The Palo Alto Networks Academy provides degree-granting, accredited academic institutions with courseware, certification, training labs, and faculty training – at no cost – to give today's cybersecurity students hands–on knowledge of the leading next–generation security platform.

What is the Palo Alto Networks Academy?

The Palo Alto Networks Academy creates partnerships with qualified colleges, universities, and technical institutes to provide next-generation security technology, courseware, certification, and training labs to be implemented as part of your academic cybersecurity curriculum We currently have more than 160 academy partners (AACs) in 19 countries worldwide.

Find an Authorized Academy Center near you.


Benefits of Joining the Palo Alto Networks Academy

  • Faculty training on next-generation security and threat prevention
  • Assistance with training lab options and set up:
    • Using our fully bundled VM-100 virtual machine appliances, or
    • Using the NDG Netlab+ services to run Palo Alto Networks labs, or
    • Purchasing hardware devices at a discount
  • Access to cybersecurity courseware and e-learning
  • PCNSE certification vouchers at a 50% discount


How to Join the Palo Alto Networks Academy

  1. Sign and return the Authorized Academy Center (AAC) Agreement. Submit the AAC agreement to
  2. Once the AAC agreement is signed, the Academy team will work with you to arrange faculty training, training lab set-up, and courseware options


How to Contact Us

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Learn More

Palo Alto Networks has pledged to train 400 veterans and transitioning service members over the next five years through the Palo Alto Networks Academy program. After completion of the coursework and successfully passing the accreditation exam, candidates will receive their Palo Alto Networks ACE (Accredited Configuration Engineer) Accreditation and career guidance on entering the cybersecurity workforce.


With a rise of cyber-attacks and increasingly complex technology, we must educate children from an early age about the importance of being safe when using technology. Palo Alto Networks has partnered with Zuky the Robot to help teach children ages 6-12 the basics of cybersecurity.





How to Contact Us

To learn more about the Kids in Cybersecurity program email


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