Gauteng, South Africa
Sao Paulo, Brazil
Seoul, South Korea
Rosario, Santa Fe Argentina
Elena of Mexico thanks Tec de Monterrey for helping with CCNA Networking Essentials which led to a job as a Software Engineer in Cybersecurity with a major tech firm.
“The Academy allowed me to start the journey of networking from knowing nothing while studying Robotic. I volunteered at Networking Academies 15th Anniversary helping with the logistic of more than 150 students in Mexico city at Tec CEM. During this event, I realized I wanted to work at Cisco and I am happy to say that I have 5 years in the company!!!”
Gabriela of Lima, Peru thanks Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas for help with Networking, Programming and Cybersecurity which led to a job as a Technical Project Manager with Cisco Networking Academy.
“Yes, I fell in love with Networking after taking the CCNA course and that got me an internship at Cisco and later this job I have now. Everything I learned has been key to my professional development.”
Nompilo of Gauteng, South Africa thanks Information and Communications Technology for helping with CCNA which led to a job as a Business Development Manager in the communications industry.
“As a network consulting engineer at Cisco, it became easy for me to support Service Provider customers in terms of helping them optimize and prevent their network infrastructure from breaking and getting exposed to risks. Skills that I acquired from CCNA – Cisco Networking Academy helped me understand and be able to navigate through customer networks and provide best practice recommendations.”
Reza of Jakarta, Indonesia thanks Electrical and Information Engineering, Universitas Gadjah Mada for helping with CCNA Networking Essentials which led to a job as a Technical Solutions Specialist with Cisco’s collaboration team in the tech industry.
“Cisco Networking Academy provided me with the basics of Computer Networking, how connection works, TCP/IP models, WAN Connection and more.”
Michael of Australia thanks Blacktown TAFE for helping with CCNA and Networking Essentials which led to a job as a Systems Administrator at a Fortune 500 technology company.
“The skills I acquired from studying Networking Academy courses has broaden my understanding of IT and the different career paths. I’ve been able to help my community, including a church stream their services during the pandemic. My extensive understanding of network issues helps me in my job and at home to ensure a lag-free gaming experience on TWITCH and content creation on YouTube. The courses are worthwhile for expanding your knowledge and advancing your career. All thanks to Cisco Networking Academy.”
Anthony of the U.S thanks Horseheads High School for help with Networking Essentials which led to a job as a Consulting Engineer with a Service Provider.
“The skills that I learned through Cisco Networking Academy allowed me to excel as I went through the BS Computer Engineering Technology program at Alfred State College in NY. After obtaining my degree, I was able to successfully land a Network Engineer role at a Service Provider for my first job. One year later, I found myself at Cisco and have loved every second of it. Thanks, Cisco!! : )”
Wendel of Sao Paulo, Brazil thanks SENAI Suiço brasileiro | Centro Universitário SENAC Santo Amaro for helping with CCNA which led to a job as a Customer Success specialised in Enterprise Networking with a major technology firm.
“My point of entry in the industry was at SENAI and taking the Cisco Networking Academy course. The knowledge acquired helped me in my very first job and the fundamentals that I learnt still resonate with me to this day.”
Lucia of Seoul, South Korea thanks Kyung Hee University for help with Networking (CCNA, CCNP), and IoT which led to a job as a Network Consulting Engineer in Automation and Data Center.
“When I started in Cisco Networking Academy I had no idea about networking. However, I was able to learn the most basic knowledge relating to the network with CCNA courses. I had the opportunity to deep dive my learning in routing and switching and it led me to Cisco. I did more courses including Introduction to IoT, which I was really interested in, and I found a fascination that I shared with other students, and they loved it. I was very pleased to share the fun of networking and see the students’ interest. I clearly recall the memory.”
Laura of Atlantico, Colombia thanks Institucion Universitaria ITSA for help with Networking (CCNA) which led to a job as a Technical Consulting Engineer Team Lead in the IT industry.
“I’ve always felt a passion for networking and really wanted to get an opportunity to work with Cisco. I decided to enroll in a CCNA course to start getting Cisco certifications. NetAcad was my first option and attending the course enabled me to participate in the Cisco NetRiders 2015 competition. Thanks to the great instructor I had and the study program, I was able to get in third place in the competition and won a voucher to do a certification exam. I chose CCNA and from there on, I had the skills which enabled me to get a job with a Cisco outsourcing company in Colombia. NetAcad was the door that led me to where I am right now; working directly with Cisco Mexico in the TAC organization and I continue to study to earn more certifications.”
Anum of Pakistan thanks PTCL Academy for help with CCNA, Networking Essentials, Cybersecurity (CyberOps Associate), Cybersecurity Essentials, Introduction to Cyber Security, Network Security which led to a job as a Cyber Security Engineer in the IT Sector.
“In the society where I live in Pakistan, representation of women in the tech industry is insignificant. My story is similar yet very different from many girls here who strive to make a difference in their lives but do not succeed. I am among the privileged who strived and got direction, mentorship, and encouragement from Cisco Networking Academy.
After achieving my first certification from Networking Academy, I felt more confident and comfortable in interviews and started getting good job opportunities. I have secured my first job on the basis of my CCNA certification.
My certification gave me immense confidence with hands-on technical knowledge. I have surpassed many challenges and broken many stereotypes being a tech savvy female in a country where women are still struggling for opportunities. Now after a decade of working in the technical industry and being a part of the Networking Academy family, I always feel proud to see how Cisco has shaped the lives of many students and how they are encouraging many female students to come forward and to play their part in the development of their country.”
Nathan of the U.S thanks Mesa Community College for helping with Networking (CCNA, CCNP) which led to a job as a Technical Leader in the technology industry.
“The Cisco Networking Academy is the main reason I work in Networking and at Cisco. The Networking Academy courses provided a strong foundation for the future, where I demonstrated mastery of theoretical and practical concepts to Cisco in interviews. The skills learnt through the Networking Academy provided a leg-up and helped shorten ramp-up time when I joined Cisco as a new-hire TAC engineer, allowing me to refine and deepen my expertise in the Routing and Switching domain. The Networking Academy had a truly profound impact on my career, as a Catalyst Switching Technical Leader at Cisco, I continue to utilize the skills built through the courses offered through the Networking Academy to positively impact Cisco and customers around the world.”
Miguel of Tamaulipas, Mexico thanks Universidad Politecnica de Victoria, Mexico for help with Networking (CCNA, Networking Essentials) which led to a job as a Consulting Engineer in a Data Center.
“As one of the privileged graduated alumnus from Cisco Networking Academy, I can say that the skills I gained after learning and completing my NetAcad courses were a solid foundation to start my professional career within Cisco. I was able to become an ambassador within my Cisco Networking Academy local community by sharing my experience and encouraging other people to follow their dreams. I cannot thank Cisco Networking Academy team enough for giving me the tools and skills to boost my career after I graduated from college!”
Chiara of Santa Fe Argentina thanks Universidad Nacional de Rosario for helping with CCNA which led to a job as a Customer Experience Customer Success Specialist in the communications industry.
“Networking Academy gave me the possibility to discover and experience an entire new world of possibilities. It introduced me into Networking, which was a totally new topic for me, and it changed the way I used to learn through interactive self-learning and simulations that I could complete from home -when that was not so usual-, as well as through hands-on labs. It was a key part of my preparation to sit for my first Cisco Certification. And, most importantly, it helped me to figure out what professional career I wanted to build after University. Sometime later, while working at Cisco, it also allowed me to participate in different opportunities to give back to the community, motivating other students to choose technical roles, teaching a Networking Academy course to contribute to their professional development, and inspiring people about that world of possibilities that tech offers.”
Fajar of Indonesia thanks Universitas Gadjah Mada for help with a Bachelor of Engineering degree which led to being the winner of the APJ Problem Solver Challenge. This led to Fajar starting his own business as the Founder of Banoo Indonesia in Technology and Aquaculture.
“It was an honour to win the Cisco Asia Pacific Japan Global Problem Solver Challenge 2017. It was a priceless experience to be invited by Cisco to Sydney and visit several technology and innovation institutions there. My team and I developed an aquaculture technology innovation named iFish, Internet of Fishery. iFish provided an affordable and integrated aquaculture technology for calm water fish farmers not only to monitor but also to troubleshoot water quality issues in real-time through a microbubble aeration system and IoT-based water quality sensor, integrated with mobile apps which enables farmers to monitor their ponds remotely. After our trip to Sydney, which Cisco Australia sponsored, we were thrilled to push forward our project and idea to be commercialized to have a bigger impact on Indonesian fish farmers. And fortunately, we could do that and established a start-up named Banoo in 2018. From that time, we succeeded in getting funding from international and national institutions and also won several international innovation awards. Participating in Cisco Networking Academy is one of the most priceless experiences in my life!”
Berenice of Mexico City thanks NetAcad’s free self-paced IoT course that contributed to a job as a Technical Consulting Engineer in the Cybersecurity and Telecommunications industry.
“NetAcad helped me to better understand Cisco Technologies which made a big difference when I applied to get a job.”
Charles of U.S. thanks Texas State Technical College for help with CCNA which led to a job as a Technical Consulting Engineer in Network Intelligence.
“The skills I learned from Cisco Networking Academy and from my instructors have empowered me to think outside of the box and look at the whole problem to provide solutions for customers that are smart, efficient, and reliable.”
Randy of US thanks Wake Tech Community College for help with CCNA which led to a job as Account Manager in the IT sector.
“While I was going through Networking Academy, my wife and I had just had our first son. I worked as a landscaper during the day and attended classes at a local community college in the evenings. I would then stay up late working on labs in Packet Tracer and wake up early for work to do it again the next day. It quickly became obvious to me that I was learning extremely valuable and marketable skills. It was the first time in my life that I felt confident in my career path and ability to support a family. I was all in. Cisco Networking Academy has played a vital role in my professional success and personal growth. Through it, I gained the skills and knowledge I needed to achieve my career goals in the IT industry. My CCNA and CCNP certifications, which I obtained, led to an internship and subsequent full-time position as a Consulting Engineer at Cisco! I am grateful for the opportunities that Networking Academy has provided me and its impact on my life.”
Johannes Pule of South Africa thanks Siyafunda CTC Academy for help with CCNA and IT Essentials which led to a job as Trainer in the Education sector.
“I live in a disadvantaged community where digital skills and resources are not easily accessible. My passion was to get the skills required to give back to my community. And that’s when I came across Cisco on the Internet and enrolled in one of the CCNA courses. Based on the skills learned and my work at Siyafunda, I train disadvantaged communities to help create future IT leaders. Our motto is “Empower, Educate and E-connect Communities through Cisco Networking Academy.”