Cisco Networking Academy is an IT and career skills development program licensed for free to not-for-profit institutions worldwide. More than 9000 institutions in 170+ countries have joined the Networking Academy since 1997. Starting 2017, Dania is also joining in this program.
’’It is an external validation from CISCO, which says that the level of our teaching is good. This certification which one of our teachers just had a course on gives us the opportunity to provide special CISCO courses to our students’’, explains Claus Bang Olsen, acting campus director at Dania in Viborg.
New opportunities for students
CISCO is one of the most famous companies in the world in terms of networking equipment and the name is mainly known among tech-savvy and creative people around the world. As part of their activity CISCO has developed a Networking Academy whose ’’graduates’’ will have improved career pathways and job ressources.
’’With this certification, an employer is able to make sure that your networking knowledge is up-to-date and useful in your daily work. Aditionally, it is worth to mention that these certificates have a certain validity period. This forces you to improve your skills and knowledge by gaining a new certificate on a higher level or in another specialization. Alternatively you may take a re-certification exam to keep your current skill level. In both cases it is necessary to take a quite demanding exam and pass it on a certain level. The certificate one can get is highly awarded and worldwide recognized’’, explains Jakub, 4th semester IT Technology student at Dania.
In support of the new courses the school will receive materials from CISCO to facilitate the education. Examples included white papers, power point presentations, softwares that can be used to monitor systems as well as access to knowledge and research from CISCO. In addition, Dania’s students will have access to CISCO’s official Certification at significant discount prices.
Among the regular IT Tech courses, Dania will also be able to offer the following:
- CCNA R&S 6.0 Bridging
- Introduction to the Internet of Everything
- Introduction to IoT
- Introduction to Cybersecurity
- Cybersecurity Essentials
- Get Connected
- Community: Smart Grid Essentials
- Be Your Own Boss
- Packet Tracer Know How 1: Packet Tracer 101
- Mobility Fundamentals
- Partner: NDG Linux Essentials
- Partner: NDG Linux I
- Partner: NDG Linux II
- Partner: CPA - Programming Essentials in C++