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CISCO Fountain Academy Courses 


Internet of Things

Introduction to the Internet of Things (IoT) is a self-paced, 20-hour course that students can take on their own or it can be offered by an instructor. It provides an overview of the concepts and opportunities in the Digital Transformation.

Introduction to Packet Tracer

The Introduction to Packet Tracer is a self-paced course that highlights the basic features of the simulation tool for new users and how to use the package to include, connect, and program IoT devices into a network. A series of short and lively videos will guide users through the steps to create new networks, modify existing networks, and verify device
connectivity within the network. Short labs that follow the videos in each section are an integral component to the learning process.

Introduction to Cybersecurity

The Introduction to Cybersecurity 2.1 explores the field of cybersecurity, specifically the importance of cybersecurity, data confidentiality, best practices for using the internet and social media safely, and potential career opportunities in this growing field. The self-paced course with instructor led option has been updated for public audience and minor content refreshes.

Cybersecurity Essentials

The Cybersecurity Essentials course develops foundational understanding of cybersecurity and how it relates to information and network security. The 30-hour course introduces students to characteristics of cybercrime, security principles, technologies, and procedures to defend networks. Through interactive, multimedia content, lab activities, and multi-industry case studies, students build technical and professional skills to pursue careers in cybersecurity.


Linux Essentials
The Linux Essentials course, developed and supported by Networking Academy partner NDG, teaches students the fundamentals of the Linux operating system and command line, and basic open source concepts.

NDG Linux Unhatched
The Linux Unhatched course, developed and supported by Networking Academy partner NDG, eases learners into acquiring Linux knowledge with a free online learning module. This 8-hour course covers fundamental concepts surrounding 19 basic Linux commands, creating a foundation for Linux command line education. The goal of this course is to provide individuals and institutions with a free introduction into the growing world of Linux as well as a hands on experience with what NDG and their partners has to offer.

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