Frequently Asked Questions
- Every year, the Cisco Networking Academy program teaches hundreds of thousands of students worldwide the skills needed to build, design, and maintain, networks—improving their career prospects while filling the global demand for networking professionals. With 10,000 academies in 165 countries, Networking Academy helps individuals prepare for industry-recognized certifications and entry-level information and communication technology (ICT) careers in virtually every type of industry. Students develop foundational skills in ICT while acquiring vital 21st-century career skills in problem solving, collaboration, and critical thinking.
- The growth of networks has created a shortage of people, who are qualified to build, design, and maintain, the infrastructure needed to communicate, do business, and—when critical human needs require it—save lives. This shortage exists worldwide, particularly in emerging countries where networks are being built to aid in economic development and growth. Likewise, people need access to more and better job opportunities and training that will prepare them for the global, technology-driven economy. Networking Academy helps meet the growing demand for ICT professionals and improves career prospects for people around the world.
- Networking Academy delivers a comprehensive, 21st century learning experience to help students develop the foundational ICT skills needed to design, build, and manage networks, along with career skills such as problem solving, collaboration, and critical thinking. Students complete hands-on learning activities and network simulations to develop practical skills that will help them fill a growing need for networking professionals around the world.
Our courses are designed to help students prepare for entry-level career opportunities, continuing education, and globally recognized certifications. Each course is supported by classroom instruction, online assessments, hands-on labs, and interactive learning tools to help students succeed.
|IT Essentials: PC Hardware and Software
||IT Essentials provides an overview of computer fundamentals and an introduction to advanced concepts.
||CCNA Discovery provides an overview of general networking theory and opportunities for practical experience, career exploration, and soft-skills development.
||CCNA Exploration provides a comprehensive overview of foundational to advanced networking concepts, with an emphasis on theory and practical application.
||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
||CCNP teaches the advanced skills needed to install, configure, monitor, and troubleshoot enterprise-sized networks and manage wireless, security, and voice applications.