Free Online Self-Paced Courses

Learners everywhere are invited to discover technology for the first time, or explore additional technology topics.  

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Intro to Cybersecurity

(15 hours)

Learn how to protect your personal data and privacy online and in social media, and why more and more IT jobs require cybersecurity awareness and understanding. Receive a certificate of completion.


Cybersecurity Essentials

(30 hours)

Foundational knowledge and essential skills for all cybersecurity domains, including info security, systems sec, network sec, ethics and laws, and defense and mitigation techniques used in protecting businesses.


Intro to Packet Tracer

(10 hours)

Designed for new users of Packet Tracer for self-study and familiarization with the tool used in many Networking Academy courses. Packet Tracer is an innovative simulation and visualization tool used for lectures, labs, games, homework, assessments, and competitions.

Linux OS

NDG Linux Unhatched

(6-8 hours)

Eases learners into acquiring Linux knowledge, basic installation and configuration of Linux software, and the Linux command line.


PCAP: Programming Essentials in Python

(60-70 hours)

Learn to design, write, and debug programs in Python. No prior programming knowledge required. Begin with the basics and become adept at solving more complex problems. Receive a certificate of completion and prepare for a certification.


Intro to the Internet of Things

(20 hours)

Learn how the IoT enables Digital Transformation along with emerging technologies such as data analytics, artificial intelligence, and the increased attention to cybersecurity. Receive a certificate of completion.



(15 hours)

Learn business and financial skills, behaviors, and attitudes. Develop an entrepreneurial mindset. Complete a series of interactive case studies. Receive a certificate of completion.

Middle School
adventure series

Global Problem Solvers:
The Series

(time investment varies)

Online animated series for middle schoolers, called GPS: The Series, is available in English, Spanish, Hindi, and French. Engages students with a team of teens who use technology to solve real-world problems. Inspires students to become global citizens ready to thrive in a connected and digital future. Please note that this requires teacher or parent facilitation.


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