FREE Cybersecurity Education Courses

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Welcome to Palo Alto Networks FREE Cybersecurity Education Courses.

All that is required to take our fundamentals of cybersecurity courses is an email address on Beacon, the Palo Alto Networks education platform.

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Get a solid foundation in cybersecurity through four self-paced, online courses.

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Introduction to Cybersecurity

This course introduces the fundamentals of cybersecurity, including the concepts needed to recognize and potentially mitigate attacks against home networks and mission-critical infrastructure. Learn about the current cybersecurity landscape, how to identify cybersecurity threats, evaluate different malware types and cyberattack techniques, the relationship between vulnerabilities and exploits, how spamming and phishing attacks are performed, Wi-Fi vulnerabilities, attacks, and advanced persistent threats, and perimeter-based Zero Trust security models.

Fundamentals of Network Security

The Fundamentals of Network Security course helps you recognize and potentially defend home networks and mission-critical infrastructure. Discover the basic operations of enterprise networks, common networking devices, routed and routing protocols, network types and topologies, and services such as DNS. Learn about IP addressing, subnetting, packet encapsulation based on the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) model, network security technologies such as packet filtering, stateful inspection, application firewalls, IDS and IPS, web content filters and more.

Fundamentals of Cloud Security

The Fundamentals of Cloud Security course introduces concepts on how to recognize threats and potentially defend data centers, public/private clouds, enterprise networks, and small office/home office (SOHO) networks from cloud-based attacks. Discover how to describe cloud computing models, virtualization, hypervisors, public cloud service provider options, and private deployment options and more.

Fundamentals of SOC (Security Operations Center)

The Fundamentals of SOC (Security Operations Center) training is a high-level introduction to the general concepts of SOC and SecOps. Learn about the security operations framework, people, processes, and technology required to support and defend the business, and the interfaces needed with other organizations outside of the SOC.

Palo Alto Networks Cybersecurity Certifications Exams and Microcredentials

From malware to identity theft, Palo Alto Networks certifications keep cybersecurity professionals well-versed in the latest technology to protect your organization’s security landscape from unwanted attacks. Accelerate your career with Palo Alto Networks certifications and microcredentials.

Palo Alto Networks Cybersecurity Exams

Cybersecurity certification exams

Exam study materials
  • Study Guides
  • Blueprint
  • FAQs
  • Practice exams

Retake the online exam as many times as needed, until you pass. If you don’t need to study, you can also test out.

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Example of the technical course syllabus for the entry-level certification,Palo Alto Networks Certified Cybersecurity Entry-level Technician (PCCET)

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