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Instructor-Led Training Launches, FY21 Q2 - with FLEXLearn links Firewall Config and Management (EDU-210) Rev B - LINK Optimizing Firewall Threat Prevention (EDU-214) Rev B - LINK Managing Firewalls at Scale (EDU-220) Rev B - LINK Troubleshooting (EDU-330) Rev B - LINK MSSP Platform Solution Overview - LINK tba Cortex XDR 2: Prevention and Response (EDU-260) - LINK Prisma Access SASE Security: Design and Operation (EDU-318) 1.8 - LINK Digital Learning Training Launches, FY21 Q2  - with FLEXLearn links Prisma SD-WAN (formerly CloudGenix SD-WAN) - LINK      Solution Overview      Branch Design      Routing      Policy Framework      CloudBlades      Operations, Maintenance, and Troubleshooting      DevOps Ecosystem Prisma Access SASE Security - LINK      Network Design and Planning      Activation and Configuration      Manage Prisma Access Using Panorama      Configure and Manage Remote Networks      Configure and Manage Mobile Users Enhance and Troubleshoot Prisma Access      Manage Multiple Tenants in Prisma Access IoT Security - LINK      IoT Security Visibility      IoT Security Enforcement      IoT Security Tuning Firewall Tuning 10.0 - LINK      Tuning Firewall Context      Content-ID Customization      Maintenance Operations      Logging and Reporting      Analyze and Optimize Security Rules Passing Traffic      Security Rule Tuning      Secure Administrative Access      Policy Optimization Cortex XSOAR Engineer - LINK Introduction to Firewall Deployment Through Panorama - LINK tba Prisma Cloud Workload Security - LINK Introduction to Cortex XSOAR - LINK Prisma Cloud Web Application and API Security (WAAS) - LINK PSE Foundation - LINK PSE Cortex Associate - LINK PSE Prisma Cloud Associate - LINK Prisma Cloud Visibility, Compliance, and Governance - LINK Prisma Cloud Threat Detection - LINK CN-Series - LINK Firewall as a Platform (FWaaP) - LINK Cortex XDR 2 - LINK      Cortex XDR 2: Deployment      Cortex XDR 2: Prevention and Response      Cortex XDR 2: Investigating Incidents with Cortex XDR Prisma Cloud RQL - LINK
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End the year with the latest updates on our Digital Learning courses.   Digital Learning Launches, November 2020 Beacon LevelUp Prisma SD-WAN (formerly CloudGenix SD-WAN) Registration Link Registration Link Solution Overview     Brand Design     Routing     Policy Framework     CloudBlades     Operations, Maintenance, and Troubleshooting     DevOps Ecosystem     Prisma Access SASE Security Registration Link Registration Link Network Design and Planning     Activation and Configuration     Manage Prisma Access Using Panorama     Configure and Manage Remote Networks     Configure and Manage Mobile Users     Enhance and Troubleshoot Prisma Access     Manage Multiple Tenants in Prisma Access     IoT Security Registration Link Registration Link IoT Security Visibility     IoT Security Enforcement     IoT Security Tuning     Firewall Tuning 10.0 Registration Link Registration Link Tuning Firewall Context     Content-ID Customization     Maintenance Operations     Logging and Reporting     Analyze and Optimize Security Rules Passing Traffic     Security Rule Tuning     Secure Administrative Access     Policy Optimization    
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  Digital Learning Launches, December 2020 Beacon FLEXLearn Introduction to Firewall Deployment Panorama Registration Link   Prisma Cloud Workload Security Registration Link Registration Link Cortex XSOAR Engineer Registration Link Registration Link   Instructor-Led Training Launches, December 2020 Beacon FLEXLearn Firewall Configuration and Management - Rev B Registration Link Registration Link Optimizing Firewall Threat Prevention - Rev B Registration Link Registration Link Managing Firewalls at Scale - Rev B Registration Link Registration Link Troubleshooting - Rev B Registration Link Registration Link MSSP Platform 10.0: Configure and Administer Registration Link    
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‎01-14-2021 03:48 PM
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Cybersecurity Academy and Student Competitions Benefit PANW   Did you know that our Cybersecurity Academy, one pillar of Global Enablement/Education Services, co-sponsors and assists with a variety of key student competitions globally?      Collegiate Cybersecurity Defense Competition (CCDC). We co-sponsor this U.S. competition with other cybersecurity organizations. Competitions run through the academic year, starting with local levels, then regional levels, and then the national competition in April.   Secure the Future (STF). Managed by the Cybersecurity Academy and supported by PANW University Relations (UR).   CyberPeace Capture the Flag (CTF). Sponsored by governments around the world; we help promote, and encourage our students and alumni to participate.   WorldSkills . 85 participating countries send their national winners to this global competition; we help promote, offer our technology, and encourage students/alumni to participate.    Why is this important to PANW, UR and I&D?   These competitions throw a spotlight on emerging top cybersecurity talent around the world. Competitors work individually and in teams, often under tremendous pressure and visibility, which reveals their teamwork, leadership and creative problem-solving skills in minute detail. PANW seeks to hire as many as possible from among the winners, as interns or engineers, with a keen eye on our Inclusion & Diversity goals.    Here are two amazing stories from 2020, highlighting new hires already making a difference here at PANW:       My Experience in Secure the Future 2019, Lionel Somé, Data Scientist (STF 2019-20)   Filling the Cybersecurity Talent Pipeline, Kyle Wilhoit, Senior Manager, Threat Research Unit 42 (STF 2019-20 )   Watch for news about winners and hires from our current academic year (2020-21) which will be available in May.
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‎01-14-2021 03:45 PM
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PCCET exam registration is now LIVE!   The revamped and fully updated Palo Alto Networks Certified Cybersecurity Entry-level Technician (PCCET) exam will be available to take January 31, 2021. Registration is now open!   The PCCET is an updated knowledge-based certification on the fundamentals of cybersecurity that will stand as the entry point in accessing the entire Palo Alto Networks credentialing portfolio. This certification is designed for students, technical professionals, and non-technical professionals interested in validating comprehensive knowledge on current cybersecurity tenets. The PCCET will replace the PCCSA; while the previous version was focused solely on Strata (Firewall), this upgraded certification will assess the individual’s knowledge of firewalls as well as the cloud and automation functionalities of Prisma and Cortex.   Upgrading our foundational certification allows us to keep up with the needs of the changing market as we reflect the latest technologies for candidates and employers.   Learn more about the resources available for exam preparation:   Review the PCCET Blueprint   Take the Digital Learning available to prepare for PCCET Introduction to Cybersecurity - www.paloaltonetworks.com/EDU-001 Fundamentals of Network Security - www.paloaltonetworks.com/EDU-010 Fundamentals of Cloud Security - www.paloaltonetworks.com/EDU-040 Fundamentals of Security Operations Center (SOC) - www.paloaltonetworks.com/EDU-070   Review the Cybersecurity Survival Guide Register for the exam starting January 1 As a Palo Alto Networks employee, you are eligible for two free certification vouchers a year. You may access this PDF here . PCCET registration is now open and you can use one of your certification vouchers to take the exam. We encourage you and all your partners and customers to register for our foundational certification!
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‎01-14-2021 03:36 PM
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Cybersecurity Academy: 1 of 4 Pillars for Global Enablement    What's new with us? Growth and evolution!  We've grown to over 1,000 academies globally, even during COVID-19. Universities, colleges and high schools are reaching out to Palo Alto Networks, as the world's largest cybersecurity company, for the best academic education in this rapidly evolving field. Our new 4-course fundamentals series aligns with our Strata, Prisma and Cortex product lines, as well as the new PCCET certification (replacing the PCCSA). Academies are now in 70+ countries globally.     What else is important for you to know? Our I&D focus! Did you know that the Cybersecurity Academy program has been tasked with a vital Inclusiveness & Diversity goal: to increase the number of minority-serving education institutions in our program by 15% per quarter? And we have continued to meet and exceed that goal. We are partnering with University Relations to recruit alumni from these academies to address our company goal for a more diverse and inclusive workforce.   What is the difference between Education and Training? Education typically refers to academic courses at campuses, while training is often professional development. The 4 pillars of Palo Alto Networks Global Enablement (also called Education Services) are: Instructor-Led Training, Digital Learning, Certification, and Cybersecurity Academy. All 4 align with our product lines, which means that regular (and often significant) updates are required from each team.  Instructor-Led Training leverages partner-trainers to deliver professional development to working professionals whose employers often cover the cost. These include lab practice (currently all virtual). Digital Learning provides free online courses for any individuals to take at their own pace. There is no lab practice.  Certification develops and maintains industry-recognized certifications that validate the knowledge and skills needed to work with PANW products. These play a big role in helping individuals start their cybersecurity career or advance in their current career pathway. The Cybersecurity Academy education program is uniquely targeted to accredited academic institutions at no cost, as part of Palo Alto Networks' corporate social responsibility efforts. Universities, colleges and high schools teach our courses to their students across an academic calendar, often by semester. Our program includes courseware, faculty-training, and teaching tools (assignments, labs, exams, grading, and much more). Our blended learning model (in the classroom and online) has effectively pivoted to address the current need for remote teaching and learning where classrooms are not yet reopened. Why is the Cybersecurity Academy valuable to Palo Alto Networks? SALES ENABLEMENT. We work closely with Sales teams to leverage our relationships in academia around the world, to help open doors for the sale of Palo Alto Networks products and services. We track and measure these wins for the company by tagging SFDC leads as Academy-sourced, and keeping a database of internal and external testimonials (often including dollar amounts for deals we enable). TALENT DEVELOPMENT. We help build top talent for Palo Alto Networks and its partners/customers, with (1) student competitions that showcase capabilities and leadership using real-world attacks; and (2) courses that develop a global community of product-loyal professionals. We partner with HR and UR to engage these experts-in-the-making as interns and new hires. Would you like to learn more about the Cybersecurity Academy? Visit our website at paloaltonetworks.com/academy or send an email to edu-academy@paloaltonetworks.com.
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‎12-10-2020 03:11 PM
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Palo Alto Networks Education Services released two new certifications to our role-based certification portfolio this past month: the Prisma Certified Cloud Security Engineer (PCCSE) certification and the Palo Alto Networks Certified Security Automation Engineer (PCSAE) certification. These certifications enable professionals to validate knowledge, skills, and abilities in Cloud Security and Security Operations Center Automation.   We are proud to expand our certification offerings as we keep up with technological advancements in the cybersecurity landscape.   We have developed specialized Learning Paths to help you better understand the training and certification process.   Prisma Cloud Learning Path   The PCCSE is an advanced certification that covers Prisma Cloud Monitoring and Securing, Prisma Cloud Onboarding and Operationalizing, and Prisma Cloud RQL. Palo Alto Networks Prisma Cloud platform offers the industry’s broadest security and compliance coverage for applications, data, and the entire cloud native technology stack. The PCCSE certification validates the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to onboard, deploy, and administer all aspects of Prisma Cloud. The PCCSE certified individual demonstrates in-depth knowledge of Palo Alto Networks Prisma Cloud technology and resources.   Click on the following links to access trainings:  Prisma Cloud Monitoring and Securing ( http://www.paloaltonetworks.com/EDU-150 ) Prisma Cloud Onboarding and Operationalizing ( http://www.paloaltonetworks.com/EDU-152 ) Prisma Cloud RQL ( http://www.paloaltonetworks.com/EDU-154 )     Cortex Learning Path   The PCSAE (Palo Alto Networks Certified Security Automation Engineer) is an advanced level certification that covers Cortex XDR 2.0: Architecture, Analytics, and Causality Analysis, Cortex XSOAR: Managed Threat Hunting, Cortex XSOAR: Threat Intelligence Management, Cortex XSOAR: IT Administrator Training, and Cortex XSOAR: Analyst-Running the Next Generation SOC. The PCSAE certification validates the knowledge and skills required to develop, analyze, and administer our Cortex XSOAR security orchestration, automation, and response platform with native threat intelligence management. The PCSAE certified individual demonstrates understanding of the utility of out-of-the-box and custom playbooks and integrations while identifying customer processes automated and customized through XSOAR.     Click on the following links to access trainings:  Cortex XDR 2.0: Architecture, Analytics, and Causality Analysis ( https://www.paloaltonetworks.com/edu-160 ) Cortex XSOAR: Managed Threat Hunting ( https://www.paloaltonetworks.com/edu-194 ) Cortex XSOAR: Threat Intelligence Management ( https://www.paloaltonetworks.com/edu-196 ) Cortex XSOAR: IT Administrator Training ( https://www.paloaltonetworks.com/edu-182 ) Cortex XSOAR: Analyst - Running the Next Generation SOC ( https://www.paloaltonetworks.com/edu-184 )
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‎12-10-2020 03:09 PM
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Ignite ‘20 proved that even in a year full of uncertainty and changes, the future of cybersecurity continues to become stronger and more valuable. As Palo Alto Networks most awaited annual premier conference, Ignite ‘20 remained attune to COVID-19 transitions by transforming into a digital event. This completely virtual experience enabled tens of thousands of viewers to access the groundbreaking security innovations for cloud, network, and security operations.   For Global Customer Services and Global Enablement, Ignite ‘20 presented the opportunity to expand our Education Services outreach. The unique, fully virtual environment of the conference allowed us to reach an audience size greater than we ever have before. Interest in training and certification was heavily recognized throughout Ignite, both increasing awareness of our programs and helping us empower more learners interested in cybersecurity.   Ignite ‘20 had an entire track dedicated solely to Training and Certification. Education Services developed and presented two Fundamental training sessions for our product content tracks: Cloud Security Demystified for Prisma and SOC - Making Sense of All the Noise for Cortex. Each of the five certifications, including the two latest certifications, had 90 minute certification prep sessions available for anyone interested in learning more about certifying. We produced three hour training sessions pulled directly from Instructor-Led Trainings that featured ATP instructors and live product demos. In addition to presenting an abundance of content, we also staffed an expo floor booth dedicated to Education Services with specialized coffee tables for both Certification and Academy programs. Q&A office hours were held following events to provide direct responses to attendees who were unable to get their questions addressed during the event. With more than 35 hours of content, our offerings ended up being a third of the entirety of offerings available at Ignite. This year’s Ignite conference marked the first time Global Enablement has had such a big presence in this overall platform.   Our biggest success involved the extremely high levels of engagement we experienced in each of our sessions. Multiple sessions exceeded capacity and maxed out on attendance. The feedback on all training content was positive and the content selection and presentation styles were very well received.   With normal informational sessions, it is common for metrics to result in passive viewership. However, the level of engagement in our sessions was astonishingly active throughout Ignite ‘20. For instance, our training sessions included polls utilized to ask attendees sample questions about the content we were teaching. Each of the polls resulted in high levels of interaction with more than 80% of participants answering questions throughout the three hour training sessions. The distribution of answers across the polls was great as well; from an exam perspective, we expect a broad distribution of answers if the questions are sufficiently challenging, and that is what ended up being the case for a majority of our sample questions. Both the high level of engagement during our training sessions and the distribution of answers in polling show that our sessions are truly making an impact with learners.   The total attendance of sessions hosted by Education Services, with 18,847 attendees, was huge in and of itself. We have never touched the sheer amount of people that Ignite ‘20 brought on board--this presents an exciting path for the future of Global Enablement and Global Customer Services. With the large and constantly increasing number of attendees interested in and interacting with our offerings, it is clear that the cybersecurity education delivered through Palo Alto Networks Education Services is as important and valuable as ever.   By the end of Ignite ‘20, we distributed more than 4,000 certification vouchers to people who participated in the certification prep sessions. They are now moving forward in their education journey to becoming certified.
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‎12-10-2020 03:05 PM
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Check out the recent Digital Learning courses launched this month! From fundamentals to specialized, role-based learning, Palo Alto Networks Education Services is excited to announce offerings on all elements of our technologies.   Firewall Deployment 10.0 and Panorama Deployment 10.0 courses have been updated to 10.0. With the newest features, both Firewall 10.0 and Panorama 10.0 are equipped with the latest and greatest training in Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Firewalls.   You asked and we delivered! While Firewall Deployment 10.0 and Panorama Deployment 10.0 were originally designed to be single courses with hours of information, we have now upgraded them to be course collections. Each course collection has been broken down into individual courses and learners can sign up with one registration link to access the entire collection. Dividing our courses and putting them into course collections enables bite-sized learning and encourages self-paced, scheduled training. We understand that our learners consume digital learning in bites and are excited to release the same great technical learning, now with added ease of consumption and convenience of time!   Browse the links below for more course information and registration!   Digital Learning Launches, October 2020 Beacon LevelUp Cortex XSOAR: Threat Intel Management Registration Link Registration Link Firewall Deployment 10.0 Registration Link Registration Link Next-Generation Firewall Setup and Management Connection     Zone Security, Security and NAT Policies     Protection Profiles for Zones and DoS Attacks     App-ID to Block Threats     WildFire Versus Malware     Security Profiles and Security Policies     Device-ID to Block Threats     Security Policies and User-ID for Increased Security     Threat and Traffic Information     Fundamentals of Network Security Registration Link Registration Link Panorama Deployment 10.0 Registration Link Registration Link Panorama Setup and Configuration     Panorama to Manage Next-Generation Firewalls     Panorama Templates and Device Groups     Panorama Log Collector and Log Forwarding     Panorama Management and Administration     Panorama Comprehensive Reporting     Panorama Troubleshooting Techniques     Prisma Access for MSSP: Business Overview and Solution Use Cases Registration Link Registration Link
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‎11-12-2020 03:37 PM
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New Palo Alto Networks Certifications: PCCSE and PCSAE   With the cybersecurity industry evolving rapidly, adapting to new technologies and being proactive with security developments has become more important than ever. Palo Alto Networks, a global cybersecurity leader, produces technologies at the forefront of securing the cloud and the future. We are excited to announce our latest certifications, Palo Alto Networks Certified Cloud Security Engineer (PCCSE) and Palo Alto Networks Certified Security Automation Engineer (PCSAE). Earn one of these industry recognized certifications to augment your cybersecurity credentials in these cutting edge spaces.   Palo Alto Networks Prisma Cloud platform offers the industry’s broadest security and compliance coverage for applications, data, and the entire cloud native technology stack. The PCCSE certification validates the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to onboard, deploy, and administer all aspects of Prisma Cloud. The PCCSE certified individual demonstrates in-depth knowledge of Palo Alto Networks Prisma Cloud technology and resources.   Palo Alto Networks Cortex XSOAR orchestrates actions across the entire security product stack for faster and more scalable incident response. The PCSAE certification validates the knowledge and skills required to develop, analyze, and administer our Cortex XSOAR security orchestration, automation, and response platform with native threat intelligence management. The PCSAE certified individual demonstrates understanding of the utility of out-of-the-box and custom playbooks and integrations while identifying customer processes automated and customized through XSOAR.   The PCCSE Blueprint and PCSAE Blueprint are available to showcase the high level domain, tasks, and subtasks covered in the examinations.   Check out the Palo Alto Networks Education Services site for more information on our certification release dates, additional exam preparation material, and information about how you can be selected to take the beta version of these two new certifications.   PCCET   The Palo Alto Networks Education Services team is excited to announce the new and improved foundational certification, the Palo Alto Networks Certified Cybersecurity Entry-level Technician (PCCET). This certification is designed for students, technical professionals, and non-technical professionals interested in validating comprehensive knowledge on current cybersecurity tenets. The PCCET will replace the Palo Alto Networks Certified Cybersecurity Associate (PCCSA). The PCCSA will be delivered until January 31, 2021. The PCCET will include next-level upgrades to encompass knowledge of the various cutting-edge advancements across all Palo Alto Networks technologies. PCCET registration opens January 1, 2021 and is available January 31, 2021.    PCCSA certified individuals will have their credentialing status grandfathered into the upgraded PCCET certification framework. When their current PCCSA certification expires, individuals will need to take and pass the new exam to recertify as a PCCET or take a higher level certification exam.   As we grow our portfolio, it’s essential that our foundational certification reflect changes in technology. The renamed PCCET is a knowledge-based certification on the fundamentals of cybersecurity that will stand as the entry point in accessing the entire Palo Alto Networks credentialing portfolio. While the previous version was focused solely on Strata (Firewall), this upgraded certification will assess the individual’s knowledge of firewalls as well as the cloud and automation functionalities of Prisma and Cortex. Additionally, as the cybersecurity landscape gets more complex, Cybersecurity Academy (one of the pillars of Palo Alto Networks Education Services) has created 4 new courses (from the original 3-course series) to align with the PCCET certification, and has also the NIST/NICE (National Institute of Standards and Technology/National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education) workforce framework.    To start preparing for the exam today individuals can:  Review the PCCET Blueprint   Take the Digital Learning available to prepare for PCCET Introduction to Cybersecurity - www.paloaltonetworks.com/EDU-001 Fundamentals of Network Security - www.paloaltonetworks.com/EDU-010 Fundamentals of Cloud Security - www.paloaltonetworks.com/EDU-040 Fundamentals of Security Operations Center (SOC) - www.paloaltonetworks.com/EDU-070 Review the Cybersecurity Survival Guide Register for the exam starting January 1  The current PCCSA exam will only be delivered through January 31   The PCCET will be launching on January 31, 2021. Individuals will be able to register to take the exam on January 1, 2021. New educational resources will be made available in November with more information on how to prepare for the updated exam.   We recognize the critical importance of updating our certifications for candidates and employers to reflect the latest technologies. Upgrading our foundational certification allows us to keep up with the needs of the changing market.
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‎11-12-2020 01:57 PM
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Our certification portfolio is growing! The Palo Alto Networks certification portfolio currently includes Assessment-Based Certificates (ABCs) and Certifications. We are responding to a clear need in the market for more credentialing options. Micro Credentials represent the middle ground between assessment-based certificates and certifications, maintaining a smaller size but built with the same integrity as our certification portfolio. Please see the table below for comparisons.   Palo Alto Networks Credentialing offerings   ABC Micro Credential Certification Intended for Study of a topic Upskilling/reskilling in a focused area   Comprehensive upskilling/reskilling   Scope   1-2 areas of expertise Broad coverage Tests  Knowledge Knowledge & skills Knowledge & skills Fully online ✔ ✔ ✔ In-person testing available Availability 24-7 globally 24-7 globally Scheduled testing Timed test No ✔ ✔ 2 year validity Unlimited ✔ ✔ Platform for test Beacon/Level Up Beacon/Level Up Pearson Vue Price Free Free $100+ Unique digital badge No ✔ ✔   The Palo Alto Networks Education Services team is excited to announce the newest additions to our credentialing portfolio: Micro Credentials! We will now be offering seven Micro Credentials focused on testing for a variety of learning objectives and skill sets. The Micro Credentials will launch in November and serve specialized areas of learning regarding the latest Palo Alto Networks Prisma and Cortex speedboats.   With their shortened length and specialized topics of study, our Micro Credentials are designed to offer quick and efficient learning paths. Individuals may use chunk learning, topic-based studying, as a methodical approach to earn these Micro Credentials. Our Micro Credential exams have an average of 30 questions and are delivered through the Learning Management Systems, Beacon and LevelUp, 24 hours a day. They can be accessed on a personal computer or mobile device.   These Micro Credentials are open to employees, customers, and partners. Once each Micro Credentials is successfully obtained, individuals earn Digital Badges that can be showcased on resumes or sites like LinkedIn, to demonstrate value in the market.   Logo Acronym Name Audience   PMXdC Palo Alto Networks Micro Credential Cortex XDR Consultant Certified Professional Services Partners   PMXrC Palo Alto Networks Micro Credential XSOAR Consultant Certified Professional Services Partners   PMRC Palo Alto Networks Micro Credential Remote-Security Consultant Certified Professional Services Partners   PMCC Palo Alto Networks Micro Credential Prisma Cloud Consultant  Certified Professional Services Partners   PMXdS Palo Alto Networks Micro Credential Cortex XDR Support-Engineer Authorized Support Center   PMRS Palo Alto Networks Micro Credential Remote-Security Support-Engineer Authorized Support Center   PMSA Palo Alto Networks Micro Credential Cyber Security Analyst PS and Support Team Members   The constant evolution of technology requires cybersecurity professionals to stay agile and updated in all security advancements, which takes time and dedication. Our Micro Credentials allow individuals to adapt to the changes in technology quickly and accurately. The specialized learning paths, shortened content length, flexible testing administration, and overall ease of accessibility all come together to ensure that individuals can demonstrate updated knowledge. For more information about Micro Credentials, please refer to Beacon .
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‎11-11-2020 11:59 AM
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Beacon is the center of knowledge and resources for Palo Alto Networks Education Services . We are excited to announce that our current Learning Center has migrated onto Beacon. With the comprehensive inventory of educational resources available in Beacon, learning about cybersecurity and navigating the technologies offered by Palo Alto Networks has never been easier. With the learning center fully migrated and ready to use, Beacon is the one stop shop for learners to access content such as Digital Learning , Instructor-Led Training , and Certifications , alongside resources from technical assets.   With ease of accessibility, anyone is able to register for Beacon with SSO through Palo Alto Networks credentials. Beacon was initiated as a direct result of continuous customer feedback. You asked and we delivered: a one-stop place for all things Palo Alto Networks! Users are able to easily utilize our inventory of technical assets and have access to a substantial amount of resources in a centralized location. Our inventory includes technical assets developed by the Global Enablement team as well as resources such as TechDocs, LIVEcommunity, and FUEL User Group.   Beacon is proud to host an array of Digital Learning, Instructor-Led Training, and Certifications as it enables users on their learning journey. Digital Learning consists of a variety of courses on each of our technologies, as well as fundamental courses that set the foundation for learning about cybersecurity as a whole. With bite-sized training and test-out capabilities, Digital Learning allows users to go through these courses on their own speed. Instructor-Led Training provides expert training courses and hands-on labs with classroom and virtual delivery formats. Learners can browse through a catalog of courses and register for classes through our Authorized Training Partners. Our Certification program delivers role based certifications for cutting-edge cybersecurity technology as well as assets for preparations. Learners may utilize resources such as Study Guides, Exam Blueprints, and practice exams to successfully attempt certification. Alternatively, learners can select the Self-Service Roadmaps topic to better understand different Palo Alto Networks capabilities and functions.   The need for cybersecurity trained and certified professionals is rapidly increasing. Beacon allows learners to update their skills and keep up with the dynamic changes in cybersecurity technology through an easy-to-use, self-service learning platform. With the goal of making cybersecurity education more accessible for novice learners and experienced learners alike, Palo Alto Networks Education Services hopes to be a consistent and reliable source for all cybersecurity education.
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‎11-10-2020 12:34 PM
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Hear from our Head of Global Enablement, Prameet Chhabra, about how to get up to speed quickly and keep pace with the rapid changes in cybersecurity technology through easy-to-use, self-service learning with Beacon, a free, comprehensive learning resource for all Palo Alto Networks customers and partners.   The future of work requires learning to be dynamic, virtual, relevant and available on demand. Our customers and partners need to be able to get up to speed quickly and keep pace with the rapid changes in cybersecurity technology through easy-to-use, self-service learning. Beacon is just that – a free, comprehensive learning resource for all Palo Alto Networks customers and partners.   When we  launched Beacon  a little more than a year ago, we envisioned it as an interactive, engaging, one-stop site gathering all Palo Alto Networks resources in one location. Most recently, we moved all customer and partner learning onto Beacon to make it a truly centralized location to access digital learning, instructor-led training and certification, alongside content from our technical assets.     We know customers have individual learning needs, so while we provide recommendations and learning roadmaps, you can select any topic, course or asset on Beacon at any time via the search or browse function. Topics are broken up and organized in alignment with Palo Alto Networks core technologies – Strata, Prisma and Cortex – and further segmented to help you quickly get the most relevant information. Information is available to you via digital learning, instructor-led training, certifications, and technology- and feature-specific resources. Learning roadmaps can also be tailored to your desired outcome, needs, role and expertise. Whether you want to complete an initial deployment, optimize configurations, or anything in between, there’s a way to make Beacon work for you.     What Beacon Offers New Palo Alto Networks Customers For new customers, we recommend starting with our  Onboarding and Initial Configuration  topic. Here, you can find additional information on Registration, Deployments, Tools and Best Practices, Need to Know Resources, Communities and more. You can find step-by-step guides on how to register your products and services, and recommended next steps.   Continuing your learning journey, you have access to an array of  Digital Learning ,  Instructor-Led Training  and Certifications.  Digital Learning  consists of a variety of courses on each of our technologies, as well as fundamental courses that dive deeper into cybersecurity as a whole. With bite-sized training and test-out capabilities, Digital Learning allows users to go through these courses at their own speed.  Instructor-Led Training  provides expert training courses with both classroom and virtual delivery formats. Learners can browse through a catalog of courses and register for classes through our global network of Authorized Training Partners. Our  Certification  program delivers role-based certifications for cutting-edge cybersecurity technology as well as assets for preparation. Learners may utilize resources such as study guides, blueprints and practice exams to successfully attempt certifications.     Other Ways to Make Beacon Work for You Alternatively if you just want to better understand different Palo Alto Networks capabilities and functions, select the  Self-Service Roadmaps  topic. Here you can scroll through the capabilities currently available on Beacon and select those most relevant – for example, Zero Trust for Network Engineers. Use Cases is another great feature that allows you to match learning to your organization’s situation. For example,  Secure Your Remote Workers  is a topic covering how you can deploy and manage your technology to secure your remote workforce.   If you’re looking for best practices, Beacon also provides you with powerful resources, including how to run a Best Practice Assessment (BPA) to measure adoption of capabilities, join professional communities and user groups, connect with experts, and more.   Sample the Learning Resources Palo Alto Networks Has to Offer Within each Beacon roadmap, you will find information from across many of the resources Palo Alto Networks maintains, including TechDocs, LIVEcommunity, the Customer Support Portal (CSP), our website, Knowledge Base and more than five other sites. This way, you don’t need to search through a variety of locations individually to find the information you need – and by becoming familiar with what various Palo Alto Networks resources have to offer, you’ll also learn where you personally might find to be the most rewarding information.  Expand your cybersecurity skills today and kickstart your learning on  Beacon ! 
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