Red River Education Program

Cisco Network Academy

Red River now provides frontline support services for Cisco Academy instructors – from training, certifications and professional development to all aspects of the curriculum, Learning Management System, lab exercises, equipment and other resources. This includes utilizing our managed services and three Network Operations Centers (NOC) to provide first call support. Cisco Network Academy course offerings include networking, network programmability, cybersecurity, IT Essentials (A+), Python, LINUX, C, C++, Internet of Things, Security and entrepreneurship.

Red River Education & Training includes more than 200 high schools, community colleges and four-year institutions in nine states and regions, including California, New England, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Texas. This also includes providing the training faculty that instructs 15,000+ students.

Upcoming Professional Development Events:

  • Cyber Defense Clinic PD EVENT: 

    March 23rd starting at 2:30pm

    To achieve mutual success, meet the needs of employers and impact the future lives of your students, Cisco will host a free CyberSecurity Webinar in conjunction with our scheduled IPD event. The goal of this upcoming webinar is to share Industry perspectives, Career opportunities and more!

    Welcome and Introduction

    Market Industry Presentations

    CyberSecurity Job Market Opportunities

    Leveraging Virtual Experiences for Real World Success as a CyberSecurity Expert

    Cyber Security Pathways to Ensure Employability

    Cyber Security curricula

    Why Participate in a Cyber Defense Clinic?

    What is a Cyber Defense Clinic & Student engagement

    Closing and Next Steps

    Register Now!

  • PD Event: 

    April 26th starting at 2:30pm

    Academy Updates from Marie Zwickert

    Red River Updates

    Summer Training

    Red River Job Opportunities

    Lab hardware solutions        

    Breakout discussions 

    New LMS updates

    New Features

    Demo New Packet Tracer 8.0 

    Q and A

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Please email education@redriver.com for more details

Upcoming Instructor Courses:

DevNet Associate

12-weeks, Beginning February 16

Tuesdays & Thursdays

5:30-7:30 pm EST

The DevNet Associate course introduces the methodologies and tools of modern software development, applied to the IT and Network operations. It covers a 360 view of the domain including microservices, testing, containers and DevOps, as well as securely automating infrastructures with Application Programming Interfaces (APIs). Students completing this course, gain practical, relevant, hands-on lab experience, including programming in Python, using GIT and common data formats (JSON, XML and YAML), deploying applications as containers, using Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment (CI/CD) pipelines and automating infrastructure using code. The course prepares students for entry-level software development and infrastructure automation jobs and prepares them for the DevNet Associate certification exam.

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CCNA 1: Introduction to Networks

March 25 – May 13

Thursdays

3:00 – 6:00 pm EST

CCNAv7: Introduction to Networks (ITN) covers the architecture, structure, functions and components of the Internet and other computer networks. Students achieve a basic understanding of how networks operate and how to build simple local area networks (LAN), perform basic configurations for routers and switches, and implement Internet Protocol (IP).

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CCNA 1: Introduction to Networks

July 7- July 16

Daily

12:30- 4:30 pm EST

CCNAv7: Introduction to Networks (ITN) covers the architecture, structure, functions and components of the Internet and other computer networks. Students achieve a basic understanding of how networks operate and how to build simple local area networks (LAN), perform basic configurations for routers and switches, and implement Internet Protocol (IP).

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CCNA 2: Switching, Routing, & Wireless Essentials

July 19 – 28

Daily

12:30-4:30 pm EST

CCNAv7: Switching, Routing, and Wireless Essentials (SRWE) covers the architecture, components, and operations of routers and switches in small networks and introduces wireless local area networks (WLAN) and security concepts. Students learn how to configure and troubleshoot routers and switches for advanced functionality using security best practices and resolve common issues with protocols in both IPv4 and IPv6 networks.

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CCNA 3: Enterprise Networking, Security & Automation

July 29 – Aug 6

Daily

12:30-4:30 pm EST

CCNAv7: Enterprise Networking, Security, and Automation (ENSA) describes the architecture, components, operations, and security to scale for large, complex networks, including wide area network (WAN) technologies. The course emphasizes network security concepts and introduces network virtualization and automation. Students learn how to configure, troubleshoot, and secure enterprise network devices and understand how application programming interfaces (API) and configuration management tools enable network automation.

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CyberOps Associate

July 19 – 30

Daily

12:30-4:30 pm EST

The CyberOps Associate curriculum provides an introduction to the knowledge and skills needed for a Security Analyst working with a Security Operations Center team. It teaches core security skills needed for monitoring, detecting, investigating, analyzing, and responding to security events, thus protecting systems and organizations from cybersecurity risks, threats, and vulnerabilities. It includes an optional skills challenge to practice cybersecurity operations knowledge in a fun and engaging environment. The course prepares students for entry-level security career opportunities in a Security Operations Center and prepares for the Cisco Certified CyberOps Associate Certification. 

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IOT: Connecting Things

July 26 – 30

Daily

12:30-4:30 pm EST

The Cisco Networking Academy’s IoT Fundamentals curriculum provides students with a comprehensive understanding of the Internet of Things (IoT). It develops foundational skills using hands-on lab activities that stimulate the students in applying creative problem-solving and rapid prototyping in the interdisciplinary domain of electronics, networking, security, data analytics, and business. Connecting Things, focuses on identifying, designing, prototyping, and presenting an IoT solution that securely solves a current business or social problem.

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DevNet Associate

August 2 – 13

Daily

12:30-4:30 pm EST

The DevNet Associate course introduces the methodologies and tools of modern software development, applied to the IT and Network operations. It covers a 360 view of the domain including microservices, testing, containers and DevOps, as well as securely automating infrastructures with Application Programming Interfaces (APIs). Students completing this course, gain practical, relevant, hands-on lab experience, including programming in Python, using GIT and common data formats (JSON, XML and YAML), deploying applications as containers, using Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment (CI/CD) pipelines and automating infrastructure using code. The course prepares students for entry-level software development and infrastructure automation jobs and prepares them for the DevNet Associate certification exam.

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IT Essentials

August 9 – 20

Daily

12:30-4:30 pm EST

The IT Essentials (ITE) course introduces students to the fundamentals of computer hardware and software, mobile devices, security and networking concepts, and the responsibilities of an IT professional. The latest release includes mobile devices, Linux, and client side virtualization, as well as expanded information about Microsoft Windows operating systems, security, networking, and troubleshooting.

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More courses available via self-paced online learning

Introduction to IOT: Enroll Now!

Introduction to Cybersecurity: Enroll Now!

Linux Unhatched: Enroll Now!

Linux Essentials: Enroll Now!

Introduction to Packet Tracer: Enroll Now!

For more information please email us at education@redriver.com

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