Women Entrepreneurs' Academy

There are 8 virtual training courses available, totalling over 90 hours of training from Cisco's Networking Academy, offered at no cost to eligible registrants. Fill in a short survey to register your interest for any of the courses below.

* Registrants only need to register their interest once to gain access to all of the courses.

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Get Connected

Get Connected introduces you to basic computer and Internet navigation skills. You’ll learn how to:

  • Identify different types of computer systems, components, printers, and other devices.
  • Understand Microsoft Windows and how to work with files and folders.
  • Understand computer networking, how to browse and search the Internet, and how to use email.
  • Create accounts for Facebook, LinkedIn, and YouTube.
  • Identify common problems and implement simple solutions for hardware, software, and networks.

Be Your Own Boss

The Be Your Own Boss Technopreneur Series provides the guidelines, insights, and advice needed to launch successful tech ventures. The series features video presentations by entrepreneurs from around the world who share lessons learned along their journeys to success.

  • Discover how to put your creativity to work, test your ideas, and research the market.
  • Develop a business plan and get you and your team ready for market.
  • Create a business contract and develop business relationships with customers


The Entrepreneurship course uses interactive, online case studies to show how to apply network technology skills to start a business or advance your career.

  • Increase your self confidence and personal motivation.
  • Learn how to capture the customer’s needs and design for them.
  • Improve leadership skills and financial literacy.
  • Learn about starting different kinds of businesses.

Introduction to IoT

The Introduction to IoT course provides an overview of key concepts and challenges related to digital transformation. The course examines the evolution of the Internet and how the interconnection of people, processes, data, and things is transforming every industry.

  • Learn how digital transformation turns information into action, creating economic opportunity.
  • Discover how business processes for evaluating and solving problems are being transformed.
  • Learn the security concerns that must be considered when implementing IoT solutions.
Mobility Fundamentals

Mobility Fundamentals Series

The Mobility Fundamentals series teaches students about wireless and mobility technologies in the Internet of Everything. Topics covered in these instructor-developed courses include wireless LAN design and mobility applications.

  • Learn about mobile and wireless concepts, technology, standards, security, and applications.
  • Learn about wireless local area network (LAN) design and configuration best practices.
  • Gain troubleshooting expertise.
Intro To Cybersecurity

Introduction to Cybersecurity

The Introduction to Cybersecurity course explores the broad topic of cybersecurity in a way that matters to you. Learn how to protect your personal data and privacy online and in social media, and why more and more IT jobs require cybersecurity awareness and understanding.

  • Learn what cybersecurity is and what it means for you personally and professionally.
  • Learn how to be safe online by understanding the most common threats.
  • Find out how businesses protect their operations from cyber attacks and why jobs are growing.
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NDG Linux Unhatched

NDG Linux Unhatched exposes new learners to the basics of Linux software installation and configuration, and introduces the Linux command line in a short self-paced course. Aligned to the Linux exam objectives found on the CompTIA A+ certification, learners develop basic Linux knowledge and whet appetite to further build Linux expertise.

  • Learn the basics of the Linux Command Line Interface (CLI).
  • Apply Linux virtual machine knowledge step-by-step with hands-on lab activities.

Cybersecurity Essentials

The Cybersecurity Essentials course develops foundational understanding of cybersecurity and how it relates to information and network security. The course introduces students to characteristics of cyber crime, security principles, technologies, and procedures to defend networks. Through interactive, multimedia content, lab activities, and multi-industry case studies, students build technical and professional skills to pursue careers in cybersecurity.