As requested, all NDG Linux Courses now have functionality that allows you to set up the enrollment page directly and students can automatically enroll into the course. You can now create your Linux self-enroll course for your institution. Learn more about the self-enrollment functionality.
News of yet another security breach routinely fills the airwaves. Then details are shared about the huge consequences to businesses and normal, everyday consumers. This is why the role of a security professional is more crucial than ever. CCNA Security teaches the career-ready, specialized skills most needed to defend and maintain the integrity and availability of data and devices within a company’s IT infrastructure. It’s a tall order, for sure, requiring motivated professionals who want to make a difference. Professionals, who want to turn the tide on cybercrime and other malicious behavior by adding a security specialty to their networking skills.
If you’ve reached CCENT-level knowledge and this sounds like a good fit for you, then learn more about the CCNA Security course, now available in Russian as well as English. After its completion, you can also take the Cisco CCNA Security Certification exam, which strengthens your employment opportunities with a globally recognized certification.
Few courses give you a better understanding of the digital transformation than the two IoT Fundamentals courses: Connecting Things and Big Data & Analytics. Here you’ll build an IoT (Internet of Things) solution using fun maker kits and software to connect physical devices and produce useful data—and see first-hand how Big Data is revolutionizing businesses in every industry for the better.
From smart homes, smart trains and smart manufacturing to mining data from real-time applications so businesses can gain greater efficiency. You won’t want to miss out on these two courses, now available in French as well as a variety of other languages.
Learn more about the course by visiting the IoT Fundamentals Course page.
An exciting website refresh for netacad.com is planned to release this April. We’re updating the look and language on the netacad.com pre-login site, making it more engaging for new audiences to learn about netacad.com. Some of the changes include:
- Courses are organized into topic categories such as Networking, Security, IoT, Programming, and more, aligning to our Learning Experience Portfolio PPT, as found on the Marketing Toolkit.
- Each category page includes a short engaging video that provides a high-level overview of the topic area. These videos tested extremely well, receiving high marks from our Student Advisory Council!
- Extensive career information is added to help your students find and land a great job.
There will NOT be a change to the the direct login for netacad.com on March 31 as earlier reported. You do not need to change your bookmarks to my.netacad.com.
Any academies that have a highly restrictive environment Do NOT need to update their application URL to my.netacad.com.
We’re excited about the netacad.com refresh. The updated look and language are an integral step in attracting new NetAcad users. Together with your assistance, we are on track in meeting our ambitious goal of 1 billion members by 2025!
Diving into more complex topics, this six session of the DevNet series explores network programmability with YANG/NETCONF/RESTCONF. For instance, if APIC-EM wasn’t an answer for your environment, you can still build orchestration tools. Tools that will leverage new methods of setting up and configuring networks – using YANG/NETCONF/RESTCONF.
Webinar begins March 15 at 9 AM PT.
March 8 Webinar: Techie’s Guide to Getting Hired: Relevance of Professional Etiquette
Good manners count!
Every interaction you have with an employer involves your professional demeanor – which includes etiquette. Professional etiquette entails knowing how to be polite and respectful in all forms of communications when engaging with potential employers, networking with peers, and once you join the workforce.
Join this FREE webinar March 8 to learn the fundamentals of engaging professionally and how to improve your etiquette. Before you get an interview, during and after interviews, and even once you are hired, you will need to engage professionally and appropriately. Let us show you!
The next version of the powerful network simulation tool, Cisco Packet Tracer, is now available. The ever popular, freely distributed network configuration tool continues to play an integral role in select Cisco Networking Academy courses—especially for its multi-user and real-time collaboration.
Packet Tracer 7.1.1 resolves many bugs and anomalies reported by the NetAcad community. Thank you in advance for your continued support and feedback.
See the Packet Tracer Resource page for more information.
Programming skills are critical for networking and security related jobs, and Python in particular is the preferred programming language for IoT and the digital world. New course, PCAP: Programming Essentials in Python is now available building students’ programming skills needed for software developer, engineering, and the IoT jobs of the future.
The 70-hour instructor-led course highlights include:
Design, write, debug, and run programs encoded in the Python language
Learn to solve basic algorithmic problems — needed for IoT jobs
Earn Python Certified Associate Programmer (PCAP) certification (coming March 2018)
Available for all Cisco Academies and ITCs. See Resources for more information.
Change often means you say goodbye to something old and say hello to something new (and often times better). Your Cisco Networking Academy career resources hub has officially moved to NetAcad.com/Careers from NetAcadAdvantage.com.
We hope you enjoy the new career section and new features. Content will be updated weekly, so come back and check out the latest career advice, webinars, and employment opportunities. The team behind the scenes will continue to provide you with advice based on conversations we have with employers and industry research. It will be more convenient to access career advice as you navigate through your Networking Academy courses; you just need to bookmark one website. For those of you not yet a part of Networking Academy, the content is available without login. We plan to continue encouraging you to pursue a career in technology and empower you to find professional success.
Links on NetAcad Advantage
For those of you who have bookmarked links on NetAcad Advantage, you will now be auto-redirected to the appropriate page on NetAcad.com. Not all of the content will be on NetAcad.com, as we brought over only the most relevant career advice and webinars. We will also be showcasing employment opportunities as they become available.
You may have already noticed a recent change to the community forums. Now they have the same updated look and feel as the rest of netacad.com, specifically:
- New landing page for the community forums and course groups
- Consistent look and feel between all community groups
- Clean and simplified approach
- Easier navigation through the use of breadcrumbs
- No change in current functionality