• Cisco Networking Academy Courses

    In partnership with

About Cisco Networking Academy

The Cisco Networking Academy is an education program that introduces learners to the world of IT and Cybersecurity. CPLC Workforce Solutions has partnered with Cisco to bring you their online courses- free of cost! Current courses offered include Intro to Cybersecurity and Internet of Things (IoT).

Intro to Cybersecurity Course

Explore a new career opportunity while learning about cyber trends and how to stay safe in cyberspace! Cisco Networking Academy's Intro to Cybersecurity is an online training that will introduce you to the world of cybersecurity. This course includes modules, interactive courses, activities, and a final exam. This course is self-paced and students will have 3 weeks to complete it. Students will also receive support from CPLC Workforce Solutions staff to ensure successful completion of the course. 

Cybersecurity is one of the most diverse and in-demand skills in the market today. Cisco reports that by 2021, experts predict there will be 3.5 million unfilled cybersecurity jobs globally!

Class Schedule 

Intro to Cybersecurity: May 8, 2023 - May 29, 2023, deadline to REGISTER is May 4,2023

Course Requirements

  • Minimum age 16
  • Must have access to a reliable Internet      connection

  • Must be computer proficient 

  • No previous experience required

Internet of Things (IoT) Course

Do you enjoy being on the leading edge of transformational technology? From smart home devices to baby monitors and cars, every day objects are becoming more intelligent and more connected than ever before. Cisco Networking Academy's Internet of Things (IoT) is an online course that will introduce you to the world of digital transformation through "smart things". This is a self-paced course and participants will have about 3 weeks to complete it. Upon completion of the course, students will receive a digital badge. 

  • Learn how data from smart devices is used by companies and businesses
  • Gain an understanding of how emerging tech is shaping digital business
  • Explore various job opportunities created by the current digital transformation

Class Schedule 

Registration is closed.

Course Requirements

  • Minimum age 16
  • Must have access to a reliable Internet      connection

  • Must be computer proficient 

  • No previous experience required

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Chicanos Por La Causa (CPLC) Workforce Solutions - Cisco Networking Academy?

The CPLC Workforce Solutions - Cisco Networking Academy is an online learning platform that offers courses to empower learners and communities through the power of technology, knowledge, and career opportunities.


CPLC Workforce Solutions - Cisco Networking Academy currently offers:

·  Introduction to “Internet of Things (IoT)”

·  Introduction to Cybersecurity

·  Cybersecurity Essentials

Is this a class?

The CPLC Workforce Solutions -Cisco Networking Academy does not offer traditional classes, but instead offers online, self-paced courses that can be accessed anytime, anywhere, at your convenience. 

How long will it take to complete these courses?

The time required for completion will be dependent on the courses themselves.

·  Introduction to “Internet of Things (IoT)”: Approximately 4 weeks

·  Introduction to Cybersecurity: Approximately 3 weeks

·  Cybersecurity Essentials: Approximately 6 weeks

All courses must be completed by the provided end date. 

Will I get a certificate?

Yes, after completing all components of the course, you will receive a certificate of completion and digital badge. 

Will this course certify me to work in these industries?

The offered courses will provide the fundamental basics and knowledge to propel learners into exploring career opportunities within the fields of IoT and Cybersecurity, and begin the path to Cisco certification.