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 7.1: Debug and Troubleshoot is the next-level course to Palo Alto Networks ® Firewall 7.1: Install, Configure, and Manage (EDU-201) and Firewall 7.1: Configure Extended Features (EDU-205). The three-day, instructor-led Firewall 7.1: Debug and Troubleshoot course expands on the topics from the 201 and 205 courses with hands-on troubleshooting labs.
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.
This two-day instructor led course will enable network professionals to configure and manage the Palo Alto Networks® Panorama™ Management Server
Palo Alto Networks ®Traps™ Advanced Endpoint Protection prevents sophisticated vulnerability exploits and unknown malware-driven attacks. Traps accomplishes this through a highly scalable, lightweight agent that uses an innovative new approach for defeating attacks without requiring any prior knowledge of the threat itself. Successful completion of this three-day, instructor-led course equips the student to build a basic Traps deployment.