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Cisco Networking Academy – SkillsForAll

Are you interested in technology? Not sure where to start? Cisco Networking Academy can help you start learning today. In the Cisco Networking Academy program, we are in the business of bridging possibilities in Education, Careers and Beyond!

Introduction to Cybersecurity (6 hours)

This introductory course takes you inside the world of cybersecurity. You will learn cybersecurity basics to protect your personal digital life and gain insights into the biggest security challenges companies, governments, and educational institutions face today. Cybersecurity professionals who can protect and defend an organization’s network are in high demand.

Networking Essentials (70 hours)

In this course, you will learn the fundamentals of networking. See how devices communicate on a network and understand network addressing and network services. Practice building a home network and configuring basic security. You will also get introduced to the basics of configuring Cisco devices and learn to test and troubleshoot network problems.

Python Essentials 1 (30 hours)

Used by startups and tech giants like Google, Facebook, Netflix, and more, Python offers you endless possibilities for creating small and large-scale software projects. User-friendly with easy-to-read code, Python is a great first programming language to learn and requires no prior programming knowledge. Python skills open you up to careers in almost any industry and are required if you want to continue to more advanced, higher paying software development and engineering roles such as software engineer, systems administrator, and security engineer.

Python Essentials 2 (40 hours)

Endless possibilities await when you acquire in-demand programming skills.
This course is the second in the two-course Python Essentials series and is designed for learners already familiar with the basics of Python. Dive into advanced Python concepts, learn Object-Oriented Programming (OOP), and develop your own programming portfolio. This course prepares you for the PCAP – Certified Associate in Python Programming certification (Exam PCAP-31-0x).

Intro to IoT & Digital Transformation (6 hours)

The Internet of Things (IoT) is a fast-growing area of technology, with new companies, products, and job opportunities springing up all over the world. Discover how IoT, along with emerging technologies such as data analytics and artificial intelligence and cybersecurity, are digitally transforming industries and expanding career opportunities. Invest in learning IoT skills and you can transform any business in any industry, from manufacturing to environmental conservation. Today over 26 billion people, systems, and physical objects are connected and share data seamlessly over the Internet – and it’s rapidly changing our world. Learn the IoT skills you will need to land a well-paying job in this exciting field.

Networking Devices & Initial Configuration (25 hours)

This course covers the essentials of network devices and how to configure them. Learn the characteristics and benefits of Cloud and Virtualization technologies. Explore how to provide Internet Protocol (IP) addresses to devices both manually and automatically. Using this knowledge, you will calculate an IP addressing scheme, configure Cisco devices to create a small network, and test for connectivity issues.

Network Addressing & Basic Troubleshooting (18 hours)

You already know a strong networking background can open the door to rewarding career opportunities in tech. Deepen your knowledge and gain valuable skills needed to start a professional career. This course explores key concepts for Internet Protocol (IP) addressing and basic network troubleshooting. Learn about the physical, data link, and network layers and how they work together to provide end-to-end connectivity. Understand how IP addresses are calculated and assigned. Then practice your troubleshooting skills to keep a network up and running.

Network Defense (40 hours)

This course covers ways to monitor your network and how to evaluate security alerts. Dive into the tools and techniques used to protect a network including, access control, firewalls, cloud security and cryptography. These monitoring and defense tools along with others work together to create a layered defense cybersecurity strategy.

Endpoint Security (40 hours)

Build the skills to secure your network all the way to the edge, including hardware, software, and media. In this course you will learn how to assess the network, operating systems, and endpoints for vulnerabilities, and how to secure the network. You will also gain skills to maintain the integrity, confidentiality, and availability in your network and your data.

Cybersecurity Essentials (30 hours)

A single security breach can have huge consequences for a company, hurting the bottom line and causing disruption in the daily lives of millions of people. That is why the demand for security professionals continues to grow. Take action to understand cybercrime, security principles, technologies, and procedures used to defend networks. This course covers essential knowledge for all cybersecurity domains including information security, systems security, network security, ethics and laws, and defense and mitigation techniques used in protecting businesses.

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