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

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

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

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.

Code.org: Driving a global digital literacy movement in K-12 education

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 Code.org is on a mission to change that.

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.