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The Cisco Networking Academy (Netacad) is an IT and career skills development program used in over 9,000 institutions worldwide.

By establishing an academy in your organisation you'll not only develop your staff skills, but also develop IT networking skills for your students, preparing them for the globally recognised CCNA certification and giving them an edge over others in the job market. Because we're a Cisco Academy Support Centre and Instructor Training Centre, we offer support and training to Cisco Academies across UK and globally.

Why choose Anglia Ruskin University?

We've proudly held the title of a Cisco Regional Academy since 1999 and having successfully taught over 100 instructors and over 1000 students. Serving as an Academy Support Center for Cisco academies, we provide instructor training, academy support and excellent opportunities for your students.

We're based on our campus in Cambridge. Our high-quality training supports a full range of academy courses, and we actively engage in the academy program, ensuring relevance and innovation. We are committed to offering you the support and training necessary for the growth and sustainability of your Cisco Academy.

The academy empowers all people with career possibilities, transforming the lives of learners, educators, and communities through the power of technology, education, and career opportunities.

Explore and learn topics through courses backed by learning science and Cisco expertise and prepare for certifications and job ready skills that will set you up to work anywhere:

  • Networking
  • Internet of Things
  • Data Analytics
  • Cybersecurity
  • Programming
  • Information Technology & Operating Systems

Whether you're looking to join the academy program or review your current academy support provision, we'll provide you with a flexible and rigorous training program that meets your needs and the Quality Assurance Plan standards.

Are you interested in becoming an academy?

Join us today to become partners in building and sustaining a flourishing Cisco Academy for your institution. Email us on [email protected]

Cisco courses

As a Cisco Academy we offer Cisco-certified courses which give you valuable information and communication technology skills to enhance your CV. We're one of very few locations in the country that offers an industry-standard Cisco qualification to our undergraduate students.