Drive Success with Westcon and Palo Alto Networks

Westcon and Palo Alto Networks know that it takes knowledge and experience to expand your business opportunities and thrive in today’s market. Gain the expertise you need with these exciting trainings, webinars and partner events.

On Demand Webinars – Watch Now!

 

Course Description Format Time Session Date and Time Register Now
PSE End Point Associate 1-Day Virtual Class 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. EST September 5 Register Now
Intro to SLR Webinar 12 p.m. EST September 6 Register Now
Ultimate Test Drive: Threat Prevention 4-HR Class 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. EST September 12 Register Now
(Wild)fire up your Sales with Traps Webinar 12 p.m. EST September 19 Register Now
1 Hour Check-in w/ BPA Adoption Webinar 12 p.m. EST September 25 Register Now
Intro to SLR Webinar 12 p.m. EST October 4 Register Now
Whats in a SKU: GPCS, LS, MG Webinar 12 p.m. EST October 10 Register Now
PSE Platform Associate 1-Day Virtual Class 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. EST October 17 Register Now
1 Hour Check-in w/ BPA Adoption Webinar 12 p.m. EST October 18 Register Now
Ultimate Test Drive: Advanced Endpoint Protection 4-HR Class 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. EST October 23 Register Now
PSE End Point Associate 1-Day Virtual Class 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. EST November 7 Register Now
1 Hour Check-in w/ BPA Adoption Webinar 12 p.m. EST November 13 Register Now
Pitch and Demo: Traps Webinar 12 p.m. EST November 15 Register Now
Whats in a SKU: NGFW Webinar 12 p.m. EST November 21 Register Now
Aruba & Palo Alto Networks Webinar 12 p.m. EST November 27 Register Now
PSE Public Cloud Associate 1-Day Virtual Class 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. EST December 5 Register Now
1 Hour Check-in w/ BPA Adoption Webinar 12 p.m. EST December 11 Register Now
Pitch and Demo: Traps Webinar 12 p.m. EST December 13 Register Now
Intro to SLR Webinar 12 p.m. EST December 18 Register Now

 

Palo Alto Networks Systems Engineer Accreditations

Westcon’s Palo Alto Networks PSE Workshops can give your team a certified advantage. These classes prepare SEs for Palo Alto Networks’ PSE Certification Track. Completion of certain classes also assist with Partner Technical Compliance for Palo Alto Networks’ NextWave Partner Program.

  • PSE Foundation – This course is the foundation for Palo Alto Networks Systems Engineer Accreditations. It provides the tools necessary to introduce Palo Alto Networks, perform a basic demo of key capabilities, frame the competitive advantage, and suggest appropriate firewall appliances in specific situations. PSE Foundation is a prerequisite for PSE Platform Associate Courses.
  • PSE Platform Associate – This 2-day courses will teach your pre-sales engineers, sales engineers and solution architects how to expertly pitch, demo and create superior customer-aligned solutions. Attendees get valuable hands-on technical training with interactive labs, leading to PSE Certification for compliance with new NextWave partner requirements.
  • PSE Data Center Associate – This 1-day course builds on the Platform Associate and enables SEs to position the Palo Alto Networks platform to data center customers. Students will learn to explain and demonstrate the platform’s data center-specific features and applications, including virtualized firewalls, micro-segmented security, orchestration and chassis performance.
  • PSE End Point Associate – This 1-day training provides pre-sales engineers the knowledge needed to pitch, demonstrate, position, and defend our platform in a endpoint environment. System Engineers will learn to explain the platform’s superiority over competitors’ offerings in securing the endpoint. The course focuses on extending the features and functionality of the Palo Alto Networks security platform, as covered in the PSE Foundation and PSE Endpoint Accreditation courses.
  • PSE Public Cloud – This 1-day course builds on the Platform Associate and provides pre-sales engineers the knowledge needed to position our platform in a public cloud environment. SEs will learn to explain the platform’s superiority over competitors’ offerings in securing public clouds. The course focuses on extending the features and functionality of the Palo Alto Networks security platform, as covered in the PSE Foundation and PSE Platform Associate Accreditation courses, to cloud and hybrid environments.

Ultimate Test Drives (UTDs)

UTDs are designed to give partners a guided, hands-on experience with the Palo Alto Networks security platform. Recommended for sales staff and SEs new to Palo Alto Network or the featured product. Check out these Ultimate Test Drive events available for Westcon resellers and email PaloAltoNetworks@synnex.com to get your UTD scheduled!

  • Next-Generation Firewall – Learn how to create Firewall Policies to safely enable applications, decrypt traffic and enable sandbox threat analysis (WildFire), while getting an overview of the NGFW platform.
  • Virtualized Data Center – Learn how to view and control applications in your data center while preventing known and unknown attacks from propagating via east-west traffic. (VMWare NSX Labs)
  • Threat Prevention – Learn how to create policies to prevent known and unknown attacks, while implementing a decryption and URL filtering policy and protecting users against zero-day exploits with Traps.
  • Advanced Endpoint Protection – Learn how to prevent successful attacks originating from executables, data files or network-based exploits, and understand the chain-like nature of exploits.
  • Amazon Web Services – Learn how to implement security policies to safely enable applications in your customers’ Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) and protect the AWS network, while gaining an understanding of common VM-Series/AWS customer use cases.

 

Exclusive Westcon Trainings

  • Intro to SLR – The Security Lifecycle Review (SLR) summarizes the business and security risks facing an organization, providing an opportunity to review the findings and take joint action on them during an initial evaluation, or as part of a regular visibility and security check-up. Learn how to request evaluation gear and work with Westcon to present the SLR report to your customers.
  • Intro to BPA – The Best Practice Assessment (BPA) for Next-generation Firewall and Panorama evaluates a customer’s platform configurations by measuring their adoption of capabilities, validating whether or not their policies adhere to best practice and by provides recommendations and instructions for how to remediate failed best practice checks. Learn how to strengthen your position as a trusted adviser and create services engagements by helping your customers devise and implement a security strategy founded in prevention.
  • Aruba & Palo Alto Networks – Aruba Networks and Palo Alto Networks have partnered to provide best of class content security for guest and employee owned mobile devices that are now commonplace on enterprise networks. With the certified solution, enterprise IT departments can now securely enable Bring Your Own Device and Guest Access initiatives, while maintaining compliance. Aruba’s Wi-Fi network and Palo Alto Networks’ next-generation firewalls share user, device and application information to monitor and enforce application usage policies on smartphones, tablets and laptops.
  • Intro to GPCS/Logging Service – GlobalProtect cloud service reduces the operational burden associated with securing your remote networks and mobile users by leveraging a cloud-based security infrastructure managed by Palo Alto Networks. Based on our next generation security platform, administrators can manage GlobalProtect cloud service with Panorama to create and deploy consistent security policies for all remote networks and mobile users. The GlobalProtect cloud service shared ownership model allows you to move your remote networks and mobile user security expenditures to a more efficient and predictable OPEX-based model.
  • (Wild)fire up your Sales with Traps – Learn how the leading edge Threat Intelligence service Wildfire integrates with the Next Gen AV Endpoint Solution; Effective prevention from malware, exploits and ransomware requires an approach that protects against all three. Traps puts multiple methods of protection at critical phases of an attack lifecycle to prevent the execution of malicious programs and stop the exploitation of legitimate applications.
  • Whats in a SKU: GPCS, LS, MG – Learn the basics of Global Protect Cloud Service, Logging Service, and Magnifier, along with how to quote and build a proper BoM around these solutions.
  • Pitch and Demo: Traps – Join our 1-hour webinar and learn about how the Traps Advanced Endpoint Solution, protects against Malware and Exploits, Known and Unknown. This session will also include a live demo.
  • Whats in a SKU: NGFW – Learn the basics of what makes the Palo Alto Networks Next Generation Firewall special, along with how to quote, size, and build a proper BoM for the solution.

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