As networking technologies bring new economic and social opportunities to communities throughout the world, businesses, nonprofits, hospitals, schools, and government organizations are experiencing growing demand for networking professionals to design, build, maintain, and secure their networks.

Networking Academy aims to equip individuals with the knowledge and hands-on experience needed to help meet this demand in a variety of industries ranging from broadband and wireless to healthcare and green technologies.

One of our learning partners, CompTIA, has developed a TechCareer Compass to give you a better idea of the job opportunities available for networking professionals.

Career Prep and Certifications

Interactive learning tools and activities are integrated into Networking Academy courses to help students develop practical experience and 21st century career skills such as problem solving, collaboration, and critical thinking.

Our courses map to globally recognized certifications to help students and alumni stand out in the job market and demonstrate their skills and competencies to employers. To learn more, visit Courses & Certifications.

Students and alumni are encouraged to visit NetAcad Advantage, a career website where they will find valuable resources to prepare for the workforce and find job opportunities.

Courses and Certifications
Courses Certification Description Associated Career Paths
IT Essentials: PC Hardware and Software CompTIA A+ The CompTIA A+ certification for computer support technicians demonstrates competence in areas such as installation, preventative maintenance, networking, security, and troubleshooting. IT technician
IT administrator
Field service technician
CCNA Discovery 1-2 CCENT The Cisco CCENT certification for entry network technicians validates the ability to install, operate, and troubleshoot a small enterprise branch network and perform basic network security tasks. Help desk technician
Network support technician
CCNA Discovery 1-4
CCNA Exploration 1-4
CCNA The Cisco CCNA certification for network associates validates the ability to install, configure, operate, and troubleshoot medium-sized routed and switched networks, and implement and verify connections to remote sites in a wide-area network (WAN). Network administrator
Network installer
Network engineer
CCNA Security CCNA Security The Cisco CCNA Security certification for network security professionals validates the knowledge needed to install, troubleshoot, and monitor Cisco network security devices; develop a security infrastructure; recognize network vulnerabilities; and mitigate security threats. Network security specialist
CCNP 1-4 CCNP The Cisco CCNP certification for network professionals validates the knowledge and skills needed to install, configure, and troubleshoot converged local and wide area networks, and manage routers, switches and edge applications that integrate voice, wireless, and security into the network. Level II network engineer
Network technician

Alumni Community

Students who successfully complete Networking Academy courses are invited to join the global alumni community. Registered alumni are eligible for special offers and benefits such as product discounts, career development resources, certification exam preparation tools, and continuing access to Networking Academy course content.
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