netacad

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.

Empowering and reskilling our workforce for an inclusive future

Cisco Networking Academy is the world’s largest and longest-running corporate social responsibility program, training 12.6 million people in digital skills over 23 years in 180 countries. During this past year, 2.3 million students participated in Cisco Networking Academy, bringing our total since inception in 1997 to 12.6 million students.

2021 cybersecurity predictions: Why cyber is a future-proof career

In 2020, not only was there no shortage of damaging, heavily publicized security breaches, more people were forced to do more over the internet than ever before – expanding the attack surface. Cybercriminals tactics are always changing and growing in sophistication, promising the threat landscape in 2021 will bring all new challenges.

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.

October 6, 2020

SECURITY

Is cybersecurity the right field for you?

Is cybersecurity the right field for you? If you are looking for a career with almost unlimited growth potential, cybersecurity might well be the ideal path for you. The ideal candidate will have a good blend of both tech and soft skills. Companies look for cybersecurity experts who understand the big picture, can simplify concepts to others who may not be as tech-savvy, love to solve puzzles, and are not afraid to ask questions.

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.

May 13, 2020

EDUCATION

Remote Teaching: Tips and Tools to Build Engagement

What does it mean to be a remote teacher? Learn how Cisco Networking Academy is empowering educators in distance learning.