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Specialization
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Intermediate Level

Intermediate Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 12 hours to complete

Suggested: 8 hours/week...
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English

Subtitles: English
Specialization
100% online

100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Intermediate Level

Intermediate Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 12 hours to complete

Suggested: 8 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Essentials I: Module 1 - Course Information

Essentials 1 builds on the knowledge and experience you gained in the Palo Alto Networks Cybersecurity Specialization courses. Carefully evaluate the Course Information and Resources content area, identify the tools and processes you will use in this course, and confirm that you have proper registration and access to the NDG NetLab+ lab environment. ...
Reading
4 readings, 1 quiz
Reading4 readings
Essentials I Course Syllabus10m
Essentials I Course Information - Textbook, Workforce Roles10m
Essentials I Student Project Guidelines20m
LAB SETUP START HERE: Connecting to the NDG platform and performing labs.10m
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Essentials I: Module 2 - Cybersecurity Design Principles

In this module students investigate cybersecurity design models that are used to establish Zero Trust reliance and and compliance with standards such as Payment Card Industry [PCI]. Hands-on practices focus on establishing security policies that define secure authentication and Zero Trust connectivity. ...
Reading
3 readings, 3 quizzes
Reading3 readings
Reading: Cybersecurity Design10m
Reading: PCI Quick Reference Guide10m
Reading: Security Models10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Module 2 Quiz20m
Week
2
Hours to complete
5 hours to complete

Essentials I: Module 3 - Security Operating Platform / Firewall Technology

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Reading
3 videos (Total 47 min), 3 readings, 3 quizzes
Video3 videos
Video: Data Center Security with PaloAlto Networks Firewall12m
Video: Data Center Security - East / West Traffic18m
Reading3 readings
Reading: Security Operating Platform20m
Reading: Next Generation Firewall Features Overview20m
PaloAlto Networks OS Administrator Guide20m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Module 3 Quiz20m
Week
3
Hours to complete
8 hours to complete

Essentials I: Module 4 - Cryptography, PKI, and Certificate Protection

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Reading
5 videos (Total 31 min), 7 readings, 5 quizzes
Video5 videos
Video: SSL Certificates7m
Video: Ransomware Basics4m
Video: Unit 42 Ransomware Challenges3m
Video: Unit 42 - The future of Ransomware6m
Reading7 readings
Reading: Certificates and PKI20m
DISCOVERY: Understanding Cryptography10m
DISCOVERY: Cryptography20m
DISCOVERY: AES10m
DISCOVERY: Hash Algorithms10m
Reading: Unit 42 on Ransomware20m
Essentials I Student Project Guidelines20m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Module 4 Quiz20m

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....
Palo Alto Networks Cybersecurity

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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