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Study

Guide for
SE Datacenter Associate Exam (PSE: Datacenter A), Version
7.0
Version Control: Monday, 2015-08172T16:30

Overview:
This document is the Study Guide for the Palo Alto Networks Systems Engineer: Datacenter Associate
Accreditation Exam, Version 7.0, abbreviated as PSE: Datacenter - A.

Prerequisites:
Its expected that you will have passed the Palo Alto Networks Systems Engineer: Platform Associate
Accreditation Exam, Version 7.0, abbreviated as PSE: Platform A.

Exam Format:
The test format is approximately 25 questions, all multiple choice. Its untimed, open book, and you can
retake it as many times as youd like.

How to Take This Exam:


1. Go to the Palo Alto Networks online Learning Center, which can be found at
https://education.paloaltonetworks.com/learningcenter.
2. Search for the name of the exam on that site and then Request it.
3. Go to your transcript and you can begin the exam.

Study and Exam Objectives:


Here are the Study and Exam Objectives for this Skill Level and its exam. Each exam item is designed to
test competence on a single Objective.

Objective DA-020: I can explain which licenses or subscriptions are needed to enable particular
features.
Objective DA-030: I can size Palo Alto Networks products to meet the customer's needs.
Objective DA-210: I can explain the features and benefits of the PA-7050.
Objective DA-220: I can explain tags and Dynamic Address Groups.
Objective DA-230: I can explain HA on VM-Series firewalls.
Objective DA-240: I understand the VMware NSX platform and how Palo Alto Networks
products integrate with it.
Objective DA-250: I can explain the differences between physical firewalls and VM-Series
firewalls.
Objective DA-260: I understand which virtualization platforms support VM-Series firewalls.
Objective DA-270: I can explain the differences between the VM-X00 and VM-1000-HV firewalls.

Study Resources:
These are the study resources for this exam. Many exam items are taken verbatim from these resources.
General:
Product Summary Spec Sheet:
https://paloaltonetworks.com/resources/datasheets/product-summary-specsheet.html
PA-7050:
PA-7050 Overview Page:
https://www.paloaltonetworks.com/products/platforms/firewalls/pa-
7050/overview.html
PA-7000 Series Datasheet:
https://www.paloaltonetworks.com/resources/datasheets/pa-7000-series.html
PA-7050 Rollout Campaign:
https://paloaltonetworks.com/content/campaigns/pa-7050/pa-7050/index.html
PA-7050 Hardware Reference Guide:
https://www.paloaltonetworks.com/content/dam/paloaltonetworks-
com/en_US/assets/pdf/technical-documentation/hardware-guides/PA-7050/PA-
7050_Hardware_Guide.pdf
Virtualized Firewalls:

Virtualized Firewalls Overview Page:


https://www.paloaltonetworks.com/products/platforms/virtualized-firewalls/vm-
series/overview.html
VM-Series Datasheet:
https://www.paloaltonetworks.com/content/dam/paloaltonetworks-
com/en_US/assets/pdf/datasheets/vm-series/vm-series.pdf
VM-Series Deployment Guide PAN-OS 7.0:
https://www.paloaltonetworks.com/documentation/70/virtualization/virtualization.ht
ml
VM-Series on Specific Virtualization Platforms:
Virtualization and Cloud Solution Brief:
https://www.paloaltonetworks.com/resources/techbriefs/vmware-nsx-solution-
brief.html
VM-Series for Amazon Web Services Datasheet:
https://www.paloaltonetworks.com/resources/datasheets/vm-series-amazon-
web-services.html
VM-Series for Citrix NetScaler SDX Datasheet:
https://www.paloaltonetworks.com/resources/datasheets/citrix-netscaler-
sdx.html
VM-Series for KVM Datasheet:
https://www.paloaltonetworks.com/resources/datasheets/vm-series-kvm.html