Cisco courses

PAICTA has partnered with CISCO to promote industry growth through education, training; the development of a highly skilled Youth, workforce, and a commitment to creating an environment where innovation happens, and the opportunities and benefits made possible through technology are available to all. While ensuring that the cybersecurity scarce skills gap is addressed.

Cybersecurity operations teams are the front line of defense in protecting and defending against cyber attacks. But cybersecurity threats seem to evolve faster every day. The Cisco Certified training and certification program prepares you with the knowledge, skills, and hands-on practice you need to safeguard your organization’s digital assets.

Cisco Courses

  • CyberOps Associate


    This course introduces the core security concepts and skills needed to monitor, detect, analyze, and respond to cybercrime, cyberespionage, insider threats, advanced persistent threats, regulatory requirements, and other cybersecurity issues facing organizations. 


    • A basic understanding of using operating systems, networks, and the Internet.
    • Be able to download and install software.
    • A willingness to learn. 


    • On-demand video
    • Downloadable resources
    • Full access
    • Certificate of completion 

    To earn your CyberOps Associate certification, you must pass the 200-201 CBROPS exam. This 120-minute exam tests your knowledge of:

    Security Concepts Security Concepts

    Security Monitoring Security Monitoring

    Host-Based Analysis Host-Based Analysis

    Network Intrusion Analysis Network Intrusion Analysis

    Security Policies and Procedures Security Policies and Procedures

    DURATION: 70 hours

    LEVEL: Intermediate

    LEARNING TYPE: Instructor-led

  • Introduction to CyberSecurity


    This course explores cyber trends, threats, and staying safe in cyberspace, and protecting personal and company data. You will learn cybersecurity basics to protect your personal digital life and gain insights into the biggest security challenges companies, governments, and educational institutions face today. Cybersecurity professionals who can protect and defend an organization’s network are in high demand.


    • Learn what cybersecurity is and its potential impact to you.
    • Understand the most common threats, attacks and vulnerabilities.
    • Gain insights for how businesses protect their operations from attacks.
    • Find the latest job trends and why cybersecurity continues to grow.


    • The need for cybersecurity
    • Attacks, concepts and techniques
    • Protecting your data and privacy
    • Protecting the organization
    • Will your future be in cybersecurity

    DURATION: 15 hours

    LEVEL: Beginning

    LEARNING TYPE: Instructor-led, Online self-paced

  • Cloud Security


    This course introduces the fundamentals of cloud computing and skills needed to secure an organization in the cloud.


    The Cloud Security course  gives a broad overview of cloud security and allows students to gain critical insights into issues such as data security, key management, and identity and access management. This course provides a self-paced learning experience through lectures and frequent knowledge checks. The Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK) is widely recognized as the standard of expertise for cloud security, and gives you a cohesive and vendor-neutral understanding of how to secure data in the cloud.

    The CCSK credential is the foundation to prepare you to earn additional cloud credentials.

    What are the benefits of earning your CCSK?

    • Prove your competency in key cloud security issues through an organization that specializes in cloud research.
    • Increase employment opportunities by filling the skills-gap for cloud-certified professionals.
    • Demonstrate your technical knowledge, skills, and abilities to effectively use controls tailored to the cloud.
    • Learn to establish a baseline of security best practices when dealing with a broad array of responsibilities, from cloud governance to configuring technical security controls.
    • Complement other credentials such as the Cisco Certified CyberOps Associate, CCAK, CISA, CISSP and CCSP.


    • Introduction to Cloud
    • Infrastructure Security for Cloud
    • Managing Cloud Security & Risk
    • Data Security for Cloud
    • Securing Cloud Applications, Users, & Related Technologies
    • Cloud Security Operations

    DURATION: 35 hrs

    LEVEL: Intermediate

    LEARNING TYPE: Online self-paced


  • Cybersecurity Essentials

    Learn valuable security principles to defend networks.

    A single breach can have huge consequences for a company, hurting the bottom line and causing disruption in the daily lives of millions of people. That is why the demand for security professionals continues to grow. Get onboard—and develop an understanding of cybercrime, security principles, technologies, and procedures used to defend networks. Then decide whether you want to pursue an entry-level networking or security professional role.

    Recommended if you plan to study for CCNA or CyberOps Associate Certifications. Prerequisite Introduction to Cybersecurity or equivalent knowledge recommended.


    • Understand security controls for networks, servers and applications.
    • Learn valuable security principals and how to develop compliant policies.
    • Implement proper procedures for data confidentiality and availability.
    • Develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills using real equipment and Cisco Packet Tracer.

    DURATION: 30 hoursLEVEL: IntermediateLEARNING TYPE: Instructor-led, Online self-paced

  • Network Security


    Secure and Protect Networks
    Picture yourself as a security professional with the mission to protect your company’s data from theft, damage, or disruption. Potential harm can come from a variety of sources. And the risk can quickly scale to a high-consequence event where you’ll have to react using the right knowledge. Network Security prepares you for tasks like these by developing the skills needed to design, implement and support security for network devices and ensure their integrity. Start building your expertise today and become an in-demand security professional tomorrow!


    • Basic understanding of computer networks (CCNA: Introduction to Networks and CCNA: Switching, Routing, and Wireless Essentials or equivalent knowledge).


    • Develop an in-depth understanding of network security.
    • Design, implement, and support security for networked devices and data.
    • Earn critical thinking and problem-solving skills using real equipment and Cisco Packet Tracer.
    • Gain industry recognized skills aligned with the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) Cybersecurity Framework.

    DURATION: 70 hoursLEVEL: AdvancedLEARNING TYPE: Instructor-led

  • IoT Fundamentals: IoT Security


    Security for networked devices and data. Earn critical thinking and problem-solving skills using real equipment and Cisco Packet Tracer.

    Gain industry recognized skills aligned with the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) Cybersecurity Framework.


    • Basic understanding of computer networks (CCNA: Introduction to Networks and CCNA: Switching, Routing, and Wireless Essentials or equivalent knowledge).

    Course aim: To expose participants to the latest technologies to perform vulnerability and risk assessments, then research and recommend risk mitigation strategies for common security threats in IoT systems using real-world tools to test vulnerabilities, model threats and evaluate risks in IoT solutions. 


    • Conduct end-to-end security assessments of IoT systems to demonstrate vulnerabilities.
    • Gain hands-on experience with IoT prototypes using a Raspberry Pi.
    • Recommend threat mitigation measures to minimize the risk in IoT solutions and networks.
    • Become proficient using real-world penetration and vulnerability testing tools such as Kali Linux.

    DURATION: 50 hrs (8 hrs x 2 days of contact) & 3 days individual online study and quizzes to get international certificate

    LEVEL: Intermediate

    LEARNING TYPE: Instructor-led

  • Secure Automation: DevNet Associate


    Now more than ever, IT teams need partnerships between network engineers, software developers, and cybersecurity professionals. Together, these professionals create integrated, secure infrastructures and exciting new innovations.

    Software Skills That Transform IT Infrastructure
    Embark on your journey to DevNet Associate certification. Develop software skills needed to become a vital part of today’s IT teams. You’ll learn the best practices of modern software development practices, DevOps, and how to securely interact with Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) to automate existing manual processes with only a few lines of code.


    Prior knowledge of PCAP: Programming Essentials in Python and CCNA:
    Introduction to Networks (ITN) or equivalent knowledge is recommended.

    Practice software development skills, including Python, GIT, and common data formats (XML, JSON, and YAML).
    Become familiar with infrastructure automation using code, DevOps methodology, and microservices.
    Deploy applications as containers and use Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment (CI/CD) pipelines.
    Develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills using Cisco Packet Tracer and virtual machines.

    Level: Intermediate

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