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New To Palo Alto, Best Way To Get Started and Learn?

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If it helps, we use something called Panorama 10.2 which I am now in charge of so looking for how best to learn this? 

So best way to learning the world of Palo Alto firewall administration. 

let me know

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@RDominguez,

In that case, I highly recommend bookmarking the admin guide for Panorama and PAN-OS and reviewing them as much as possible. 

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L4 Transporter

Palo Alto has a training portal site that has some videos and quizzes if you like that: Home : Beacon (paloaltonetworks.com)

 

If you're feeling really adventurous you can read through the admin guide as this is the documentation your will be referring to throughout: Next-Generation Firewall (paloaltonetworks.com)

 

Looking over the information for the PCNSA certification may not hurt either: Palo Alto Networks Certified Network Security Administrator (PCNSA) - Palo Alto Networks

 

And I liked Reapers book on mastering pan-os as that goes over some more real world stuff then documentation/best practice stuff does. Mastering Palo Alto Networks: Deploy and manage industry-leading PAN-OS 10.x solutions to secure you...

Cyber Elite
Cyber Elite

@RDominguez,

Do you have anyone already used to utilizing PAN-OS in your organization that you can learn from? There's a bit of a learning curve depending on what platform you're migrating from, but I personally wouldn't consider it all that steep of a curve. 

As @Claw4609 already mentioned, there's a number of really good resources out there to get things off the ground and start learning things. A couple other suggestions that I would have is listening into the existing PANCast podcast episodes and finding ones that are relevant to you that you can listen to.

 

The last advice that I'll give is something that I recommend to everyone just getting started; check back in here regularly and just poke around the discussions (and don't forget about the dedicated Panorama Discussions area) and read through what's being asked. It's a good way to organically discover what others are doing, and gives you some exposure to things that you might not be using in your implementation that you can add. 

@BPry Negative, unless you count ChatGPT, which is what I have been using thus far, helps, but doesn't translate into proper learning. 

How I see it, my issue is 2-fold

#1 - learn to install and configure, setup Palo Alto firewalls
#2 - administer the firewall, learn to use Panorama

so was looking for an install/guide walkthru as well as a Panoroma overview..  any leads?

Otherwise when time allows I will take a look at the resources linked


Cyber Elite
Cyber Elite

@RDominguez,

In that case, I highly recommend bookmarking the admin guide for Panorama and PAN-OS and reviewing them as much as possible. 

^^ thank you, this is exactly what I was looking for!!  but wow, looks like I'm in for a world of hurt..

Cyber Elite
Cyber Elite

@RDominguez,

Remember if you get stuck that people here are generally willing to help out on any issues. 

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