Are there T's and C's?

Always read the label!

We are also often asked if there are any terms and conditions as well as limitations. Yes is the short answer - however, let us help you develop some perspective.

Cisco see NetAcad as a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) endeavour, working with Schools,. Colleges, Universities, Training Providers (this is a UK apprenticeship concept) and relevant education based charities. They DO NOT perceive NetAcad to be a corporate training programme. This is a common myth that persists after twenty years of NetAcad. If you are thinking of running vendor boot camp courses - please rethink your model as NetAcad is so much more offering content in programming, CyberSecurity, Linux, Networking, Computer Hardware and IoT to all of your students. 

You will need to consider the following:

  • You cannot run a course any shorter than 28 days
  • The max length of the course is 364 days
  • None of these courses are 'actual' certification - many of these courses lead to external vendor certification
  • Any member of your teaching team can offer the non-core content without prior training
  • Anyone delivering CCNA R+S, DevNet, CyberOps, NetSec and CCNP Enterprise must be qualified as an instructor prior to delivery. However, you can either train the team member or import a previously qualified Cisco Instructor for any of these.
  • You are not in a partnership with the Open University - you are affiliated members of NetAcad.
  • You are not required to use the OU Cisco ASC as an ITC (instructor training centre)
  • You cannot teach CCNA R+S, DevOps, CyberOps, NetSec and CCNP without being affiliated to an ASC
  • The OU Cisco ASC will not offer any support or community membership until your academy is connected to our ASC
  • The OU Cisco ASC reserves the right to suspend our relationship with any Cisco Academy who abuses membership

Most of the above is straightforward and will become a part of the daily NetAcad experience. For free, you can do a great deal. There is nothing stopping you charging for any NetAcad course. You simply cannot position yourself as a commercial training provider. You know what your market will tolerate and who will pay. Equally there is no limit to the number of courses you can offer any student. In principle you can offer any student the entire portfolio.

Last modified: Friday, 19 November 2021, 8:53 AM