About this Specialization
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Flexible Schedule

Flexible Schedule

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Beginner Level

Beginner Level

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

Hours to complete

Approx. 3 months to complete

Suggested 7 hours/week
Available languages

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

100% online courses

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible Schedule

Flexible Schedule

Set and maintain flexible deadlines.
Beginner Level

Beginner Level

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

Hours to complete

Approx. 3 months to complete

Suggested 7 hours/week
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English, Arabic...

How the Specialization Works

Take Courses

A Coursera Specialization is a series of courses that helps you master a skill. To begin, enroll in the Specialization directly, or review its courses and choose the one you'd like to start with. When you subscribe to a course that is part of a Specialization, you’re automatically subscribed to the full Specialization. It’s okay to complete just one course — you can pause your learning or end your subscription at any time. Visit your learner dashboard to track your course enrollments and your progress.

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

4.9
28 ratings
8 reviews
Course Overview: In this course, students will learn the fundamentals of cybersecurity and identify the concepts required to recognize and potentially mitigate attacks against enterprise networks as well as mission critical infrastructure. Course 1 of 5 in the Palo Alto Networks Security Operating Platform Cybersecurity Specialization. Course Structure – 7 Modules Each module has the following components: Reading, e-learning, Discussion, and Assessment. E-learning components either direct students to online resources or deliver audio transcriptions of the module reading component. Assessments are quizzes that are designed as learning activities, and allow students two attempts for each quiz. At the end of the course there is a hands-on lab activity. Supporting Materials The CyberSecurity Survival Guide is a downloadable pdf file that presents information included in both the Foundation and Gateway classes as well as glossary ‘key’ terms and figures. The Foundation course maps to Chapter 1 of the Survival Guide....
Course2

Palo Alto Networks Cybersecurity Gateway I

4.9
10 ratings
1 reviews
PaloAlto Networks Gateway 1 Gateway 1 Course Description: Gateway Part I provides the student with a partial understanding of the fundamental tenants of networking and covers the general concepts involved in maintaining a secure network computing environment. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to partially examine and describe general networking fundamentals, and also implement basic networking configuration techniques. Why Should You Take This Course: Gateway 1 Course Objectives: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to: • Demonstrate knowledge of interconnected technology in daily communication and understanding systems that need protection. • Demonstrated knowledge of physical, logical, and virtual addressing that accommodates various sized networks through the use of subnet mask schemes. • Explain the TCP/IP Model and correctly identify the functions of the specific layers including packet encapsulation and lifecycle....
Course3

Palo Alto Networks Cybersecurity Gateway II

4.7
7 ratings
1 reviews
Cybersecurity Gateway II Gateway II Course Description Gateway II provides the student with a full understanding of the fundamental tenants of networking and covers the general concepts involved in maintaining a secure network computing environment. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to fully examine, describe general networking fundamentals and implement basic networking configuration techniques. Gateway II Learning Objectives: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to: • Examine cybersecurity landscape environments, attack threat vectors, exposure, vulnerabilities, and risk factors. • Accurately explain common use of cloud, virtualization, storage, backup, and recovery procedures. • Apply the knowledge and skills necessary to plan, design, implement, troubleshoot, and maintain network infrastructure environments....
Course4

Palo Alto Networks Cybersecurity Essentials I

4.7
3 ratings
Palo Alto Networks Cybersecurity Essentials I Course Description: Essentials I provides the student with a partial understanding of the fundamental tenants of cybersecurity and covers the general security concepts involved in maintaining a secure network computing environment. Students will partially learn the nature and scope of today’s cybersecurity challenges, strategies for network defense, as well as detailed information about next-generation cybersecurity solutions. Students will also deploy a variety of security methodologies as well as technologies and concepts used for implementing a secure network environment. Learning Objectives: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to: • Formulate an industry-standard design to protect infrastructure against cybersecurity threats. • Apply advanced filtering methodologies such as user, application, and content ID to protect against all known and unknown attack vectors. • Describe the basics of cryptography including synchronous/asynchronous encryption, PKI, and certificates....

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

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  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

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