About Us

World changers aren’t born. They are made.

As the world changes all around us, acquiring technical skills is what brings opportunity and the promise of education is what offers hope. Who will teach and nurture these world changers of tomorrow, these global problem solvers? We will. Together with our education, instructor, training and employment partners we’ve made a commitment to developing the workforce of the future. Join us as we change the world – one student at a time.

It began as an act of community

In 1997, Cisco donated some networking equipment to a local school. But no one was trained on it, so the gear sat unused.

This initial donation led to a valuable insight

Technology is truly powerful when combined with education. Cisco Networking Academy was born that day, as we trained the staff to build their network.

It became a movement

Cisco Networking Academy quickly grew from a single school to become an ever-expanding community of students, educators, employers, NGOs, Cisco employees, and customers.

Now taught in 180 countries

We help shape communities and economies around the globe.

Impacting the lives of 10.9 million students

We’ve created a pipeline of technical talent ready to innovate and shape the future.

In partnership with 26,500 educators at 12,100 academies

We’re working with educators and instructors all over the world to deliver the best curricula for today’s world.

Amounting to $2.6 billion

Cisco Networking Academy has made in-kind contributions worth billions in tools, resources, and support to students, schools and instructors.

Leading to our goal: one billion people by 2025

By empowering individuals and organizations with problem-solving skills and transformative technologies, we will help bring the benefits of digitization to one billion people by 2025.

Join us as we positively impact

1 billion lives

Networking Academy is one of Cisco’s Corporate Social Responsibility priorities.