Sharing the views of thought leaders who are on the front-lines in using the power of digitization and positively transforming our education landscape.


Inspiration comes in many forms. Cisco Networking Academy's Podcast is one avenue. Here we interview industry experts who bring valuable knowledge and insights to our listerners around the world.

Latest Episode: Interview with Josh McCloud, Cisco National Cybersecurity Officer

We sit down with Josh McCloud to learn how great minds are thinking about the challenges of cybersecurity and what all of us can do to minimize its risk. He discusses the importance of taking a risk-centric view and incorporating Zero-Trust into an organization's approach. How everything starts with ensuring the most senior levels of the organization treat cybersecurity as a key operational risk. And how important it is to keep the Internet open.

Remote Teaching: Interview with Dr. Lance Ford

It's extremely challenging for educators and learners who are transitioning to a fully remote education system. To help us in this transition, we talk with Dr. Lance Ford, an educational technology advocate for Cisco, with over 19 years of experience teaching remotely. Lance walks us through the best practices around having a successful remote teaching and learning experience. 

Post-Secondary Best Practices: Interview with Dr. John Sands

We talk with Dr. John Sands, professor of Information Technology and Dept Chair of the Computer Integrated Technology Dept at Moraine Valley Community College. He shares best practices in a post-secondary setting using Cisco Networking Academy courses, and touches base about teacher resources and training.


High School Best Practices: Interview with Tim King and Shane MacDonald

We chat with Tim King, an experienced computer engineering teacher from Centre Wellington District High School in the town of Fergus, Ontario, and Shane Macdonald, one of Tim’s senior graduate students. They offer novel ways of adapting to remote education, the value of digital literacy, and the importance of work-ready credentials and skills.  


CyberOps: Interview with Swati Handa, Global Cybersecurity Strategy Manager, Cisco Networking Academy

Swati Handa gives us a tour of the exciting new CyberOps Associate training and certification. For more: https://www.netacad.com/courses/cybersecurity/cyberops-associate


DevNet: Interview with Wadih Zaatar, DevNet Global Partnership Lead for Cisco

Wadih Zaatar walks us through the DevNet Associate certification and course sharing why these new competencies are becoming so important. For more: https://www.netacad.com/courses/infrastructure-automation/devnet-associate




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