Palo Alto Networks: Essentials 2



In this course, you will expand on Essentials 1 course topics. You will also be introduced to new features and functions of Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation firewalls.


Security engineers, network engineers, and support staff


  • Essentials 1: Firewall Installation, Configuration, and Management (PAN-EDU 201)or equivalent experience is highly recommended
  • Basic familiarity with networking concepts, including routing, switching, IP addressing, and basic port-based security concepts

Learning Objectives

  • Install, configure, manage, and perform basic troubleshooting on the entire line of Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation firewalls
  • Basics of implementing and managing GlobalProtect and Active/Active High Availability
  • Optimize their visibility and control over applications, users, and content

1. Administration and Management

  • Password Management
  • Certificate Management
  • Log Forwarding

2. Interface Configuration

  • VLAN Objects
  • QoS

3. Layer 3

  • NAT
  • Policy Based Forwarding
  • Routing Protocols (OSPF)

4. App-ID™

  • Defining new Application Signatures
  • Application Override

5. Content-ID™

  • Custom Threat Signatures
  • Data Filtering
  • DoS Protection
  • Botnet Report

6. User-ID™

  • Captive Portal
  • Terminal Server Agent
  • Dynamic Address Objects

7. VPN

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  • Configuring the Portal, Gateway, and Agent
  • Host Checks
  • Logs

8. High Availability

  • Configuring Active/Active HA