A Palo Alto Networks Certified Network Security Engineer (PCNSE) is capable of designing, deploying, configuring, maintaining and troubleshooting the vast majority of Palo Alto Networks-based network security implementations. Passing the PCNSE7 and exhibiting solid professional behavior, are the requirements for becoming a PCNSE7. The formal certification exam is hosted and proctored by the third-party testing company Pearson VUE. Either exam should be taken by anyone who is prepared to demonstrate a deep understanding of Palo Alto Networks technologies. Candidates can be anyone who uses Palo Alto Networks products, including customers, partners, system engineers, systems integrators and support engineers.




Exam Objectives

The Palo Alto Networks Certified Network Security Engineer (PCNSE) is a formal, third-party proctored certification that indicates those who have passed it possess the in-depth knowledge to design, install, configure, maintain and troubleshoot the vast majority of implementations based on the Palo Alto Networks platform. The PCNSE exam should be taken by anyone who wishes to demonstrate a deep understanding of Palo Alto Networks technologies, including customers who use Palo Alto Networks products, value-added resellers, pre-sales system engineers, system integrators, and support staff.

 

Contact

For questions or issues related to the PCNSE exams please contact certification@paloaltonetworks.com

Certification Resources

PCNSE7 Blueprint

The PCNSE Blueprint summarizes the key objectives of the test, and is a high level overview of the core areas/skills that the test is designed to measure.

PCNSE7 Study Guide New!

The purpose of the study guide is to help you prepare for your PCNSE7 exam. This study guide is a detailed summary of the key topic areas that you are expected to know to be successful at the PCNSE7 exam.

PCNSE7 Practice Questions New!

These questions are designed to help prepare you for the PCNSE certification exam. They will allow you to assess your understanding of the topics covered in the exam and identify topics on which you may need further training/study. Note: Passing this informal practice test is not an indication that you will automatically be successful at the actual PCNSE exam as this material is not based on actual questions and answers from the PCNSE exam. Instead it will help you prepare and gauge your understanding and readiness to take the actual exam.

Hands-on practice is the best way to cement what you learn from this Study Guide and the documents that they refer to.

 

Palo Alto Networks Exam Security Policies

Re-certification Requirements

There are currently no recertification requirements. The PCNSE certification is tied to a specific PAN-OS version. 

(Partners may be required to earn the most recent certification.)

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FAQs

For additional details about the PCNSE exam, please refer to the PCNSE Frequently Asked Questions list (PCNSE FAQs).



 

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