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Start your career as a Computer Network Associate! Jobs in this field are related to networking computers, devices, and things. Whether you’re preparing for your first job or specializing with more study, this career path is a great foundation.

Intro to Cybersecurity (30 h)


The Introduction to Cybersecurity course explores the broad topic of cybersecurity in a way that matters to you. Learn how to protect your personal data and privacy online and in social media, and why more and more IT jobs require cybersecurity awareness and understanding.

  • Learn what cybersecurity is and what it means for you personally and professionally.
  • Learn how to be safe online by understanding the most common threats, attacks and vulnerabilities.
  • Find out how businesses protect their operations from cyber attacks and why jobs are growing.
  • Study at your own pace and reinforce your understanding with activities and quizzes.
  • Connect with the global Cisco Networking Academy community.
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Networking Essentials (70 h)


Networking Essentials covers basic networking concepts within the context of the networks you encounter every day. In this 70-hour course, students will develop hands-on networking skills and understand the role networks play in our lives. This course introduces students to networking careers and prepares them for further study. Learn how to plan and install a network using real equipment and connect it to the Internet.

  • Practice verifying and troubleshooting network and Internet connectivity.
  • Learn how to recognize and mitigate security threats to a home network.
  • Configure common Internet applications, set up sharing between computers, and configure basic IP services.
  • Apply skills through practice, using labs and Cisco Packet Tracer activities.
  • Connect with the global Cisco Networking Academy community.
This is an instructor-led course but you can do it self-paced. Please send us your request!




Introduction to Packet Tracer (10 h)


The Introduction to Packet Tracer course is designed for beginners with no prior networking knowledge. The self-paced course teaches the basic operations of Cisco Packet Tracer, the robust simulation tool used to visualize networks. Multiple hands-on activities focus on everyday examples including networking and Internet of Things (IoT) exposing learners to important concepts while at the same time reinforcing learnings. Whether you want to develop networking knowledge or you plan to take one of the Networking Academy courses that use Packet Tracer, you’ll find Introduction to Packet Tracer provides valuable tips and best practices for using Cisco Packet Tracer.

  • Learn the basic operations of Packet Tracer: - File commands, visualization and configuration of networking devices.
  • Simulate the interactions of data traveling through the network.
  • Learn to visualize the network in logical and physical modes.
  • Reinforce your understanding with extensive hands-on networking and IoT activities.
  • Get immediate feedback on your work through built-in quizzes and tests.
  • Connect with the global Cisco Networking Academy community.
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CCNA 7.0 Routing and Switching (210 h)


The CCNA Routing and Switching curriculum is a gateway to entry-level networking jobs and IT careers. The curriculum consists of 3, 70-hour courses: Introduction to Networks, Switching, Routing, and Wireless Essentials, Enterprise Networking, Security, and Automation. All 3 courses are recommended before taking the Cisco CCNA Routing and Switching certification exam.

  • Develop a working knowledge of routing, switching, network applications, protocols, and services.
  • Study with an instructor in the classroom and access expert content online anytime.
  • Practice what you learn on both real equipment and Cisco Packet Tracer, a network configuration simulation tool.
  • Get immediate feedback on your work through built-in quizzes and tests.
  • Prepare for the workplace with collaborative projects and presentations.
  • Connect with the global Cisco Networking Academy community.
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Cybersecurity Essentials (30 h)


The Cybersecurity Essentials course develops foundational understanding of cybersecurity and how it relates to information and network security. The course introduces students to characteristics of cyber crime, security principles, technologies, and procedures to defend networks. Through interactive, multimedia content, lab activities, and multi-industry case studies, students build technical and professional skills to pursue careers in cybersecurity.

  • Learn procedures to implement data confidentiality, integrity, availability and security controls on networks, servers and applications.
  • Understand security principles and how to develop security policies that comply with cybersecurity laws.
  • Apply skills through practice, using labs and Cisco Packet Tracer activities.
  • Get immediate feedback on your work through built-in quizzes and tests.
  • Connect with the global Cisco Networking Academy community.
Read more or enroll now!





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