Firewall 8.1 Essentials – Configuration and Management


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  • 5 Days Course
    Network Security

    Classroom + Online

    Course Details

    The Firewall 8.1 Essentials: Configuration and Management course by Palo Alto Networks, is a five-day instructor-led training that provides you with the skills 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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    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 student will get hands-on experience configuring, managing, and monitoring a firewall in a lab environment.


    • 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

    Target Audience

    • Security Engineers
    • Security Administrators
    • Security Operations Specialists
    • Security Analysts
    • Network Engineers
    • Support Staff


    • 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.