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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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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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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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