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Hours to complete

Approx. 12 hours to complete

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Specialization
100% online

100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Beginner Level

Beginner Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 12 hours to complete

Suggested: 9 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English...

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
1 hour to complete

Gateway I: Course Home - Course Information

Begin your Gateway 1 experience here. Carefully evaluate the Course Information and Resources content area and identify the tools and processes you will use in this course. ...
Reading
4 readings
Reading4 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
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Gateway I: Module 1 - Systems and Support

In this module you will examine how computing systems work within our Connected Globe, and how different work roles provide support and keep systems running properly. ...
Reading
1 video (Total 26 min), 5 readings, 3 quizzes
Reading5 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
Quiz2 practice exercises
Topologies Self Check6m
Quiz #120m
Week
2
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Gateway I: Module 2 - Networking and Network Devices

We all utilize a variety of different devices when connecting with Networking and Internetworking services. Module 3 looks at the devices, standards and services that are used to build and maintain network structures....
Reading
1 video (Total 13 min), 3 readings, 3 quizzes
Reading3 readings
The Connected Globe10m
Hubs vs. Switches10m
How Routers Work10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Quiz #25m
Week
3
Hours to complete
4 hours to complete

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

Network functionality and performance critically depends on address resolutions. Logical names, numbers and binary values are the addresses most commonly used to identify devices that are connected to a network. These addresses are evaluated by connected devices as they discover and map locations for both devices and network paths on Internal and External networks. You can understand how physical, logical and virtual addressing schemes need to be carefully designed. ...
Reading
4 videos (Total 52 min), 8 readings, 3 quizzes
Video4 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
Reading8 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
Quiz2 practice exercises
Network ID / Subnetting Quick Check12m
Quiz #320m
Week
4
Hours to complete
7 hours to complete

Gateway I: MODULE 4 - Network Models and Packet Encapsulation

The Internet is a packet-switched network comprised of hundreds of millions of routers and billions of servers and user endpoints. In a packet-switched network, devices share bandwidth on communications links to transport packets between a sender and receiver across a network. Packet encapsulation is the process of formatting packets from one network structure into another, for example from a wireless network to a wired network. In order to understand the different network models and topologies you will need to have a fundamental knowledge of the Open Systems Interconnect - OSI - model, a basic understanding of how networking standards such as Ethernet 802.3 and WLAN 801.i, and understand how protocol standards such as TCP/IP define their specific frame structures for packets that are defined by a particular protocol, such as HTTP or FTP....
Reading
6 videos (Total 94 min), 4 readings, 4 quizzes
Video6 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
Reading4 readings
Packet Encapsulation and Lifecycle10m
OSI Model Explained10m
A Day in the Life: Packet Reading10m
Gateway 1 Student Project Guidelines20m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Quiz #420m

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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