Certiport Partners with Cisco Networking Academy

At Certiport, we are dedicated to helping people succeed through certification and learning. Each year, millions of students and professionals validate their knowledge and skills with certification. We’re excited to reach additional students and professionals by partnering with Cisco Networking Academy’s Skills for All program.

Skills for All with Cisco Networking Academy gives learners everywhere a pathway to careers in technology. Designed for learner success, Skills for All provides free, quality, self-paced online learning aligned to industry jobs and connects learners to in-demand entry-level IT jobs, industry certifications, and valuable career resources. Through the Skills for All program, over 200,000 learners across the globe have advanced through Cisco’s first learning pathway for cybersecurity.

This year, Cisco Networking Academy has joined forces with Certiport to make a deeper investment in the Skills for All Cybersecurity Learning Pathway by aligning to our Information Technology (IT) Specialist Cybersecurity certification. With this new learning pathway and industry-recognized credential, learners can earn the certification and signal their readiness for roles such as cybersecurity technician, junior cybersecurity analyst, and help desk support.

The IT Specialist Cybersecurity certification, and partnership with Cisco Net Academy, is designed to bridge the widening gap between people who seek meaningful work and employers that are desperate to fill critical jobs in in-demand fields. The IT Specialist Cybersecurity certification prepares workers with today’s cybersecurity skills at a time when cyberthreats are at an all-time high. And the need is expected to grow. According to Cybersecurity Ventures, in just three years’ time, the tech industry predicts 3.5 million cybersecurity jobs will go unfilled while cyberthreats continue unabated.

“According to our 2020 Value of Certification study, 66% of hiring managers agree that certified candidates have a better chance of being interviewed for a role. The IT Specialist Certification helps candidates get their foot in the door and be productive in their future IT careers. We are thrilled to work with Cisco and proud to support their mission to create a more inclusive future,” said Ray Murray, vice president and general manager at Pearson VUE.

The Cisco Networking Academy Cybersecurity Learning Pathway is available on https://skillsforall.com/ with courses, labs, simulations, and practice tests that prepare learners for the IT Specialist certification exam.

You can learn more about the Cybersecurity Learning Pathway here. You can also read Cisco's full announcement here