Palo Alto Cyber Security Packaged (PCCSA and PCNSA) (short course)

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Why study this course?

Cyber security is more and more critical for the operation of organisations. Palo Alto is an increasingly significant player in the cyber security industry. Completing this course will equip you with key skills in using next generation Palo Alto products for working in a security operations centre.

More about this course

Today's organisations are challenged with rapidly detecting cyber security breaches and effectively responding to security incidents. Teams of people in security operations centres (SOCs) keep a vigilant eye on security systems, protecting their organisations by detecting and responding to cyber security threats. The Palo Alto Cyber Security PCCSA and PCNSA course prepares you to begin a career working as a cyber security administrator with security operations centres.

Uncovering cybercrime, cyber espionage and other threats to the integrity of networks is an exciting new area that spans all industries. London Met is the only Palo Alto Cyber Security Regional Academy in the UK that has started offering this new course at one of the most advanced Palo Alto Academies in the country.

Assessment

You will be assessed by in-class chapter tests, final theory and practical exams.

Professional accreditation

On completion of this course you will acquire the Palo Alto PCCSA and PCNSA qualifications.

Fees and key information

Course type
Short Course
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Entry requirements

You're required to have:

  • a reading-age level (RAL) of 13
  • basic computer literacy and awareness of the internet

Prior experience with computer hardware, cabling, binary maths and basic electronics is desirable but not required.

You're also required to have a Windows-based PC or laptop with an internet connection if you want to study the material outside of the University's premises.

International students

You will need the following level of English:

  • a minimum English qualification of IELTS 5.5 with 5.0 or above in all components, or 550 with 4 in the TWE (Test of Written English) or 213 in the computer-based test (essay rating 4)

For more information about how to take an IELTS exam (the preferred qualification), visit the British Council's website.

It may be possible to be exempt from formal English qualifications if:

  • you received high grades in English throughout your education
  • your education has been undertaken in English

Course structure

Module details to be agreed

Skills and experience gained

By the end of the course you will be able to install, configure and maintain Palo Alto firewalls.

After the course

On completion of this course career opportunites may include:

  • junior network security or cyber security analyst/administrator within small to medium sized businesses, large enterprises or security operations centres including BT, Vodafone, O2, Cisco Systems, Palo Alto Networks, Accenture, Bloomberg, Fortinet and more

Payments and discounts

Payment must be made in full via eShop before the start of the course. Full payment of the fee will qualify you to a 10% discount for all three modules.

If we made an option available to you to split the payment, you are still committed to pay any outstanding fees as early as starting the second module, or when you are asked to do so. Please read our terms and conditions before proceeding with any payments. Current students and London Met alumni and staff are entitled to a 10% discount.

Please note that the cost does not cover the cost of sitting the certification exams.

How to apply

You can apply online.

Before paying, you will be asked to confirm you agree to our Short Course Training Centre terms and conditions .



When to apply

The official closing date for this course is one week before the course start date. Please refer to the course structure. However you are advised to apply as early as possible as we will only consider your application if there are places available on the course. If you have missed the deadline, please get in touch and we will do our best to accommodate you.

Course administrator: Adele Almammedova – a.almammedova@londonmet.ac.uk or  +44 (0)20 7133 3627

Course leader: Dr Shahram Salekzamankhani – s.salek@londonmet.ac.uk or +44 (0)20 7133 3705