Cisco enables education continuity with free ICT training

1 August 2020 Training & Education

In an effort to ensure the continuity of education and to help empower people for jobs of the future, Cisco is making available free training on ICT skills courses to students and citizens across the African continent. All students who successfully complete the courses will receive a certificate from Cisco.

In the wake of multiple governments responses to the impact of COVID-19 calling for the shutdown of educational institutions, Cisco wanted to provide everyone the opportunity to carry on learning and take advantage of the time during lockdown.

School closures have impacted over 72% of students globally. As missing school for a long period ordinarily regresses learners’ development, idling during lockdown would be a disservice to oneself. Cisco has therefore made training resources available for learners interested in careers in ICT to develop their skills in preparation for success in the increasingly digital future.

“The online training which we have made available to anyone, for free, represents our love for education and our commitment to equipping people with the relevant ICT skills in order to be participants and key players in the fourth industrial revolution,” says Garsen Naidu, country manager, South Africa, Cisco.

The online training by Cisco’s Networking Academy can be done at an individual’s own pace. The different trainings cover entrepreneurship, cybersecurity, IoT and more. Courses on offer are: Digital Literacy, Introduction to Cybersecurity , Introduction to the Internet of Things, Linux Unhatched, Linux Essentials, Essentials in Python, as well as Entrepreneurship.

Cisco strongly believes in fuelling the future by empowering people with digital and technical education. Even in the face of a pandemic, hope for the future remains alive and the education of tomorrow’s bright minds and innovators is vital. Just because schools have closed, it doesn’t mean learning has to cease.

Share this article:
Share via emailShare via LinkedInPrint this page

Further reading:

The latest security trends at Securex South Africa 2023
Securex South Africa News Conferences & Events Training & Education
Security technology evolves at a blistering pace, so it’s important to keep up to date with changing trends in order to ensure maximised safety of human and personal assets. The Securex Seminar Theatre, powered by UNISA, is the place to be.

Security awareness training
Training & Education Security Services & Risk Management
It is critically important to have a security awareness solution that uses the limited time available to train effectively, and one that provides targeted education that is relevant to users.

Plugging the South African skills drain
Training & Education News
Investing in young South African talent has become critical as skills slip out of the country; there has to be talent to fill the gaps of tomorrow by investing in the people of today.

Hundreds of installers join the Paxton Tech Tour
Paxton News Training & Education
Paxton began the Paxton Tech Tour in February, with hundreds of installation companies and installers signing up to the half-day product experience event in order to develop knowledge and explore business opportunities with Paxton’s products and services.

ALX sponsored learning programmes for 2023
Training & Education News
With a mission to harness Africa's abundant human capital by developing two million ethical and entrepreneurial young leaders from the continent by 2030, ALX has launched four fully sponsored (at no cost) tech programmes for 2023.

Cybersecurity in Africa: The challenges and solutions
Training & Education Cyber Security
Africa faces a significant challenge when it comes to the availability and distribution of cybersecurity talent and secure IT infrastructures. Facing this challenge will require supporting and nurturing the next generation of security graduates and professionals.

Developing an effective CCTV control room culture
Leaderware Editor's Choice CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring Training & Education
Organisational culture in organisations can be seen as the set of values, practices, focus, standards and behaviours, and ways of interacting with others that are accepted and subscribed to by the people who work there.

Mind the gap
Training & Education
The skills shortage in South Africa is less of a gap and more a gaping chasm, especially when it comes to finding or training and retaining talented people in the security industry.

Olarm launches its academy
Olarm Training & Education
Security professionals need to stay up-to-date with the latest product developments and best practices. Stay ahead in the ever-evolving security industry by accessing free educational resources and comprehensive, flexible and remote training programmes from Olarm.

Abundant scarcity
Training & Education
Organisations are fighting to find and retain skilled security talent; however, the market remains in scarcity, which makes skills development the new priority, says Innocent Baloyi, Consultant: Cloud Security at Altron Karabina.