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Palo Alto Networks: Firewall 8.1: Essentials – Configuration and Management

Learn how to configure and manage Palo Alto Networks next-generation firewalls.

GK# 5846 Vendor# PAN-EDU-210

Course Overview


This five-day, instructor-led training course will enhance the student’s understanding of how to configure and manage Palo Alto Networks next-generation firewalls. The student will learn and get hands-on experience configuring, managing, and monitoring a firewall in a lab environment.

This course will enable you to:

  • Configure and manage the essential features of Palo Alto Networks next-generation firewalls
  • Configure and manage GlobalProtect to protect systems that are located outside of the data center perimeter
  • Configure and manage firewall high availability
  • Monitor network traffic using the interactive web interface and firewall reports


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What You'll Learn

  • Next-generation firewall features
  • Initial and interface configurations
  • Virtual and cloud deployments
  • Site-to-site VPNs
  • Next-generation security practices
  • How to monitor network traffic


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Module 1: Next-Generation Security Platform and Architecture 

Module 2: Virtual and Cloud Deployment

Module 3: Initial Configuration

Module 4: Interface Configuration

Module 5: Security and NAT Policies

Module 6: App-ID™

Module 7: Content-ID™

Module 8: URL Filtering

Module 9: Decryption

Module 10: WildFire™

Module 11: User-ID™

Module 12: GlobalProtect™

Module 13: Site-to-Site VPNs

Module 14: Monitoring and Reporting

Module 15: Active/Passive High Availability

Module 16: Next-Generation Security Practices



Students must have a basic familiarity with networking concepts including routing, switching, and IP addressing. Students also should be familiar with basic security concepts. Experience with other security technologies (IPS, proxy, and content filtering) is a plus.

Who Should Attend

  • Security engineers
  • Security administrators
  • Security operations specialists
  • Security analysts
  • Network engineers
  • Support staff

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Course Delivery

This course is available in the following formats:

Classroom Live

Receive face-to-face instruction at one of our training center locations.

Duration: 5 day

Virtual Classroom Live

Experience expert-led online training from the convenience of your home, office or anywhere with an internet connection.

Duration: 5 day

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