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Class 5: Cybersecurity Infrastructure Configuration (For Educators)

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Non-Credit Career Pathway Course
In the Cybersecurity Infrastructure Configuration course, you will gain a general understanding of how to install, configure, and manage firewalls for the defense of enterprise network architecture. You will also learn the theory and steps for setting up the security, networking, threat prevention, logging, and reporting features of Next-Generation Firewalls. You will have access to an instructor while you complete this 45-hour self-paced, online course.
The academic 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.
Course Outcomes:
  • Compare industry-leading firewall platforms, architecture, and defense capability related to Zero Trust security approaches and public cloud security.
  • Demonstrate and apply configuration of firewall initial access, interfaces, security zones, routing, etc.
  • Analyze security policy administrative concepts related to source and destination network address translation (NAT).
  • Outline and construct security policies to identify known and unknown application software.
  • Differentiate, configure, and deploy filtering technologies such as antivirus, anti-spyware, and file blocking.
  • Construct and deploy URL profiles for attachment to Next-Generation Firewall security policies.

Course Commitment: Cybersecurity Infrastructure Configuration is a 45-hour self-paced, online course completed over 12 weeks.
Course Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for the Cybersecurity Infrastructure Configuration course. You are expected to have basic Internet and application software skills.
Course Modules:
  • Module 1: Security Architecture Planning
  • Module 2: Infrastructure Device Configuration
  • Module 3: Cybersecurity Policy
  • Module 4: Application Software Identification
  • Module 5: Antivirus, Anti-Spyware, and File Blocking
  • Module 6: Uniform Resource Locator Filtering
Course Path: Although not required, this course along with the following course are building blocks to earn the Palo Alto Networks Certified Network Security Administrator (PCNSA) certification, which is a knowledge-based certification that validates your understanding of Palo Alto Networks NGFW feature set and Palo Alto Networks product portfolio core components:
  • Cybersecurity Prevention and Countermeasures
Refund Policy: Participants must contact the BSC Continuing Education office at least five (5) business days prior to the start of class for a refund at (701) 224-5600. If a participant cancels less than five (5) business days prior to the start of the class, the entire registration fee is forfeited. Full refunds are guaranteed if BSC Continuing Education cancels a course.
A $20.00 processing fee will be deducted from the amount refunded. All approved refunds are made by mail unless paid with a credit card or electronic check in which case the card or account is credited. Please allow three (3) weeks to process refunds. There are no refunds if an online course has been accessed.

Class Details

1 Session(s)
Online 24/7


Nic See 



Please read:  After registering, you will be emailed instructions on how to access the class. Students will have the opportunity to meet virtually with the class and instructor 2-3 times during the course of the class. During these virtual meetings key concepts and labs will be discussed. Times TBD.



Registration Closes On
Monday, November 14, 2022 @ 11:59 PM

Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
11/14/2022 - 2/6/2023 Online 24/7 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM N/A - Online Nic See