Free Cisco Online Courses

Thanks to our partners at Cisco Networking Academy we can now offer FREE, self-paced online courses. Get started now:

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About Self-paced Courses

Cisco Networking Academy self-paced courses are designed to take at your own pace, at any point in your career journey. They may be available as an instructor-led course at some academies. Cisco Networking Academy is an IT skills and career building development program for learning institutions and individuals worldwide. Cisco Networking Academy helped more than 6 million people prepare for the IT workforce since 1997.

 

Introductory Courses

Start exploring the digital world by entering a introductory course!

Entrepreneurship (15 h)


The Entrepreneurship course uses interactive, online case studies to show how to apply network technology skills to start a business or advance your career. Read more or enroll now!




Get Connected! (30 h)


Get Connected introduces you to basic computer and Internet navigation skills. Read more or enroll now!




Intro to Internet of Things (IoT) (20 h)


The Introduction to IoT course provides an overview of key concepts and challenges related to digital transformation. The course examines the evolution of the Internet and how the interconnection of people, processes, data, and things is transforming every industry. Note: Introduction to IoT replaces the Introduction to the Internet of Everything (IoE) course. Read more or enroll now!





Career Paths

Computer Network Associate

Start your career as a Computer Network Associate! Jobs in this field are related to networking computers, devices, and things. Whether you’re preparing for your first job or specializing with more study, this career path is a great foundation.

Intro to Cybersecurity (30 h)


The Introduction to Cybersecurity course explores the broad topic of cybersecurity in a way that matters to you. Learn how to protect your personal data and privacy online and in social media, and why more and more IT jobs require cybersecurity awareness and understanding.

  • Learn what cybersecurity is and what it means for you personally and professionally.
  • Learn how to be safe online by understanding the most common threats, attacks and vulnerabilities.
  • Find out how businesses protect their operations from cyber attacks and why jobs are growing.
  • Study at your own pace and reinforce your understanding with activities and quizzes.
  • Connect with the global Cisco Networking Academy community.
Read more or enroll now!




Networking Essentials (70 h)


Networking Essentials covers basic networking concepts within the context of the networks you encounter every day. In this 70-hour course, students will develop hands-on networking skills and understand the role networks play in our lives. This course introduces students to networking careers and prepares them for further study. Learn how to plan and install a network using real equipment and connect it to the Internet.

  • Practice verifying and troubleshooting network and Internet connectivity.
  • Learn how to recognize and mitigate security threats to a home network.
  • Configure common Internet applications, set up sharing between computers, and configure basic IP services.
  • Apply skills through practice, using labs and Cisco Packet Tracer activities.
  • Connect with the global Cisco Networking Academy community.
This is an instructor-led course but you can do it self-paced. Please send us your request!




Introduction to Packet Tracer (10 h)


The Introduction to Packet Tracer course is designed for beginners with no prior networking knowledge. The self-paced course teaches the basic operations of Cisco Packet Tracer, the robust simulation tool used to visualize networks. Multiple hands-on activities focus on everyday examples including networking and Internet of Things (IoT) exposing learners to important concepts while at the same time reinforcing learnings. Whether you want to develop networking knowledge or you plan to take one of the Networking Academy courses that use Packet Tracer, you’ll find Introduction to Packet Tracer provides valuable tips and best practices for using Cisco Packet Tracer.

  • Learn the basic operations of Packet Tracer: - File commands, visualization and configuration of networking devices.
  • Simulate the interactions of data traveling through the network.
  • Learn to visualize the network in logical and physical modes.
  • Reinforce your understanding with extensive hands-on networking and IoT activities.
  • Get immediate feedback on your work through built-in quizzes and tests.
  • Connect with the global Cisco Networking Academy community.
Read more or enroll now!




CCNA 7.0 Routing and Switching (210 h)


The CCNA Routing and Switching curriculum is a gateway to entry-level networking jobs and IT careers. The curriculum consists of 3, 70-hour courses: Introduction to Networks, Switching, Routing, and Wireless Essentials, Enterprise Networking, Security, and Automation. All 3 courses are recommended before taking the Cisco CCNA Routing and Switching certification exam.

  • Develop a working knowledge of routing, switching, network applications, protocols, and services.
  • Study with an instructor in the classroom and access expert content online anytime.
  • Practice what you learn on both real equipment and Cisco Packet Tracer, a network configuration simulation tool.
  • Get immediate feedback on your work through built-in quizzes and tests.
  • Prepare for the workplace with collaborative projects and presentations.
  • Connect with the global Cisco Networking Academy community.
Apply here!




Cybersecurity Essentials (30 h)


The Cybersecurity Essentials course develops foundational understanding of cybersecurity and how it relates to information and network security. The course introduces students to characteristics of cyber crime, security principles, technologies, and procedures to defend networks. Through interactive, multimedia content, lab activities, and multi-industry case studies, students build technical and professional skills to pursue careers in cybersecurity.

  • Learn procedures to implement data confidentiality, integrity, availability and security controls on networks, servers and applications.
  • Understand security principles and how to develop security policies that comply with cybersecurity laws.
  • Apply skills through practice, using labs and Cisco Packet Tracer activities.
  • Get immediate feedback on your work through built-in quizzes and tests.
  • Connect with the global Cisco Networking Academy community.
Read more or enroll now!





Linux Associate

The expansion of open source is redefining IT job roles by requiring Linux skills. Knowledge of Linux is an important differentiator for business and IT professionals interested in big data, cloud computing, cybersecurity, Internet of Things, information systems, networking, programming, software development, and more.

NDG Linux Unhatched (8 h)


The NDG Linux Unhatched exposes new learners to the basics of Linux software installation and configuration, and introduces the Linux command line in a short self-paced course. Aligned to the Linux exam objectives found on the CompTIA A+ certification, learners develop basic Linux knowledge and whet appetite to further build Linux expertise by continuing with either NDG Linux Essentials or NDG Linux I.

  • Learn how Linux is everywhere, from wrist watches to rocket ships, along with the growing career opportunities requiring Linux skills.
  • Learn the basics of the Linux Command Line Interface (CLI).
  • Apply Linux virtual machine knowledge step-by-step with hands-on lab activities.
  • Connect with the global Cisco Networking Academy community.
See more details or self enroll now here!




NDG Linux Essentials (70 h)


NDG Linux Essentials is designed for learners who are beginning to build Linux knowledge for a career in IT. You can take the course online, at your own pace, for free. Or, to take the course from an instructor, go to find an academy. (Many of the concepts in this course are covered at a more demanding pace in NDG Linux I.)

  • Learn basic open source concepts.
  • Understand how Linux is used and the basics of the command line.
  • Apply skills using Linux virtual machine with step-by-step and hands-on lab activities.
  • Build foundational knowledge for progressively mastering Linux commands.
  • Connect with the global Cisco Networking Academy community.
Usually, this is an instructor-led course but you can do it self-paced. Please apply here!




IT Essentials (70 h)


IT Essentials covers fundamental computer and career skills for entry-level IT jobs. The IT Essentials course includes hands-on labs that provide practical experience to prepare you for enterprise networking. Simulation tools help you hone your troubleshooting skills and practice what you learn.

  • Develop working knowledge of how computers and mobile devices operate.
  • Identify common security threats and vulnerabilities like malware, phishing, spoofing and social engineering.
  • Apply skills and procedures to install, configure, and troubleshoot computers, mobile devices, and software.
  • Develop critical thinking and problem solving skills using both real equipment and Cisco Packet Tracer, a network configuration simulation tool.
  • Get immediate feedback on your work through built-in quizzes and tests.
  • Connect with the global Cisco Networking Academy community.
Unfortunately, we don't have an instructor available at the moment for this course.




NDG Linux I (140 h)


NDG Linux I is the first course in a 2-course series for aspiring Linux system administrators. Develop proficiency in performing maintenance tasks on the command line, installing and configuring a computer running Linux, and configuring basic networking, using virtual machines running Linux. NDG Linux I, 70 hours, prepares you for certification Exam 101 and covers: system architecture, Linux installation and package management, GNU and UNIX commands, devices, Linux file systems, and file system hierarchy standards.

  • Develop a working knowledge of the Linux command line.
  • Study with an instructor in the classroom or at your own pace. Access expert content online anytime.
  • Get immediate feedback on your knowledge through built-in quizzes and tests.
  • Connect with the global Cisco Networking Academy community.
Please apply here if you want to take this course! Note: This course is not free of charge due to the external provision of NDG!





C Programming Courses

The expansion of open source is redefining IT job roles by requiring Linux skills. Knowledge of Linux is an important differentiator for business and IT professionals interested in big data, cloud computing, cybersecurity, Internet of Things, information systems, networking, programming, software development, and more.

NDG Linux Unhatched (8 h)


The NDG Linux Unhatched exposes new learners to the basics of Linux software installation and configuration, and introduces the Linux command line in a short self-paced course. Aligned to the Linux exam objectives found on the CompTIA A+ certification, learners develop basic Linux knowledge and whet appetite to further build Linux expertise by continuing with either NDG Linux Essentials or NDG Linux I.

  • Learn how Linux is everywhere, from wrist watches to rocket ships, along with the growing career opportunities requiring Linux skills.
  • Learn the basics of the Linux Command Line Interface (CLI).
  • Apply Linux virtual machine knowledge step-by-step with hands-on lab activities.
  • Connect with the global Cisco Networking Academy community.
See more details or self enroll now here!




NDG Linux Essentials (70 h)


NDG Linux Essentials is designed for learners who are beginning to build Linux knowledge for a career in IT. You can take the course online, at your own pace, for free. Or, to take the course from an instructor, go to find an academy. (Many of the concepts in this course are covered at a more demanding pace in NDG Linux I.)

  • Learn basic open source concepts.
  • Understand how Linux is used and the basics of the command line.
  • Apply skills using Linux virtual machine with step-by-step and hands-on lab activities.
  • Build foundational knowledge for progressively mastering Linux commands.
  • Connect with the global Cisco Networking Academy community.
Usually, this is an instructor-led course but you can do it self-paced. Please apply here!




IT Essentials (70 h)


IT Essentials covers fundamental computer and career skills for entry-level IT jobs. The IT Essentials course includes hands-on labs that provide practical experience to prepare you for enterprise networking. Simulation tools help you hone your troubleshooting skills and practice what you learn.

  • Develop working knowledge of how computers and mobile devices operate.
  • Identify common security threats and vulnerabilities like malware, phishing, spoofing and social engineering.
  • Apply skills and procedures to install, configure, and troubleshoot computers, mobile devices, and software.
  • Develop critical thinking and problem solving skills using both real equipment and Cisco Packet Tracer, a network configuration simulation tool.
  • Get immediate feedback on your work through built-in quizzes and tests.
  • Connect with the global Cisco Networking Academy community.
Unfortunately, we don't have an instructor available at the moment for this course.




NDG Linux I (140 h)


NDG Linux I is the first course in a 2-course series for aspiring Linux system administrators. Develop proficiency in performing maintenance tasks on the command line, installing and configuring a computer running Linux, and configuring basic networking, using virtual machines running Linux. NDG Linux I, 70 hours, prepares you for certification Exam 101 and covers: system architecture, Linux installation and package management, GNU and UNIX commands, devices, Linux file systems, and file system hierarchy standards.

  • Develop a working knowledge of the Linux command line.
  • Study with an instructor in the classroom or at your own pace. Access expert content online anytime.
  • Get immediate feedback on your knowledge through built-in quizzes and tests.
  • Connect with the global Cisco Networking Academy community.
Please apply here if you want to take this course! Note: This course is not free of charge due to the external provision of NDG!





Python Programming Course

Learn Python, the language for IoT

PCAP: Programming Essentials in Python (70 h)


How great would it be to write your own computer program? Or, design a web or desktop application that millions of people could enjoy? Both are a possibility if you learn how to code in Python. Python is the very versatile, object-oriented programming language used by startups and tech giants, Google, Facebook, Dropbox and IBM. Python is also recommended for aspiring young developers who are interested in pursuing careers in Security, Networking and Internet-of-Things. Once you complete this course, you are ready to take the PCAP – Certified Associate in Python programming*. No prior knowledge of programming is required.
*exam fees not included in this offer
Please apply here if you want to take this course!





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