Cisco unveils Internet of Everything curriculum
Globally available course designed to introduce students to Internet of Everything
The Cisco Networking Academy has announced the first global ‘Internet of Everything' (IoE) curriculum, which Cisco said is designed to provide the ICT skills needed for innovators to embrace the potential of the IoE.
Launched at the Cisco Networking Academy Partner Summit in Barcelona last week, the course, ‘Introduction to the Internet of Everything', is the first in a planned series of IoE courses, Cisco said. The entry-level course does not require any in-depth IT knowledge, and is instead aimed at people who wants to grasp the opportunities that the IoE can create, the vendor said.
Cisco predicts that there will be 50bn connected devices by 2020, creating large amounts of data and with that innovation possibilities that could revolutionise the job landscape. The vendor estimates that the IoE could create a market worth $19tr by 2022.
The course, then, will be available for free globally as a free self-learning programme to every Cisco Networking Academy Student. Academies can also create instructor-led classes to teach the curriculum, Cisco said.
"This connected network presents a huge opportunity for the technology industry and could transform how we do business, consume goods and go about our daily lives," said Laura Quintana, senior director of corporate affairs at Cisco.
"However, realising this potential depends on individuals having the skills and knowledge to harness the opportunities provided by IoE. Our new IoE curriculum offers a fantastic springboard for anyone wanting to seize this opportunity."