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Take advantage of our resources delivering world-class preparation for careers in cybersecurity

Palo Alto Networks® offers faculty training, hands-on labs, modularized curriculum and virtual firewalls at no cost to qualified academic institutions.


Benefits for students

  • Entry-level through advanced courses on today’s cybersecurity landscape, threat prevention, and next-generation technology for cloud, network, endpoint and infrastructure security
  • Hands-on labs
  • Education on Palo Alto Networks next-generation firewall to prepare for competition and jobs
  • Preparation for Palo Alto Networks PCCSA Certification
  • 50 percent discount on Palo Alto Networks certification exam vouchers

Benefits for faculty

  • Assistance with curriculum adoption and lab options
  • Teaching resources
  • Training on academy curriculum and next-generation security technology
  • Free, fully bundled Palo Alto Networks VM-50 virtual firewall and licenses
  • Discounts on select next-generation firewall hardware
  • Fundamental through advanced online cybersecurity curriculum via Moodle®
  • 50 percent discount on Palo Alto Networks certification exam vouchers

Academy curriculum

The Cybersecurity Academy offers a comprehensive set of modularized academic and technical courses that match the cybersecurity education and training needs of post-secondary educational institutions. Academy curriculum is aligned with the U.S. National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education, or NICE, framework for cybersecurity work roles. Our courses prepare students for various work roles, including:

  • Network Operations Specialist
  • Systems Security Analyst
  • Cyber Defense Analyst
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Join the Cybersecurity Academy

Become one of more than 370 Cybersecurity Academies in more than 50 countries training the next-generation security workforce.

Note: The Cybersecurity Academy is not available in all countries. Email to learn about plans for your country.

  1. Apply to become a Cybersecurity Academy.
  2. Complete and return the Cybersecurity Academy Agreement: EnglishFrench German
  3. Work with the Academy team to enroll in faculty training as well as decide on your best lab setup and course delivery options.
  4. Start teaching!
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Cybersecurity Academy Program Support

Cybersecurity Academy Team
Contact the Cybersecurity Academy Team for all program inquires or questions.
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Cybersecurity Academy Partner Support

Network Development Group (NDG) Provide cybersecurity skills practice labs for select Palo Alto Networks courses.
ConvergeOne Provide support for the cybersecurity academic discount equipment program.
OnFulfillment Provide printed course materials service to academies that want to order and purchase printed course materials.

We have more than 370 Cybersecurity Academies in more than 50 countries worldwide.

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Perfect time to consider a career in cybersecurity

As complexity and the pace of change continue to escalate in the security arena, there is growing demand for professionals with the knowledge, training and certifications to strengthen enterprise defenses.

Watch this short video to learn why cybersecurity has moved to the top of the corporate agenda worldwide.

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Cybersecurity Survival Guide

Foundational primer which covers current cybersecurity trends, principles, and best practices.

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