What is Learning @ Internet Society?

Preparing a new generation to succeed as leaders in Internet technology, policy, and business is one of the Internet Society’s key objectives. To be successful, the next generation of Internet leaders will need a wide range of skills in a variety of disciplines – as well as the ability and experience to work with people at all levels of society.

Learning @ Internet Society is a way to bring people together in support of an open, globally connected, secure, and trustworthy Internet. It is a way to empower people with the knowledge they need to take action. And it is a way to prepare people to become the future leaders the Internet needs.

Since its inception in 1992, the Internet Society has been at the forefront of global Internet education, bringing essential information and training to people throughout the world. Between 2013 and 2020, we trained more than 100,000 learners worldwide.

What courses do we offer?

We offer moderated online courses, face-to-face courses, and self-paced tutorials for the Internet Society community.

These are available in online and offline mode, and in three languages (English, Spanish, and French). All courses are offered in high-bandwidth, low-bandwidth and text-based versions to accommodate network connectivity issues. All versions adhere to Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 Level AA and are mobile responsive.

Our courses cover topics important to the Internet industry, particularly for growing and strengthening the Internet. By learning with the Internet Society, participants will be able to:

  • Enhance employability, entrepreneurship, and career skills in the Internet industry
  • Connect the unconnected
  • Champion protocols that keep the Internet secure
  • Build, promote, and defend the network of networks

Online moderated, face-to-face courses and self-paced tutorials

Available in online and offline mode

Available in English, French and Spanish

Offered in high-bandwidth, low-bandwidth and text-based versions

Adhere to Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 Level AA

Mobile responsive

Who can take our courses?

Everyone. If you would like to learn about the Internet, how it works, and shape its future, our online courses are for you! Our courses are aimed at people with different experience levels.

There are technical and nontechnical courses in our catalog. Technical courses may have prerequisites – requirements you must meet prior to enrollment. Please check the prerequisites before enrolling in a course.

What else do you need to take our courses?

To take our courses, learners need:

  • Internet connection
  • Desktop or laptop with at least 1 gigahertz (GHz) 32-bit (x86), or 64-bit (x64) processor and 1GB or RAM or smartphone with similar characteristics
  • A modern web browser (Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer 9 or later, Opera, Apple Safari, etc.) running an operating system supported by Virtualbox (Windows, Ubuntu, Mac OS X, etc.).
  • JavaScript and cookies enabled

Who are our tutors?

Our tutors are world-class experts who support course delivery by leading live chat sessions, responding to learner questions on the course forum, and sharing their expertise with the community. They have solid backgrounds and deep knowledge about the Internet. Our tutors possess vast expertise, hold relevant academic qualifications, and complete an annual training session to prepare them to be an official Internet Society tutor.

What are the learning platform features?

In our Action Plan, we made the commitment to build expertise and capacity of people so even more of us can help build an Internet for everyone. As part of that commitment, we have decided to enhance our learning platform to improve and expand features as well as continue to increase our course catalog. One particular area we have focused on is improving accessibility to give everyone the same opportunity to take our courses.

What’s new?

Frequently Asked Questions

It was an excellent experience on learning and implementing DNS. Internet Society Network Operations course was very helpful for me, especially [as] it brought an opportunity to uplift my professional career [and earn] a new job.
Deepthi Gunasekara, Network Operations course learner 2020

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