Step 9: Study for the PCNSE Exam


To prepare for the PCNSE certification exam, use the following study resources:

  1. PCNSE Certification Info page
  2. PCNSE Preparation Best Practices
  3. PCNSE Study Guide + PCNSE Prep Videos
  4. PCNSE Practice Test
  5. 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:

If you are hunting for a job using your newly acquired cybersecurity skills, proceed to the job hunting section on our Q&A page.