Introduction to IoT and Cybersecurity Lower Mekong 2020


We are delighted to announce the winners of the Introduction to IoT and Cybersecurity LOWER MEKONG 2020:

Networking Academy
Top Academy in each Region:
Vietnam - Ton Duc Thang University, 620 SPs
Thailand - King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang, 197 SPs
Myanmar - Myanmar Institute of Information Technology, 239 SPs
Cambodia - Sunrise Institute of Technology, 39 SPs
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Top Instructor from Thailand, Vietnam, and Indochina:
Thailand – Chotipat Pornavalai, 197 SPs
Vietnam – Huu Tai Pham, 335 SPs
Indochina (Myanmar) – Thwel Tin Thein, 239 SPs

Participate in the Learn-A-Thon Introduction to IoT and Cybersecurity LOWER MEKONG 2020 to prepare students for a successful and lucrative career in technology from Cybersecurity to IoT.  Academies can be part of the change and help fill the global skills shortage to build the technology workforce of tomorrow. Upskilling students is easy, low in cost, and only takes a short time through the Learn-A-Thon campaign.


The Introduction to IoT and Cybersecurity Learn-A-Thon


Length of Learn-A-Thon

Participate in the Learn-A-Thon from 14th September until 9th October 2020.


15- 20 hours self-paced intro courses

IoT course develops interdisciplinary foundation from IoT and digitization. Cybersecurity course explores cyber trends, threats and staying safe in cyberspace. Both courses have multiple activities and quizzes engaging students and reinforce learning.


Benefits of Introduction to Cybersecurity or Introduction to IoT

Discusses why more IT jobs require IoT and cybersecurity knowledge and understanding.



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


In-Demand Skills

When you teach IoT or Cybersecurity, you provide your students with valuable skills companies continually seek from candidates.




Incentives for students to join the Learn-A-Thon


  • Students who participate in the Learn-A-Thon and pass the Intro to Cybersecurity course exam with a 70% or above on the first attempt will be awarded a Cisco Intro to Cybersecurity digital badge.
  • Students who participate in the Learn-A-Thon and pass the Intro to IoT course exam with a 70% or above on the first attempt will be awarded a Cisco Intro to IoT digital badge.
  • Students that participate in the Learn-A-Thon will receive a Cisco Learn-A-Thon experience digital badge

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, we encourage students to continue on their Cybersecurity journey by taking either Cybersecurity Essentials course or IoT Fundamental: Big Data & Analytics a next step.


14th September 2020
Learn-A-Thon registration opens
9th October 2020
Learn-A-Thon concludes
16th October 2020
Winners announced
28th October 2020
Learnathon Experience badges issued to students who participated in Learn-A-Thon


Top performing Academies

The top performing Academies with the highest number of student participants will be rewarded with a:

  • Plaques given to the top Academy in each country
Top performing Instructors

The top performing Instructor from each of the following territories will receive the below prize: Thailand, Vietnam, IndoChina (Cambodia/Laos/Myanmar)

  • Apple Air Pods – 2nd Generation

How Academies Join the Learn-A-Thon

Host an online-class at your educational institute.
Assign a dedicated instructor to manage the Learn-A-Thon.
Create self-paced course(s) using the following required naming convention for Course Name:
Learnathon2021_Instructor Name_NetAcadCourseName
Dedicated instructor enroll students into self-paced Course
Dedicated instructor register its academy and class in this website to participate in Learn-A-Thon.
Allocates an on-site lab facility with internet connection, if applicable. Encourage students to complete course and earn a digital badge.
All students who complete and pass Course will earn a digital badge to share on social media platforms.
Have the most students and earn a learning digital badge & you’ll be in the running to win some great prizes.


The Learn-A-Thon is open to Instructors across LOWER MEKONG who are able to host the event and participate by opening the course, enrolling students, and encouraging students to participate.

Applications are open from 14th September until 9th October 2020.


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