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  Welcome you to the Palo Alto Networks Second Watch, training for Military Veterans!   At Palo Alto Networks, we believe veterans are well-positioned to pursue a career in cybersecurity. Your military experience equips you with transferable skills that can be applied to develop the latest cybersecurity innovations and prevent successful cyberattacks. Veterans have intangible qualities and values developed during their military career. Those same qualities and values are needed in the cybersecurity arena. We value the service you have already given, and have yet to give. We are glad you’ve chosen to invest your time to participate in this curriculum. We want to help you make the most of it as you embark on an exciting journey in cybersecurity. We are proud to be able to offer this training and hope you enjoy it!   Navigate through the training courses by clicking the links on the right or follow this Veteran Skills Learning Path.
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mdensley ‎11-06-2019 11:01 AM
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Create a Palo Alto Networks Learning Center account to access the Palo Alto Networks e-Learning courses.   Open a browser and navigate to http://education.paloaltonetworks.com/learningcenter Click the link to “Register” as a Guest   Follow the prompts to create your account by entering your preferred email and satisfying the captcha.   Fill in the form with your desired account information.   Once completed, an email will be sent to you.   Click the link in the email to activate your account.   Login using the email and password you used to create the account.   Create unique security questions and answers to help secure your account.   Once logged in, you will see your name on the home screen above a search box.   You can follow this (slightly older) video guide, to create a Learning Center account.   After completion of these activities,  proceed to Step 2 .
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mdensley ‎11-06-2019 10:56 AM
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Login to the Palo Alto Networks Learning Center. Use the search field in the top right corner to search for the “EDU-010” course.   Click the name of the course from the search results. NOTE: You should enroll in other two results and complete them in the sequence shown in the image when you advance to Step 3 of this training program.   Click Request to add the course to your learning profile.   Click Open Curriculum to launch the course.   Click Activate then click the “Launch” button to launch into each module, beginning with the Introduction to Cybersecurity: An Overview of Cybersecurity.   After completion of the EDU-010 course, enroll and complete the (open-book) EDU-010 Assessment. Follow the same steps as before when enrolling in the EDU-010 course in order to Request and open the EDU-010 Assessment.     The EDU-010 Assessment Contains 25 questions Is open-book, open-Google, open LIVEcommunity  Assessments don’t focus on memorization, rather, we want you to   know how to find answers   to questions when you need them. Is not timed and you can save/resume whenever you want. Allows up to 4 retakes. After completion of the Assessment, you can print your certificate by clicking the 3-line Menu item on the top right, click:  Main Menu > My Learning From the Active button in the upper left, choose Completed from the drop-down.   Any completed courses and assessments/exams will be listed with an option to View Certificate. After completion of the EDU-010 Assessment,   proceed to Step 3.
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mdensley ‎11-06-2019 10:52 AM
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  The   Introduction to Cybersecurity (EDU-010)   course is the first step in the Palo Alto Networks Certified Cybersecurity Associate (PCCSA) certification. The PCCSA certification validates the knowledge required for entry-level network security positions, whose technical requirements change as quickly as the technology upon which they are based.  This course is intended for learners who want to enter the field of cybersecurity—whether a student entering the workforce or an established professional transitioning from another field—and it will help them demonstrate knowledge about current threats. In addition, this course will describe the latest trends in network-based cyberattacks and the historical and current cutting-edge technologies available to prevent them.  To prepare for the PCCSA certification, follow these three steps:  Complete the EDU-010 digital learning course. Pass the EDU-010 exit assessment   and review the Cybersecurity Survival Guide. Complete the PCCSA Practice Exam Finally, Palo Alto Networks certification exams are all administered by Pearson Vue. You will find enrollment instructions and directions to authorized testing centers nearby on the Pearson Vue website. NOTE: The Cybersecurity Survival Guide is not required but strongly recommended reading before attempting the PCCSA certification.   After completion of these test study activities, proceed to Step 4.
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mdensley ‎11-06-2019 10:47 AM
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This step is designed to teach you the basic fundamentals of networking. This step is optional and can be skipped if you have prior training or experience from the following: CompTIA Network+ Cisco ICND  Equivalent networking training includes: Networking Models (OSI vs. TCP/IP) Networking Topologies and Standards Layer 2 Networking Layer 3 Networking Routing Layer 4 Protocols and Ports If you haven't taken one of the courses above and wish to self-study, b elow are some self-paced videos you can watch to help you understand fundamental networking topics.   After completion of these videos, proceed to Step 5.                            
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mdensley ‎11-06-2019 10:43 AM
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Log in to the   Palo Alto Networks Learning Center. Use the search field in the top right corner to search for the “EDU-110” course.   Click the name of the course from the search results.   Click Request to add the course to your learning profile.   Click Open Curriculum to launch the course.   Click Activate then the “Launch” button to launch into each module, beginning with the Firewall 8.0 Essentials: Course Introduction.   As you finish viewing each module of EDU-110 in the Learning Center, you can perform the associated hands-on lab activities within this remote environment, according to the instructions provided in the “Hands-On Lab Guide.” The Hands-On Lab Guide will walk you through several hands-on activities within a real firewall designed to reinforce the concepts you learn in each module.   To fulfill the steps of the Lab Guide, you will need to access the remote lab environment (instructions below).   The Remote Lab Environment As a gift to you, the Palo Alto Networks affiliate NetDevGroup (NDG) is providing six months of access to an online lab. In this environment, you can continue to practice and hone your firewall administration skills.   Lab Enrollment Enroll and Create an account with NDG Enter your access code NOTE: This code will need to be assigned to you. Email one of the instructors listed at the bottom of this page to request a lab code. Access codes are for one-time use, not case sensitive, 8 characters long, and consist of letters and numbers. You may access the labs for 180 days. If you need help with the enrollment process   a guide is available.   Accessing Labs Labs can be accessed at   https://portal.netdevgroup.com/. Log in to your   NDG account. You may be asked to   confirm   your email address. Click   Launch Labs   to access the lab interface. Reserve   future lab time. At the reservation time, follow the steps in the provided lab guide to practice the skills presented in the EDU-110 course.   Support If you have any questions about the guide or the lab content, please contact NDG directly at   hostedsupport@netdevgroup.com. You can also view the FAQ and other support documentation regarding these labs by visiting the support page. Here is a video overview of the lab access process:     If you have locked your account or lost your password, it can be reset here: Password Reset. If you have any other trouble with the environment, you can email the support team: hostedsupport@netdevgroup.com. Please do not hesitate to reach out to the following Palo Alto Networks Veterans Trainers with questions, comments, or to request your NDG lab code: Patrick Brannelly pbrannelly@paloaltonetworks.com After completion of this training and lab activities, proceed to Step 6.
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mdensley ‎11-06-2019 10:34 AM
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Log in to the Palo Alto Networks Learning Center. Use the Global Search field to search for the “EDU-120” course. Click the title of the course in the search results. Panorama 8.1: Manage Firewalls At Scale (EDU-120)   Click Request to add the course to your learning profile. Panorama 8.1: Manage Firewalls At Scale (EDU-120) Course Description       Click Open Curriculum to launch the course. Panorama 8.1: Manage Firewalls At Scale (EDU-120) Open Curriculum       Click Activate then Launch to open each module, beginning with the Panorama Course overview. Panorama 8.1: Manage Firewalls At Scale (EDU-120) Curriculum Progress     As you finish certain modules of the EDU-120 within the Learning Center, you can perform the associated hands-on lab activities inside this remote environment, according to the instructions provided in the “Hands-On Lab Guide.” The Hands-On Lab Guide will walk you through several hands-on activities within a real firewall designed to reinforce the concepts you learned in each module.   To fulfill the steps of the Lab Guide, you will need to access the remote lab environment (instructions were provided on the second half of Step 5).   After completion of this training and the lab activities, proceed to Step 8.
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mdensley ‎11-06-2019 10:13 AM
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After completing each EDU-120 course, you are encouraged to take the open-book EDU-120 assessment as a check on learning.   Visit the Course Assessment to get started.   Panorama 8.1: Managing Firewalls at Scale (EDU-120/220) - Assessment   The PCNSE certification (Step 9) draws heavily upon the EDU-110 and EDU-120 courses as well as the EDU-330 course. The EDU-330 is not currently available as e-learning, so significant emphasis is placed on a thorough understanding of the EDU-110 content, EDU-120 content and the PCNSE study guide. You can find links to the PCNSE study guide in Step 9.   After completing the EDU-120 assessment, proceed to Step 9.
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mdensley ‎11-06-2019 09:23 AM
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  To prepare for the PCNSE certification exam, use the following study resources: PCNSE Certification Info page PCNSE Preparation Best Practices PCNSE Study Guide   +   PCNSE Prep Videos PCNSE Practice Test Finally, Palo Alto Networks certification exams are all administered by Pearson Vue. You will find enrollment instructions and directions to authorized testing centers nearby on the Pearson Vue Website. Once you take and pass the PCNSE exam, you will receive an email with instructions on posting the digital badge to your LinkedIn profile.   Becoming Palo Alto Networks certified will greatly increase your knowledge in the cybersecurity industry and will also help you secure a rewarding career as a Network Security Administrator/Engineer.   NOTE: The Cybersecurity Survival Guide is not required but is encouraged reading before attempting the PCNSE certification.  PCNSE certification is the final step in the Palo Alto Networks cybersecurity training program for veterans!   If you have not yet done so, please consider: Joining Palo Alto Networks Following Palo Alto Networks on Twitter Follow Palo Alto Networks on LinkedIn If you are hunting for a job using your newly acquired cybersecurity skills, proceed to   the job hunting section on our Q&A page.
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mdensley ‎11-06-2019 08:57 AM
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NOTE: You may launch into each step below by hovering over the desired step and clicking.  
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mdensley ‎11-06-2019 08:47 AM
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Need Guidance? We'll point you in the right direction! Got Questions? We have Answers!     Second Watch Veterans Program Questions Veteran Positions Contact Veterans Recruiting at Palo Alto Networks Why Cybersecurity as a Career for Veterans?   Palo Alto Networks Education & Learning Center Questions Education FAQ Contact E-Learning Support LIVEcommunity – Automation & API Resources Palo Alto Networks YouTube Channel LIVEcommunity Tutorials & Guides on YouTube   Palo Alto Networks Certified Network Security Engineer (PCNSE) Prep Palo Alto Networks PCNSE Study Guide PCNSE Overview LIVEcommunity PCNSE Prep Videos Learning Center Practice Tests Palo Alto Networks PCNSE FAQ   Best Practices Guides Best Practice Assessment (BPA) Prevention Posture Assessment (PPA)   Job Hunting Military Training, Entrepreneurship, Info, and Opportunity Websites American Corporate Partners Beyond the Uniform Bunker Labs Hiring our Heroes FourBlock Intelligence Careers Company / Employment Insights & Hunt Tools LinkedIn Glassdoor Google PowerSearching  
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mdensley ‎11-06-2019 08:26 AM
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