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Path to Palo Alto Certified Networks Service Engineer (pCNSE)

Sun Management is a Palo Alto Elite Authorized Training Center Sun Management is a Palo Alto Certified Professional Services Partner Sun Management offers classes to become a Palo Alto Certified Networks Service Engineer
  1. Set the Goal

    Dedicate yourself to achieving the goal of earning the pCNSE. It will take time, effort, and will be more challenging than the Microsoft & Cisco certifications you are accustomed to taking.

  2. Take Aim

    Familiarize yourself with the pCNSE blueprint document which includes the pCNSE exam objectives and exam format.

  3. Basic Training

    Complete the following instructor led classes:

    • EDU-210 – Essentials – Configuration and Management
    • EDU-221 – Managing Multiple Firewalls

    Together, these 2 classes cover all the key features of both the firewall and panorama.

  4. Arm Yourself

  5. Practice

    Run through implementing and testing all aspects of the pCNSE study guide in your lab using your course lab guides, downloaded documentation to assist as needed.

  6. Advanced Training

    After having 4-6 months hands on experience with the PANOS platform, complete the following instructor led class:

    • EDU-311 – Debug & Troubleshoot
  7. Practice Some More

    Run through implementing and testing all aspects of the pCNSE study guide in your lab again only this time, minimize your use of course lab guides, downloaded documentation.

  8. Test Run

    Take the following no cost exams in the Palo Alto Learning Center https://paloaltonetworks.csod.com (log in with your support account credentials):

    • Accredited Configuration Engineer (ACE)
    • pCNSE Practice Questions
  9. Practice Even More

    Run through implementing and testing all aspects of the pCNSE study guide in your lab a third time only this time, without the use of course lab guides, downloaded documentation.

  10. Schedule the Exam

    When you are ready to attempt the exam, register for it on the Pearson-Vue website
    pCNSE Preparation Bundles
    Talk to your Sun Management Account Representative about our new pCNSE prep bundle, which include:

    • A personal lab environment comprised of your choice of either a PA-220 or VM-50 firewall, each with a 1 year subscription bundle (a $500 value)
    • A seat in all 3 recommended liveinstructor led courses (EDU-210,221,311) taught at our Arlington training facility by expert instructors. (a $10,000 value)
    • Email access to our instructors during and after training is completed