Palo Alto Networks Cybersecurity Certificate Online

Launch your career as a security consultant or cybersecurity tech with Palo Alto certificate courses that teach you the fundamentals of network, SOC and cloud security.

Franklin University has partnered with Coursera Campus to provide cutting-edge certificates to learners seeking to advance. Courses are open to all learners. No application required.

What You Will Learn

  • Learn the fundamental principles and concepts of cybersecurity, and examine the impact of real-world cyberattacks
  • Discover how to recognize attacks, threats and vulnerabilities, as well as identify the various methods used to attack enterprise networks
  • Learn how to maintain secure network and cloud computing environments, then set up and configure security zone, authentication and policies
  • Examine the role of SecOps and look at automated prevention workflows as a means to identify, investigate and mitigate threats

About the Palo Alto Networks Cybersecurity Professional Certificate

The Palo Alto Networks Cybersecurity Professional Certificate is designed for individuals who want to start a career in cybersecurity. If you’re known for being perceptive, persistent, and curious, this cybersecurity certificate program may be right for you.

The four, self-paced courses that comprise this certificate program can prepare you for an entry-level role in cybersecurity, with an emphasis on networking, network security, cloud security and security operations. 

This online certificate program is structured as a beginner’s course, so it gives you the opportunity to look at both the overall cybersecurity industry as well as Palo Alto Networks technologies.

As you complete the interactive lessons and hands-on projects to earn this Professional Certificate, you’ll explore the fundamentals of Palo Alto Networks, including setting up and configuring security zones, maintaining a secure network, recognizing and mitigating cyber attacks, and identifying and responding to fast-evolving threats.

This specialization also includes access to additional resources that may be helpful in preparing for the PCCET Palo Alto Networks Certified Cybersecurity Entry-Level Technician exam.

Required Palo Alto Networks Cybersecurity Certificate Courses

Palo Alto Networks Cybersecurity Foundation

INTERMEDIATE | Information Technology | Self-paced | 11 hours

Palo Alto Networks Cybersecurity Foundation Course Description: In this course, students will 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. Students will also learn how to initially setup and configure security zones, authentication, and policies on a next generation firewall. Learning Objectives: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to: Upon completion of this course students will be able to perform the following: • 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 challenges. • 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. • Review perimeter network security strategies, policies, models, and trust boundaries. • Setup and configure inside, outside and DMZ security zones on a NGFW. • Create and test an authentication policy on a next generation firewall. • Review capabilities of the Security Operating Platform and components. • Explore how to secure the enterprise with NGFW and Traps endpoint protection. • Discover how to secure the cloud with Prisma Access, SaaS, and Cloud. • Examine how to secure the future with Cortex Data Lake and XDR. • Apply two-factor authentication on the next generation firewall (NGFW). • Configure the NGFW to allow only trusted applications.
Palo Alto Networks Network Security Fundamentals

INTERMEDIATE | Information Technology | Self-paced | 12 hours

In this Network Security Fundamentals course you will gain an understanding of the fundamental 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.
Palo Alto Networks Cloud Security Fundamentals

INTERMEDIATE | Information Technology | Self-paced | 9 hours

In this Cloud Security Fundamentals course you will learn basic principles associated with securing the cloud and SaaS-based applications through Secure Access Service Edge architecture and identify concepts required to recognize and potentially mitigate attacks against traditional and hybrid datacenters as well as mission critical infrastructure. The course also demonstrates how to initially setup and configure containers on a docker bridge network and test the container security through the use of vulnerability scans and reports.
Palo Alto Networks Security Operations Fundamentals

INTERMEDIATE | Information Technology | Self-paced | 10 hours

In this Security Operations Fundamentals course you will gain an understanding of Security Pperations (SecOps) and the role it plays in protecting our digital way of life, for 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 course also demonstrates how to leverage automation to reduce strain on analysts and execute the Security Operation Center’s (SOC) mission to identify, investigate, and mitigate threats.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does the Palo Alto Networks Cybersecurity Professional Certificate cost?

When you enroll in this self-paced certificate program, you decide how quickly you want to complete each of the courses in the specialization. To access the courses, you pay a small monthly cost of $35, so the total cost of your Professional Certificate depends on you. Plus, you can take a break or cancel your subscription anytime.

How long does it take to finish the Palo Alto Networks Cybersecurity Professional Certificate?

It takes about 1-2 months to complete the courses and hands-on projects to earn your certificate.

What prior experience do I need to enroll?

This intermediate-level course is ideal for anyone with fundamental computing skills and an interest in cybersecurity.

What will I be able to do with my Palo Alto Networks Cybersecurity Professional Certificate?

Share your certificate with your professional network to demonstrate your newly acquired knowledge and skills. Completing this certificate also means on the path to preparing for the PCCET (Palo Alto Networks Certified Cybersecurity Entry-Level Technician) exam.

Do I need to apply and be accepted as a Franklin University student to take courses offered through the FranklinWORKS Marketplace?

No. Courses offered through the Marketplace are for all learners. There is no application or admission process.



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