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Networking

Packet Tracer

Enroll, download and start learning valuable tips and best practices for using Cisco’s innovative simulation tool, Packet Tracer. This self-paced course is designed for beginners with no prior networking knowledge. It teaches basic operations of the tool with multiple hands-on activities helping you to visualize a network using everyday examples, including Internet of Things (IoT). Introductory course is extremely helpful for anyone who plans to take one of the Networking Academy courses which utilizes the powerful simulation tool.

Packet Tracer for Mobile

As an alternative to the Introduction to Packet Tracer, this course is designed for users of mobile devices, specifically Android and iOS. Only a little over an hour long, this self-paced course is for beginners with no prior networking knowledge. Expect to learn basic tool operations with hands-on activities that will help you visualize a network. Introductory course is proven helpful for all learners who use mobile devices.

Digital Literacy

Get Connected

The digital world is upon us both personally and professionally. Having a better understanding of the Internet, computers and social media can be a big help toward acquiring digital skills. And, once you have these skills there are many more possibilities opened to you as far as career advancement. Learn how to use a computer, connect devices and access search, email, and social media. Enjoy course content that is very user-friendly and interactive with lots of illustrations! No previous knowledge is needed for this introductory course.

Business Literacy

Entrepreneurship

It takes more than a single great idea to become a successful entrepreneur. The winding road between idea and execution requires business acumen, financial skills, and most importantly the right mind-set. This knowledge can not only set you apart, but set up your technology venture for greater success. So, why not benefit from a course that’s made for you, jump-starting your ideas, and arming you with the right skills to take the next step with more self-confidence. No prerequisites required.

OS & IT

NDG Linux Unhatched

Ever considered a career in Linux? Or, stuck in a dead-end job and exploring options for a career change? NDG Linux Unhatched allows students to wade into the shallow end of Linux, the back-end operating system used by global titans such as Facebook, Google, Microsoft, NASA, Tesla, Amazon and more.

Graduates walk away with a clear understanding of whether Linux is for them or not, without having to commit to more than 8 total hours of self-paced learning. To ensure you don’t get stuck, you’ll be guided step-by-step through a series of hands-on virtual machine activities. The course aligns well with the Linux exam objectives found on the CompTIA A+ Certification. After this course, we suggest taking either NDG Linux Essentials or NDG Linux I.

IoT (Internet of Things)

Intro to the Internet of Things

Those who invest in learning IoT (Internet of Things) skills can help transform any business in any industry, from manufacturing to saving endangered species. The combination of increased global Internet access and a growing number of devices designed to connect is creating endless opportunities. Imagine 26 billion people, systems, and physical objects connecting and sharing data seamlessly over the internet by the year 2020. This isn’t a what-if scenario, it’s real-life and it’s coming together all around us right now. Learn how the Internet of Things is changing the world and the skills needed to land a well-paying job. Take your first step now!

Security

Introduction to Cybersecurity

Today’s interconnected world makes everyone more susceptible to cyber-attacks. Whether you’re attracted to the relativity new world of cybersecurity as a professional, or just interested in protecting yourself online and in social media, this introductory course is the answer. It explores cyber trends, threats—along with the broader topic of cybersecurity in a way that will matter to YOU. For instance, you’ll learn how to protect your personal privacy online while gaining additional insight on the challenges companies, and governmental and educational institutions face today. No prerequisites required.

Cybersecurity Essentials

A single breach can have huge consequences for a company’s ability to function, hurting the bottom line and causing disruption in the daily lives of millions of people. This is why the demand for security professionals continues to grow. Get onboard—and develop an understanding of cybercrime, security principles, technologies, and procedures used to defend networks. Then decide whether you want to pursue an entry-level networking or security role professionally. Recommended for students planning to study for the Cisco CCNA R&SCCNA Cyber Ops or Cisco CCNA Security Certifications. Prerequisite Introduction to Cybersecurity or equivalent knowledge recommended.