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​Introduction to Cybersecurity - Click Here to Enroll   (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.

Intro to IoT & Digital Transformation  - CLICK HERE TO ENROLL   (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 twenty-six billion people, systems, and physical objects are connected and share data seamlessly over the Internet – and it is rapidly changing our world. Learn the IoT skills you will need to land a well-paying job in this exciting field.

Getting Started w/ Packet ​Tracer - CLICK HERE TO ENROLL   (2 HOURS)

Meet our innovative network simulation and visualization tool, Cisco Packet Tracer. This virtual lab is an interactive way to practice networking, IoT, and cybersecurity – no hardware required! This course introduces you to the Cisco Packet Tracer simulation environment. Learn how to use Cisco Packet Tracer to visualize and simulate a network using everyday examples. Practice your skills with interactive virtual lab activities, and hone your problem-solving skills, too. Get valuable tips and best practices and gain confidence to use this powerful tool in later courses or for your own practice.

Explore Networking w/ Packet Tracer​​ - CLICK HERE TO ENROLL   (3 HOURS)

​Practice networking skills from your own computer. In this course, you will create and explore a branch office network in Cisco Packet Tracer. The Getting Started with Packet Tracer course introduced you to a home office network. Now let us try something a little more complex to expand your networking knowledge. This course shows you how to connect and configure devices in your network, including wireless devices, and how to verify their connectivity. You will learn about packets and how they travel across a network. Plus, get introduced to a network controller and why it is so powerful to monitor and manage the devices in your branch office network.

Exploring IoT w/ Packet Tracer​ - CLICK HERE TO ENROLL​   (3 HOURS)

In today's digital world, more and more devices are connecting to the network than ever before. A smart home, city, or grid can have hundreds of Internet of Things (IoT) devices! The possibilities are endless. In this course, use your Cisco Packet Tracer skills to make a smart home network. Learn how to add IoT devices to a home network and connect, configure, and monitor them. You will also become more familiar with IoT devices, including what they are, what they can do, and how they are programmed. You will even create your own IoT device and use it in your smart home network.

Discovering Entrepreneurship ​- click here to enroll​   (20 hours)

This course covers entrepreneurship fundamentals, including the entrepreneurial perspective, identifying opportunities, and crafting your entrepreneurial story. Offering a solid foundation for anyone interested in developing entrepreneurial skills.

Engaging Stakeholders for Success ​​ ​- CLICK HERE TO ENROLL   (3 HOURS)​

Stakeholders play a critical role in every project. Learning to effectively engage them is a core skill for you to develop in any workplace. In this course, learners gain the insights and tools to identify, prioritize, and engage with stakeholders for success. This is a Professional Skills course that teaches learners essential personal and social skills in the context of actual work scenarios.

Launching a Business Venture​ ​- CLICK HERE TO ENROLL​   (20 HOURS)

It is estimated that 50% of Americans have a side hustle —even if they earn $100K. While entrepreneurship carries some risk, the current job market and economy no longer offer the same level of security they once did. There is no better time than the present to bring your business idea to life! The 3-course entrepreneurship series follows a learning progression, building upon earlier content to help entrepreneurs develop a working knowledge of key business concepts and principles pivotal to each stage of entrepreneurship. Completion of this series can help you expand your business acumen and develop a multi-disciplinary approach to problem-solving, skills transferable to any career.

Launching a Business Venture is the second course in this series, designed to help aspiring entrepreneurs like you act and learn the critical steps needed to strategically advance a business idea from planning to launch. You will step into the shoes of an entrepreneur through immersive real-world scenarios and discover the secrets of successful business launches and the top reasons why ventures fail. This course covers a comprehensive mix of topics like Marketing Techniques and Tools for Entrepreneurs, Launching the Imperfect Business: Lean Startup, Sales, and Customer Service, and more!

Creating Compelling Reports​​ ​- CLICK HERE TO ENROLL​   (4 HOURS)

Effective communication is an essential skill for any professional, and reports are the foundation of business communication. They deliver important information and shape business decisions. Knowing how to develop impactful reports is a superpower that can help you stand out in your career. Creating Compelling Reports will teach you the business value of reports, how to craft persuasive messages, and making authoring decisions that resonate. This course covers different types of reports such as emails, oral reports, and written reports. Learn how to write effective reports for free with the help of Cisco Networking Academy. Sign up today.​

English for IT – Part 1 ​- CLICK HERE TO ENROLL   (50 HOURS)​

This is the first of two courses that together teach English in the context of IT. The course focuses on terminology and phrases used in the industry, covering grammar, vocabulary, reading, and listening exercises to equip you with the English language skills valued in IT. Developed in collaboration with OpenEDG, the English for IT series is targeted for learners with at least B1- level English proficiency (lower intermediate) and is built to take you up to B2 proficiency. By completing the courses, you will develop B2-level English proficiency. You can then prepare for the English for IT B2/GSE 59-75 certification exam. Start on your journey to develop your English language skills today.

English for IT – Part 2  ​- CLICK HERE TO ENROLL   (50 HOURS)​

​This is the second of two courses that together teach English in the context of IT. The course focuses on terminology and phrases used in the industry, covering grammar, vocabulary, reading, and listening exercises to equip you with the English language skills valued in IT. Developed in collaboration with OpenEDG, the English for IT series is targeted for learners with at least B1- level English proficiency (lower intermediate) and is built to take you up to B2 proficiency. By completing the courses, you will develop B2-level English proficiency. You can then prepare for the English for IT B2/GSE 59-75 certification exam​. Gain the confidence to communicate effectively with colleagues, collaborate on impactful projects, and grow in your career.

Computer Hardware Basics ​- CLICK HERE TO ENROLL   (6 HOURS)

Computers are everywhere! It is because the term "computers" refers to more than just a personal computer or laptop. Your smartphone is a minicomputer. A server is a super-computer. Cars, smart TVs, your game console – they all have a computer. Having a basic understanding for these devices and how they work is critical for success in today's digital world. This course is a great starting point for any IT career.

Computer Hardware Basics explores the fundamentals of computers and mobile devices, the components that comprise them, how they work, and basic troubleshooting tools and techniques.

Operating System Basics​​ ​- CLICK HERE TO ENROLL​   (12 HOURS)

Every smart device uses an operating system (OS) -- smart devices like personal computers, smartphones, game consoles, smart TVs, and the list continues. Whether the OS used is Windows, Linux, macOS, Android, or iOS, knowing how it works is a key digital skill you will need. Take this course to build your foundational knowledge for success in any IT career.

Operating Systems Basics teaches the fundamentals of operating systems. It covers basic concepts and skills needed to understand the purpose and characteristics of operating systems, the implementation of basic OS security, and how to configure mobile device network connectivity and email.

Networking Ba​sics ​- CLICK HERE TO ENROLL   (22 HOURS)​

The internet is built on computer networks. No matter what kind of tech career you are interested in, it is essential to know some networking basics! Whether you are preparing for a career in networking, refreshing your knowledge for an industry-recognized certification, or are curious about what networking is all about, this is the place for you.

This course covers the foundation of networking and network devices, media, and protocols. You will observe data flowing through a network and configure devices to connect to networks. Finally, you will learn how to use different network applications and protocols to accomplish networking tasks.

Networking Devi​​ces & Initial Configuration ​- CLICK HERE TO ENROLL​   (22 HOURS)

If you know the basics of networking, then get ready to strengthen your foundation. A strong networking background is key if you are interested in exciting fields such as Cybersecurity and Network Development (DevNet) or want to continue towards a networking certification like Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA). 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.

Ne​twork Addressing & Basic Tro​​ubleshooting ​- CLICK HERE TO ENROLL​   (14 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.

Ne​​twork Support & Security ​- CLICK HERE TO ENROLL​   (12 HOURS)​

If you are interested in a career in IT, a support help desk role is a common starting point for entry-level network technicians. In this course, you will learn the basics of network and user support, which are essential for a successful career in networking. You will start with learning how to support endpoints, networks, and users by diagnosing problems and documenting them. Then, you will move on to working as a part of a help desk team and troubleshooting networks and endpoints. Finally, you will learn how to remotely support users and access networks. This course will give you the knowledge and skills you need to be successful in IT.

Endpoint Security​ ​- ​CLICK HERE TO ENROLL ​  (27 HOURS)

Gain the foundational knowledge you will use in the workplace as a Junior Cybersecurity Analyst. Each day billions of devices are connected to the network, and each one needs to be protected. 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.

Network Defense​​ ​- ​CLICK HERE TO ENROLL​   (27 HOURS)

Gain the intermediate knowledge you will use in the workplace as a Junior Cybersecurity Analyst. This course covers ways to monitor your network and how to evaluate security alerts. Delve 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-in-depth cybersecurity strategy. The knowledge and skills that you learn will help you defend networks against many types of attacks and quickly react to any exploits that may occur.

Cyber Threat Management​ ​- ​CLICK HERE TO ENROLL​   (16 HOURS)

Develop advanced knowledge that you will use in the workplace as a Junior Cybersecurity Analyst. This course explores governance in cybersecurity and threat management. Learn to develop policies and ensure your organization complies with ethics standards and legal and regulatory frameworks. You will also gain skills for managing threats, such as how to assess a network for vulnerabilities, manage risks, and respond to security incidents.

Ethical Hacker​​ ​- ​CLICK HERE TO ENROLL​   (70 HOURS)

The digital landscape is evolving at an unprecedented rate and cyber threats lurk around every corner. Cybersecurity resilience in the modern world cannot be just an add on - it is a necessity. Offensive security professionals like ethical hackers and penetration testers can help proactively discover unknown threats and address them before the cybercriminals do.

This course is designed to prepare you with an Ethical Hacker skillset and give you a solid understanding of offensive security. You will become proficient in the art of scoping, executing, and reporting on vulnerability assessments, while recommending mitigation strategies. Follow an engaging gamified narrative throughout the course and get lots of practice with hands-on labs inspired by real-world scenarios.

After completing this course, continue your cybersecurity career in offensive security as an ethical hacker or penetration tester. Or use this course to strengthen your defensive security knowledge. By understanding the mindset of threat actors, you will be able to implement security controls and monitor, analyze, and respond to current security threats more effectively.

Introductio​​n to Data Science ​- ​CLICK HERE TO ENROLL​   (6 HOURS)

This introductory course takes you inside the world of data science. You will learn the basics of data science, data analytics, and data engineering to understand how machine learning is shaping the future of business, healthcare, education, and more. Data science professionals who can provide actionable insights for data-driven decisions are in high demand all over the world.

Data Analytics Es​​sentials ​- ​CLICK HERE TO ENROLL​   (30 HOURS)

This data analytics essentials course teaches you the fundamental tools of a data analyst. You will learn to transform, organize, and visualize data with spreadsheet tools such as Excel. You will also learn how to query data from a relational database using SQL and how to improve your data presentations using powerful business intelligence tools like Tableau. By the end of the course, you will have an analytics portfolio complete with an analysis of the popular movies' dataset, showcasing your skills in Excel, SQL and Tableau.

Python Essentials 1​​ ​- ​CLICK HERE TO ENROLL   (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.

In this course, you will learn in-demand skills such as how to design, develop, and improve computer programs, methods for analyzing problems using programming, programming best practices, and more. The course also prepares you for the PCEP – Certified Entry-Level Python Programmer certification (Exam PCEP-30-0x).

Python Essentials 2​ ​- ​CLICK HERE TO ENROLL   (40 HOURS)

Endless possibilities await when you acquire in-demand programming skills. Python is a multiparadigm programming language used by startups and tech giants like Google, Facebook, Netflix, and more. With intuitive, readable syntax, Python is a great first programming language to learn. Having Python skills qualifies you for careers in almost any industry and is required for advanced and higher paying software development and engineering roles.

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).

JavaScript Ess​​​entials 1 ​- ​CLICK HERE TO ENROLL   (40 HOURS)

If you are interested in a career in front-end programming, JavaScript is essential to learn. JavaScript is a widely used programming language that makes it possible to embed videos and search boxes in your favorite website and even refresh your social media feed.

Learn how interactive web and mobile applications are created with this text-based programming language. Then learn to program your own applications! This course is great to start learning programming - no prior knowledge required. This course is aligned to the JSE – Certified Entry-Level JavaScript Programmer Certification, and was developed in collaboration with the JavaScript Institute​. Once you earn your certification, you will be able to share your new skills with employers.

Programming skills open you up to careers in almost any industry and are required if you want to continue to more advanced and higher paying web, mobile app, or game development roles. Get started today!

JavaScript Essentials 2​​​ ​- ​CLICK HERE TO ENROLL   (50 HOURS)

JavaScript is a vital programming language that powers our online experiences. From interactive websites to dynamic web applications, JavaScript is the driving force behind the user-friendly interfaces and functionality we enjoy today. In fact, just about every website around the globe utilizes JavaScript to provide the best user experience possible. Given the global reach of JavaScript, learning the foundations of the language can serve you well.

JavaScript Essentials 2 is the second course in a 2-part series designed to build your programming skills from the ground up. Building on the foundations laid in JavaScript Essentials 1, you'll learn how to analyze and model real-world problems using object-oriented programming and explore more intricate aspects of JavaScript such as asynchronous programming and functions.

After completing this course, you'll be prepared to take the JSA – Certified Associate JavaScript Programmer certification exam​. Earning this certification showcases your skills and competence in JavaScript, including knowing how to design, develop, deploy, refactor, and maintain JavaScript programs and applications.

Better yet, you'll also be ready to explore entry-level jobs in programming such as a junior front-end developer, back-end developer, or tester. Get started today for free!