abilITy Cisco Academy graduates solve IT issues for New York City’s Department of Social Services

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Learn how alumni from Cisco Networking Academy’s abilITy program are helping solve IT issues so people get much-needed services through NYC's DSS.

Networking Academy success stories: Chef turned cybersecurity analyst, and more

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Cisco Networking Academy provides a skills-to-jobs pathway for millions around the world in STEM industries like IT and cybersecurity.

5 things you didn’t know about Cisco Networking Academy

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For over 23 years Cisco Networking Academy has been ahead of the curve, leading the way in technology education. Here are 5 things you may not know about our program.

Olivia Braga: Meet the Cisco Networking Academy instructor changing lives in Brazil

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Olivia Braga is a Cisco Networking Academy instructor in Brazil on a mission to empower her students with career possibilities.

One woman’s career in tech and her advice for women and girls

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To help shine a light on what a career in tech offers women, Maria Gaffney, Networking Academy alumna and global IT support at Amazon Web Services, shares her experience in the field, along with some insightful, heartfelt advice for women and girls.

Inspiring generations: One woman’s unexpected journey as a Cisco Networking Academy instructor

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Learn how Cisco Networking Academy instructor Lulu Patel is changing social norms and creating an inclusive classroom for all at the Siyafunda Community Technology Centre in South Africa. Driving a global digital literacy movement in K-12 education

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There are over 2 billion computers and more than 2.5 million apps in the world today, integrated into nearly every aspect of our lives. They influence how we work, drive, access healthcare, vote and more – and their uses are only growing. But how much do we really know about them? The answer for many of us is very little. The nonprofit is on a mission to change that.

Conversation with a networking prodigy

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Valery Linkov built his first radio at age six, assembled his first computer at 12, won a national competition at age 18, and today, at 21, is a Cisco Networking Academy instructor. Valery was interested in computers as far back as he can remember – but living in his hometown of Moscow, Russia made it challenging for him to access to the necessary tools or equipment. I had an opportunity to talk with Valery to learn what makes him tick, why he’s so passionate about teaching, and what excites him about the future of networking.

Data Privacy Day: Advice and insights from security engineer & Networking Academy alumnus

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Last year was the worst year on record for data breaches with 36 billion records exposed globally, and nearly 3,000 publicly reported breaches in the first three quarters. On Data Privacy Day, we look at how data is used to understand why data privacy is so important. I turned to Billy Anglin, Cisco Networking Academy alumnus and security engineer to learn more about this critical topic.