The NDG Portal will be transitioning from version 9.0 to version 9.1 of the EDU-210 lab content for Palo Alto Networks. This transition will occur on or about January 1st, 2021 and no action is required by either instructors or learners using the lab materials. All existing users will be updated to v9.1 content and all new users will start with v9.1 after the transition date.
Frequently Asked Questions
What do I need to do to prepare for the transition?
No actions are required at this time. LMS integration and instructor-led classes will automatically migrate.
Are there any changes to the lab objectives?
No, lab objectives and sequence are the same for both versions. They are the following:
- Lab 01: Initial Configuration
- Lab 02: Interface Configuration
- Lab 03: Security and NAT Policies
- Lab 04: App-ID
- Lab 05-A: Content-ID
- Lab 05-B: Content-ID
- Lab 06: URL Filtering
- Lab 07: Decryption
- Lab 08: WildFire
- Lab 09: User-ID
- Lab 10: GlobalProtect
- Lab 11: Site-to-Site VPN
- Lab 12: Monitoring and Reporting
- Lab 13: Active/Passive High Availability
- Lab 14: Capstone
Do the labs align with any industry-recognized certification?
The Palo Alto Networks EDU-210 labs align to the Palo Alto Networks Certified Network Security Administrator (PCNSA) certification.
Are there any changes to the pricing for the labs?
No, the EDU-210 labs will remain available for $95.00 per learner for 6 months of unlimited access or $50.00 per student when qualifying for the academic discount.
To qualify for the discounted pricing, learners must enroll through an LMS integrated class, an instructor-led class in the NDG Portal, or by using an academic email address (typically ending in .edu) issued by a degree granting and government accredited academic institution participating in the Palo Alto Networks Cybersecurity Academy program.
What are the primary differences between versions?
The most noticeable difference will be the change in lab topology. The Windows Server 2012 client virtual machine found in v9.0 is removed in v9.1 and replaced by a Linux client virtual machine that serves the same functions.
There are also several bug fixes and some minor updates to passwords used to access the virtual machines. The updated passwords are included as part of the normal lab documentation.