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Palo Alto Networks has decided to extend the expiration date for your certifications based on the COVID-19 pandemic. Read how you now have more time to renew your Palo Alto Networks certification.



PCNSE and PCNSA Recertification Dates Extended for Six Months

Despite all that’s happening in the world with COVID-19 pandemic, the last thing you should have to worry about is renewing your PCNSE or PCNSA certification.


Well, I’ve got good news for you!


Palo Alto Networks has decided to extend the expiration date for all certifications, including PCNSE, PCNSA, and PCCSA.


Here is a message from the education team:


“Recertification is very important for career advancement and for staying up to date on technological changes. Considering the current landscape with COVID-19, Palo Alto Networks is extending the certification expiration date by six months. If you are one of the credential holders with an expiration date between March 1, 2020 and July 31, 2020 you will receive a direct communication from Palo Alto Networks with additional details.”

That's right, you read that correctly! If your certification expires any time between March 1, 2020 and July 31, 2020, you now have an additional six months to get re-certified.


How Can I Check My Certification Expiration Date?

Candidates can track the expiration date on an exam taken at a Pearson VUE test center by logging into CertMetrics and selecting the Certification page.

CERT METRICS: https://www.certmetrics.com/paloaltonetworks


How Do I Download a Certificate of Completion?

Professional-level exam certificates are available in the certification management system, CertMetrics. Please review the following LIVEcommunity article for instructions on how to download your certificate of completion.

How to download a Certificate of Completion for an exam taken with Pearson VUE


Where Do I Find Information About Palo Alto Networks Certification Program?

You may visit the Pearson VUE website current information about the Palo Alto Networks Professional Certification Program.

You can also find information on the Cybersecurity Education Overview.


Where can I see information about Pearson VUE Coronavirus Updates?

The Pearson VUE website has a page dedicated to Coronavirus updates, which outlines information about cancelled exams and rescheduling exams.

Pearson VUE Coronavirus Updates



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