Cybersecurity courses

Cybersecurity professionals who can protect and defend an organization's network are in high-demand right now. Put your detective-like qualities to work by gaining knowledge toward a career in fighting cybercrime.

Cybersecurity at a glance

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A good fit for you if

You enjoy solving puzzles, are passionate about technology, and like working in teams

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Sample job titles

Cyber Threat Hunter, Network Defender, Security Administrator, SOC Analyst, Cybersecurity Analyst, Incident Responder, Forensic Analyst, Auditor

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Projected job growth

3.5 million unfilled cybersecurity jobs globally by 2025*

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Who hires for this skill?

Goverment Agencies, Corporates and Start-Ups

*Source: Cybersecurity Ventures

"The minute I started the course, a whole new love affair started. Cisco Networking Academy, is for me, the way forward. The Academy knows how to look after their students, I just feel that having their supports makes me believe in myself."

Andrea Hopkins, NetAcad Alum

Instructor-led, Online self-paced

Introduction to Cybersecurity

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The introductory course for those who want to explore the world of cybersecurity.


CyberOps Associate

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Develop the know-how to monitor, detect and respond to cybersecurity threats.

Instructor-led, Online self-paced

Cybersecurity Essentials

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Learn valuable security principles to defend networks.


IoT Fundamentals: IoT Security

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Use real-world tools to test vulnerabilities, model threats and evaluate risks in IoT solutions.


Network Security

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Develop skills needed to protect networks and prevent intrusions.


Cisco Networking Academy courses are designed to prepare you for Cisco Certification and other industry recognized certification exams. Cisco Certifications are highly valued by employers globally, as they demonstrate your exceptional skills, relevant to many industries, including medical, legal, food and beverage and more.

Remember, discounts are available for select certification exams. Eligible students will be automatically notified by email and on their NetAcad profile page.

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Where do I take these courses?

Networking Academy courses can be taken in person at over 10,400 learning institutions around the world. Some of our courses can be taken online, right here through Click "learn more" on a course above to see which options are available.

Hear from a NetAcad graduate

Maria Del Pilar Munoz, Student, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Colombia

Maria Del Pilar Munoz won the first NetRiders competition in Colombia, and went on to become a Cisco consulting systems engineer who balances her career with studies at Georgetown and Colombia Universities in the United States and her family.

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