Protecting life in the digital age one student at a time
Qualified academic institutions receive free curriculum, hands-on labs, faculty training and virtual firewalls
Through a global network of approved cybersecurity academies, students prepare for cybersecurity careers. They will learn cybersecurity fundamentals, network security, cloud security and how a security operations center (SOC) works via the hands-on curriculum.
Become one of our many cybersecurity academies in more than 70 countries training the next-generation
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Contact the cybersecurity academy team for all program inquiries or questions.
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Provide cybersecurity skills practice labs for select Palo Alto Networks courses.
Provide K12 educators with tools to share cybersecurity awareness and learning.
Provide support for the cybersecurity academic discount equipment program.
Provide printed course materials service to academics that want to order and purchase printed course materials.
Students should ask their instructor or institution administrator about the opportunities Palo Alto
Networks offers through the Palo Alto Network Cybersecurity Academy.
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Go to the free resources tab for cybersecurity career and learning resources.
The cybersecurity academy offers a comprehensive set of modularized academic and technical courses that
match the cybersecurity education and training needs of secondary and post-secondary Education
Academy curriculum is aligned with the U.S. national initiative for cybersecurity education, or NICE, framework for cybersecurity work roles and is developed to be delivered over an academic term. Our courses prepare students for various work roles, including:
The Cybersecurity Academy program from Palo Alto Networks is committed to ensuring secure experiences in the digital world for students, and inspiring them to pursue learning and careers in cybersecurity. Check out these free resources.
16 activities equipping students aged 5-15 years with an understanding of how to protect their digital future, have safer online experiences, and become good digital citizens. Designed to be facilitated by anyone, regardless of their knowledge level.
Browse through our courseware offered free to accredited universities, colleges and high schools.
Machine Learning Research Data Sets
Analysis and research tool for education institutions.
Introduction to Cybersecurity course
Example of a course from the Digital Learning program - self-paced online - features narrated content, interactions, demonstrations, and knowledge checks. Register as a ‘Guest’ and search for Introduction to Cybersecurity (EDU-010).
Learn more about many other free online self-paced courses in cybersecurity.
Second Watch Program
Veterans have completed a vital first watch in their military careers. Now we help train them to protect our digital way of life: an initiative to help veterans find a new mission in cybersecurity by providing no-cost online cybersecurity training and certification opportunities.
Career pathways, jobs (U.S.-focused) and tools for students, educators and employers.
Cybersecurity Career Guide
Learn how others began their career in cybersecurity.
Cybersecurity Survival Guide
A 250-page PDF that provides a valuable overview of today’s threat landscape and describes the tools and technology required to defend against today’s cyber attacks.
Articles that provide a foundational understanding of all things related to cybersecurity.
An editorially independent online resource for insightful, actionable information about the cybersecurity landscape.
Research by the global threat intelligence team at Palo Alto Networks and a recognized authority on cyberthreats.
Browse our frequently asked questions to get quick answers to common questions.
Tap in to the expertise of our worldwide network of security and IT professionals.
Explore YouTube for more insight and skills training on the security operating platform.