cisco networking academy

New Cisco Networking Academy CCNA curriculum accelerates path to job readiness for students around the globe

To help meet the need for skilled IT talent and ensure a more inclusive future for all people, I’m excited to announce that Cisco Networking Academy has advanced its Cisco Certificated Network Associate (CCNA) curriculum to prepare job seekers, from anywhere and from any background, with the skills they need for a successful career in the ever-changing IT field. The new curriculum will be integrated into most of Networking Academy’s 12,000+ academies around the world to prepare students to earn the new CCNA certification, which is available on February 24, 2020.

Cisco Networking Academy creates a much-needed skills-to-job pathway for diverse Midwest students

Committed to helping individuals in pockets of the US with limited jobs and opportunities achieve the skills they need to be successful in the digital world, Cisco Networking Academy has over 700 academies throughout the Midwest, with 175 in Michigan alone – a state that has been hard hit by economic downturns and globalization.

Connecting the dots from skills to careers: Inside Cisco’s Networking Academy

Access to opportunity can change lives and change communities. Cisco Networking Academy partners with educators, governments, and employers to bring global and inclusive access to digital skills to millions of people. Here are some of their stories.

Making a Big Impact in a Small Town Started in the Classroom

“When I first gave them the assignment, I got a lot of ‘I can’t.’ So I asked them to identify ways they could make a dent in the problem, explaining if they can do it, then someone else can do it too,” Mr. Miller explained. “I think that’s the great thing about GPS. It gets kids thinking and excited about what they can do.”

Our Commitment to Address Homelessness in Rome

We are proud to announce a Housing First pilot in Rome with Comunità di Sant'Egidio, an organization that has addressed poverty in Italy and around the world for 50 years.

March 28, 2019

EDUCATION

A future-ready workforce: Cisco Networking Academy preps 9.2 million students

New data shows that 9.2 million students—1.6 million in the U.S.—are ready for STEM careers thanks to Cisco Networking Academy. And they’re earning 22% more than their peers.

Women Rock-IT: Female Role Models Matter

Since 2014, Women Rock-IT has held 20 events with 25 female speakers, publishing 17 blog posts, leading to 13,429 course enrollments, and reaching a global audience of 243,894 people.

August 24, 2018

EDUCATION

Career ready: 3 questions to help build the workforce of the future

The lunchboxes — Pokemon, Paw Patrol, mermaids, superheroes — are a sign of things to come. Soon, educators begin the work of preparing students for what comes next: advanced education, work, life.