Intro to Building a Lab using EVE-NG

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13 HOURS OF TRAINING
15 SKILLS
103 VIDEOS
0 VIRTUAL LABS
0 PRACTICE EXAMS
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Palo Alto Networks Certified Network Security Administrator (PCNSA) FAQs: Cost, Training, Value

Is the Palo Alto Networks Certified Network Security Administrator worth it?

Yes, Palo Alto’s Certified Network Security Administrator is worth it. Also known as the PCNSA, the certification is worth it because of how many Palo Alto security devices there are all around the world. By some estimates, Palo Alto provides 19% of the world’s security appliances. That means that having the Palo Alto Networks Certified Network Security Administrator proves you can administer and manage one-fifth of the world’s security appliances.

How much does the Palo Alto Networks Certified Network Security Administrator cost?

The Palo Alto Networks Certified Network Security Administrator certification costs $155. The actual total cost to earn the PCNSA from Palo Alto is $155 because there are no prerequisite exams to take or mandatory courses you have to attend. Although you might want to add the cost of a course that prepares you for deploying and operating Palo Alto next-generation firewalls to that cost.

Is the Palo Alto Networks Certified Network Security Administrator difficult?

The Palo Alto Networks Certified Network Security Administrator exam is difficult if you don’t have a lot of experience configuring firewalls or if you don’t know Palo Alto specifically. For administrators with years of experience with security configurations already, it’s easy to learn what makes the PCNSA exam unique. But for brand new administrators, the Palo Alto Networks Certified Network Security Administrator can be very difficult.

Does the Palo Alto Networks Certified Network Security Administrator expire?

Yes, the Palo Alto Networks Certified Network Security Administrator expires two years after you take it. All of Palo Alto’s certifications expire two years after the date you earn them. Since the Palo Alto Networks Certified Network Security Administrator expires after two years, you’ll need to continue studying and preparing for either the same exam or the next one in the chain, the PCNSE, in order to recertify or renew your cert.

How should I study for the Palo Alto Networks Certified Network Security Administrator?

The way to study for the Palo Alto Networks Certified Network Security Administrator is with lots of virtual labs and simulated environments. The PCNSA exam tests your knowledge of managing and configuring Palo Alto devices, so the best way to study for it is with hands-on practice and experience. Be sure to study for the Palo Alto Networks Certified Network Security Administrator with a course that gives you a way to actually practice what you’re learning.

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