About this Specialization
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Beginner Level

There are no pre-requisite cybersecurity skills required for the specialization. Basic computing and Internet skills are required.

Approx. 4 months to complete

Suggested 7 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English, Arabic

What you will learn

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    Examine the cybersecurity landscape, attack threat vectors, vulnerabilities, and risks. Describe the basics of cryptography including encryption.

Skills you will gain

Deploying VPNs and SSL/SSH encryptionManaging and configuring a zero-trust environmentAnalyzing firewall logs and configuring security controlsConfiguring network protection and dynamic routing using firewallsMitigating vulnerabilities using packet capture and analysis

100% online courses

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible Schedule

Set and maintain flexible deadlines.

Beginner Level

There are no pre-requisite cybersecurity skills required for the specialization. Basic computing and Internet skills are required.

Approx. 4 months to complete

Suggested 7 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English, Arabic

How the Specialization Works

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Hands-on Project

Every Specialization includes a hands-on project. You'll need to successfully finish the project(s) to complete the Specialization and earn your certificate. If the Specialization includes a separate course for the hands-on project, you'll need to finish each of the other courses before you can start it.

Earn a Certificate

When you finish every course and complete the hands-on project, you'll earn a Certificate that you can share with prospective employers and your professional network.

how it works

There are 5 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

Palo Alto Networks Academy Cybersecurity Foundation

4.7
135 ratings
38 reviews
Course2

Palo Alto Networks Cybersecurity Gateway I

4.8
58 ratings
12 reviews
Course3

Palo Alto Networks Cybersecurity Gateway II

4.7
43 ratings
10 reviews
Course4

Palo Alto Networks Cybersecurity Essentials I

4.7
35 ratings
5 reviews

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....

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Yes! To get started, click the course card that interests you and enroll. You can enroll and complete the course to earn a shareable certificate, or you can audit it to view the course materials for free. When you subscribe to a course that is part of a Specialization, you’re automatically subscribed to the full Specialization. Visit your learner dashboard to track your progress.

  • This course is completely online, so there’s no need to show up to a classroom in person. You can access your lectures, readings and assignments anytime and anywhere via the web or your mobile device.

  • This Specialization doesn't carry university credit, but some universities may choose to accept Specialization Certificates for credit. Check with your institution to learn more.

  • Each of the five courses is scheduled for 3+ weeks of activity.

  • The PAN CyberSecurity Specialization is structured as an entry level to cybersecurity.

  • Yes. As you go forward in the specialization both hands-on practice as well as course discoveries are built upon previous learning elements.

  • Projects that utilize the NDG lab environment are required assignments in the Gateway and Essentials Courses. You will be able to review the course readings, videos, material and assessments but you will not be able to successfully complete the course without access to the NDG lab environment.

  • 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

  • You will be qualified for an entry level position in cybersecurity, and also have hands-on practical experience using the PAN Next Generation firewall.

  • To provide a hands-on experience with the Palo Alto Networks Next Generation Firewall, the Gateway and Essentials courses utilize a cloud based virtual lab component. The labs fees of $24.95 per month is paid directly to Network Development Group (NDG) and is not included as part of the Coursera subscription. Please refer to the “LAB SETUP START HERE: Connecting to the NDG platform and performing labs” informational resource found in the Course Information area of the Gateway and Essentials courses for specific details on enrollment and payment for NDG labs

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