Palo Alto Networks Certification

The Palo Alto Networks Certified Network Security Administrator (PCNSA) recognizes individuals with the knowledge to operate Palo Alto Networks next-generation firewalls to protect networks from cutting edge cyber threats.

The Palo Alto Networks Certified Network Security Engineer (PCNSE) recognizes individuals with in-depth knowledge and abilities to design, install, configure, maintain and troubleshoot the vast majority of implementations based on the Palo Alto Networks platform. The PCNSE exam should be taken by anyone who wishes to demonstrate a deep understanding of Palo Alto Networks technologies, including customers who use Palo Alto Networks products, value-added resellers, pre-sales system engineers, system integrators, and support staff.

Cybersecurity Fundamentals

Security Administrators

Security Engineers


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Prisma Certified Cloud Security Engineer
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Palo Alto Networks Certified Detection and Remediation Analyst
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Palo Alto Networks Certified Security Automation Engineer
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Palo Alto Certifications

How To Register For An Exam

Exam appointments may be made in advance or on the day you wish to test, subject to availability. The exam/appointment testing time limit noted on Pearson VUE web pages reflects the total appointment time, including an NDA, exam time, and survey.

Sign in or Create an Account with Pearson VUE. Please use your Legal name as displayed on your government issued IDs. Please also use your Business email address as your primary address. Not using business email address can negatively impact your company’s partner status. Login to your account, select an exam, select a location, and then register for a seat.

Candidates have the option to take exams whenever or wherever desired through Online Proctored (OP). Learn More.

Palo Alto Networks Certification Exams Preparation

The exams are currently computer-based assessments of knowledge and skills. There is multiple choice, matching and ordering questions. For detailed information on individual Certification requirements and available resources to help prepare for the exams, like official available training, study guides, practice test, please visit the Palo Alto Networks Certification web site.

Photo Capture and Digital Signature Requirements

To maintain the highest level of security and authentication, all Palo Alto Networks score reports provided at Pearson VUE testing center will include a photo of the candidate. Test Center Administrators are required to take a photograph of each candidate prior to testing. Candidates who do not wish to have their picture taken will need to contact 14 business days in advance of the exam.

Testing Center Administrators will also capture Digital Signatures during the sign in process at the testing centers.

Last updated 2023-07-21