The Palo Alto Networks Cybersecurity 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.

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Academy Benefits

Academic Institution Partner benefits include:

  • Faculty training on next-generation security and threat prevention
  • Assistance with training lab options and set up:
    • Fully bundled VM-50 virtual machine appliances
    • Network Development Group Netlab+ services
  • Discounts on hardware devices
  • Access to the online cybersecurity curriculum
  • PCNSE certification vouchers at a 50% discount

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Academy Curriculum

The Cybersecurity Academy offers a comprehensive set of courses that match the cybersecurity training needs of educational institutions, from high school to advanced degree Universities. Academy curriculum is aligned with the U.S. National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education ( NICE ) framework and job roles. Our courses prepare students for various job roles including:

  • Network Operations Specialist
  • Systems Security Analyst
  • Cyber Defense Analyst


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Become an Academy

Join more than 300 Authorized Academy partners (AACs) in over 40 countries training the next-generation security workforce.

  1. Contact the Cybersecurity Academy Team -
  2. Fill out the Cybersecurity Academy Agreement English | French | German
  3. Work with our Academy team to arrange faculty training, training lab set-up, and courseware options
  4. Start Teaching!

Palo Alto Networks has pledged to train 400 veterans and transitioning service members over the next five years through the Palo Alto Networks Cybersecurity 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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