Cisco Training

Cisco Training Materials and Networking Academy Enrollment instructions can be located on the Coaches and Mentors Dashboard.

As part of Cisco Systems' generous sponsorship of the CyberPatriot program, all teams participating in the competition have access to the Cisco Networking Academy (NetAcad) platform for the CyberPatriot season. This website has three components that will be helpful for CyberPatriot teams.

  • Instructor Course: Provides an introduction to the Cisco Networking site for instructors and instructions on how to begin teaching teams using the platform.
  • Content Course: Contains the actual training modules that allow teams to increase their networking knowledge for the competition. Coaches and Mentors can start creating a content course once they complete the Instructor Course. Teams can download Packet Tracer software through the Content Course as well. 
  • Competition Course: Area where teams go to access the Quizzes and Packet Tracer activities in rounds that contain a Cisco Networking Challenge. This portion of the Cisco Networking Academy has different login credentials than those used for the Instructor and Content Courses.

All CyberPatriot Coaches and Approved Mentors will be sent access information for this season's Cisco Training Materials before the competition begins.


Please note that these three courses can only be accessed by CyberPatriot participants and may not be found by individuals who have a Networking Academy account, but are not in the program. Any questions regarding access to these materials should be directed to the CyberPatriot Program Office at, not Cisco. 

Coaches and Mentors can access the Instructor and Content Courses by following the instructions in a welcome email they receive in September. The welcome email will be from an "" email address. 

Note: If you already have a Networking Academy account, you will not receive a welcome email. Your normal Networking Academy credentials will work. If you have forgotten your credentials, you can do a password reset at

Competition Course credentials will be located on the Coach's Dashboard. Each team (not each Coach) has separate Competition Course credentials.

Note: During enrollment, you must use your registered CyberPatriot email address to access the CyberPatriot Cisco Training Materials (Content Course). Previous NetAcad credentials will not work unless access unless it is your CyberPatriot email address. Permissions on different accounts cannot be merged.​