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Cisco Networking Academy

Cisco Networking Academy is an IT skills and career building program for learning institutions and individuals worldwide. Programs contain interactive content, quizzes, exams, videos, labs, practice questions and simulators. Participants are awarded certification on successful completion of programs.

Difficulty Level : Basic

Get Connected Digital Literacy

Get Connected course provides an introduction to the digital world with networks as a foundation for connecting people and things. The curriculum helps students understand how to use computers and connect to the Internet. Get Connected also explores the human network and introduces students to the world of social media. Students experience the fun and value of interacting with others through common software applications and tools.

Introduction to Cyber Security

The introductory course for those who want to explore the world of cybersecurity

Introduction to IoT (Internet of Things)

The Introduction to IoT (Internet of Things) course introduces learners to the technologies that support IoT, and the career and social opportunities created by the growing number of networked connections between people, processes, data, and things.

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Get Connected Digital Literacy

Get Connected course provides an introduction to the digital world with networks as a foundation for connecting people and things. The curriculum helps students understand how to use computers and connect to the Internet. Get Connected also explores the human network and introduces students to the world of social media. Students experience the fun and value of interacting with others through common software applications and tools.

Course Name Description

Introduction to Cyber Security

The introductory course for those who want to explore the world of cybersecurity.

Course Name Description

Introduction to IoT (Internet of Things)

The Introduction to IoT (Internet of Things) course introduces learners to the technologies that support IoT, and the career and social opportunities created by the growing number of networked connections between people, processes, data, and things.

Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Cybersecurity Essentials

The Cybersecurity Essentials course develops foundational understanding of cybersecurity and how it relates to information and network security.

Entrepreneurship

The Cisco Networking Academy® Entrepreneurship course teaches business and financial skills, attitudes, and behaviors to help students develop an entrepreneurial mindset that can empower them to improve their lives

Networking Essentials

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. A Networking Academy digital badge is available for the instructor-led version of this course. 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.

IT Essentials- Technical Support

(CompTIA A+ 1000 series curriculum)

The IT Essentials curriculum provides an introduction to the technical skills needed to help meet the growing demand for entry-level IT professionals. 

You’ll Learn These Core Skills:

  • Select the appropriate computer components to build, repair, or upgrade personal computers. 
  • Install and configure components to build, repair, or upgrade personal computers. 
  • Perform troubleshooting on personal computers. 
  • Explain how computers communicate on a network. 
  • Configure devices to communicate on a network. 
  • Explain how to troubleshoot laptops and other mobile devices. 
  • Install a printer to meet requirements. 
  • Describe virtualization and cloud computing. 
  • Install Windows operating systems. 
  • Perform management and maintenance of Windows operating systems. 
  • Explain how to configure, secure, and troubleshoot mobile, MacOS, and Linux operating systems. 
  • Implement basic host, data, and network security. 
  • Explain the roles and responsibilities of the IT Professional.

Cisco Certified Networking Associate (CCNA)

Begin preparing for a networking career with this 3-course program:

You’ll Learn These Core Skills:

  • Build simple LANs, perform basic configurations for routers and switches, and implement IPv4 and IPv6 addressing schemes.
  • Configure routers, switches, and end devices to provide access to local and remote network resources and to enable end-to-end connectivity between remote devices.
  • Develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills using real equipment and Cisco Packet Tracer.
  • Configure and troubleshoot connectivity a small network using security best practices.
  • Work with routers, switches and wireless devices to configure and troubleshoot VLANs, Wireless LANs and Inter-VLAN routing.
  • Configure and troubleshoot redundancy on a switched network using STP and EtherChannel.
  • Develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills using real equipment and Cisco Packet Tracer.
  • Explain how to support available and reliable networks using dynamic addressing and first-hop redundancy protocols.
  • Work with routers, switches and wireless devices to configure and troubleshoot VLANs, Wireless LANs and Inter-VLAN routing.
  • Configure and troubleshoot redundancy on a switched network using STP and EtherChannel.
  • Develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills using real equipment and Cisco Packet Tracer.
  • Explain how to support available and reliable networks using dynamic addressing and first-hop redundancy protocols.

CCNA CyberOps Associate

In this course you will learn security concepts, security monitoring, host-based analysis, network intrusion analysis, and security policies procedures. This course also aligns with the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) Cybersecurity Workforce Framework to support consistent communication language for cybersecurity education, training, and workforce development.

Recommended preparation: Introduction to Cybersecurity or Cybersecurity Essentials.

You’ll Learn These Core Skills:

  • Deepen knowledge in how best to detect and respond to security incidents.
  • Gain job-ready, practical skills in cybersecurity operations.
  • Develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills using real equipment and Cisco Packet Tracer.
  • Prepare for Cisco Certified CyberOps Associate Certification.

Python Essentials

This course is a great place to start learning Python – no prior programming knowledge required. Completing the course earns you a Statement of Achievement. It is split into two parts preparing you for two certifications:

Part 1 (PE1: 35 hours) prepares you for PCEP – Certified Entry-Level Python Programmer Certification.

Part 2 (PE2: 40 hours) prepares you for PCAP – Certified Associate in Python Programming Certification.

You’ll learn these core skills:

  • Think algorithmically – how to analyze a problem and translate it for a computer to process.
  • Design, develop, and improve multi-module computer programs.
  • Analyze and model real-life problems in Object-Oriented Programming categories.
  • Understand a programmer’s work in the software development process.
  • Learn how a program is executed in a computer environment.
  • Gain skills to create and develop your own programming portfolio.

Linux Essentials

As one of the most successful open-source collaborations, Linux has evolved into the most reliable operating system on the planet. It’s used for embedded systems to virtually all supercomputers for a good reason. NDG Linux Essentials quickly builds your Linux knowledge and prepares you for the Linux Professional Institute Linux Essentials certificate, your proof to employers that you know Linux! Many concepts in this course are covered at a more demanding pace in NDG Linux I. No prerequisites required.

You’ll Learn These Core Skills:

  • Acquire open-source concepts and progressively master Linux commands.
  • Understand how Linux is used and the basics of its command line.
  • Become skilled at using the Linux virtual machine for experiments.
  • Prepare for LPI Linux Essentials Professional Development Certificate (PDC).
Course Name Description

Cybersecurity Essentials

The Cybersecurity Essentials course develops foundational understanding of cybersecurity and how it relates to information and network security.

Course Name Description

Entrepreneurship

The Cisco Networking Academy® Entrepreneurship course teaches business and financial skills, attitudes, and behaviors to help students develop an entrepreneurial mindset that can empower them to improve their lives

Course Name Description

Networking Essentials

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. A Networking Academy digital badge is available for the instructor-led version of this course. 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.
Course Name Description

IT Essentials- Technical Support

(CompTIA A+ 1000 series curriculum)

The IT Essentials curriculum provides an introduction to the technical skills needed to help meet the growing demand for entry-level IT professionals. 

You'll Learn These Core Skills:

  • Select the appropriate computer components to build, repair, or upgrade personal computers. 
  • Install and configure components to build, repair, or upgrade personal computers. 
  • Perform troubleshooting on personal computers. 
  • Explain how computers communicate on a network. 
  • Configure devices to communicate on a network. 
  • Explain how to troubleshoot laptops and other mobile devices. 
  • Install a printer to meet requirements. 
  • Describe virtualization and cloud computing. 
  • Install Windows operating systems. 
  • Perform management and maintenance of Windows operating systems. 
  • Explain how to configure, secure, and troubleshoot mobile, MacOS, and Linux operating systems. 
  • Implement basic host, data, and network security. 
  • Explain the roles and responsibilities of the IT Professional.
Course Name Description

Cisco Certified Networking Associate (CCNA)

Begin preparing for a networking career with this 3-course program:

You'll Learn These Core Skills:

  • Build simple LANs, perform basic configurations for routers and switches, and implement IPv4 and IPv6 addressing schemes.
  • Configure routers, switches, and end devices to provide access to local and remote network resources and to enable end-to-end connectivity between remote devices.
  • Develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills using real equipment and Cisco Packet Tracer.
  • Configure and troubleshoot connectivity a small network using security best practices.
  • Work with routers, switches and wireless devices to configure and troubleshoot VLANs, Wireless LANs and Inter-VLAN routing.
  • Configure and troubleshoot redundancy on a switched network using STP and EtherChannel.
  • Develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills using real equipment and Cisco Packet Tracer.
  • Explain how to support available and reliable networks using dynamic addressing and first-hop redundancy protocols.
  • Work with routers, switches and wireless devices to configure and troubleshoot VLANs, Wireless LANs and Inter-VLAN routing.
  • Configure and troubleshoot redundancy on a switched network using STP and EtherChannel.
  • Develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills using real equipment and Cisco Packet Tracer.
  • Explain how to support available and reliable networks using dynamic addressing and first-hop redundancy protocols.
Course Name Description

CCNA CyberOps Associate

In this course you will learn security concepts, security monitoring, host-based analysis, network intrusion analysis, and security policies procedures. This course also aligns with the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) Cybersecurity Workforce Framework to support consistent communication language for cybersecurity education, training, and workforce development.

Recommended preparation: Introduction to Cybersecurity or Cybersecurity Essentials.

You'll Learn These Core Skills:

  • Deepen knowledge in how best to detect and respond to security incidents.
  • Gain job-ready, practical skills in cybersecurity operations.
  • Develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills using real equipment and Cisco Packet Tracer.
  • Prepare for Cisco Certified CyberOps Associate Certification.
Course Name Description

Python Essentials

This course is a great place to start learning Python – no prior programming knowledge required. Completing the course earns you a Statement of Achievement. It is split into two parts preparing you for two certifications:

Part 1 (PE1: 35 hours) prepares you for PCEP – Certified Entry-Level Python Programmer Certification.

Part 2 (PE2: 40 hours) prepares you for PCAP – Certified Associate in Python Programming Certification.

You'll learn these core skills:

  • Think algorithmically – how to analyze a problem and translate it for a computer to process.
  • Design, develop, and improve multi-module computer programs.
  • Analyze and model real-life problems in Object-Oriented Programming categories.
  • Understand a programmer's work in the software development process.
  • Learn how a program is executed in a computer environment.
  • Gain skills to create and develop your own programming portfolio.
Course Name Description

Linux Essentials

As one of the most successful open-source collaborations, Linux has evolved into the most reliable operating system on the planet. It’s used for embedded systems to virtually all supercomputers for a good reason. NDG Linux Essentials quickly builds your Linux knowledge and prepares you for the Linux Professional Institute Linux Essentials certificate, your proof to employers that you know Linux! Many concepts in this course are covered at a more demanding pace in NDG Linux I. No prerequisites required.

You'll Learn These Core Skills:

  • Acquire open-source concepts and progressively master Linux commands.
  • Understand how Linux is used and the basics of its command line.
  • Become skilled at using the Linux virtual machine for experiments.
  • Prepare for LPI Linux Essentials Professional Development Certificate (PDC).
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