About the AAC Program

About the AAC Program

This page includes information on our Authorized Academy Center (AAC) endeavor.  It details who we are and what we do along with providing the benefits of becoming an AAC and how you can become one.  We look forward to working with you!

Who We Are

Palo Alto Networks Academy:

  • Creates partnerships with Colleges, Universities, and Technical Academic Institutes, so that Palo Alto Networks courses and technology can be taught and implemented as part of the curriculum.
  • Establishes a strategic focus on meeting the needs of the Quarter and Semester calendars of academic institutions
  • Allows access to experienced professionals from Palo Alto Networks to create custom courses that meet the needs of the institutes:

- Course Developers

- Subject Matter Experts

- Trainers and Instructors

- Product/Technical Marketing Managers

- Instructional Designers 



What We Do

Using the highest professional standards, we:

  • Evaluate Academy Partners
  • Estimate Effort Involved
  • Assist in Establishing Labs
  • Help Develop Courseware
  • Contribute to Curriculum
  • Identify Certifications
  • Include an AAC's Classes in our Website


"We are honored to be an Authorized Academy Center (AAC) of Palo Alto Networks."   Lee Chin Seng                                                Senior Lecturer | School of InfoComm  Technology (ICT) | Ngee Ann Polytechnic    (NP), Singapore

Benefits of Being an AAC  

  • Introduces the study of network security - a key necessity in the future
  • Raises network security product awareness & knowledge world wide
  • Introduces next-gen students to next-gen firewalls and threat prevention
  • Extends Palo Alto Networks training to students
  • Allows academic institutions to train and offer security courses
  • Raises the knowledge of graduates for future jobs in network security
  • Allows global usage of an institution’s Network Security Certifications
  • Aligns with similar programs offered by other companies in this space

How to Become an AAC

General Steps to Begin

1. Review our Palo Alto Networks Academy Data Sheet for details on the program.

2. Review our Next Generation Firewall sample online course to understand our product line. Review our sample AAC Lab Design Guide to determine lab requirements.

3. Determine Your Interest by evaluating if courses on network security would add value to your current curriculum.  If you have students learning networking and related studies, you may be the perfect candidate to get involved in our program.  Evaluate your location and student body to see what you would like to offer in this area. 

4. Review and sign our Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA). Have your legal department review the Authorized AcademyCenter Agreement. We can tailor our agreements to meet your needs.


How to Contact Us

United States:    1 (866) 898-9087

Outside the US:  1 (408) 738-7799 

For all questions about the academy, our courses, class availability, scheduling or certification, contact:                           



"We are happy to come on board and be part of the AAC programme. Looking forward to working closely with Palo Alto Networks to make the academy programme a success." 

Yong Wee                                            

Manager | Communications and Networks Group | School of Engineering, Nanyang Polytechnic (NYP), Singapore

Our Partners