OS & IT courses

Whether you're a novice to the digital world or an aspiring SysAdmin or programmer, these courses will propel you forward. Advanced courses will also prepare you for career-ready certification.

OS & IT at a glance

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What you’ll do

You might configure the next lifesaving medical device or support a driverless car application. Gaining a foundation in OS and IT is key.

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Sample job titles

Tech Support, System Administrator, Software Development, Application Development, IoT Device Manager and more

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Projected job growth

An increase of 28-32% by 2020

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Who hires for this skill?

Companies with a server room, cloud providers and more.

"I don’t know where to even start, Cisco is the best ever opportunity I have ever had in pursuing a career in IT. The course is very helpful and the information is easy to learn. Most of all studying online is a huge convenience for me as I am always at work so it’s easy to study online. I know I will get a good job once I complete my courses."

Itumeleng Mokone, NetAcad Alum

Instructor-led, Online self-paced

Get Connected

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Learn basic computer skills such as social media, Internet navigation & simple networking.

Online self-paced

NDG Linux Unhatched

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The "start from scratch" Linux course. A quick intro to the popular operating system.


IT Essentials

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Learn computer fundamentals and validate skills through optional certification.

Instructor-led, Online self-paced

NDG Linux Essentials

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Build upon your existing Linux skills and prepare for certification.

Instructor-led, Online self-paced

NDG Linux I

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The first in a 2-course series. Begin your Linux mastery and prepare for certification.

Instructor-led, Online self-paced

NDG Linux II

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The second in a 2-course series. Further your mastery of Linux and prepare for certification.


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 netacad.com. Click "learn more" on a course above to see which options are available.

Hear from a NetAcad graduate

Stephen Ondieki Orioki, Entrepreneur, Kibera, Kenya

When Stephen Ondieki Orioki took the IT Essentials course at the Raila Educational Centre, he began his journey from the streets of Kibera, a slum surrounding Nairobi, to successful entrepreneur and international ambassador for the Cisco Networking Academy program.

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