Founded in 2005, Palo Alto Networks, Inc. is a global cybersecurity leader headquartered in Santa Clara, USA. The company currently focuses on network and corporate security, offering customers firewalls for effective visibility and control of network activity as well as effective cloud-based applications to span other aspects of security.
Today, Palo Alto Networks has more than 85k customers in more than 150 regions and countries around the globe. And to achieve its mission of being the preferred cybersecurity partner, this provider has 58 offices worldwide.
Given today's total virtualization of business and workflows, Palo Alto Networks' technology, products, and solutions are committed to helping organizations transition to remote working and maintain their previous productivity. Already, many customers appreciate products like Prisma Access, Cortex XSOAR, Panorama, and Cotex Data Lake. In more detail, Palo Alto Networks is known by:
- Strata - an industry well-known network security suite focused on attack prevention and network transformation management.
- Prisma - a suite of products focused on protecting public environments, Internet access, SaaS applications, remote locations, and mobile users through a cloud-based architecture.
- Cortex - an efficient continuous operations platform for security through artificial intelligence.
As the product portfolio from Palo Alto Networks gains market share and attracts more customers, gaining formal accreditation from that vendor is more in demand than ever. According to Palo Alto Networks statistics, about 80% of professionals complete this qualification program in order to gain a competitive advantage in their job search. At the same time, 75% of certified specialists say that the earned accreditation has helped them get a pay raise.
So speaking of the certification tracks, several of them are currently available to candidates:
SECURITY ASSOCIATE (ENTRY-LEVEL)
- PCCET - Palo Alto Networks Certified Cybersecurity Entry-level Technician – a certificate that demonstrates a thorough understanding of SOC security, network security, cloud security, and cybersecurity fundamentals. It’s suitable for technical professionals, students, and non-technical professionals alike.
- PCNSA - Palo Alto Networks Certified Network Security Administrator – a certificate confirming the confident competence of network security administrators using Next-Generation Firewalls. It is suitable for security administrators whose daily tasks imply secure networks from cyberthreats.
- PCDRA - Palo Alto Networks Certified Detection and Remediation Analyst – a certificate confirming deep expertise in playbooks development, methodology deployment, incident management, as well as the creation of integrations.
- PCCSE - Prisma Certified Cloud Security Engineer – a certificate confirming the ability and skill to administer and deploy all aspects of Prisma Cloud. This is suitable for cloud security engineers, cloud support, DevOps, team leads, and cybersecurity architects.
- PCNSE - Palo Alto Networks Certified Network Security Engineer – certificate confirming the competencies required of a network security professional, including Next-Generation Firewalls design, management, and troubleshooting skills. This is suitable for all professionals familiar with Palo Alto Networks products, including partners, system integrators, support engineers, and system engineers.
- PCSAE - Palo Alto Networks Certified Security Automation Engineer – certificate proving confident ability to analyze, administer, and develop the Cortex XSOAR security orchestration, response, and automation platform. This is suitable for everyone including partners, analysts, system engineers, customers, and administrators dealing with Cortex XSOAR.