Free online IT courses

Thinking of a career in IT? Enrol on Cisco Networking Academy’s new online courses and take the first steps on your path to becoming an IT professional.

Study at your own pace, at home or at your local library. Use your smartphone, tablet or computer, or visit a library to use our computers for free.

There's no time limit for completing the work and you can sign up for as many courses as you like.

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  • Get Connected
    Aimed at beginners, this course introduces you to basic computer and Internet navigation skills.
  • Introduction to Internet of Things
    Examine the evolution of the Internet and how the interconnection of people, processes, data, and things is transforming every industry.
  • Introduction to Packet Tracer
    Teaches the basic operations of Cisco Packet Tracer, the robust simulation tool used to visualize networks.  This course is designed for beginners with no prior networking knowledge.  Please note, this course requires you to download and install Cisco Packet Tracer software, and as a result is not available on library computers.
  • Cybersecurity Essentials
    Develop your understanding of cybersecurity and how it relates to information and network security. Build technical and professional skills to pursue careers in cybersecurity.
  • Entrepreneurship
    Learn how to apply network technology skills to start a business or advance your career.
  • Linux for beginners
    A short course covering the basics of Linux software installation and configuration, and introducing the Linux command line.
  • Linux essentials
    An introduction to Linux as an operating system, open source concepts and the Linux command line. This course is the perfect starting point to gain Linux skills for anyone looking for a career change.

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