Networking courses

Thanks to new technologies, networks are becoming more intelligent, programmable and software-driven. Networking Academy courses support this evolution and expose learners to new concepts and hands-on experiences. Best of all, courses are tied to CCNA certifications—among the most in-demand in the industry, according to IDC. Get started by choosing a course today.

Networking at a glance

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A good fit for you if

you enjoy a mix of detailed planning, implementation and business-related matters.

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Sample job titles

Network Administrator, Network Designer, Network Engineer

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Projected job growth

An increase of 26% by 2020

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Who hires for this skill?

Any business managing large networks, Cisco and its partners.

"I found out I can still learn about networking, even after all these years and with a full time job too. The Networking Academy tools are great for beginners in network hardware maintenance and management who are motivated to learn all they can in their spare time."

Bruce Cudmore, Netacad Alum


CCNA: Introduction to Networks

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The first course in a 3-course CCNA series designed to prepare you for entry-level networking job


CCNA: Switching, Routing, and Wireless Essentials

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The second course in a 3-course CCNA series designed to prepare you for networking technician job

Instructor-led, Online self-paced

Networking Essentials

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Learn basic networking concepts and skills you can put to use right away.


CCNA: Enterprise Networking, Security, and Automation

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The third course in a 3-course CCNA series prepares you for networking analyst & engineering


CCNP Enterprise: Advanced Routing

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The second course in a 2-course CCNP series prepares you for professional-level networking roles.


CCNP Enterprise: Core Networking

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The first course in a 2-part series prepares you for professional-level networking roles.


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 health care, manufacturing, retail, financial, education, 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

Farha Fathima, IT Professional, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka

When Farha Fathima completed her CCNA coursework she became one of the first women in IT positions at Micro Solutions. To meet the IT skills gap in the Asia Pacific region, companies in countries like Sri Lanka are hiring women into traditionally male jobs.

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