Attendees should meet the following prerequisites:

  • Students must have a basic familiarity with networking concepts including routing, switching, and IP addressing.
  • Students should also be familiar with basic security concepts.
  • Experience with other security technologies (IPS, proxy, and content filtering) is a plus.

Course objectives

Successful completion of this five-day, instructor-led course should enhance the student’s understanding of how to configure and manage Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Firewalls. The course includes hands-on experience configuring, managing, and monitoring a firewall in a lab environment.

Course content

Module 1: Palo Alto Networks Portfolio and Architecture

Module 2: Configuring Initial Firewall Settings

Module 3: Managing Firewall Configurations

Module 4: Managing Firewall Administrator Accounts

Module 5: Connecting the Firewall to Production Networks with Security Zones

Module 6: Creating and Managing Security Policy Rules

Module 7: Creating and Managing NAT Policy Rules

Module 8: Controlling Application Usage with App-ID

Module 9: Blocking Known Threats Using Security Profiles

Module 10: Blocking Inappropriate Web Traffic with URL Filtering

Module 11: Blocking Unknown Threats with WildFire

Module 12: Controlling Access to Network Resources with User-ID

Module 13: Using Decryption to Block Threats in Encrypted Traffic

Module 14: Locating Valuable Information Using Logs and Reports

Module 15: What's Next in Your Training and Certification Journey

Appendix A: Securing Endpoints with GlobalProtect

Appendix B: Providing Firewall Redundancy with High Availability

Appendix C: Connecting Remotes Sites using VPNS

Appendix D: Configuring User-ID Windows Agent


This course is provided in association with our partner Global Knowledge.