Palo Alto Networks Firewall 10.1 Essentials: Configuration and Management (EDU-210)

The Firewall 10.1 Essentials: Configuration and Management course combines instructor-led training and interactive hands-on labs to build a working knowledge of how to configure and manage Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation firewalls. The five days of training will help to:

  • Configure and manage the essential features of Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Firewalls.
  • Configure and manage Security and NAT policies to enable approved traffic to and from zones.
  • Configure and manage Threat Prevention strategies to block traffic from known and unknown IP addresses, domains and URLs.
  • Monitor network traffic using the interactive web interface and firewall reports.

Target Audience
Successful completion of this five-day, instructor-led course should enhance the student’s understanding of how to configure and manage Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Firewalls. The course includes hands-on experience configuring, managing, and monitoring a firewall in a lab environment. It is targeted at Security Administrators, Security Engineers, Security Operations Specialists, Security Analysts, and Support Staff. Anyone planning to attend the Firewall 10.1: Improving Security Posture and Hardening PAN-OS Firewalls (EDU-214), Panorama 10.1: Manage Firewalls at Scale (EDU-220), and Firewall 10.0: Troubleshooting (EDU-330), are strongly recommended to complete the Firewall 10.0: Configuration and Management course before attending those courses.

Course Overview

1. Who is this course designed for?

Security Engineers, Security Administrators, Security Operations Specialists, Security Analysts and Support Staff. Any staff who will directly configure and manage Palo Alto Networks Firewalls and continue to monitor and manage those firewalls for their ongoing security posture required by organisations.

2. What are the main subjects covered?

Security Platform and Architecture, Initial Configuration and Interface Configuration.
Security and NAT Policies, App-ID™ and Content-ID™
URL Filtering, Decryption and WildFire™
User-ID™, GlobalProtect™ and Site-to-Site VPN
Monitoring and Reporting
Active/Passive High Availability

3. What are the main skills, knowledge or capabilities that course participants will take away? In other words, what will they be able to do afterwards that they couldn’t do before?

Learn how to configure and manage the essential features of Palo Alto Networks next-generation firewalls to offer a robust security posture in your organisation.
Configure and manage GlobalProtect to protect systems that are located outside of the data-centre perimeter.
Ensure business continuity through the firewall through learning to configure and manage firewall high availability.
Learn the importance and use of facilities available to monitor network traffic using the interactive web interface and firewall reports.

4. Will course participants gain certification by completing the course?

This course highly recommended for gaining knowledge for two Industry recognised qualifications. Primarily, for the Palo Alto Networks Certified Network Security Administrator (PCNSA) – This is a fundamental certification that validates your ability to configure the central features of the Palo Alto Networks next-generation firewall and to effectively operate the firewalls correctly.
The second is the Palo Alto Networks Certified Network Security Engineer (PCNSE) – This is an expert-level certification that validates knowledge of the Security Operating Platform, demonstrating expertise in its complete functionality to benefit the organisation and showcase expertise.
These are both Proctored Exam Qualifications provided and invigilated through PearsonVUE

5. What are the main benefits to businesses whose employees complete this course?

For anyone configuring, managing, supporting or troubleshooting a Palo Alto Networks firewall it is essential that it is configured correctly. For any organisation providing support services to a customer having the correct qualifications and skills is imperative. This will provide the full and effective protection, with the most complete visibility, into network traffic traversing, entering or exiting an organisations network.
This course provides essential knowledge and best practises to achieve these goals. From initial configuration to ongoing monitoring, providing the best security posture for the firewall, including when the requirements of the organisation evolve over time.

6. Why choose this course and course provider?

This course is the foundation to configuring, monitoring and maintaining a Palo Alto Networks firewall correctly, and is the basis for all other firewall courses. It will ensure the correct configuration of a firewall from the outset.
Exclusive Networks is the largest Global Authorised Training Partner in EMEA, with the ability to deliver these courses across the region. Exclusive Networks has instructors who are highly qualified professional service consultants in teams that provide support for resellers across the region in projects involving all aspects of the Palo Alto Networks security platform products and services. Real world experience from real world situations.
Exclusive Networks has the capability to deliver these courses in a variety of classroom locations across EMEA, as well as effective on-line delivery. On-site courses can also be arranged if required.


“I’d definitely recommend this training course. Julian was an excellent teacher, and the course matter was relevant, directly applicable, and taught at the right pace. I thought the staff were fantastic, and I even had lunch made to order! ”

Steve Hodnett | Head of Networking Europe

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