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Palo Alto Networks Certification

Palo Alto Networks Certification – Accredited Configuration Expert (ACE)

Overview

The Accredited Configuration Engineer (ACE) exam tests your knowledge of the core features and functions of Palo Alto Networks next-generation firewalls. The ACE exam is web-based and consists of 72 multiple-choice questions. The exam is not timed, and you can retake it as many times as necessary to earn a passing score.

Benefits

Passing the ACE exam indicates that you possess the basic knowledge to successfully configure Palo Alto Networks firewalls using the PAN-OS.  The exam also serves as a study aid for you to prepare for CNSE certification. Finally, the ACE exam is a requirement for access to the migration tool.

ACE Exam Objectives

The primary goal of the ACE exam is to serve as an objective indication of your ability to configure Palo Alto Networks firewalls using the PAN-OS. To pass the ACE exam, you need a foundational knowledge of, and hands-on familiarity, with PAN-OS configuration.

Re-certification Requirements

There are no re-certification requirements for you.  Currently, the ACE accreditation is tied to a specific PAN-OS version. For example, the ACE 5.0 exam is based on PAN-OS version 5.0. Partners may have re-certification requirements.

Get Prepared

Palo Alto Networks strongly recommends that the candidate attend the following courses: Palo Alto Networks Firewall 8.0: Essentials – Configuration and Management – 210 ,  Palo Alto Networks Panorama 8.1: Managing Firewalls at Scale – 220  , and  Palo Alto Networks Firewall 8.1: Troubleshooting – 330

ACE Registration

For PCNSE study guide, practice exam questions and registering for the exam, please refer to ACE Certification Page.

ACE FAQs

For additional details about the ACE exam, please refer to the ACE frequently asked questions (ACE FAQs)

 

Palo Alto Networks Certification – Palo Alto Networks Certified Network Security Engineer (PCNSE)

Overview

The Certified Network Security Engineer (PCNSE) exam is a formal certification exam that is hosted and proctored by a third-party testing company, Pearson Vue. The PCNSE exam should be taken by anyone who wants to demonstrate a deep understanding of Palo Alto Networks technologies. This includes anyone who uses Palo Alto Networks products such as partners, system engineers, systems integrators, and support engineers.

PCNSE 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.

Re-certification Requirements

There are no recertification requirements. The PCNSE certification is tied to a specific PAN-OS version. For example, the PCNSE6 exam is based on the 6.0 and 6.1 versions of PAN-OS, Panorama, and related components of the Palo Alto Networks platform.

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

Get Prepared

Palo Alto Networks strongly recommends that the candidate attend the following courses: Palo Alto Networks Firewall 8.0: Essentials – Configuration and Management – 210 ,  Palo Alto Networks Panorama 8.0: Manage Multiple Firewalls – 221, and Palo Alto Networks Firewall 8.0: Debug and Troubleshoot – 311

More Resources

For PCNSE study guide, practice exam questions and registering for the exam, please refer to PCNSE Certification Page.

PCNSE FAQs

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