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Cisco Networking Academy

Our largest corporate social responsibility (CSR) program has empowered 12.6 million students in 180 countries with career possibilities. This global IT and cybersecurity education program provides courses, tools, and resources to help people participate in the digital economy.

Powering an Inclusive Future

Cisco Networking Academy helps address the global IT skills shortage while creating career opportunities for millions


students worldwide since 1997 

Source: Networking Academy FY21 tier 1 public metrics


of current students are female 

Source: Networking Academy FY21 tier 1 public metrics


of students say the program helped them obtain a job or educational opportunity

Source: Surveys of students completing CCNA curriculum or higher

Opportunity is the most valuable commodity on Earth

Chen Liangliang

Zhengzhou, China

“Most people only get the opportunity to pay their success forward to their children. I have the chance to pay it back to my parents. And that means the world to me.”

Soso Luningo

Eastern Cape, South Africa

“I’ve always been a person who likes to adjust. 
Whatever the world throws at you, it's up to you how you handle it.
You can handle it that way or you can just whine that you don't have shoes and not go to school.
There’s always a solution, as long as you open your mind to it.”

Find your opportunity


Learn the skills you need to start–or advance–an exciting career.


Equip your business with highly trained and highly motivated talent.


Share your knowledge and help us change the lives of your students.


Build a workforce that’s ready to thrive in the digital economy.

Learn about the technologies shaping the future


See how the power of an intelligent network gives organizations an edge in the cybersecurity arms race.


Learn how intent-based networking is making the IT industry simpler, smarter, and more innovative.


See how Cisco is enabling flexible workspaces and setting the standard for the modern meeting.


Discover how Cisco is turning a connected world into a better place to work, live, play, and learn.