The Palo Alto Networks learning path provides the next-gen firewall knowledge to be confident in securing networks and applications, with 2 certifications that are focused on technical expertise (ACE & PCNSE).

The learning paths have been devised to ensure you are fully equipped to work with and deploy Palo Alto solutions. Click on the selection of courses below and begin to differentiate yourself in the market place:

The NextWave Partner Program is designed for network security focused Value Added Resellers, System Integrators, Service Providers, Managed Security Service Providers, and Alliance partners who want to market, sell, manage, and deliver Palo Alto Networks enterprise network security solutions to their customers. Partner Levels:

  • Diamond
  • Platinum
  • Gold
  • Silver

Training requirements for each category are defined below:

For more information about the Partner Program please visit Palo Alto's web site.

What's the difference between Partner Certification and Individual/Professional Certification?

Partner Certifications are linked to the Partner as a whole and can help attract better commercial terms.

Individual/Professional Certifications are held by one person.


Firewall 7.1: Configure Extended Features is the next-level, follow-on course to Firewall 7.1: Install, Configure, and Manage (EDU-201). The two-day, instructor-led Firewall 7.1: Configure Extended Features course expands on 201 course topics while introducing many new features and functions of Palo Alto Networks ® next-generation firewalls.
Firewall 8.0: Debug and Troubleshoot is the next-level course to Palo Alto Networks® Firewall 8.0 Essentials: Configuration and Management (EDU-210). The three-day, instructor-led Firewall 8.0: Debug and Troubleshoot course expands on the topics from the 210 course with hands-on troubleshooting labs:Investigate networking issues using advanced firewall tools including the CLIAnalyze advanced logs to resolve various real-life scenariosSolve advanced routing scenario challenges
The Firewall 7.1: Install, Configure, and Manage three-day, instructor-led course will enable the student to install, configure, and manage the essential features of Palo Alto Networks® next-generation firewalls
This two-day, instructor-led course teaches strategies in defense against cyberthreats. Successful completion of this course enables administrators to better understand the threat landscape. Students will learn the use of Palo Alto Networks® next-generation firewalls, including the WildFire™ product.
The Palo Alto Networks® Panorama 8.0: Manage Multiple Firewalls (EDU-221) course is two days of instructor-led training that will enable you to:  Configure and manage the next-generation Panorama™management server  Gain experience configuring templates and device groups  Gain experience with administration, log collection, and logging and reporting  Gain experience with Panorama™High Availability
Palo Alto Networks® Traps™ Advanced Endpoint Protection prevents sophisticated vulnerability exploits and unknown malware-driven attacks. Successful completion of this twoday, instructor-led course equips the student to install Traps in basic configurations.