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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

40 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®

40 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 700 Cybersecurity Academies in more than 67 countries training the next-generation security workforce.

Download Cybersecurity Academy Program Overview Datasheet: English | French | German

Note: The Cybersecurity Academy is not available in all countries.

Email to learn about plans for your country.

Apply to become a Cybersecurity Academy.

Review the Cybersecurity Academy Program Guide for all program benefits, restrictions, and resources.

Read and Agree to the Terms and Conditions of the PANW Cybersecurity Academy Agreement.

Click here to apply for the Cybersecurity Academy.

Read and Agree to the Terms and Conditions of the PANW Cybersecurity Academy Agreement T&Cs:
English | French | German | Spanish

Work with the Cybersecurity Academy team to enroll in faculty training as well as decide on your best lab setup and course delivery options.

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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.

Worldwide Palo Alto Networks Cybersecurity Academies

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Other education resources

Cybersecurity Survival Guide

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

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LIVE Community

Tap in to the expertise of our worldwide network of security and IT professionals.

LIVE Community

YouTube channel

Explore YouTube® for more insight and skills training on the Security Operating Platform.

YouTube channel

Instructor-Led Training

The Palo Alto Networks Education organization develops high-quality, authorized training courses. Palo Alto Networks Authorized Training Partners deliver Palo Alto Networks Authorized training courses in classroom and virtual delivery formats through public open enrollment and private onsite trainings.

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Digital Learning

Get access to online learning at your own pace by taking advantage of our e-learning courses. Free, high-quality training is available on all elements of our Security Operating Platform.

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Accreditation and certification establish benchmarks for personnel, providing additional assurance of an individual’s ability to operate and manage the Palo Alto Networks Security Operating Platform.

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Cybersecurity Academy

Faculty training, training labs, courseware and certifications are provided at no cost to qualified academic institutions with active cybersecurity curricula.

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Announcement of PCCSA

We are excited to share a new certification, the Palo Alto Networks Certified Cybersecurity Associate (PCCSA), that we just launched to help bridge the cybersecurity skills gap.

The PCCSA is an entry-level certification with the objective of increasing the pool of qualified individuals by identifying people who have up-to-date knowledge on cyber threats and cybersecurity.

The PCCSA has no prerequisites
Preparation Steps:


Complete the “NEW” Free 4-6 hour EDU-010 Introduction to Cybersecurity.
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Register here


Take the 1st three Cybersecurity Academy courses: Foundation, Gateway, and Essentials.
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Review the Cybersecurity Survival Guide.
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Complete the PCCSA Practice Exam
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