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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

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Beginner Level

Approx. 11 hours to complete

Suggested: 7 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: English, Arabic

Learners taking this Course are

  • Security Engineers
  • Systems Engineers
  • Technical Support Associates
  • IT Support
  • Technical Solutions Engineers

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
20 minutes to complete

Foundation - Module 1: Course Information

2 readings
2 readings
Foundation Course Syllabus10m
Foundation Course Information - Textbook , Work Roles10m
1 hour to complete

Foundation Module 2: Cyber-Landscape Careers and Common Attacks

1 video (Total 5 min), 5 readings, 1 quiz
5 readings
Cybersecurity Skills: Protecting Life in the Digital Age One Student at a Time10m
Modern Computing Trends10m
Cyber Seek - Cyberecurity Career Pathways10m
CyberSecurity Threats and Opportunities10m
Cyber 101 - NIST10m
1 practice exercise
Foundation Quiz #120m
Week
2
1 hour to complete

Foundation Module 3: Cyber-Threats

1 video (Total 31 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
1 video
2 readings
Modern Cyber Attack Strategy10m
Major Threat Actors10m
2 practice exercises
Cyber Threats Self Check6m
Foundation Quiz #210m
1 hour to complete

Foundation Module 4: Malware and Spamming

3 videos (Total 23 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
3 videos
Video: Malware and Exploits8m
Video: Malicious Software8m
2 readings
Bots and Botnets10m
Malware - Cyberattack Techniques and Types10m
1 practice exercise
Foundation Quiz #310m
Week
3
1 hour to complete

Foundation Module 5 - WiFi and Advanced Threats

1 video (Total 9 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
1 video
2 readings
WiFi Vulnerabilities10m
DDoS and Advanced Threats10m
1 practice exercise
Foundation Quiz #410m
1 hour to complete

Foundation Module 6 - Network Security Models

2 videos (Total 4 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
2 videos
Video: Network Security Models II57s
2 readings
Network Security Models10m
Compliance and Security10m
1 practice exercise
Foundation Quiz #520m
Week
4
1 hour to complete

Foundation Module 7 - Cloud and Data Center Security

3 videos (Total 27 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
3 videos
Video: Cloud Security II10m
Video: Data Center Security6m
2 readings
Cloud Security10m
Data Center Security10m
1 practice exercise
Foundation Quiz #620m
3 hours to complete

Foundation Module 8 - Best Practice and Principles

2 videos (Total 17 min), 3 readings, 2 quizzes
2 videos
Video: Network Security Devices II8m
3 readings
Network Security Technologies I10m
Network Security Technologies II10m
Password Strength Tester10m
1 practice exercise
Foundation Quiz #710m
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Top reviews from Palo Alto Networks Academy Cybersecurity Foundation

By SGMay 20th 2019

100% recommended for those who want to climb the cyber security ladder. Well organized course materials especially in .pdf format. Both Couarsera and PaloAlto teams deserves applause for this effort.

By CBNov 11th 2018

I learned a lot from the course of Cyber security Foundation.\n\nI like the final project of this course, and I will recommend this course to my colleagues at my company.

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...
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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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