Translate Your Coursework for the Workplace


We gain knowledge with each course we complete, which can be used to help us enter the workforce. But it can be a challenge understanding which skills are earned and how best to explain them to employers. The starting point is to learn how to explain your skills, is that you need know if you gained conceptual knowledge and/or skills-training. Those will vary for each course, as well as the depth of aptitude gained from each course.

At minimum, you will need to explain them on your resume, during interviews, on LinkedIn, and when using our Talent Bridge Matching Engine.

Courses that Familiarize You with Concepts

Below are the Networking Academy courses that give you the basic introduction to concepts, which provides you with enough understanding to engage in intelligent conversations on these topics.

Course Conceptual Knowledge Gained
NDG Linux Unhatched Basic understanding of Linux; conversational level.
NDG Linux Essentials Prepares you for LPI Linux Essentials Professional Development Certificate (PDC).
NDG Linux I and NDG Linux II Prepares you for the first certification in the multi-level LPI Linux professional certification program (LPIC-1 exam).
Introduction to Cybersecurity Discovering and understanding cybersecurity concepts as well as threat detection.

Courses that Provide Technical Skills-Training

Below you will find details on which skills you have been trained with from our Networking Academy courses. When you use the Matching Engine, you will be required to fill out your skills proficiency and the below details will help you understand how to transcribe your courses to skills you have been trained with. Knowing what you are trained in will also help you as you speak with others about your skillset and what you have to offer to future employers. Though your coursework does not count as practical experience in the subject, it does mean that you have been trained and are informed.

We focus on defining the technical skills as they fall under these categories:

  • Networking Engineering
  • Security
  • Collaboration
  • Data Center
  • Cloud
  • Emerging Technologies
  • Software Skills

Think of each of your technical skills as having three concentrations of expertise – depth of aptitude. Here is a breakdown that we use on the Matching Engine to define each of the technical proficiencies to employers:

  • Deploy: develop, implement, install, configure, customize
  • Design: discover, plan, analyze, scope
  • Manage: support, maintain, helpdesk, troubleshoot

For each course, we have outlined a summary of the skills gained and the terms used to highlight these skills on your Matching Engine profile. The summary is an expansion of what the skills mean regarding how we frame it on the Matching Engine for candidates and employers. Keep in mind, these are skills you have been trained with once you have successfully completed the corresponding Networking Academy course.

Networking Courses

Course Summary of Skills Gained Skills to Add on Your Matching Engine Profile
Networking Essentials Trained in developing, implementing, installing, configuring, and customizing as related to network engineering. Networking Engineering: deploy
CCNA: Introduction to Networks Trained in developing, implementing, installing, configuring, customizing, the full designing process, troubleshooting, and overall management as related to network engineering. Networking Engineering: design, deploy, manage
CCNA: Switching, Routing, and Wireless Essentials Trained in developing, implementing, installing, configuring, customizing, the full designing process, troubleshooting, and overall management as related to network engineering. Networking Engineering: design, deploy, manage
CCNA: Enterprise Networking, Security, and Automation Trained in developing, implementing, installing, configuring, customizing, the full designing process, troubleshooting, and overall management as related to network engineering. Networking Engineering: design, deploy, manage
CCNP Enterprise: Core Networking Trained in developing, implementing, installing, configuring, customizing, the full designing process, troubleshooting, and overall management as related to network engineering and security. Networking Engineering: design, deploy, manage | Security: design, deploy, manage
CCNP Enterprise: Advanced Routing Trained in developing, implementing, installing, configuring, customizing, the full designing process, troubleshooting, and overall management as related to network engineering and security.  Networking Engineering: design, deploy, manage | Security: design, deploy, manage 

 

OS and IT courses

Course Summary of Skills Gained Skills to Add on Your Matching Engine Profile
IT Essentials Trained in developing, implementing, installing, configuring, and customizing as related to network engineering. You are also trained with administrative support skills. Networking Engineering: Deploy | General Office/Professional Skills: Administrative Support

 

Programming Courses

Course Summary of Skills Gained Skills to Add on Your Matching Engine Profile
PCAP: Programming Essentials in Python Trained in developing, implementing, installing, configuring, customizing, the full designing process, troubleshooting, and overall management as related to Python software skills. Software skills: design, deploy, manage
CPA: Programming Essentials in C++ Trained in developing, implementing, installing, configuring, customizing, the full designing process, troubleshooting, and overall management as related to C++ software skills. Software skills: design, deploy, manage
CLA: Programming Essentials in C Trained in developing, implementing, installing, configuring, customizing, the full designing process, troubleshooting, and overall management as related to C software skills. Software skills: design, deploy, manage
CPP: Advanced Programming in C++ Trained in developing, implementing, installing, configuring, customizing, the full designing process, troubleshooting, and overall management as related to C++ software skills. Software skills: design, deploy, manage
CLP: Advanced Programming in C Trained in developing, implementing, installing, configuring, customizing, the full designing process, troubleshooting, and overall management as related to C software skills. Software skills: design, deploy, manage

 

Internet of Things and Analytics Courses

Course Summary of Skills Gained Skills to Add on Your Matching Engine Profile
Introduction to IoT Trained in the full designing process as related to emerging technologies. As well as being trained in the overall management skillsets as related to software, cloud, and cybersecurity. Emerging technologies: design | Software skills: manage | Cloud: manage | Security: manage
IoT Fundamentals: Big Data and Analytics Trained in developing, implementing, installing, configuring, customizing, troubleshooting and overall management as related to software skills. Also, trained in the full designing process as related to emerging technologies. Software skills: deploy, manage | Emerging technologies: design
IoT Fundamentals: Connecting Things Trained in developing, implementing, installing, configuring, customizing as related to software and data center. Also, trained in the full designing process as related to software and emerging technologies. As well as being trained in troubleshooting and overall management skillsets as related to cloud, collaboration, security, software, and network engineering. Software skills: design, deploy, manage | Data center: deploy | Emerging technologies: design | Cloud: deploy, manage | Collaboration: manage | Security: manage | Network engineering: manage
IoT Fundamentals: Hackathon Playbook Trained with basic marketing and project coordinating skills. Project Coordinator; marketing

 

Infrastructure Automation Courses

Course Summary of Skills Gained Skills to Add on Your Matching Engine Profile
DevNet Associate Trained in developing, implementing, installing, configuring, and customizing as related to software, cloud, data center, collaboration, security, and network. Software skills: deploy, design, manage
Workshop: Model-Driven Programmability Trained in developing, implementing, installing, configuring, customizing, as related to software, data center, collaboration, cybersecurity, and network engineering. Also, trained in the full designing process as related to software and emerging technologies. And trained with troubleshooting and overall management skills as related to software, collaboration, and network engineering. Software skills: deploy, design, manage | Emerging technologies: design | Data center: deploy | Collaboration: deploy, manage | Security: deploy | Network engineering: deploy, manage
Workshop: REST APIs using Webex Teams Trained in developing, implementing, installing, configuring, customizing, troubleshooting, and overall management skills as related to software, cloud, and collaboration. Also, trained in the full designing process as related to software and emerging technologies. Software skills: deploy, design, manage | Emerging technologies: design | Cloud: deploy, manage | Collaboration: deploy, manage

 

Cybersecurity Courses

Course Summary of Skills Gained Skills to Add on Your Matching Engine Profile
Cybersecurity Essentials Trained in the full designing process as related to cybersecurity. Security: design
CyberOps Associate Trained in developing, implementing, installing, configuring, customizing, the full designing process, troubleshooting, and overall management skills as related to cybersecurity. Security: design, deploy, manage
Network Security Trained in developing, implementing, installing, configuring, customizing, the full designing process, troubleshooting, and overall management skills as related to cybersecurity. Trained in the full designing process as related to networking engineering. Security: design, deploy, manage | Networking Engineering: design
IoT Fundamentals: IoT Security Trained in developing, implementing, installing, configuring, customizing, the full designing process, troubleshooting, and overall management skills as related to cybersecurity. Trained in the full designing process as related to emerging technologies. Security: design, deploy, manage | Emerging Technologies: design