People are wired with an innate desire to learn. Yet, while desire may be evenly distributed, access to education tools, resources, and opportunity is not. At Cisco Networking Academy, we believe that all people, regardless of where they live, their means, age, gender, or background, deserve equal access to education and the opportunity to pursue meaningful work that provides for themselves, their families, and contributes to the betterment of society.
For 23 years, Cisco Networking Academy has provided a bridge to career opportunities to more than 12.6 million people in 180 countries. Working with nearly 12,000 affiliated academies and more than 650 employers around the world, we have proven what’s possible when companies, non-profits, governments, and academic institutions come together for a shared purpose – empowering all people with career opportunities. Today, Cisco Networking Academy is the largest and longest-running corporate social responsibility education program in the world.
And, we have just begun.
Learning styles are changing. Social media redefines modes of engagement. Then, the pandemic upended, accelerated, and exposed underlying inequities. Workers without a college degree, women, ethnic minorities, and young people have been most affected by widening economic gaps. Digitization, which was already in play, is gaining a faster foothold. Meanwhile, companies across all industries are struggling to fill critical IT jobs in in-demand areas in networking, cybersecurity, and software development.
Cisco is addressing the challenge with the worldwide launch of Skills for All, a bold step forward in our purpose-driven mission to power an inclusive future for all. Skills for All is a free, mobile-first program that delivers leading-edge adaptive and gamified learning experiences, including self-paced courses, interactive tools, and career resources that are designed by industry experts. If an individual is connected to the Internet with a mobile phone, they are empowered as a learner at Skills for All.
This expansion of our Networking Academy mission will redefine education with a new skills-to-jobs experience. We have an aspirational goal to equip an additional 20 million learners with valuable digital skills over the next five years.
Skills for All is designed for learners like Marie Kamga, a Cisco Networking Academy alumna. She equally values the practical skills she has learned in her coursework and the attention she is getting from potential employers. Today, she is a cybersecurity intern preparing for a long-term career in the industry.
The Skills for All experience is designed to engage and nurture every learner’s own journey. We know that learners are more successful when their experience is tailored to their unique goals and interests. With evolving learning styles, we’ve reimagined a learning platform with adaptive learning technology, videos, and gamification built in. We’ve truly designed Skills for All to meet learners where they are.
At launch, Skills for All will offer a learning pathway featuring cybersecurity to prepare learners for jobs in this vitally important and job-rich industry. Soon, we will follow-up with courses about cloud infrastructure and automation with even more content to follow. Best of all, our curriculum is vendor agnostic so learners can get jobs with any company.
Cisco Networking Academy alumnus Billy Anglin shares his endorsement for Cisco Networking Academy’s model to offer real-world training that leads to high-quality, rewarding jobs. “If you want to guarantee yourself upward career mobility, then Cisco Networking Academy is a no-brainer,” he says. “The program ensures you get the essential training you need to be a viable contender in the cybersecurity field and that you develop a mindset that will take you leaps and bounds above your competition.”
Knowledge is not enough. We know that connections to jobs, certifications, and career resources is where learning translates to opportunity. Skills for All is backed by a job matching engine, an alumni network, employment partners, and more. It also makes access to jobs easier with entry-level certifications, requiring less time than traditional certifications. Learners also earn digital badges, a growing requirement of employers.
Circumstances of the past year have enabled us to crystalize and actualize the next leg of our mission at Cisco Networking Academy. Millions of people around the world need career opportunities that can grow with them, now and in the future. We are fully committed to being a bridge to those opportunities – and we’re just getting started.
Learn more at skillsforall.com.
I am about to get my first certficate from cisco but I always grateful for the work you are doing. I found NetAcad as the best plaform to learn Networking stuffs, and foundation of everything in this field.
Cisco leaders and instructors thank you for your dedication, ensuring that learning never stop.
Hi is the program open for general registrations as of today? Please DM me with details on how to register thanks
Hi @SagarDas – You can register today! Simply click on the far right icon on the top to get started. It will prompt you to create a login, or if you’re already a Cisco Networking Academy student you can use your Networking Academy credentials.
I got my two certificates. Introduction to Cyber Security and Linux and are coupled with bagdes and certificates that elevated my confidence. Still going for more courses. Thank you very much Cisco.
How did you register
Hi Eli – It’s easy to register! Simply click on the far right icon on the top to get started. It will prompt you to create a login, or if you’re already a Cisco Networking Academy student you can use your Networking Academy credentials.
That’s awesome! No borders for knowledge. Congrats Cisco!
Cisco Networking Academic has holistic human touch, it’s real an awesome. It makes what it means to be part of the world, we are never alone,we connect and make possible.
Awesome opportunity this will be. Thanks for all you do
Thank you for the opportunity. How do i register for this programme
Hi Sandile – Thank you for your interest! It’s easy to register. Simply click on the far right icon on the top to get started. It will prompt you to create a login, or if you’re already a Cisco Networking Academy student you can use your Networking Academy credentials.
Awesome opportunity for online self-paced courses.
Great! Good for You and for the hole people who will receibe CISCO Formation.
I don’t undenstanding because it is an English text. How do you sell any product if information about that is on other language?
Hi Pedro – Great question! In the future, we will be offering courses in other languages, including French, Arabic, and Simplified Chinese.
SkillsforAll is the learning platform for all people that are not enrolled in an “official” training o study track. It is for the benefit of many that content in Cisco-quality is now available for independent learners all over the globe. Access barrier is lower compared with the traditional Cisco Networking Academy program. You can start with a smartphone and internet access!
Cool features are the micro credentials that succesfull learners receive after each chapter of a course and the digital badges option.
Let’s kick it off with the cybersecurity topic and be aware that more content will come soon. It is also planned to provide more languages.
I am proud and excited of this new opportunity for learners all over the globe.
Estudei por 2 anos conteúdos da (cisco pack tracer) uma plataforma excelente para o ingresso dessa área que sou apaixonada, quero sempre prosseguir porque o reconhecimento dos seus certificados são uma alavanca para ingressarmos nesse ramo tecnológico, espero sempre contar com vocês e agradecer por mudar tantas vidas!!!!
This is a great initiative! Congrats Cisco
Hello, this is great news. I’m In Zimbabwe and would really love to be part of this. How do I register?
olá tenho 53 anos, gosto de estudar e estou tentando encontrar oportunidade na área de Banco de Dados gostaria de saber se posso conseguir uma oportunidade para fazer o curso , academia da Cisco.
I’ve just completed two of the courses thus far and they’ve been great. I realize the courses provide badges upon completion which can be shared on LinkedIn, but are there any plans on issuing paper certificates as well? It would be nice to hang up on a wall as a reminder of the achievement, and this great opportunity that Cisco has provided.
I appreciated Cisco networking and I need to enroll
In order to develop my internet skills
I have a good basic for computer skills but is not enough to me ,so please give me a chance to penefit
And show me a process to become one of student who benefit your company.
Skills for all is great, the way things are explained makes it easier to understand. This my second third semester in Cyber Security but after completing my networking class I had some concepts that I couldn’t grasp but after starting over with skills for all I was about to understand way better. I have a question: how to do the lab, example 7.1.4 Lab – IPv4 Addresses and Network Communication. there is no packet tracer.
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