Time on your hands? Ready for a career change? Kick start it with the library and Cisco NetAcad qualifications. Manchester Libraries offer access to the free Cisco Networking Academy courses for library customers.

 The Cisco Networking Academy courses are IT industry standard qualifications that are designed to help students develop technical mastery and build critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

The courses are provided by Cisco and others at no cost, to address the shortage of skilled and qualified staff in the IT sector. There are two types of course on the Cisco Networking Academy website; instructor-led and self-paced. There are also courses set at three levels of capability; beginning, intermediate and advanced. Choose from the following and begin your journey!