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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

2 hours to complete

Essentials II : Module 1 - Course Information

2 hours to complete
4 readings
4 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
4 hours to complete

Essentials II: Module 2 - Advanced Endpoint Protection

4 hours to complete
1 video (Total 15 min), 3 readings, 3 quizzes
3 readings
Reading: Advanced Endpoint Protection30m
Discovery: Endpoint Protection with PaloAlto Networks10m
Discovery: Endpoint Protection and Malware Mitigation1h
1 practice exercise
Module 2 Quiz20m
Week
2

Week 2

3 hours to complete

Essentials II: Module 3 - Threat Prevention and Intelligence

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

Week 3

5 hours to complete

Essentials II: Module 4 - Mobile / Cloud Security

5 hours to complete
3 videos (Total 33 min), 5 readings, 4 quizzes
3 videos
Video: Autoscaling Global Protect with Amazon Web Services14m
Video: Advanced Protection11m
5 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
1 practice exercise
Module 4 Quiz20m

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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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