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.
THE SPECIALIZATION PROJECT REQUIRES THAT STUDENTS DEMONSTRATE FUNDAMENTAL NETWORKING AND SKILLS LEARNED IN CONFIGURING THE PALO ALTO NETWORKS FIREWALL INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE FOLLOWING: CREATE AND ANALYZE PACKET CAPTURES USING WIRESHARK; INITIALLY CONFIGURE FIREWALL INTERFACES AND ZONES; CREATING A FIREWALL ZERO-TRUST ENVIRONMENT WITH ZONES, SECURITY POLICIES, AND NAT; AND DECRYPTING SSH TRAFFIC THROUGH DECRYPTION POLICIES.
What you will learn:
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 encryption
Managing and configuring a zero-trust environment
Analyzing firewall logs and configuring security controls
Configuring network protection and dynamic routing using firewalls
Mitigating vulnerabilities using packet capture and analysis
Leading-edge cybersecurity training and certification program:
OBJECTIVE: DEMONSTRATE YOUR ABILITY TO CONFIGURE THE CENTRAL FEATURES OF PALO ALTO NETWORKS NEXT GENERATION FIREWALL AND CAPABILITY TO EFFECTIVELY DEPLOY THE FIREWALLS TO ENABLE NETWORK TRAFFIC.
BENEFITS: PCNSA certification validates your ability to configure the central features of Palo Alto Networks Next Generation Firewall and capability to effectively deploy the firewalls to enable network traffic based on who (User-ID), what (App-ID), and when (Policy), all while ensuring security (Content-ID).