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
What’s New PAN-OS 9.0 / Traps 6.0 Webinar 12 p.m. EDT April 9 Register Now
Intro to Cortex Webinar 12 p.m. EDT April 16 Register Now
Intro to BPA Webinar 12 p.m. EDT April 18 Register Now
CYBERFORCE 30 Min Webinar 12 p.m. EDT April 23 Register Now
Nextwave Updates Webinar 12 p.m. EDT April 25 Register Now
Intro to Cortex Webinar 12 p.m. EDT May 7 Register Now
Whats in a SKU – Cortex (Traps, NGFW, XDR) Webinar 12 p.m. EDT May 14 Register Now
Intro to SLR Webinar 12 p.m. EDT May 16 Register Now
What’s New – DNS Security Webinar 12 p.m. EDT May 21 Register Now
Intro to RedLock Webinar 12 p.m. EDT May 23 Register Now
PSE – Platform Associate 4 Hour Virtual Class 11 AM – 3 PM EDT June 11 Register Now
What’s in a SKU – GPCS / Aperture Webinar 12 p.m. EDT June 18 Register Now
What’s New – PAN-OS 9.0 / Traps 6.0 Webinar 12 p.m. EDT June 20 Register Now
CYBERFORCE 30 Min Webinar 12 p.m. EDT June 25 Register Now
Intro to BPA Webinar 12 p.m. EDT June 27 Register Now
BPA – Presenting Results Webinar 12 p.m. EDT July 11 Register Now
Intro to NGFW Webinar 12 p.m. EDT July 16 Register Now
What’s in a SKU – Platform (NGFW, VM-Series, Panorama) Webinar 12 p.m. EDT July 23 Register Now
PSE Endpoint Associate 4 Hour Virtual Class 11 AM – 3 PM EDT July 25 Register Now
CYBERFORCE 30 Min Webinar 12 p.m. EDT July 30 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

  • What’s New – PAN-OS 9.0 and Traps 6.0 Learn about the new features and capabilities for firewalls available in PAN-OS 9.0 and endpoint capabilities in Traps 6.0.
  • Intro to Cortex – Learn about Cortex, the industry’s only open and integrated AI-based continuous security platform. It delivers radical simplicity and significantly improves security outcomes through automation and unprecedented accuracy.
  • 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.
  • CYBERFORCE – Learn how you can join CYBERFORCE, the partner technical recognition program that features an elite group of highly trained, self-sufficient engineers who are instrumental in protecting our digital way of life by preventing successful cyberattacks.
  • Nextwave Updates – Get the details on the latest enhancements to the NextWave Partner Program and learn how you will benefit from them.
  • What’s in a SKU – Cortex (Traps, NGFW, XDR) Learn the basics of Cortex, including Traps, NGFW, and the newly announced XDR, along with how to quote, size, and build a proper BoM for the solution.
  • 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.
  • What’s New – DNS Security Learn about the newly launched DNS Security service that applies predictive analytics, machine learning, and automation to block attacks that use DNS.
  • Intro to RedLock – Learn how to secure your public cloud, identify compliance violations, and automate incident response with RedLock.
  • PSE Platform Associate – This course gives pre-sales engineers the knowledge and hands-on practice needed to position our platform to prospective customers. Learn to explain the platform’s superiority over competitors’ offerings, design a customized solution for customers, lead a product evaluation, and deliver a Security Life Cycle Review report to showcase that solution’s effectiveness.
  • What’s in a SKU – GPCS / Aperture Learn the basics of Global Protect Cloud Service and Aperture, along with how to quote and build a proper BoM around these solutions.
  • BPA – Presenting Results 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. Learn how to present the results of the BPA to your customer.
  • Intro to NGFW – Learn about the cornerstone of the integrated Security Operating Platform, Palo Alto Networks NGFWs. It offers a prevention-focused architecture that is easy to deploy and operate; uses automation to reduce manual effort so that security teams can focus on what matters; and helps organizations easily adopt new innovations.
  • What’s in a SKU – Platform (NGFW, VM-Series, Panorama) Learn the basics of of the Palo Alto Networks Next Generation Firewall, VM-Series firewalls, and the Panorama management solution, along with how to quote, size, and build a proper BoM for the solution.
  • PSE – Endpoint Associate The Palo Alto Networks Accredited Systems Engineer (PSE): Endpoint Associate session 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.

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