ACE exam registration is free of charge and is now accessible in the Learning Center at: http://education.paloaltonetworks.com/learningcenter
Once you’ve successfully logged into the Learning Center, the location of the ACE Exam will depend on your relationship with Palo Alto Networks.
The Accredited Configuration Engineer (ACE) exam is an accreditation exam that, once passed, indicates that an engineer understands the basic features and functionality of Palo Alto Networks' firewall technologies. It is taken over the Internet, using a common web-browser, and it is a free exam.
The Palo Alto Networks Certified Network Security Engineer (PCNSE) exam is the key part of a formal certification that proves that those who have passed it possess an in-depth knowledge of how to design, install, configure, manage, and troubleshoot the vast majority of implementations that use the Palo Alto Networks platform. The PCNSE exam has typically been tied to the .1 release of each version of PAN-OS (4.1, 5.1, 6.1, etc.). It should be taken by anyone who wishes to demonstrate a deep understanding of Palo Alto Networks technologies, including customers who use Palo Alto Networks products, value-added resellers, pre-sales system engineers, system integrators, and support staff.
Those who pass the ACE exam will be able to download and print an Accredited Configuration Engineer certificate.