Alex of Western Australia thanks Central TAFE (and particularly George Murphy) for helping him start his journey with CCNA via Networking Academy. This has sparked his career that led him currently to a role as Consulting Engineer in the technology industry.
“Every day, absolutely. I use the concepts and foundational knowledge I attained through the Cisco Networking Academy to communicate network related concepts to a range of technical, managerial and executive audiences. These are the foundations that anyone who interfaces with network technologies needs to have a firm grasp on, irrespective of specializations. Since starting my CCNA way back, I’ve continued to expand my skill sets through the Networking Academy. These include recently attaining my CCNA DevNet, along with my CCNP Enterprise, CCNA DC, Wireless & Security certifications.”
Robert of the USA thanks Watford Cassio College for help with CCNA which led to a job as Network Consultant in the healthcare and finance sector.
“Completing my CCNA at Cisco Networking Academy back in 2006 paved the way for the successful IT career which I currently enjoy. Without the courses and certifications which were available to me through the Cisco Networking Academy, I would most likely still be working in a dead-end job as a retail manager. I am very grateful to Cisco as a company for providing me with the skills to install and configure their products and which enables me to have a well-paid job to provide for my family.”
Frank of Uganda thanks Makerere University for help with DevNet, which led to a job as ICT Instructor in the IT sector.
“Before I joined Cisco, my life was very hard. I remember when I applied that I did not have any means of transport to come to class! I would walk many kilometers on foot to reach my class. What helped me was that I had a lot of passion for my Cisco course. So when they advertised the course, I applied even though I did not know where the fee payment would come from. Luckily enough, I started and became the first student in my class with an “A” and soon became a network engineer. I started tutoring other students in my class in their practicals which helped me to pay for my own fees. When I completed my course, the university retained me as a lab intern, to help my senior instructor who was teaching at the time. This led to the university’s decision to put me through instructor’s training. Now I am a Cisco certified network engineer and ICT instructor for Makerere University. For the past 10 years, I have witnessed the impact of Cisco in our communities. In Uganda, in particular, most of my students have gained skills through networking. Recently, we had our colorful Cisco graduation which attracted industry interest, so our students were offered internships and job opportunities. Celebrating 25 years is a great achievement. Since 2006, when I trained as a Cisco Instructor at Makerere University School of Women and Gender Studies, I trained more than 200 students who have since become employed in different sectors, including telecom, banking, non-government organizations, and this has impacted the community in terms of development. God bless Cisco.”