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Cisco Certification

IT Sector Partnership, Ivy Tech Community College and Cisco have partnered to offer several free courses and certifications. 

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Python Webinar

Discover how you can begin programming in Python with minimal or no cost!

Course Offerings

Cisco Networking Academy self-paced courses can be taken independently or are stackable. The courses are offered at no cost by the IT Sector Partnership and Cisco Networking Academy. Begin earning creditable badges and certifications that will prepare you for industry-leading careers!

Python Essentials 1

Used by startups and tech giants like Google, Facebook, Netflix, and more, Python offers you endless possibilities for creating small and large-scale software projects. you will learn in-demand skills such as how to design, develop, and improve computer programs, methods for analyzing problems using programming, programming best practices, and more.

Python Essentials 2

This course is the second in the two-course Python Essentials series and is designed for learners already familiar with the basics of Python. Dive into advanced Python concepts, learn Object-Oriented Programming (OOP), and develop your own programming portfolio. This course prepares you for the PCAP – Certified Associate in Python Programming certification (Exam PCAP-31-0x).

JavaScript Essentials 1

JavaScript code makes it possible to embed videos and search boxes in your favorite website and it helps refresh your social media feed. Learn how interactive web and mobile applications are created with this text-based programming language. Then learn to program your own applications!

Introduction to Data Science

You will learn the basics of data science, data analytics, and data engineering to understand how machine learning is shaping the future of business, healthcare education, and more. Data science professionals who can provide actionable insights for data-driven decisions are in high demand all over the world.

Data Analytics Essentials

You will learn to transform, organize, and visualize data with spreadsheet tools such as Excel. You will also learn how to query data from a relational database using SQL and how to improve your data presentations using powerful business intelligence tools like Tableau. By the end of the course, you will have an analytics portfolio complete with an analysis of the popular movies dataset, showcasing your skills in Excel, SQL, and Tableau.

Ethical Hacker 

You will become proficient in the art of scoping, executing, and reporting on vulnerability assessments while recommending mitigation strategies. Follow an engaging gamified narrative throughout the course and get lots of practice with hands-on labs inspired by real-world scenarios.

English for IT 1 & 2

The course focuses on terminology and phrases used in the industry, covering grammar, vocabulary, reading, and listening exercises to equip you with the English language skills valued in IT. 

Introduction to IoT & Digital Transformation

Discover how IoT, along with emerging technologies such as data analytics and artificial intelligence and cybersecurity, are digitally transforming industries and expanding career opportunities.

Discovering Entrepreneurship

This course covers entrepreneurship fundamentals, including the entrepreneurial perspective, identifying opportunities, and crafting your entrepreneurial story. Offering a solid foundation for anyone interested in developing entrepreneurial skills.

Engaging Stakeholders for Success

Learners gain the insights and tools to identify, prioritize, and engage with stakeholders for success. This is a Professional Skills course that teaches learners essential personal and social skills in the context of actual work scenarios.

Computer Hardware Basics

Explores the fundamentals of computers and mobile devices, the components that comprise them, how they work, and basic troubleshooting tools and techniques.

Operating Systems Basics

It covers basic concepts and skills needed to understand the purpose and characteristics of operating systems, the implementation of basic OS security, and how to configure mobile device network connectivity and email.

Python Advanced

There are 5 short Python advanced courses aligned to the professional credential:

Cisco Certified Support Technician (CCST) Networking Certification 

The Network Technician Career Path is composed of 4 courses:  

After completing all four courses, take the CCST Networking certification to earn an industry- recognized certification!

Cisco Certified Support Technician (CCST) Cybersecurity Certification

The Cybersecurity Career Path is composed of 6 courses:

After completing all six courses, take the CCST Cybersecurity certification to earn an industry- recognized certification!

Career Paths for Python Developers

Python Developer

Python Educator





Career Paths for Network Support Technicians

Entry-level Help Desk Technician

Network Support Technician

IT Support Specialist

Tier 1 Help Desk Support

Career Paths for Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity Technician

Cybersecurity Analyst

Cybersecurity Consultant

Info Security Specialist

Career Paths for Data Science

IT Systems Analyst

Business Intelligence Analyst

Database Administrator



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