Become an Academy

Interested in becoming an Academy?

Then follow the simple steps below to get started! But first... we advise that you view the additional pages in this section to learn more about the benefits and instructor training the NetAcad UKI team offers.

How to Sign Up?

Signing up to our initiative is very simple, and can be achieved in 5 easy steps:

1. Register as a Cisco Networking Academy

The first step would involve signing up as a Cisco Academy. Once approved at our end, you will be asked to sign the Academy Membership Agreement online.

2. Select courses

Cisco offer free courses, ranging from getting online to making that first step into the IT profession. Libraries can select all self-paced courses or decide to chose the most relevant. Once you identify the course(s), you can decide on a rolling out plan - online offer only, evening classes, tutoring, engagements sessions, etc.

3. Build a landing page

Create a landing page on the Library Service website which links to the course enrollment pages.

4. Launch!

Once the site is up and running, you are ready to launch and start inviting students to enroll by visiting the specific course pages.

5. Track Progress

Each Library Service will have access to their students' progress. You can monitor a range of useful data which can be used to track and promote course completion.

Shared Community Resources

As a response to COVID-19, we have developed a focused microsite from the UK and Ireland NetAcad ASC (Academy Support Centre) community, with the objective of curate, collate and collaborate useful resources:

Learning Never Stops

Cisco is bringing its collective resources, technologies and experience to assist you. Enabling continuous connections and collaboration anywhere in the world are what Cisco is built for! We welcome all Cisco Networking Academy partners, institutions and students - along with those new to Cisco - to use these tools. Because working together unites us in good times and challenging ones.

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