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Kerry Matre


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Palo Alto Networks will host our first CERT FEST November 1 and 2, 2017, at our Headquarters in Santa Clara, California. The CERT FEST will consist of a Palo Alto Networks Certified Network Security Engineer Exam Preparation Workshop as well as an opportunity to take the PCNSE certification exam at a discounted rate of US$20 if you register by October 30, 2017.

The Workshop

Our workshop will cover the critical topics and best practices found in the newly revamped PCNSE exam. In this interactive session, we’ll review sample topics and run through sample questions designed to focus your preparation on the relevant content.

Workshop format:

  • Introduction – the basics of the certification and what to expect on the exam
  • Exam prep – review types of questions, practice questions and deep dive into trouble topics

We will hold four workshops over the two-day CERT FEST to fit into in your busy schedule.

The Exam

Directly after each workshop, you’ll have the opportunity to take the PCNSE exam for a nominal fee (US$20 if you register by October 30!). The newly revamped, role-based certification exam will ask you to demonstrate your skills as a security engineer utilizing Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Security Platform.

Reserve your CERT FEST spot today

For additional information about PCNSE certification, including a certification blueprint and study guide, please visit the Palo Alto Networks Certified Network Security Engineer (PCNSE) webpage.

14 Reader Comments

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    Is it possible to attend this event online?
    I am from Brazil and would be very great if we. Could attend this meeting.

  2. Kerry Matre

    Hi Bruno,

    Thanks for your interest in CERT FEST. This event is in person only but we are looking to hold similar events in other locations in the future.


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    I agree an online option would be ideal. To far to travel.

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    Kerry Matre:
    You said “This event is in person only but we are looking to hold similar events in other locations in the future.”

    How far into the future are we talking? And what possible locations? I’m in Kansas City and I’m sure there would be plenty of people signing up for something like this. You can count me in at least!

    – EJ

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    I am based out in Netherlands, Is there a plan to host such workshop in Netherlands?

  6. Kerry Matre

    We currently have 2 additional CERT FESTs scheduled and more coming in the next few months. Registration is not yet open but the next dates are:
    December 12, 2017 – Plano, TX (Palo Alto Networks office)
    January 23, 2018 – Mexico City, MX – Location TBD
    Registration information and additional dates should be announced in the next few weeks.

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    Hi Kerry. do you have planning something similar in Central America (workshop)? Mexico event will be in Spanish or English?

  8. Kerry Matre

    We only have the Plano and Mexico City events planned for now. The Mexico City event will be in Spanish.

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    Is this available in Bangalore. India

  10. Kerry Matre

    There are no scheduled CERT FESTs in India right now.

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    Hello Kerry

    are going to perform same workshop in Toronto Canada ? if yes when ?



  12. Kerry Matre

    We don’t have any Cert Fests currently planned for Toronto. I hope to post the upcoming Cert Fest schedule shortly.

  13. Kerry Matre

    The CertFest on December 12 will be held in Plano. Here is the registration link:

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    Are there any plans to host the workshop in Singapore?

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