IT careers

How Cisco Networking Academy Bridges the Tech Talent Divide

A key part of the Networking Academy curriculum is giving students the skills and resources they need to get jobs; the Talent Bridge program does just that – connecting over 280 employers in 170 countries to current and former students and helping over 20,000 students find jobs.

August 6, 2015

EXECUTIVE PLATFORM

IT Competitions Unleash Critical Thinking and Hone Job Skills

One year from now more than 10,500 athletes from 205 National Olympic Committees will put their skills and perseverance to the test at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Next year’s medal winners may go on to become professional athletes, role models, and commercial spokespeople – for many, the visibility and success […]

July 15, 2015

PERSPECTIVES

#CiscoChampion Radio S2|Ep 27. Getting Started in I.T.

#CiscoChampion Radio is a podcast series by Cisco Champions as technologists. Today we’ll be talking about getting started in I.T. with Cisco Champions Rowell Dionicio and Justin Parisi. Our guest hosts this week are Networking Academy members Tim Harmon and Nick Saylor. Listen to the Podcast. Learn about the Cisco Champions Program HERE. See a […]

May 5, 2015

PERSPECTIVES

So You Want to be a Network Engineer. Here’s Where You Should Start!

First lets talk about what a Network Engineer is. According to The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing. Retrieved April 27, 2015, from Dictionary.com website a Network Engineer is: “A high-level LAN /WAN technician who plans, implements and supports network solutions between multiple platforms. A network engineer installs and maintains local area network hardware and software, […]

March 23, 2015

EDUCATION

Why We Need More Tech Talent to Digitize the World

This blog was originally published on the Huffington Post ImpactX. Digitization. This topic was top of mind for many of the 2,500 world business and government leaders at the recent World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland. Digitization is the full-scale adoption of computer- and Internet-enabled technologies by consumers, businesses and governments; it is […]

September 30, 2014

EDUCATION

Five Ways We Can Prepare the Next Generation of Workers for Tomorrow’s Technology

Consider this: Many of today’s top jobs didn’t exist 10 years ago – jobs like app developers, social media managers, and cloud computing administrators. By 2018, it’s predicted that there will be 21 billion networked devices and connections globally. The Internet of Everything (IoE) will bring it all together, but it’s people that will make […]

September 3, 2014

DATA CENTER

#EngineersUnplugged S6|Ep7: Technology Career Convergence

In this week’s episode of Engineers Unplugged, we take a break from talking about the technology and talk about the technologists! Where is your career headed, what are the trends? John Mark Troyer (@jtroyer) and Matthew Brender (@mjbrender) discuss the silos and the pros and cons of being a generalist vs a specialist. Technology is […]

August 28, 2013

DATA CENTER

#EngineersUnplugged S3|Ep10: Community Architecture (3 Ways You Can Join)

In this week’s Engineers Unplugged, we talk technology from a different angle–community. How can you join your community of peers to learn, grow your career, and stay on top of the latest in this ever-changing tech landscape? Listen in as Josh Atwell (@josh_atwell) and Gurusimran Khalsa (@gurusimran) talk about their experiences as co-hosts on #vBrownBag. […]