Palo Alto Networks Cybersecurity Professional Certificate

Prepare for an entry-level career in cybersecurity with the Palo Alto Networks certificate in cybersecurity. This certificate emphasizes the fundamentals of networking, network security, Cloud security, and security operations related to Palo Alto Networks Technology and the general cybersecurity industry.

Cybersecurity Landscape

Examine the cybersecurity landscape, attack threat vectors, vulnerabilities, and risks

Cybersecurity Basics

Describe the basics of cryptography including encryption

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Palo Alto Networks Cybersecurity Certificate

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Flexible Schedule

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Entry Level

No previous experience required

6-Months to Complete

Suggested pace of 10 hours/week; 4 Courses

Palo Alto Networks Cybersecurity Certificate Courses

Palo Alto Network Cybersecurity Foundation

Learn fundamental principles associated with the current cybersecurity landscape and identify concepts required to recognize and potentially mitigate attacks against enterprise networks as well as mission critical infrastructure.

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Discover modern computing trends and application threat vectors.
  • Configure a network interface and test for connectivity.
  • Identify cloud computing and software-as-a-service (SaaS) application
  • Explore recent cyberattacks and their impact on business.
  • Review attacker profiles, motivations and the Cyber-Attack Lifecycle.
  • Recognize high-profile cybersecurity attacks and Advanced Persistent Threats.
  • Identify malware types, vulnerabilities, exploits, spamming and phishing attacks.
  • Configure and test a malware analysis security profile.
  • Describe how bots and botnets are used to attack enterprise networks.
  • Explore Zero Trust design principles, architecture, capabilities, and implementation, and more.

Palo Alto Networks Security Fundamentals

In this network security fundamentals course, you will gain an understanding of the essential tenants of network security and review the general concepts involved in maintaining a secure network computing environment. Upon successful completion of this, course you will be able to describe general network security concepts and implement basic network security configuration techniques.

The skills you will learn include familiarity with:

  • Enterprise private network
  • Network security
  • Network performance
  • Domain name system
  • Security technology
  • Syslog
  • Computer appliance
  • Networking hardware
  • Transport layer protocols

Palo Alto Networks Cloud Security Fundamentals

Learn basic principles associated with securing the cloud and SaaS-based applications through Secure Access Service Edge architecture. You will also learn to recognize and potentially mitigate attacks against traditional and hybrid datacenters as well as mission critical infrastructure. You will also be able to setup and configure containers on a docker bridge network and test the container security.

The skills you will learn include familiarity with:

  • Security
  • Digital distribution
  • Data centers
  • Security interest
  • Cloud computing
  • Malware
  • Security modes
  • Network security
  • Enterprise private network
  • Virtual machine

Palo Alto Networks Security Operations Fundamentals

Gain an understanding of Security Operations (SecOps) and the role it plays in protecting the digital dealings of businesses and customers. You will focus on continuous improvement processes to collect high-fidelity intelligence, contextual data and automated prevention workflows that quickly identify and respond to fast-evolving threats.

The skills you will learn include familiarity with:

  • Security information and event management
  • System on a chip
  • Threat
  • Malware
  • Cloud computing
  • Security design
  • Serverless computing

Skills you will gain: