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Free online courses available to dlr Library members:

Universal Class offers hundreds of e-learning courses in a wide range of areas, allowing patrons to access education online and fulfil their lifelong learning goals.

Cisco NetAcad provides self-paced introductory courses which may help you to take your first steps on your path to becoming an IT professional. 


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Looking to upskill in IT?

DLR Libraries have partnered with Cisco NetAcad, to provide self-paced introductory courses which may help you to take your first steps on your path to becoming an IT professional. Enrol in CISCO NetAcad free online courses and progress your career.

Since 1997, Cisco Networking Academy has been working toward a single goal: fostering the technical and entrepreneurial skills that people, educators, and companies need to change the world for the better.

You'll find several Cisco NetAcad courses listed below. Each course has a final assessment that you can do. If you don't want to do the final assessment, Cisco recommends you do the quizzes and get feedback about your knowledge.

Courses available:

Introduction to Cybersecurity: Explore the broad topic of cybersecurity in a way that matters to you.

Cybersecurity Essentials: Continues from Introduction to Cybersecurity; develops foundational understanding of cybersecurity and how it relates to information and network security.

NDG Linux Unhatched: NDG Linux Unhatched allows students to wade into the shallow end of Linux, the back-end operating system used by global titans such as Facebook, Google, Microsoft, NASA, Tesla, Amazon and more.

Introduction to the Internet of Things: Provides an overview of key concepts and challenges related to digital transformation.

Introduction to Packet Tracer: A course designed for beginners with no prior networking knowledge.

Get Connected: Introduces you to basic computer and Internet navigation skills.

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

Click on the link below to find out more about Cisco NetAcad (PDF document):