Palo Alto Networks Certified Security Automation Engineer (PCSAE)

The PCSAE certification validates the knowledge and skills required to develop, analyze and administer our Cortex XSOAR security orchestration, automation and response platform with native threat intelligence management.

Certification Objectives

Cortex XSOAR is a single platform that orchestrates actions across your entire security product stack for faster and more scalable incident response. The PCSAE validates that engineers can correctly understand the utility of out-of-the-box and custom playbooks and integrations. They are also able to identify customer processes that can be automated through XSOAR, and know how to customize XSOAR to reduce the Mean Time to Resolution leveraging the rest of their security products.

Target Audience

Anyone who wants to demonstrate knowledge, skills and abilities using Palo Alto Networks Cortex XSOAR functionality, including customers, partners, system engineers, analysts, and administrators.


This certification has no prerequisites. Recommended training include: Cortex XSOAR IT Administrator training, Cortex XSOAR Engineer- Building the Next Generation SOC training, and Cortex XSOAR SOC Analyst Training. In addition individuals should have the equivalent of three years experience with incidents response processes and security incident management.