AAC Community


The AAC Community page includes news from partners around the world, our upcoming AACs, and information on students from our AACs and how they use our products and technology.

Be Our Students



Hao Nguyen, AAC student intern from Evergreen State College, working on game app for AAC Instructors to utilize.

App Overview: 

AAC instructors can update this database with review questions on modules for students to access and review.  

Students may set their alarms to wake them up to the series of questions that their instructors have placed within the application. 

This is just one example.



Claire Humbeutel, AAC student intern from Lewis & Clark, inputing ACE test questions



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Jennifer Almazan of Palo Alto Networks, hands over PA-200 for use by interns.




Ashlee Brown and Adnan Kharuf, student interns at Palo Alto Networks, testing a PA-200.

Be Our Partners



Henallux, Namur, Belgium

Becomes our Authorized Academy Center (AAC) in Namur! (Read article.)



Collin College,  Frisco, TX

Conducted their first Firewall 101 class using PA 200s from Palo Alto Networks.  See next column for pictures and story. 

Last year, Collin College held an Engineering Speaker Series on April 23rd with Palo Alto Networks’ former Senior Consulting Engineer, Nick Piagentini, who spoke on “How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Learned to Love Advanced Persistent Threats.”   The interest from the students was overwhelming.  



Mt. Hood Community College

Mount Hood conducted its first class on Palo Alto Networks technology in Sep, 2013.  Mount Hood awarded the first PACA accreditation certificates to the first set of students in the country.  (See full story.)

Also, read abut the Oregon Center for Cyber Security and Mount Hood's involvement at: www.occ-sec.com


Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA

Evergreen State College conducted Independent Studies of Palo Alto Networks Firewall 101 between April and June, 2013. Classes ongoing.




Laurel Jones, former President of Mission College receiving a PA 500 as part of Mission College's inaugaration of the MC2IT project where Mission College meets the Silicon Valley IT companies to share technology knowledge to their students. 


Be Our Stories



Matthew Stauble, VP, Customer Support, Palo Alto Networks with Dave Galley, Director of Engineering, Collin College in Texas and Amy Evans, Executive Director of Collin College Foundation (read full article).  

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Mission College AAC graduation ceremony. Brett Eldridge, Sr. VP Global Customer Support, congratulating student. Wael Abdeljabber, Dept. Chair of Business and Technology at Mission College and Judith Backel, Course Developer at Palo Alto Networks on far left. 



Meeting with Nanyang Polytechnic. Roger Connolly, Director of Education at Palo Alto Networks with the Nanyang Polytechnic team, from left to right, Michael Cheong, Yong Wee Foo, David Soo, and  Dr. Francis Fung.



Dirk Van Der Bilj signs the Palo Alto Networks Authorized Academy Center agreement on behalf of InHolland, Alkmaar, Amsterdam, with Brett Eldridge.