Courses & Certifications

Networking Academy courses are designed to help students prepare for career opportunities, continuing education, and globally recognized certifications. Instructor-led and self-paced format courses are offered through academies located around the world that participate in the Networking Academy program.

Most courses include online assessments, hands-on labs, and interactive learning tools to help students succeed. Cisco Packet Tracer, our powerful network simulation and visualization software, is an integral part of many of our certification-aligned courses. All courses are delivered through the Cisco NetSpace online learning environment.

Foundational ICT Skills

Curriculum

Description

Certification

Get Connected

This introductory course helps students get connected to computers and the Internet, and highlights the value of sharing and interacting with others through common apps and social media sites.

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Packet Tracer Know How 1: Packet Tracer 101 The Cisco Packet Tracer Know How 1: Packet Tracker 101 course teaches you how to use Packet Tracer including navigating user interfaces, building virtual network topologies, and how to complete a Packet Tracer activity.  The course is one hour in length, followed by a quiz to check your understanding. NA
NDG Linux Essentials

The Linux Essentials course, developed by NetAcad partner NDG, teaches students the fundamentals of the Linux operating system and command line, and basic open source concepts.

LPI Linux Essentials Professional Development Certificate

IT Essentials 

IT Essentials covers the fundamentals of computer hardware and software and advanced concepts such as security, networking, and the responsibilities of an IT professional.

CompTIA A+

 

General ICT Skills

Curriculum

Description

Certification

CCNA Routing and Switching

CCNA Routing and Switching provides a comprehensive overview of networking concepts and skills, from network applications to the protocols and services provided to those applications by the lower layers of the network, with an emphasis on practical application and workforce readiness.

Cisco CCENT

Cisco CCNA Routing and Switching

CCNP Routing and Switching

CCNP teaches the advanced skills needed to install, configure, monitor, and troubleshoot enterprise-sized networks and manage wireless, security, and voice applications.

Cisco CCNP Routing and Switching

Health Information Networking

Health Information Networking helps students prepare for networking careers in the healthcare industry. 

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Essential Technologies Skills

Curriculum

Description

Certification

CCNA Security

CCNA Security introduces the core security concepts and skills needed to install, troubleshoot, and monitor a network to maintain the integrity, confidentiality, and availability of data and devices.

Cisco CCNA Security

Introduction to Cyber Security

This course covers trends in cybersecurity and provides examples of the growing need for cybersecurity skills in various industries.  The course integrates recorded presentations with activities, videos, and assessments.

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Voice Primer

This primer provides an introduction to voice on a data network, known as Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP). Instructors can use this as a supplement to the CCNA Routing and Switching curriculum.

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Collaboration Primer

This primer introduces enterprise collaboration and the underlying delineating technologies in messaging, voice, and video technologies. Instructors can use this as a supplement to the CCNA Routing and Switching curriculum.

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Emerging Technologies Skills

Curriculum

Description

Certification

Introduction to the Internet of Everything (IoE)

The Introduction to the Internet of Everything course provides an overview of the concepts, challenges, and opportunities created by the transformational IoE economy.

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Cloud Primer

This seminar introduces cloud computing and the underlying delineating technologies in consolidation, virtualization, and automation. Instructors can use this as a supplement to the CCNA Routing and Switching curriculum.

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Career Skills

Curriculum

Description

Certification

Be Your Own Boss The Be Your Own Boss Technoprenuer Series consists of 8 modules that provide a glimpse into the mindset of a technopreneur with invaluable insights in starting your own tech business with advice shared by notable technoprenuers around the word.  Each module is an hour in length and followed by a quiz to check your understanding. NA
Entrepeneurship

The Entrepreneurship course is designed to supplement the skills gained through NetAcad courses and help students prepare for career opportunities. It teaches critical business and financial skills, attitudes, and behaviors to help students develop an entrepreneurial mindset.

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