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Cisco Networking Academy is the world's largest and longest running corporate social responsibility education program, powering an inclusive future for students and instructors around the world.

Cisco partners with learning institutions worldwide to deliver technical training and problem-solving experiences to individuals studying networking, security, and IoT technologies.

OpenEDG Python Institute is proud to partner with Cisco with a vision and desire to create career opportunities, transform the workforce, and improve the lives of millions of people all across the globe.

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Python Programming Curriculum

Committed to sharing digital content, courseware, and open-source educational tools, the OpenEDG Python Institute is involved in the process of design and development of the Programming section of the Cisco Networking Academy curriculum, and the PCAP: Programming Essentials in Python course.

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Learn Python, the versatile programming language

How great would it be to write your own computer program? Python is a multi-paradigm programming language used by startups and tech giants like Google, Facebook, Netflix, and more. With intuitive, readable syntax, Python is a great first programming language to learn.

Programming skills open up careers in almost any industry and are required if you want to continue to more advanced and higher paying software development and engineering roles.

This course is a great place to start learning Python – no prior programming knowledge required. Completing the course earns you a Statement of Achievement. It is split into two parts preparing you for two certifications:

You'll learn these core skills:

  • Think algorithmically – how to analyze a problem and translate it for a computer to process.
  • Design, develop, and improve multi-module computer programs.
  • Analyze and model real-life problems in Object-Oriented Programming categories.
  • Understand a programmer's work in the software development process.
  • Learn how a program is executed in a computer environment.
  • Gain skills to create and develop your own programming portfolio.
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The OpenEDG Python Institute and Cisco Networking Academy provide the PCAP: Programming Essentials in Python course as part of the Programmable Infrastructure Pathway: