Enroll Now Free: Networking Essentials

Learn basic networking concepts and skills you can put to use right away, no previous networking knowledge needed.

By Cisco Networking Academy


Enhance Your Skillset, Whatever Path You Take

Networking is at the heart of the digital transformation. The network is essential to many business functions today, including business critical data and operations, cybersecurity, and so much more. A wide variety of career paths rely on the network -- so it's important to understand what the network can do, how it operates, and how to protect it.

This is a great course for developers, data scientists, cybersecurity specialists, and other professionals looking to broaden their networking domain knowledge. It’s also an excellent launching point for students pursuing a wide range of career pathways – from cybersecurity to software development to business and more. No prerequisites required.

You'll Learn These Core Skills:

  • Plan and install a home or small business network using wireless technology, then connect it to the Internet.
  • Develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills using Cisco Packet Tracer.
  • Practice verifying and troubleshooting network and Internet connectivity.
  • Recognize and mitigate security threats to a home network.
Length: 
70 hours
Cost: 
Free*
Level: Intermediate
Learning Type: Online self-paced
Languages: English
*Self-paced classes at NetAcad.com are free.

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Cisco Networking Academy is an IT skills and career building program for learning institutions and individuals worldwide. Self-paced courses are designed to take at your own pace, at any point in your career journey. For 20 years, Cisco Networking Academy has changed the lives of 12.7 million students in 180 countries by providing education, technical training, and career mentorship.