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PCNSE – Palo Alto Networks Certified Network Security Engineer

Course Description

17.5 Hours

193 Videos

The PCNSE certification exam is by no means a list of simple questions. Cybersecurity is a tough field. Fortunately, we want to give you the best chance of success at achieving a certification from Palo Alto Networks by providing several resources to help you prepare for the PCNSE certification exam.

We have featured several videos that provided helpful tips and key points to note when taking the PCNSE Certification exam. If you still have questions, go back and visit each video for helpful links and a quick recap on discussion topics.

 What you’ll learn

  • How to configure Palto Alto Firewall
  • Understand Palo Alto Firewalls Deployment Methods
  • How to troubleshoot Palo Alto Firewall
  • Understand Palo Alto Firewalls Network Configuration
  • How to Pass Palo Alto PCNSE
  • How To deploy Palo Alto Firewall
  • How to setup a Lab environment
  • How to setup PAN-VM in AWS


  • Students need to understand basic networking
  • Students needs to understand Networking Fundamentals

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Course Syllabus

  • Overview
  • What it takes to pass PCNSE

How To Set Up Lab Environment9 lectures • 1hr 13min

  • Setting Up EVE-NG Community PART 1
  • Setting Up EVE-NG Community PART 2
  • EVE-NG Installation with Linux
  • How to assigned a static IP to EVE-NG
  • How to add Palo Alto to EVE-NG
  • How to Add a Cisco Router
  • Connect To Palo Alto Firewall GUI with EVE-NG
  • Add a cisco Switch to EVE
  • Palo Alto Networks with AWS

Basic Palo Alto5 lectures • 16min

  • Traffic Processing Sequence
  • How the commit works
  • Creating Dynamic Admin Account
  • Creating Custom Role-Based Account
  • Non-Local Administrator Accounts

Securirty Operating Platform And Architecture3 lectures • 10min

  • Cortex
  • Securing the Enterprise
  • Primary Next Generation Features

Interfaces21 lectures • 2hr 48min

  • Intro
  • Security Zones
  • Security Policy
  • Tap Mode
  • Virtual Wire Lab simple
  • Virtual Wire Lab Advanced
  • L2 Lab Simple
  • L2 Lab Advanced with no Sub Interfaces
  • L2 Deployment With Sub interfaces
  • L2 Deployment With Sub interfaces and Router on a Stick
  • L3 Lab Simple
  • L3 Lab Advanced
  • Layer 3 Sub interfaces with Firewall on a Stick


Tap, Virtual Wire, L2, and L3

  • Interface Management Profile
  • Virtual Routers
  • Virtual Routers with multiple VRs Lab
  • Routing Protocols
  • OSPF
  • OSPF Between PAN, Cisco Router and Juniper Firewall
  • Capture traffic on the management interface
  • Interfaces

Security Policies22 lectures • 2hr 14min

  • Intro
  • Controlling the traffic
  • Palo Alto is StateFul
  • Security Rule Types
  • Creating a Security Policy
  • Edit the Policies Tab
  • Schedule a Policy
  • Creating Objects
  • Tags
  • NAT Types
  • Source NAT
  • Source NAT LAB
  • Destination NAT
  • Creating Network Diagram
  • Diagram
  • LAB
  • Lab 1 – Granular Security Policy
  • Lab 2 – Granular Security Policy
  • Intro to QoS
  • QoS Components
  • Easy QoS Configuration
  • Time-Based QoS Configuration

App-ID12 lectures • 36min

  • Intro
  • What is App-ID
  • How does App-Id Works
  • Application Shift
  • Application Shift Lab
  • Implicit Applications
  • Implicit Applications Lab
  • Application Filters
  • Application Groups
  • Application Groups Lab
  • Creating Custom Service Lab
  • Updating App-ID

Content-ID27 lectures • 1hr 50min

  • Intro
  • Content ID
  • Vulnerability Protection Default
  • Cloning A Vulnerability Protection
  • Creating A Vulnerability Protection
  • Vulnerability Protection Exceptions
  • Antivirus Profile Intro + Default
  • Clone and add exceptions to Antivirus Profile
  • Anti-Spyware Profile Intro + Default
  • Clone and add exception for a new Anti-Spyware
  • Anti-Spyware DNS Signatures and Sinkhole
  • Anti-Spyware Sinkhole, DNS Signature and Exceptions
  • File Blocking Profile
  • Creating File Blocking Profile
  • Blocking Multi-Level Encoding
  • Data Filtering Profiles
  • Data Filtering Profiles Demo
  • Security Profile Group Demo
  • Telemetry
  • Dos Protection
  • DoS Protection Part Deux
  • DoS Protection Policies
  • URL Filtering
  • URL Filtering profile
  • Safe Search
  • Block Website with Custom URL Category
  • URL Filtering Profile With Continue, Blocked, and Override
  • Content-ID

Decryption14 lectures • 46min

  • Intro
  • SSL/TLS Overview
  • Firewall Decryption Types
  • PKI, CA, Root CA
  • Looking at a real Certificate
  • CA Certificate Choices
  • Generate Certificate Lab
  • Forward Proxy Decryption
  • Configuring a Forward Trusted Certificate
  • Configuring Forward Untrusted Certificate
  • Configure SSL Forward Proxy Policy
  • Configure SSL Forward Proxy Profile
  • SSL Inbound Inspection
  • SSL Inbound Inspection Lab
  • Decryption

WildFire8 lectures • 25min

  • Intro
  • WildFire Intro
  • WildFire Email Protection
  • WildFire License
  • WF-500
  • Configuring WildFire Settings
  • WildFire Analysis Profile
  • Creating a WildFire Profile
  • WildFire

User-ID10 lectures • 53min

  • Intro
  • Intro to User-ID
  • User Mapping Methods
  • Syslog Monitoring
  • DC Monitoring ans Session Monitoring
  • Steps to configure User-ID
  • Active Directory and PC Enrollment
  • Configuring PAN-OS Integrated User-ID Agent
  • Windows Based Agent Configuration Steps
  • BONUS – Authenticating User with Domain Controller
  • User-ID

GlobalProtect6 lectures • 32min

  • GlobalProtect Intro
  • GlobalProtect Connection Sequence
  • Prima Access
  • Clientless VPN
  • Preparing the Firewall for GlobalProtect
  • GlobalProtect Configuration
  • GlobalProtect

Site-to-Site VPNs11 lectures • 1hr 59min

  • Intro
  • Site-to-site VPN
  • IKE Phase 1
  • IKE Phase 2
  • How does it work?
  • Site to Site VPN Configuration
  • Site to Site VPN Depth
  • IPsec Tunnel Troubleshooting
  • IPsec Tunnel Troubleshooting Example
  • Palo Alto to ASA Site to site VPN
  • Palo Alto to Cisco Router Site to Site VPN
  • Site-to-Site

Monitoring and Reporting14 lectures • 51min

  • Intro
  • Dashboard Tab
  • Application Command Center (ACC)
  • Application Command Center (ACC) LAB
  • Filters
  • Predefined Reports
  • Customer Reports
  • PDF Summary Report
  • SaaS Application Usage Report
  • Report Group
  • Emailing Reports
  • Syslog
  • Add a Syslog Server Profile
  • SNMP
  • Monitoring and Reporting

High Availibility14 lectures • 1hr 2min

  • Intro
  • High availability Overview
  • Active/Passive
  • Active/Active
  • HA Prerequisites
  • Components and Operations
  • HA Backup Links
  • Designating a Firewall
  • Detecting Failure
  • HA Active/Pasisve Configuration
  • Configuring Link Groups
  • Configuring Link Groups Lab
  • Path Monitoring
  • Path Monitoring Lab
  • HA

Panorama3 lectures • 18min

  • Initial Configuration
  • Set Panorama Management Interface
  • Device Groups and Template

Exam Review12 lectures • 1hr 55min

  • Application Override
  • Custom Application
  • Security Profile
  • Phishing and Credential Detection
  • DoS and Zone Protection Profiles
  • Security Policy, Security Zones and Traffic Processing Sequence
  • Decryption Policy
  • Logs
  • Applications Traversing
  • Traffic Not Passing as expected
  • Management Plane vs Data Plane
  • HA-Lite

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