Firewall 8.0 Essentials: Configuration and Management

Skills Gained

The delegates will practise:

The Firewall 8.0 Essentials: Configuration and Management course combines instructor-led training and interactive labs to build a working knowledge of how to install, configure and manage Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation firewalls.The course covers the configuration and management of Global Protect to extend firewall protection to external systems outside the network perimeter. This course includes configuration and management of firewall high availability, and the monitoring of network traffic via the interactive web interface and firewall reports.

Who will the Course Benefit?

The Configuration and Management course is intended for anyone who anyone who is responsible for the day-to- day management, installation, or support of a Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation firewall.This includes Security Administrators, Security Engineers, Security Operations Specialists, Security Analysts, Networks Engineers and Support Staff.

Anyone planning to attend the Panorama 8.0: Manage Multiple Firewalls (EDU-221), and Firewall 8.0: Debug and Troubleshoot (EDU-311), are strongly recommended to complete the Firewall 8.0: Configuration and Management course before attending those courses.


The Firewall 8.0 Essentials: Configuration and Management course is the recommended training for taking the Accredited Configuration Engineer (ACE) exam. Additionally this course combined with the Panorama 8.0: Manage Multiple Firewalls course are recommended training for anyone planning on taking the Palo Alto Networks Certified Network Security Engineer 8 (PCNSE8) certification exam.


The following is required when attending the course:

Basic familiarity with networking concepts including routing, switching, and IP addressing
Familiarity with basic security concepts
Experience with other security technologies (IPS, proxy, and content filtering) is a plus.

Course Outline

Course Contents – DAY 1
  • Platforms and Architecture
  • Initial Configuration
  • Interface Configuration
Course Contents – DAY 2
  • Security and NAT Policies
  • App-IDTM
  • Basic Content-IDTM
Course Contents – DAY 3
  • URL Filtering
  • Decryption
  • WildFireTM
Course Contents – DAY 4
  • User-IDTM
  • GlobalProtectTM
  • Site-to-Site VPNs
Course Contents – DAY 5
  • Monitoring and Reporting
  • Active/Passive High Availability
  • What’s Next

Other Courses



Call James now on 0131 625 7151 to get a full detailed course description and next available dates.

Course Location

This course will be run at the Edinburgh Training and Conference Venue, which is situated in the centre of Edinburgh, just 5 minutes walk from Waverley Station and close to major bus routes, including the airport bus. Discounted parking is available at the St John’s Hill NCP Car Park. Our training rooms are light and spacious, all are air conditioned with natural daylight.

Complimentary breakfast and lunch will provided, as well as tea and coffee throughout the day. If you’ve got any special dietary requirements just let us know, ideally in advance, and we will be pleased to cater for them. Our team will be there on the day to make sure everything goes smoothly. If there’s anything you need please ask, because “If we Can we Will”.

Chat with us
Chat with us
Hello, how can we help you?
We are offline, but if you leave your message and contact details, we will get to to you as quickly as we can.
All of our operators are busy. Please try again later..
How can we help?
This chat session has ended
Was this conversation useful? Vote this chat session.
Good Bad