Cisco are teaming up with Libraries to make available free, self paced online courses which are part of the Networking Academy Portfolio. These courses are available to all Libraries and will provide citizens access to a range of topics, starting with the basics of getting online to the Internet of Things (IoT) and Cybersecurity. Courses require minimal intervention from Library staff. Enrolment is simple, it takes just 5 easy steps.
In line with the UK’s Digital skills strategy we see Libraries as the heart of the community.
Digital skills is a journey, our courses guide students from the very basic digital literacy skills, to more advance learnings. Find out more information about the initiative here.
Students who complete our courses may wish to further their education. Institutes teaching our Career-ready courses can be located using our Academy Locater tool.
The UK Government has recently introduced a new Computing curriculum for schools. Computing At School (CAS) has developed their own progressions pathway which is made up of seven topical strands and aligned to the National Computing curriculum. We have partnered with a team of teachers and University academics to deliver on the Networking and Communication strand.
As tech leaders, with over 20 years experience running Cisco Networking Academy, we understands first hand the networking skills the next generation will need to succeed. Coupled with our insight and expertise from leaders in the field we have prepared a course to make sure teachers are better equipped to deliver the curriculum to their classes.
With students itching to get their latest device hooked up to their home network, there has never been a more important time to teach networking fundamentals. Our courses content is openly available on the OpenLearn Create site.
Cisco’s best kept secret – Packet Tracer. A fantastic network simulation and visualisation tool that simplifies the complexities of networking by helping pupils explore, discover and troubleshoot a variety of network environments.
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