Recent NetAcad Developments

New 2018 NetAcad Marketing Videos

Cisco NetAcad has released it’s new line of promotional videos that provide:

  • An outline of each course available on NetAcad, including course order
  • Information on specific certifications one can earn
  • Benefits of certifications within the industry
  • Goals of NetAcad as an organization
  • Each of these course overview videos can be viewed below:

    An Overview of the Cisco Networking Academy Learning Experience: A good, solid description of what NetAcad is as an organization, what courses they offer, and how students can benefit.

    Learn Cybersecurity with Cisco Networking Academy: For students who wish to explore cybersecurity, this pathway is great in covering this focus with many hands-on labs/cases.

    Learn IoT & Data Analytics with Cisco Networking Academy: IoT is a growing industry, and for those who wish to take a look at the new innovations within this focus get a comprehensive review with these courses.

    Learn Networking with Cisco Networking Academy: Networking basics are crucial in the IT field. The networking courses prepare beginners to learn the fundamentals with many simulation examples and hands-on labs.

    Learn OS & IT with Cisco Networking Academy: Operating systems can differ, so having an established understanding the basic OS’s available to users and how they operate is important.

    Learn Programming with Cisco Networking Academy:Interested in programming? This pathway prepares you to learn the basics, as well as putting your skills to the test.

    Talent Bridge Online Matching Engine Now Operational

    The latest update to Cisco NetAcad is the rolling out of its new Talent Bridge Online Matching Engine.  The goal of Talent Bridge is to automatically connect successful NetAcad students and alumni with Cisco-partnered businesses for employment.  The program is global in scope and focuses on matching students with entry-level positions.  Frequent employers include Cisco, Ingram Micro, and Dimension Data.  There are a number of other useful features and resources available to both students and employers.

    For More Information

    Visit https://www.netacad.com/careers/employment-opportunities/learn-about-talent-bridge/-/asset_publisher/bOM3CTIZDiyY/content/learn-more/

    “IoT Fundamentals” Courses Now Available

    Cisco Networking Academy is pleased to announce general availability of the English version of the course series “IoT Fundamentals”.  Courses included in this series are Connecting ThingsBig Data & Analytics, and Hackathon.  All course materials are available for immediate use on Cisco NetAcad.

    Course topics will include:

    • Identifying, designing, and presenting an IoT solution with feedback from a panel of experts
    • Collecting, storing, and visualizing data from IoT sensors
    • Data extraction and analytics
    • Rapid prototyping techniques in the context of an IoT solution

    Course Requirements/Recommendations:

    • Familiarity with Cisco Packet Tracer
    • Ability to write and debug using Python
    • Completion of course Intro to IoT

    For More Information

    Visit https://www.netacad.com/courses/iot-fundamentals/


    To access the “Academy Orientation ” activity:

    1. Log in to Cisco NetAcad
    2. On your NetAcad home page, click the I’m Teaching tab
    3. In the Professional Development section at the bottom of the page, click Instructor Professional Development
    5. At the bottom of the page, click to enroll in the “Academy Orientation” course

    New Course: Introduction to Packet Tracer Now Available

    Cisco Networking Academy is pleased to announce general availability of the English version of the course Introduction to Packet Tracer.  All course materials are available for immediate use on Cisco NetAcad.

    Course Topics Will Include:

    • Learn the basic operations of Packet Tracer 7.1
    • Learn to visualize a network in logical and physical modes
    • Course includes immediate feedback on quizzes and tests

    For More Information

    Visit https://www.netacad.com/courses/intro-packet-tracer/

    If you have questions, please contact the Networking Academy Support Desk for assistance.