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Cyber Essentials and Intro to Cybersecurity Germany 2020


We are delighted to announce the winners of the Cyber Essentials and Intro to Cybersecurity GERMANY 2020:

1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4rd, 5rd Place
Top performing Academies:
1. Multi-Media Berufsbildende Schulen Hannover, Almut Leykauff-Bothe
2. Deutschland Akademie, Michael Zeisberger
3. Hochschule Fulda, Christoph Seifert
4. Fachbereich Elektrotechnik und Informatik an der Fachhochschule Niederrhein, Thomas Meuser
5. Fachhochschule Vorarlberg, Armin Simma
Networking Academy Instructor
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4rd, 5rd Place
Top performing Instructors:
1. Almut Leykauff-Bothe, 162 SPs
2. Michael Zeisberger, 19 SPs
3. Christoph Seifert, 18 SPs
4. Thomas Meuser, 9 SPs
5. Armin Simma, 7 SPs

New to the topic of Cybersecurity? You may want to start with the course Introduction to Cybersecurity. It takes only 15 hours of self-paced learning and is a good starting point for average users. You will have increased the level of your knowledge about cybersecurity concepts at the end of the course Introduction to Cybersecurity. Don’t forget to come back after you complete the Introduction to Cybersecurity course and continue with Cybersecurity Essentials

Cyber Essentials and Intro to Cybersecurity Learn-A-Thon


Length of Learn-A-Thon

Participate in the Learn-A-Thon from June 2nd until June 28th 2020


15-30 Hours self-paced courses

Explores cyber trends, threats and staying safe in cyberspace. Multiple activities and quizzes engage students and reinforce learning

Cyber Security Essentials: 30 hours

Intro to Cybersecurity: 15 hours


Benefits of Cyber Essentials

Learn valuable security principals and how to develop compliant policies. Understand security controls for networks, servers and applications. Implement proper procedures for data confidentiality and availability. Develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills using real equipment and Cisco Packet Tracer



Free to join

The cost to join the Learn-A-Thon is free


Benefits of Intro to Cybersecurity

When you teach cybersecurity, you provide your students with valuable skills companies continually seek from candidates



Cyber Essentials: Intermediate

Intro to Cybersecurity: Beginner

World of Cybersecurity
Course Demo:

Incentives for students to join the Learn-A-Thon


Students who participate in the Learn-A-Thon and pass the Introduction to Cybersecurity course will be rewarded with a Cisco digital badge.


All students who complete and pass a course in the Learn-A-Thon will be issued a course Certificate of Completion. (The course generates certificates of participation to those who complete the course and pass).

A Cisco digital badge is an emblem distinguishing an achievement that can be shared and validated digitally on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Xing, via Email, shared link, embed code into web page or blog.

After the Learn-A-Thon concludes, we encourage students who completed a course to continue their cybersecurity journey by self-enrolling in Cybersecurity Essentials or exploring other opportunities from the Cisco Networking Academy portfolio of cybersecurity courses.


2nd June 2020
Learn-A-Thon Registration Opens
28th June 2020
Learn-A-Thon Concludes
3rd July 2020
Winners announced
15th July 2020
Digital badges issued to students who passed course


Networking Academy
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th Place
Top performing Academies

Pearson VUE CCNA Cyber Ops Student vouchers:

  • 1st place: 7 Pearson VUE vouchers & 7 Netlab+ vouchers for virtual labs
  • 2nd place: 5 Pearson VUE vouchers & 5 Netlab+ vouchers for virtual labs
  • 3rd place: 3 Pearson VUE vouchers & 3 Netlab+ vouchers for virtual labs
  • 4th place: 2 Pearson VUE vouchers & 2 Netlab+ vouchers for virtual labs
  • 5th place:  1 Pearson VUE voucher & 1 Netlab+ voucher for virtual labs
Networking Academy instructors
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th Place
Top performing Instructors

Top performing instructors: Cisco T-shirts and

  • 1st place: 10 T-shirts
  • 2nd place: 5 T-shirts
  • 3rd place: 3 T-shirts
  • 4th place: 3 T-shirts
  • 5th place: 3 T-shirts



How Academies Join the Learn-A-Thon

Host a 2-week event at your educational institute.
Assign a dedicated instructor to manage the Learn-A-Thon.
Dedicated instructor to set up a self-paced respective course(s) page on CourseID:
Dedicated instructor enroll students into self-paced Introduction to Cybersecurity Course.
Dedicated instructor enroll students into self-paced respective course(s).
Allocates an on-site lab facility with internet connection, if applicable. Encourage students to complete course(s) and earn a digital badge.
All students who complete and pass the respective course(s) will earn a digital badge to share on social media platforms.
Have the most students complete the respective course(s) course and earn a learning digital badge & you’ll be in the running to win some great prizes.


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