Teachers often ask the Day of STEM team “what’s next?” in looking for complementary resources to continue STEM career exploration and skills development with students. To empower students, look no further than the “Field Trips” section of the student dashboard for the Cisco Networking Academy short courses on Cyber Security and the Internet of Things.
These courses are perfect for students and feature mentors on the Day of STEM platform, including Cisco mentors Nathan Holland (IoT Architect) and Vanessa Sulikowski (Senior Cloud Architect) in the STEM Cup and Women in STEM programs.
The Introduction to IoT course provides an overview of key concepts and challenges related to digital transformation. The course examines the evolution of the Internet and how the interconnection of people, processes, data, and things is transforming every industry. Note: Introduction to IoT replaces the Introduction to the Internet of Everything (IoE) course.
- Learn how digital transformation turns information into action, creating unprecedented economic opportunity.
- Understand how the IoT brings together operational technology and information technology systems.
- Discover how business processes for evaluating and solving problems are being transformed.
- Learn the security concerns that must be considered when implementing IoT solutions.
- Practice what you learn using Cisco Packet Tracer, a network configuration simulation tool.
- Connect to the global Cisco Networking Academy community.
The Introduction to Cybersecurity course explores the broad topic of cybersecurity in a way that matters to you. Learn how to protect your personal data and privacy online and in social media, and why more and more IT jobs require cybersecurity awareness and understanding.
- Learn what cybersecurity is and what it means for you personally and professionally.
- Learn how to be safe online by understanding the most common threats, attacks and vulnerabilities.
- Find out how businesses protect their operations from cyber attacks and why jobs are growing.
- Study at your own pace and reinforce your understanding with activities and quizzes.
- Connect with the global Cisco Networking Academy community.