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The Cisco Networking Academy is an IT skills and career building program that connects millions of students, educators, and professionals worldwide and will get you started on a pathway to today’s IT jobs.

We do this working with partners who share our values and can multiply our impact:

  • 9000+ academies in 170+ countries include institutions such as high schools, colleges, community centers, prisons, and second-chance programs.
  • 1.2 million students obtained new jobs between 2005 and 2013.
  • 97% of students said the program had a positive impact on their lives in exit surveys.


Computer and Networking Technology Courses
with Industry Certification

IT Essentials [70 hours]
How to build and set up a computer and connect it securely to a network

NDG Linux Essentials [70 hours]
Fundamentals of the Linux operating system and command line and basic open source concepts

NDG Introduction to Linux I [70 hours]
Maintenance, install and configure a computer running Linux, and configure basic networking

CCNA® Routing & Switching [4 courses, 280 hours]
Networking fundamentals and advanced concepts with hands-on practice and simulations

Mobility Fundamentals Series [1,5 hours]
Introduction to mobility technologies & applications: wireless concepts, design, configuration & troubleshooting.

CCNA® Security [70 hours]
Design, implement, and support networked devices to become a network security professional

CCNP®  [3 courses, 210 hours]
Advance your networking skills to support converged enterprise networks


Technology Trend Courses

Introduction to the Internet of Everything IoE [20 hours]
Connecting people, processes, data, and things will transform business, operations, careers and societies

Introduction to CyberSecurity I2C [15 hours]
Network security trends, mitigating risk, and the growing demand for CyberSecurity experts

Entrepreneurship [15 hours]
An entrepreneurial approach to advance your career in technology
Check out our Technopreneur Webinar Series and the Be your own boss Course

Smart Grid [80 hours]
Continued Education for installers and planers of intelligent power grids – in German



Get Connected [30 hours]
Essential skills for the workplace with this introduction to computers, search, email, and social media



Packet Tracer 101 [1 hour]
An innovative network configuration simulation tool free for educators and learners



>> Students  Build your skills today. Take a course, get certified, start your career.

>> Educators  Prepare students for success. Become an academy and instructor.

>> Employers  Hire Networking Academy talent to grow your business.

>> Partners  Bring the benefits to the communities you serve.



Find an Academy

Find an Academy Support Centers (ASCs)
= institutions providing academies with support and services to promote quality and sustainability.

Find an Instructor Training Centers (ITCs)
= institution that trains and accredits new instructors and provides technical support.






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