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I’m studying for the Security + Exam. Any suggestions so I can pass the exam. I plan on taking the exam in February 2019. Thanks in advance

Cyber Elite
Cyber Elite



Are you looking for tips on the Comptia Security+ certification, or the PCNSA/PCNSE ones from Palo Alto Networks? 😉

I got my security+ many many (MANY!) moons ago so am not sure what the requirements are today


There are plenty of resources available that will help you study for PCNSA/PCNSE, starting with our education portal:

thwere's also a PCNSE prep on the Live Community youtube channel :


The main page of Live also features several opportunities to gear up on studying 😉



Tom Piens
PANgurus - SASE and Strata specialist; (co)managed services, VAR and consultancy

Hey Reaper,

I’m actually trying to get into a company like Palo Alto and I figured getting a certification in Security +, CCNA and MCSE will help my chances. I’m enrolled at New Horizons Computer Learning Center and the my Security course will be over at the end od January. Then I move on to the next courses CCNA and MCSE.

I’m currently in the Dallas, Texas area and looking forward to building a network of IT peers as well.



If you're trying to get into Palo Alto I'd focus on networking and cyber security courses, and less so on Microsoft. A good start would be the PCCSA, as its at the Security+ level, but with PAN-specific information, followed by the PCNSA. I would certainly recommend CCNA and CCNA Security for the foundational networking knowledge. CEH would be useful to get a solid understanding of the attacker POV and the type of things we are trying to prevent with the PAN platform. AWS has a well-developed certification program, and since PAN products are deployable into clouds like AWS/Azure/Google Cloud, having an understanding of the cloud would set you ahead. 



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