What is the Cisco Networking Academy?

The Cisco Networking Academy, or NetAcad for short, is a global IT training and education programme that Cisco delivers as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives.

NetAcad leverages Cisco's expertise in the digital sector to deliver courses that help learners from all backgrounds develop skills through public-private partnerships.

The Cisco Networking Academy is Cisco’s largest Corporate Social Responsibility programme, and aims to:

If you are looking for information on how to become a Cisco Academy, please visit the Become an Academy page


This site is the main reference point for the Cisco Networking Academy programme in the United Kingdom and Ireland. It is not an official Cisco site, but it's maintained by the Cisco Networking Academy UK & Ireland team, in collaboration with partners from the region.

Information found on this site does not intend to replace what is found in the corporate site. It aims to display and organise information in ways that will make it more relevant for educators and learners in the UK and Ireland. 

All of the materials throughout this site are public, hence can be shared freely.


If you have general inquiries about Cisco Networking Academy (NetAcad), feel free to contact us on NetAcad-teamUKI@cisco.com. Please note that we will not respond to support related queries via this e-mail address.  If you have a support related query, please contact your Cisco Academy Support Centre and if unsuccessful, contact the Support Desk from the Help option available on netacad.com after login, or via NetAcadSupport@netacad.com

If your query is about a class you are attending or have attended, please contact your instructor(s) or Cisco Academy that offered the course.