Cisco Networking Academy

Free, Public & Self-Paced Courses

As a Cisco Networking Academy, the Cyber Hub at WMCAT is proud to offer the FREEPUBLIC, and SELF-PACED courses below. Explore your interest in IT and cybersecurity before making any financial commitments.

Most courses are introductory-level and require no previous experience in the field; others are more advanced and require fundamental or intermediate skills sets for you to be successful.

Cybersecurity

Intro to Cybersecurity (15 hours)

The introductory course for those who want to explore the world of cybersecurity. Learn how to protect your personal data and privacy online (and on social media) and why more and more IT jobs require cybersecurity awareness and understanding.

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Cybersecurity Essentials (30 hours)

Gain the foundational knowledge and essential skills for all cybersecurity domains, including information security, systems & network security, ethics & laws, and defense & mitigation techniques used in protecting businesses.

This course is for those considering an entry-level role in networking or security, and/or planning to study for CCNA Routing & Switching or CCNA Security certifications.

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Networking

Intro to Packet Tracer (10 hours)

Learn basic skills to discover and troubleshoot networks using Packet Tracer, a powerful networking simulation tool used in many Networking Academy courses. Packet Tracer is an innovative simulation and visualization tool for lectures, labs, games, homework, assessments, and competitions. Enroll to download your free copy the tool.

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Linux (OS & System Admin)

Linux Basics (8-10 hours)

The “start from scratch” Linux course. A quick intro to the popular operating system that eases learners into acquiring Linux knowledge, basic installation & configuration of Linux software, and the Linux command line.

After this course, we suggest taking either NDG Linux Essentials or NDG Linux I.

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(course by NDG)

Linux Essentials (60-70 hours)

Build upon your existing Linux knowledge, get closer to job ready skills, and prepare for certification.

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(course by NDG)

Linux I (70 hours)

Begin your Linux mastery and prepare for certification. (This course is the first of a rigorous 2-course series.)

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(course by NDG)

Linux II (70 hours)

Continue your Linux mastery and prepare for certification. (This course is the second of a rigorous 2-course series.)

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(course by NDG)

Coding & Scripting

Programming Essentials in Python (60-70 hours)

Learn to design, write, & debug programs in Python. Begin with the basics and become adept at solving more complex problems. No prior programming knowledge required. Start here to learn Python, the language for IoT, and prepare for your PCAP – Certified Associate in Python Programming certification.

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(course by OpenEDG Python Institute)

Internet of Things (IoT)

Intro to the Internet of Things (20 hours)

Learn how IoT enables Digital Transformation along with emerging technologies such as data analytics, artificial intelligence, and the increased attention to cybersecurity. Start your IoT learning journey here. No experience required.

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Business & Entreprenuership

Be Your Own Boss (8 hours)

No matter why you’re drawn to becoming a “technopreneur,” this course will share the skills, habits, and insights most-needed to launch and grow a successful technology business. Unleash your entrepreneurial streak with these eight (8) 1-hour modules, including direct input from a notable technopreneur.

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Entrepreneurship (15 hours)

Jump-start your great ideas with a course designed to help you execute on them. Learn business & financial skills, behaviors, and attitudes. Develop an entrepreneurial mindset. Complete a series of interactive case studies.

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For more than 20 years Cisco Networking Academy has trained the world’s IT workforce. As part of Cisco’s Corporate Social Responsibility efforts, Cisco Networking Academy’s goal is to transform the lives of learners, educators, and communities through power education career opportunities. Cisco Networking Academy has helped more than 10.9 million people in 180 countries over the past 20 years.

ABOUT CISCO NETWORKING ACADEMY

Our 21st century economy runs on digital networks. The Internet of Everything is projected to connect 50 billion things to the internet by 2020. Organizations of all kinds depend on a workforce educated to design, build, and operate these networks.

Analysts expect the information and communications technology (ICT) sector to generate an increasing number of high-skill, in-demand jobs across a broad spectrum of industries…but there aren’t enough people with the expertise to fill these positions.

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