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Learner Career Outcomes

33%

started a new career after completing these courses

29%

got a tangible career benefit from this course
Shareable Certificate
Earn a Certificate upon completion
100% online
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines
Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Beginner Level
Approx. 10 hours to complete
English
Subtitles: English, Arabic

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

20 minutes to complete

Foundation - Module 1: Course Information

20 minutes to complete
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 hour to complete
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

Week 2

2 hours to complete

Foundation Module 3: Cyber-Threats

2 hours to complete
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 Check30m
Foundation Quiz #210m
1 hour to complete

Foundation Module 4: Malware and Spamming

1 hour to complete
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

Week 3

1 hour to complete

Foundation Module 5 - WiFi and Advanced Threats

1 hour to complete
1 video (Total 9 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
1 video
2 readings
WiFi Vulnerabilities and Attacks10m
DDoS and Advanced Threats10m
1 practice exercise
Foundation Quiz #410m
1 hour to complete

Foundation Module 6 - Network Security Models

1 hour to complete
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 #530m
Week
4

Week 4

1 hour to complete

Foundation Module 7 - Cloud and Data Center Security

1 hour to complete
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
2 hours to complete

Foundation Module 8 - Best Practice and Principles

2 hours to complete
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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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....
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