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Beginner Level

Approx. 17 hours to complete

English

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Learner Career Outcomes

50%

started a new career after completing these courses

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. 17 hours to complete

English

Subtitles: English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

1 hour to complete

Gateway I: Course Home - Course Information

1 hour to complete
4 readings
4 readings
Gateway I Course Information - Textbook , Work Roles10m
Gateway I Course Syllabus10m
Gateway I Student Project Guidelines20m
LAB SETUP START HERE: Connecting to the NDG platform and performing labs.10m
3 hours to complete

Gateway I: Module 1 - Systems and Support

3 hours to complete
1 video (Total 26 min), 5 readings, 3 quizzes
5 readings
How PCs Work10m
Help Desk Organization10m
Area Networks: What's important for Help Desk services10m
What is the Makeup of a Successful Help Desk?10m
LAB SETUP START HERE: Connecting to the NDG platform10m
2 practice exercises
Topologies Self Check30m
Quiz #120m
Week
2

Week 2

3 hours to complete

Gateway I: Module 2 - Networking and Network Devices

3 hours to complete
1 video (Total 13 min), 3 readings, 3 quizzes
3 readings
The Connected Globe10m
Hubs vs. Switches10m
How Routers Work10m
1 practice exercise
Quiz #25m
Week
3

Week 3

4 hours to complete

Gateway I: Module 3 - PHYSICAL, LOGICAL AND VIRTUAL ADDRESSING

4 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 52 min), 8 readings, 3 quizzes
4 videos
Palo Alto Networks Video: Layer 3 Addressing and Subnetting Part 211m
Palo Alto Networks Video: Layer 3 Addressing and Subnetting Part 322m
Palo Alto Networks Video: Layer 3 Addressing and Subnetting Part 48m
8 readings
Physical, Logical and Virtual Addressing10m
IP Protocol10m
TCP/IP Network Access Layer Article10m
TCP/IP Transport Layer Protocols Article10m
TCP/IP Application Layer Protocols Article10m
Binary to Decimal Practice10m
Network ID Practice10m
Subnetting Class C Practice10m
2 practice exercises
Network ID / Subnetting Quick Check30m
Quiz #320m
Week
4

Week 4

6 hours to complete

Gateway I: MODULE 4 - Network Models and Packet Encapsulation

6 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 94 min), 4 readings, 4 quizzes
6 videos
Palo Alto Networks Video: Protocol and Packet Filtering part 119m
Palo Alto Networks Video: Protocol and Packet Filtering part 217m
Video: Network Layer 3 Routing Part 217m
Video: Network Layer 3 Routing Part 315m
Video: Network Layer 3 Routing Part 414m
4 readings
Packet Encapsulation and Lifecycle10m
OSI Model Explained10m
A Day in the Life: Packet Reading10m
Gateway 1 Student Project Guidelines20m
1 practice exercise
Quiz #420m

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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