Non-Credit Career Pathway Certification
The PCCET certification is a knowledge-based certification that validates candidates’ understanding of fundamental cybersecurity, network security, cloud security, and SOC security. The certification is designed for students, technical professionals, as well as any non-technical individuals interested in validating comprehensive knowledge on current cybersecurity tenets.
The technical curriculum developed and authorized by Palo Alto Networks Academy and delivered by Palo Alto Networks Academy Partner, Bismarck State College, helps provide the knowledge and expertise that prepare you to protect our digital way of life. Our trusted certifications validate your knowledge of the Palo Alto Networks Security Operating Platform and your ability to help prevent successful cyberattacks and safely enable applications.
The PCCET certification is the first-of-its-kind credential to cover foundational knowledge of industry-recognized cybersecurity and network security concepts as well as various cutting-edge advancements across all Palo Alto Networks technologies. As the cybersecurity landscape becomes more complex, Palo Alto Networks Education Services has taken steps to align with industry standards following the NIST/NICE (National Institute of Standards and Technology/National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education) workforce framework.
This certification has no prerequisites. Recommended training includes:
As a Palo Alto Networks Academy Partner, we can extend to you a 40% discount on the certification investment. To reserve a testing voucher, click Add to Cart and complete the transaction. BSC Continuing Education staff will request the voucher and email it along with instructions on how to schedule the exam. Exams are proctored by the third-party testing company Pearson® VUE. The discounted fee to take the exam is the responsibility of the student and must be remitted to the testing center at the time of the exam.