The Palo Alto Networks Certified Cyber Security Associate (PCCSA) is an entry-level certification that will develop your knowledge of cutting-edge technology available today to manage the cyber threats of tomorrow. PCCSA-certified individuals have detailed knowledge of the latest trends in networks-based cyber attacks and of the cutting-edge technologies available to prevent them.
This is an entry level course in cyber security with interactive online learning material with various theory and practical exams. It consists of the following modules:
Module 1 - Cyber Security Foundation:
Module 2 - Cyber Security Gateway:
Module 3 - Cyber Security Essentials:
You will be assessed by in-class chapter tests, final theory and practical exams.
On completion of this course you will acquire the Palo Alto PCCSA certification.
We are planning to return to our usual ways of teaching this autumn including on-campus activities for your course. However, it's still unclear what the government requirements on social distancing and other restrictions might be, so please keep an eye on our Covid-19 pages for further updates as we get closer to the start of the autumn term.
You'll be required to have:
Prior experience with computer hardware, cabling, binary math and basic electronics is desirable but not required.
You'll be required to have a Windows-based PC or laptop with an internet connection if you want to study the material outside of the University premises.
You will need the following level of English:
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:
This schedule is for guidance only. On the first day of each semester your instructor may provide you with the detailed schedule; however the start and end date of the course will not be changed.
Classes take place on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6pm to 9pm in room T6-05, Tower Building.
Week 1 beginning 21 September 2020
Week 2 beginning 28 September 2020
Week 3 beginning 5 October 2020
Week 4 beginning 12 October 2020
Week 5 beginning 19 October 2020
Week 6 beginning 26 October 2020
Week 7 beginning 2 November 2020
Week 8 beginning 9 November 2020
Week 9 beginning 16 November 2020
Week 10 beginning 23 November 2020
Week 11 beginning 30 November 2020
Week 12 beginning 7 December 2020
Week 13 beginning 14 December 2020
Week 14 beginning 4 January 2021
Week 15 beginning 11 January 2021
By paying for a place on this course you confirm that you have received an offer letter accepting you onto to the course, you meet the standard entry requirements for the course and that you agree to the School of Computing's standard terms and conditions for professional and short courses.
Payment must be made in full via our eShop before the start of the course. Full payment of the fee will qualify you to a 10% discount for all three modules.
Please note that the cost does not cover the cost of sitting the exam.
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 and former London Met degree students and staff are entitled to a 10% discount.
If the fee is paid in full before the course start date, you will be entitled to a 10% discount.
Please note that the cost does not cover the cost of sitting the certification exam.
Please select when you would like to start: