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Conversation with a networking prodigy

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

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.

Celebrating International Day of Persons with Disabilities

One of my favorite sayings from a dear friend of mine is “walk a mile in someone else’s shoes – that way you can begin to understand their experience.” Most of us have heard a simpler version of this idiom, but I think it’s especially poignant today, International Day of Persons with Disabilities – a […]

October 13, 2020

EDUCATION

Four Cisco Networking Academy Students: Four Different Cybersecurity Careers

Four NetAcad students, four different cybersecurity careers. See how Cisco Networking Academy empowers students to pursue careers in a growing field.

Celebrating Cisco Networking Academy Instructor Rebecca Harrop on International Teachers Day

This International Teachers Day, we would like to highlight someone very exceptional - Cisco Networking Academy instructor Rebecca Harrop. Rebecca is a specialist in computer networking and security, and senior lecturer of cybersecurity at the University of Bedfordshire. This year she celebrates her 20th year as a Cisco Networking Academy instructor.

Meet Intelligent Hives: A Third Runner-Up of the Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge 2020

Intelligent Hives provides an easy-to-use intelligent apiary management system that increases beekeepers’ revenues and reduces global bee extinction. Learn more from their founder, Sebastian Górecki, winner of a Global Problem Solver Challenge 2020 Third Runner-Up $10,000 USD prize.

Meet CURE: First Runner-Up of the Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge 2020

CURE founder, Mohamed Dhaouafi, won the Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge First Runner-Up $75,000 USD prize. Learn more about how they create customizable 3D-printed bionic arms for people with limb differences at an affordable price.

New York teacher uses Global Problem Solvers: The Series to help kids launch a social enterprise

"We were looking for new, innovative things to do with our students,” says Michael. “The staff and I watched the episodes and developed a plan to incorporate it into a program for our students to run their own business, made possible by a grant we applied for through EdCorp Real World Scholars.”

Arizona educator uses Global Problem Solvers: The Series to teach her kids 21st century skills

“It’s perfect for my middle grades – it grows with them,” Kat says. She introduced GPS: The Series to her 4th and 5th grade students a year ago and plans to expand to her 6th graders this year.