds on the knowledge and experience you gained in the previous Palo Alto Networks Cybersecurity Specialization courses. Carefully evaluate the Course Information and Resources content area, identify the tools and processes you will use in this course, and confirm that you have proper registration and access to the NDG NetLab+ lab environment. ...
Reading
4 readings, 1 quiz
Reading4 readings
Essentials II Course Information - Textbook, Workforce Roles10m
Essentials II Course Syllabus10m
Essentials II Student Project Guidelines10m
LAB SETUP START HERE: Connecting to the NDG platform and performing labs.10m
Hours to complete
4 hours to complete

Essentials II: Module 2 - Advanced Endpoint Protection

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Reading
1 video (Total 15 min), 3 readings, 3 quizzes
Reading3 readings
Reading: Advanced Endpoint Protection30m
Discovery: Endpoint Protection with PaloAlto Networks10m
Discovery: Endpoint Protection and Malware Mitigations
Quiz1 practice exercise
Module 2 Quiz20m
Week
2
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Essentials II: Module 3 - Threat Prevention and Intelligence

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Reading
2 videos (Total 21 min), 3 readings, 2 quizzes
Video2 videos
Video: Wildfire for Automated Protection7m
Reading3 readings
Reading: Threat Prevention and Intelligence30m
Reading: WildFire - Preventing Zero Day Attacks10m
Reading: Risk Management Framework10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Module 3 Quiz20m
Week
3
Hours to complete
6 hours to complete

Essentials II: Module 4 - Mobile / Cloud Security

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Reading
3 videos (Total 33 min), 5 readings, 4 quizzes
Video3 videos
Video: Autoscaling Global Protect with Amazon Web Services14m
Video: Advanced Protection11m
Reading5 readings
Reading: Mobile Device and Cloud Security30m
Reading: GlobalProtect Data Sheet10m
DISCOVERY: Wireless Network Security Challenges10m
DISCOVERY: Security Challenges for Remote Access and VPN10m
Essentials II Student Project Guidelines10m
Quiz1 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....
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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