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Firewall Training

Improving Security Posture and FireWall Hardening (EDU-214)

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Award-winning live online course

Experienced Instructor

Virtual Lab Access

Video Recordings

What you’ll learn

The Palo Alto Networks “Firewall: Improving Security Posture and Hardening PAN-OS” (EDU-214) course is an instructor-led training that will help you to:

  • Determine the efficacy of your current security policies
  • Develop workflows for managing your security posture
  • Modify your existing policy set to implement Security Best Practices
  • Monitor network traffic using the interactive web interface and firewall reports
  • Utilize tools such as the BPA tool to understand your environment further

This course enables you to effectively secure your enterprise network by leverage the full potential of the Next-Generation FireWall. Most firewall infrastructures have been migrated from a legacy firewall. However, such a like-for-like migration does not protect the network as it is missing the correct setup of all the threat prevention techniques offered by the Next-Generation FireWall. Implementing security best practice can be a serious challenge as it is often difficult to identify where to start and what combination of best practice is adequate for the environment. Therefore, the “Firewall: Improving Security Posture and Hardening PAN-OS” (EDU-214) course teaches not only security best practices but also the methodologies to apply them with minimal impact effectively. Please see the course content for the detailed agenda.


Get a taste for the course by watching the video in this blog post where one of our instructors teaches a sample module on FireWall Hardening Best Practices.

Best Practices & Real Life Experience

​Let the Experience and Passion of our instructor guide you – Consigas is an Authorized Global Training Partner and was recognised with the “Excellence in Training Award” in 2019 and 2016 by Palo Alto Networks. The difference is made by our instructors who have many years of field experience which they bring with them into the classroom.

All of our instructors are security consultants that design, implement, migrate, manage and support Palo Alto Networks solutions all day, every day. It’s this experience that they bring into the classroom to explain not only the theory but how to use the FireWall in real-life. Customers tell us that this is most valuable for them and what differentiates our training from most other training partners.

Video Recordings

It’s impossible to remember everything in live training, which is why we are recording the online class and share the video with you. If you like to start studying right away, we can share the videos of a previous course and lab access immediately once your booking is confirmed.

Lab Access for 3 month

You will have access to your own dedicated lab which you can use not only during the class but for a full three months without any time or usage limit. Your virtual lab consists of a Client Workstation, a FireWall, an Extranet Server and the Expedition migration tool for practical exercises as described in the lab guide. As an add-on, the lab also features Minemeld.


The Firewall: Improving Security Posture and Hardening PAN-OS (EDU-214) course is not linked to any Palo Alto Networks certification.


  • Level: Intermediate
  • Duration: 3 days (delivered either over three full-day or five half-day sessions – see class schedule)
  • Format: Instructor-led lecture and hands-on labs delivered either as live online training or presential classroom course
  • Platform support: Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation FireWalls running PAN-OS operating system

Target Audience

Security Engineers

Security Administrators

Security Operations Specialists

Security Analysts

Support Staff


The “Firewall Configuration and Management” (EDU-210) course or equivalent practical experience working with the Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation FireWall is a recommended ​prerequisite to taking this optimizing firewall threat prevention PAN EDU 214 course. Students also should be familiar with basic security concepts. Experience with other security technologies (IPS, proxy, and content filtering) is an advantage.


Can I take the Palo Alto 214 course online?
Yes, we are offering all courses as instructor-led online training. Students join a web meeting (Zoom) which the instructor uses to explain all the topics using the official Palo Alto Networks training slides as well as a lot of whiteboarding and live demos. In addition, students have access to their own dedicated lab to put the theory into practice. We are running Palo Alto Networks courses online since 2013, and with this, our instructors have gained a lot of experience in delivering virtual classes.


Do you offer classroom training?
Yes, we offer classroom training as public classes in our own facilities or dedicated training at the customer’s premises. Please check the availability of public classroom courses under “Price and Dates” or request a quote for dedicated on-site training.


Will I receive an official coursebook?
Yes, you will receive the official Palo Alto Networks coursebook. It includes all the slides and a more detailed description of the topic shown in the slide. We will also record the training, and the instructor will share the videos and the whiteboard drawings that he presented during class. The coursebook can be chosen in electronic version as an OnSecure Secure eBook or as a hardcopy. Please note that to deliver a hardcopy coursebook in time, we require a confirmed course booking at least ten business days before the class’s start.


Can I print the electronic coursebook?
Yes, Palo Alto Networks allows printing the electronic coursebook via the eBook reader.


Will I receive an official certificate of completion?
Yes, we will send you an official Palo Alto Networks certificate of completion after attending the course.

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