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If you are already a Palo Alto Networks portal user as a customer, partner, or employee, you can sign in to the Learning Center with your existing Palo Alto Networks user ID and password.
If you do not have an existing account with Palo Alto Networks, you can register for a Learning Center account. Select the appropriate user type and follow the directions provided to create an account. Be sure to register using your business or academic email address based on your relationship with Palo Alto Networks.
PLEASE NOTE: If you are registering as a partner, the process can take up to 48 hours for approval through NextWave before your account is created. If you have not heard back from Nextwave in 48 hours, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org directly to open up a ticket.
Access the Learning Center. Use your existing user ID and password to login. If you do not have an existing account, please see the instructions for creating an account.
If you are experiencing problems accessing the Learning Center, please try the following:
The Learning Center provides multiple ways to help you find the training you need.
Search for Training:If you know the full or partial name of training you are looking for, or the subject of the training, enter it into the search bar located in the upper right of the screen. Relevant responses will automatically populate similar terms as you type. Click on the displayed term to go directly to that training entry. Or, to view a list of search results, click on the magnifying glass to view all related results. Once your search results are displayed, you can click on the "Refine search" link to further narrow your search criteria.
Browse for Training: From the Learning Center homepage, click on the "Training Catalog" icon to begin browsing; or, from the "Learning" tab in the upper left of the screen, select the "Browse for Training" drop down option. The results displayed here can be sorted by: Title, Most Recently Added, Duration and Popularity. The results can also be filtered by:
When you find a training, you are interested in, click on the title to review further details.
Additionally, for Palo Alto Networks Partners and Employees:
Accreditations and Certifications: Click on the "Accreditations & Certifications" icon to view the required exams to achieve accreditation and certification status, FAQ’s, study guides, and suggested training to prepare for the exams.
Online Training: When you have reviewed the details of the online training and decide you would like to enroll in it, click on the "Request" button. This will enroll you in the training and add the training title to your Transcript in the Active training section. Your screen will refresh to your Transcript and you will be able launch and begin your training from there.
NOTE: Online training will open in a new browser window. Please ensure you have allowed pop-ups from the Palo Alto Networks Learning Center.
Curriculums: When you have reviewed the details of the curriculum and decide you would like to enroll in it, click on the "Request" button. This will enroll you in the curriculum and add the curriculum to your Transcript in the Active training section. Your screen will refresh to your Transcript and you will be able launch and begin completing the training included in the curriculum from there.
NOTE: Be sure to review the curriculum for any events (e.g. instructor led training) you may need to select a specific session date to enroll in as well.
Events (Instructor Led Training):
Technical Training for Customers and Partners: Open enrollment technical training is delivered via Palo Alto Networks Authorized Training Centers (ATCs). Additionally, private onsite classes for 5 or more of your staff can be delivered at your site by a Palo Alto Networks instructor.
Role and Functional Based Training for Palo Alto Employees and Partners: When you have reviewed the details of the training and decide you would like to enroll in it, select a session date and location for the training and click on the "Request" button. This will enroll you in that training session and add the training title to your Transcript in the Active training section. Your screen will refresh to your Transcript.
If the "Request" button is not present, it may indicate that the training roster is full, or the registration has otherwise been closed.
Once you have enrolled in a training, that training will be displayed in your Transcript until the training is completed. To view your Transcript, from the Learning Center homepage you can either click on the My Learning icon, or from the Learning tab click on the "My Learning" entry. All of your Active learning is displayed by default. You can filter this display by specific content type, and can sort the display by Title, Status, Date Added, Training Type and Due Date. You can also update the display to show only your Completed or Archived Learning.
To access a specific training, click on the action button next to that training’s title which will display an action appropriate for the content type; i.e. "Launch" for and Online Class, or "View Training" for an instructor led training session, "Open Curriculum" for a curriculum, etc. For an Online Class, be sure you have allowed pop-up windows from the Palo Alto Networks Learning Center.
Note: In a curriculum, some training entries may need to be completed in the order they are listed, and the action button may not appear on some entries until the preceding training entries have been completed.
Additional details about the specific training can be found by clicking on the title of the training, or on the down arrow in the action button and selecting "View Training Details."
If you are having trouble accessing and launching your online training, please complete these steps in order:
If you are enrolled in an Online Class, your training status will update from In-progress to Completed once you complete all of the requirements of the online class. These requirements can include viewing the content for a certain duration, vesting all the content in the training, passing any tests included in the content, or any combination of these. Once you have achieved the completion criteria and you exit the online class, your status will update to Completed, and the training will move from your Active to your Completed transcript. You may access your Completed transcript by scrolling over your Learning tab, clicking on My Learning, and changing the drop-down menu from Active to Completed.
NOTE: Completed training can still be accessed from your Completed training transcript.
If you are enrolled in an Event (e.g. instructor led training), soon after you attend the event the instructor will update the roster to indicate successful attendance and completion, and the training status will update to Completed and the Event will move from your Active transcript to your Completed transcript.
If you are enrolled in a Curriculum, all training included in the curriculum must be completed for the curriculum to move from your Active transcript to your Completed transcript.
Other training content types may require you to acknowledge you have completed the training by clicking on the action button. Taking this action will update the training status to Completed and will move the item to your Completed transcript.
Cancel a Registration for an upcoming Event (e.g. instructor led training): To cancel an existing registration for an Event (instructor led training), locate the training in your Active transcript, and click on the drop-down arrow in the View Training button. Select the "Withdraw" option and enter the reason for withdrawing from the training.
NOTE: Be sure to check the training details to see if any penalties apply for withdrawing from the training within certain timeframes.
When the withdraw action is completed the training will remain in your Active transcript with a status of Withdrawn. You can now select an alternate session, or archive the training to move it to your Archived transcript.
Remove a Training from Your Active or Completed Transcript: If you no longer want to see a specific training in your Active or Completed training transcript, you can archive it. Training that has been archived can still be accessed, but it will no longer be displayed in your Active or Completed training transcript.
To archive a training, view the training details in your Active or Completed training by clicking on the training title, or by selecting "View Training Details" from the drop-down arrow on the action button. In the Training Details display click on the "Move to Archived Transcript" link in the upper right part of the display, and confirm that you want to complete the archiving action.
Training items which have been successfully requested cannot be deleted from your transcript.
If you need to view or print a certificate of completion for training conducted in the Palo Alto Networks Learning Center*, follow these steps:
*Visit the Certifications information site to obtain certificates of completion for Palo Alto Networks PCNSE certification.
Name Changes: If you need to change your first or last name, while retaining your existing account, please send an email to email@example.com informing us of the required changes. You will receive a confirmation email back when the change is complete.
Company Transfers: If you have transferred between companies and would like to have your prior completed training transcript transferred to your new account please follow these steps:
Company Status Changes: If your relationship to Palo Alto Networks has changed from a Customer to a Partner, and your account has stayed the same (e.g. using the same email address), please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org informing us of this relationship change. Your partner status will be validated, and once validation is complete, your account will be updated to reflect the new status.
PLEASE NOTE: The Learning Center only allows valid business email addresses and partners may have to wait 48 hours for approval through NextWave. If you have not heard back from Nextwave in 48 hours, please contact Nextwave@paloaltonetworks.com directly to open up a ticket.
If the instructions in this FAQ were not able to resolve your issue and you need additional help with the Learning Center, please contact us at email@example.com. Please be sure to include your Learner Center user ID and a detailed description of the problem you are having.
With the release of PAN-OS® 8.1, the following instructor led training courseware updates are being made:
Additionally. The following e-Learning courseware covering PAN-OS® 8.1 will be released in April 2018:
Detailed course descriptions for each of the updated and new instructor led training courses can be found at the following locations:
Course descriptions for e-Learning courseware will be posted in April 2018.
The updated Learning Paths for Firewall PAN-OS® 8.1:
Updated instructor led training (ILT) courseware covering PAN-OS® 8.1 is currently being rolled out worldwide.
Updated eLearning courseware covering PAN-OS® 8.1 will be released between April-July 2018.
Please check with your Authorized Training Center or local training coordinator to see which version of the courseware will be used for your class. All classes delivered after July 1st, 2018 will utilize the updated version of the course.
Yes, the concepts covered in the updated courseware are still applicable to previous versions of PAN-OS®.
Also, the previous PAN-OS® version of e-Learning courseware remains available in the Learning Center, but please note these courses have not been updated to reflect the current cybersecurity threat landscape.
All previously scheduled EDU-221 and EDU-311 classes are being converted to the new EDU‑220 and EDU-330 courseware respectively.
Training Vouchers are to be redeemed before the expiration date printed on the Training Voucher for the course duration printed on the Training Voucher.
Authorized Training Centers will be transitioning public course offerings from 8.0 to 8.1 at their discretion from now through July 1. Please inquire with the Authorized Training Center of your choice directly to confirm the course version being offered.
Marketing Vouchers "M"-prefix Training Vouchers valid for 90 days with the expiration date printed on the Voucher. The “M5” -prefix Training Voucher is valid only for a single seat in the EDU-210 5-day course. The “M3”-prefix Training Vouchers valid for redemption of any singular 3-day Palo Alto Networks Authorized Training course. Questions regarding “M” Training Vouchers should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Standard Training Vouchers valid for the 3-day EDU-311 course or 2-day EDU-221 course can be redeemed for any course of the same of less duration as printed on the Training voucher. Please inquire directly with the ATC to determine course version offering.
For any other Training Voucher issues please inquire with email@example.com.
An updated ACE exam covering PAN-OS® 8.1 will be released in April 2018. The existing ACE 8.0 exam will also remain accessible.
Your existing ACE accreditation remains in effect until it expires. You can also take the updated 8.1 ACE exam once it is released in April 2018.
Your existing PCNSE certification remains in effect. You can also take the updated PCNSE once it is released at the end of this fiscal year (July 31, 2018).
An updated PCNSE exam covering PAN-OS® 8.1 will be released in at the end of current fiscal year (July 31,2018). The existing PCSNE exam based on PAN-OS® 8.0 will retire when the new exam is released.
The Accredited Configuration Engineer (ACE) exam tests your knowledge of the core features and functions of Palo Alto Networks next-generation firewalls. The ACE exam is web-based and consists of 40-50 multiple-choice questions. The exam is not timed, and you can retake it as many times as necessary to earn a passing score.
For more information about the ACE exam, refer to our ACE exam page.
The Accredited Configuration Engineer (ACE) exam is an accreditation exam that, once passed, indicates that an engineer understands the fundamental features and functionality of Palo Alto Networks firewall technologies. For more information about the ACE exam, you may refer to our ACE exam page.
The Palo Alto Networks Certified Network Security Engineer (PCNSE) exam is the key part of a formal certification that proves that those who have passed it possess an in-depth knowledge of how to design, install, configure, manage, and troubleshoot the vast majority of implementations that use the Palo Alto Networks platform. For more information about the PCNSE exam, refer to our PCNSE exam page.
The Accredited Configuration Engineer (ACE) exam credential does not expire and has no recertification requirements. Once you earn a version of the ACE credential, it stays with you for life. The ACE credential changes with each major version of the software that runs the Palo Alto Networks platform.
NOTE: Palo Alto Networks Partners may be required to earn the most recent ACE credential.
As of April, 2017 the current version of the Accredited Configuration Engineer (ACE) exam is version 8.0, corresponding to PAN-OS 8.0.
Additionally, Palo Alto Networks maintains 2 previous version of the exam, the 7.0 and 6.1 versions.
The ACE exam is free of charge. You can access the exam once you are registered and can log into the Palo Alto Networks Learning Center.
The Accredited Configuration Engineer (ACE) Exam covers material taught in the "Firewall 8.0 Essentials: Configuration and Management (EDU-210)" course. Taking the EDU-210 course may help you prepare for this exam. You may consult the EDU-210 course description for a list of topics.
The ACE Exam is accessed via the Palo Alto Networks Learning Center. Log into the Learning Center, and enter "Accredited Configuration Engineer (ACE) Exam" in the upper-right hand corner search bar. Select the version and language of the exam you want to take and click on "Request." This will add the exam to your active transcript. You can then click on "Launch Test" to begin the exam.
If you need to exit the exam before completing and submitting it for scoring, click on "Save/Return Later." You can then exit and re-launch the exam from your active transcript.
If you do not have an active account on the Palo Alto Networks Learning Center, learn how to create an account today.
PLEASE NOTE: Palo Alto Networks Partners need to request the "Partner Technical Learning Path" which includes the ACE exam in the Learning Center.
The ACE exam requires an 80% score or better to pass. The exam is not timed and you can retake the exam as many times as necessary to earn a passing score. If you fail, you may click "Retake" on your active transcript to retake the exam.
If you do not pass, you may click "Retake" on your active transcript to retake the exam. You can retake the exam as many times as necessary to earn a passing score.
Those who pass the ACE exam will be able to download and print an Accredited Configuration Engineer (ACE) certificate via the Palo Alto Networks Learning Center.
To view or print your ACE certificate:
If the instructions in this FAQ were not able to resolve your issue and you need additional help with the Learning Center, please contact Palo Alto Networks Education support at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please be sure to include your Learner Center user ID and a detailed description of the problem you are having.