CISCO Networking Academy

CISCO Networking Academy

Cisco Networking Academy is a non-profit educational program that offers courses on digital skills, LMS platform and teachers professional development for educational institutions. Cisco will expand the Cisco Networking Academy program in the EU through investment in instructor trainings and courses localization to enable new education institutions, teachers and students to have access and benefit from the courses. This will result in training 200 000 students in digital skills in the next 3 years.

Last update: 03/08/2017
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Pledge Category

Digital skills in education
Digital skills for labour force

Pledge's geographical scope

Time period

Start date: 01/01/2017
End date: 31/12/2019

Other Pledge details

Local/National scope: National
Public Funding: NO


Cisco is the worldwide leader in IT and networking.Cisco helps companies of all sizes transform how people connect, communicate, and collaborate.

Qualitative Impact

The impact of adoption of Cisco Networking Academy courses in EU has proven track record in improving employability and closing the digital skills gap in all EU member states. Education institutions, teachers and students and employers are the program beneficiaries.

Quantitative Impact

Indicator Description Target Status
People trained online/students The estimated impact is an incremental number of 200k students trained during three years in the European Union. 200,000 N/A

Pledge progress

Evidence about progress

Cisco Networking Academy is an IT skills and career building program for learning institutions and individuals worldwide.
Our courses help students develop technical mastery and build critical thinking and problem-solving skills needed to succeed.
From January 2017, 23500 incremental students have joined courses from the Networking Academy.


Milestone name Completion date Status
30,000 students trained (incremental) 31/12/2017 N/A
80,000 students trained (incremental) 31/12/2018 N/A
90,000 students trained (incremental) 31/12/2019 N/A