IT skills

A Seismic STEM Challenge

Over 2000 innovators came together in San Jose recently to examine ways to ensure that buildings can survive powerful earthquakes. This was no ordinary trade show. It wasn’t an industry conference filled with engineers and seismologists, policymakers and building managers. Instead, the more than 2000 participants were students, grades 4 through 12, from across Silicon […]

Why Latin America Should Embrace the Internet of Things

This post was written by Jordi Botifoll, President, Cisco Latin America, and originally published by the World Economic Forum Latin America faces major challenges in terms of development and competitiveness, but at the same time has a great opportunity to rethink its future and take huge steps forward. The next phase of the Internet, the Internet […]

Cisco Prepares Young People for Cyber Security Careers

The Internet is evolving, and its next phase – the Internet of Everything – brings together people, process, data and things to create opportunities that benefit people, communities, and the environment. Cisco estimates that 50 billion devices will be connected to the Internet by 2020, making cybersecurity more vital than ever before. Cisco is engaged […]

Networking Academy Students Get Hands-On at Cisco Live

About ten years ago, Courtney Church was studying to be a personal trainer. Then she realized that “people didn’t want to work out, but they needed their computers fixed.” So she did a 180 on her career, spent 8 years with the Best Buy Geek Squad, then enrolled in a Cisco Networking Academy course at […]

Networking Academy Competitions Help Students Stand Out

For students enrolled in Cisco Networking Academy courses, Networking Academy NetRiders Competitions are an amazing way to gain valuable hands-on experience, test their skills under pressure, and expand their network of professional connections. Most of all, winning NetRiders helps students stand out in the job market, as Jesús Israel Nava of Mexico and Csilla Bessenyei […]

Cisco Offices Worldwide Celebrate International Girls in ICT Day

Even though I grew up surrounded by engineers and technology in Silicon Valley, I didn’t decide to seriously study science until my freshman year in college, when I switched my...

January 22, 2014

DATA CENTER

#EngineersUnplugged S4|Ep11: Level Up Your Skills, Next Gen IT

In this week’s episode of Engineers Unplugged, Scott Hanson (@CiscoServerGeek) and Conrad Ramos (@vNoob) discuss the IT jobs of the future, what the next gen needs to learn, and how to level up your skills. It’s a can’t miss watch for anyone interested in the trends of the industry. Also, how can your efforts benefit […]

April 29, 2013

EDUCATION

Cisco Teams with The White House to Retrain American Heroes

Thousands of U.S. military personnel who have risked their lives in war have built technical, leadership and other skills while abroad. Despite risking life and limb, finding employment is a battle they’re often not prepared to fight alone. The realities of seeking employment that set in when veterans return stateside can be daunting. That’s why […]

March 26, 2013

EDUCATION

Staying Ahead of the Curve With Next Gen Skills

 While more than 99 percent of things in the physical world today are still not connected to the Internet, the phenomenon called “The Internet of Everything” will soon wake up everything imaginable. As the network evolves and changes, becoming more sophisticated, the job roles and education requirements of network engineers also continue to change. Gartner […]