Certified Network Security Engineer (CNSE)
The Certified Network Security Engineer (CNSE) exam is a formal certification exam that is hosted and proctored by a third-party testing company, Kryterion. The CNSE exam should be taken by anyone who wants to demonstrate a deep understanding of Palo Alto Networks technologies. This includes anyone who uses Palo Alto Networks products such as partners, system engineers, systems integrators, and support engineers.
The Certified Network Security Engineer (CNSE) is a formal, third-party proctored certification, which indicates that those who have passed it possess an in-depth engineering level knowledge of how to install, configure, and implement Palo Alto Networks products. The CNSE exam will always be tied to the .1 release of each version of PAN-OS (4.1, 5.1, etc.). It should be taken by anyone who wishes to demonstrate a deep understanding of Palo Alto Networks technologies. This includes customers who use Palo Alto Networks products, value-added resellers, pre-sales system engineers, system integrators and varied tiers of support staff.
For questions or issues related to the CSNE exam please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
There are no recertification requirements. Currently, the CNSE certification is tied to a specific PAN-OS version. For example, the CNSE 4.1 exam is based on PAN-OS version 4.1. Partners may have recertification requirements.
For additional details about the CNSE exam, please refer to the CNSE frequently asked questions (CNSE FAQs)