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Participate in the Learn-A-Thon for Endpoint Security, Network Defense, or Cyber Threat Management 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 three weeks through the Learn-A-Thon campaign.
Before registering to participate in the Learn-A-Thon, please read the Terms and Conditions and watch this Skills for All short video to help you get started. Additional details are also available in this FAQ.
Participate in the Learn-A-Thon to help students prepare for the Cisco Certified Support Technician (CCST) Cybersecurity exam that focuses on topics covered in three courses: Endpoint Security, Network Defense, and Cyber Threat Management. These courses form the core curriculum of the Cybersecurity Career Path.
Participate in the Learn-A-Thon from 9 October until 3 November, 2023.
Teaches entry-level cybersecurity concepts and topics, including security principles, network security and endpoint security concepts, threat intelligence, vulnerability assessment and risk management, and incident handling.
The cost to join the Learn-A-Thon is free.
When you teach cybersecurity, you provide your students with valuable skills companies continually seek from professionals that can protect and defend an organization’s network. Entry-level job roles include Cybersecurity Technician, Cybersecurity Analyst, and Tier 1 Support Desk.
Students who participate in the Learn-A-Thon and pass the Intro to Cybersecurity course exam with a 70% or above on any attempt will be awarded a Cisco Endpoint Security, Network Defense, or a Cyber Threat Management 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 to complete all three courses: Endpoint Security, Network Defense, and Cyber Threat Management. The CCST Cybersecurity exam certification is an excellent steppingstone for learners to validate their skills and then continue on to associate-level certifications like CyberOps Associate or CCNA.
Prizes will be awarded to the top 6 instructors with the most student participants will win prizes. Only one prize per instructor will be awarded.
The Learn-A-Thon is open to NetAcad Academies in Nigeria who are able to host the event over a four-week period virtually or on campus.
Cisco Networking Academy is an IT skills-to-jobs program offering digital skills training through strong public-private partnerships, high-quality curriculum, and inclusive workforce development programs. We are one of the longest-running, purpose-driven digital skills program in the world and have reached 17.5 million learners in 190 countries since 1997.