Adri of Jakarta, Indonesia thanks Faculty of Engineering, University of Indonesia for helping with CCNA, CCNA Security, Panduit (PNIE), Fundamental of Java, IT Essential 1 and 2, CCNP, CyberOps Associate, DevNet, Intro to Cybersecurity, Cybersecurity Essentials, Cloud Security, PCAP, Intro to IoT, IoT Security, Intro to IoE, intro network programming, Mobility fundamentals series: Wireless LAN Network, Mobility Fundamental series: wireless technology and standards, Wireless Router & Clients, Big Data & Analytics which lead to a job as Business Development Manager in Information Technology.
“I have learnt problem-solving at NetAcad, it prepared me to breakdown complicated issues into a smaller, beatable problems. NetAcad courses also help me to understand real-world implementation of theory that I learnt from college.”
José of Costa Rica thanks FUNDATEC for helping with CCNA, CCNP and Networking Security with led to a job as a Product Manager in education with a technology company.
“The Cisco Networking Academy program impacted me in many ways. I started first as student and very soon started as one of the first instructors in Costa Rica. In 2007, I join Cisco as Technical Manager for Latin America continuing to impact our community of instructors and partners. Recently, I joined the Product Team and now working on an instructor platform experience, bringing innovation and improvements for our program to continue impacting millions of users around the world!”
Tony of California, U.S. thanks Thurgood Marshall Academic High School for help with CCNA which led to a job as a Technical Project Manager in Software development with major tech firm.
“I was enrolled in the second year of the first Cisco Networking Academy institution in San Francisco. After graduating from the course and high school, I joined Cisco as an intern working for the Cisco Networking Academy team under Dennis Frezzo. I used what I learned in my classes to work in the lab as a lab admin, and also worked with others on prototyping educational tools and games for the Netacad. Over the years, I’ve used the networking skills to apply it to the development of Cisco Packet Tracer, Aspire, eSIMs, and various other tools we currently use in the Networking Academies.”
Ramon of Mexico City thanks Tec de Monterrey, Ciudad de Mexico (Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey) for helping with CCNA which led to a job as an Engineer Director in the telecommunications industry.
“For sure without Cisco Networking Academy, my life would have been very different to what is today. After graduating from the Academy more than 21 years ago, I was able to get my first Cisco certification, the CCNA, and that opened the doors to get an interview at Cisco where I was hired as a Systems Engineer and have been working since. Networking Academy was the tip of the spear for my professional life which has had a direct impact on a very happy personal life today.”
Sondang of Jakarta, Indonesia thanks Bina Nusantara University for help with Networking courses that led to a job as a Product Homologation with a major technology firm.
“My CCNA certificate opened so many doors for job opportunities, it was so easy for me to apply for a job. I am comparing the situation with my siblings and friends, who after graduation had to wait for 3-6 months on average to land a job. I started my career at one of Cisco Distributor in Indonesia as a pre-sales engineer, then moved to a Cisco Silver Partner as a Product Manager. There was a time I switched my focus to other IT companies. But my Cisco blood is so strong, I rejoined the company in 2021 my beloved company. I will be forever grateful for all the work/life experiences I have with Cisco since I entered the CNAP classroom in 1999. The photo was me with my first manager who introduced me to Cisco selling world, circa 2000.”
Costa of Canada thanks Seneca College for help with Networking courses which led to a job as Executive Vice President and Head of Technology in the Sport Industry.
“My Cisco networking experience gave me practical knowledge on the foundations of sports technology. It all starts with the network. From this, I was able to leverage other technology skills and become successful as an IT leader in the sports technology industry”.
Andrew of Australia thanks Lidcombe TAFE, Academia Fermin toro for help with CCNA which led to a job as Business Solutions Architect in the Healthcare sector.
“I wouldn’t have achieved all that I have without this foundation of knowledge. It’s the best thing I ever did so early in my career.”