CISCO Networking Academy
This is a global education initiative from Cisco Systems which offers networking programs such as CCNA, CCNP, DevNet and many others which prepare students for certification exams. Courses are available in approximately 9,000 local academies, in over 165 different countries.
In 1993, Cisco embarked on an initiative to design practical, cost-effective networks. It quickly became apparent that designing and installing the networks was not enough. Schools also needed some way to maintain the networks after they were up and running. Cisco Senior Consulting Engineer George Ward, based in Cisco’s Phoenix, Arizona, office, developed training for teachers and staff for maintenance of school networks. The first pilot of the program started with computer science instructors and students at Greenway High School in northwest Phoenix, Arizona. The students in particular were eager to learn and the demand for this knowledge led to the creation of the Cisco Networking Academy.
The global Cisco Networking Academy Programme, established in 1997, teaches students networking and other information technology-related skills, preparing them for jobs as well as for higher education in engineering, computer science and related fields. Since its launch, the program has grown to more than 9,000 Academies in 50 U.S. states and more than 165 countries with a curriculum taught in 16 different languages. More than 900,000 students participate in Academies operating in colleges and universities, technical schools, community-based organizations, and other educational programs around the world. Networking Academy blends face-to-face teaching with web-based curriculum, hands-on lab exercises, and Internet-based assessment.
UNZA Networking Academy
The Networking Academy at the University of Zambia offers the newly launched Implementing and Administering CISCO Solutions (CCNA) programme.
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