Palo Alto Networks Cybersecurity Academy - Cybersecurity Essentials

The Cybersecurity Essentials labs allow students to gain hands-on practice in evaluating cybersecurity principles and demonstrating how to secure a network computing environment through the application of security controls, using Palo Alto Networks next-generation firewalls. While examining strategies for network defense, students will deploy a variety of security methodologies, as well as technologies and concepts used for implementing secure network environments.

All NETLAB+ supported Palo Alto Cybersecurity Networks - Cybersecurity Essentials labs use the Cybersecurity Essentials Pod.

Supported Labs

Lab Number Title
1 Creating a Zero Trust Environment
2 Configuring Authentication
3 Using Two-Factor Authentication to Secure the Firewall
4 Allowing Only Trusted Applications
5 Managing Certificates
6 Decrypting SSH Traffic
7 Decrypting SSL Inbound Traffic
8 Securing Endpoints using Vulnerability Profiles
9 Stopping Reconnaissance Attacks
10 Using Dynamic Block Lists
11 Denying International Attackers
12 Configuring HIP for Global Protect
Enabling the Labs

To enable the labs in NETLAB+ VE, install the PAN8 Cybersecurity Essentials course using the Course Manager. See the Course Manager section of the NETLAB+ VE Administrator Guide for details.

Using the Labs

Always select the correct lab exercise for the lab being performed. Students or teams should schedule the correct lab exercise from the catalog. NETLAB+ will only show those labs for which the required pod type is available. A lab that works on different pod types may appear more than once if your system is so equipped. Instructors should select the correct lab from the Exercise tab during instructor-led lab reservations. This can be done as many times as needed during the reservation.