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Networking courses

No other IT role is more vital to business operations than networking administrators and engineers. Start with the basics or accelerate your career with advanced skills and certifications.

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 R&S: Introduction to Networks

The first course in a 4-course series designed to prepare you for entry-level networking jobs.


CCNA R&S: Routing and Switching Essentials

The second course in a 4-course series designed to prepare you for networking technician jobs.

Instructor-led, Online self-paced

Mobility Fundamentals

Six short modules teach you about mobile & wireless concepts, standards, & applications.


Networking Essentials

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


Workshop: Network Programmability

Create applications and automate tasks using a programmable device in this 8-hour workshop.


CCNA R&S: Connecting Networks

The fourth course in a 4-course series prepares you for Cisco CCNA R&S Certification.


CCNA R&S: Scaling Networks

The third course in a 4-course series prepares you for networking analyst & engineering jobs.


CCNP Routing and Switching

A 3-course series to provide you with a solid overview of enterprise-level networking concepts.


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 of up to 61.5% are available for CCENT, CCNA Routing & Switching, CCNA Security and both CCNA CyberOps 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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