Heredia, Costa Rica
Nathan of Australia thanks Meadowbank TAFE for helping him with CCNA which led to a job as a Systems Engineer in the technology industry.
“Studying a CCNA at a Networking Academy was the launchpad for my IT career. I had obtained general IT knowledge through a IT helpdesk role and other studies. CCNA study enabled me with the skills and knowledge I needed to step outside of my IT helpdesk role and into the world of network engineering.”
José of Heredia, Costa Rica thanks Sykes Academy for helping with Networking – CCNA which led to a job as a Technical Consulting Engineer with a Service provider.
“The skills I learnt through Cisco Networking Academy impacted me a great deal. I completed 4 modules of CCNA and was immediately hired by the TAC (outsourcing) for 8 years. I moved on to work at Cisco and have been employed here for 6 years.”
Devin of North Carolina, USA thanks Wake Technical Community College, Central Carolina Community College, East Carolina University for helping with Networking (CCNA, CCNP), Security (CCNA Sec) which led to a job as a Systems Engineer in Information Technology.
”Cisco Networking Academy was where I found my love for networking. It kick-started my career and gave me a clear path to develop the skill set I leverage every day to assist customers in designing, optimizing, and evolving their networks.”
Pablo of Costa Rica thanks Universidad de Costa Rica for help with CCNA,IT Essentials, CCNP which led to a job as a technical l leader with a Service Provider in the technology industry.
“My journey started 15 years ago, after I finish high school, as a kid knowing nothing of networking, I jumped directly into NetAcad hungry for learning technology. After some months I was able to get my first certification and never stopped, which opened opportunities to then continue with additional certifications but most important to share knowledge with hundreds of folks as a NetAcad instructor. After some time, I moved into Cisco Partners and then directly to Cisco. Over this journey, I have been able to meet amazing people and places, and this is just the beginning as every day there is a new amazing technology to learn and people to meet. I will say I was lucky of taking the Cisco wave very early in my career.”
Tang of Singapore thanks Nanyang Poly for help with Data Communications and Networking which led to a job as a Systems Engineer in Advanced Networking in the tech industry.
“I have learnt to appreciate and understand how the basic building blocks of key technologies have helped to enable the life as we know it today.”
Annya of Panama, Panama thanks Universidad de Panama for help with CCNA – Modules 1-4 which led to a job as a Customer Success Specialist – Security in Network Security.
“Being part of the Cisco Networking Academy, opened me a lot of doors in my professional career, expanding my knowledge in networking and it was a very important step towards to get CCNA and some other Cisco certifications.”
Gianfranco of Lima/Peru thanks Inictel for help with CCNA, CCDA, CCSP which led to a job as a Business Development Manager Network Transformation LATAM in the Technology industry.
“During university, I didn’t have a clue on what should be my next step after completing the university. I saw a good friend signing to a CCNA course and I said: maybe that could be a good start to determine my future!! And that was the beginning of my career journey. I started loving networking and with the CCNA, I could position myself with many partners and finally I could work in the best company in the world: Cisco. Now, after 15 years at Cisco, I looked behind and see that it was a great decision to study at Cisco networking academy!”
Aggrey of Uganda thanks Makerere University, for help CCNA-Routing and Switching, CCNA Security, which led to a job as Lecturer, Academy Instructor in the Education sector.
“As a lecturer at Makerere University (and now Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST)), I have helped with the integration of Cisco content into the undergraduate curriculum. I have also enabled enrollment of students onto the NetAcad platform. As I attended all Cisco organized yearly safaris within the region, I interacted with experienced instructors and regularly benefited from reports by Cisco representatives. As a result, I developed a keen interest in emerging technologies. The result is that I will soon be defending my thesis (Algorithms for Detection of People Crowds Using Wireless Sensor Networks).”
Muhammad of Malaysia thanks UniKL MIIT for help with CCNA, CCNP, CCNA Security, CCNA CyberOps, CCNA DevNet which led to a job as Lecturer in the Education sector.
“Most of my students called me their Superman and some called me their Batman. But I’m a person who just loves to be the bridge. If you have difficulty reaching others, I will be your bridge to connect you with others. If you are lost in the dark, I will be the light to brighten up your path. If you don’t know where to start, I will be your guide to show you the way. I am not a Superman, I’m just a humble person who will try to help you. That’s what NetAcad is. I’ve been together with Cisco NetAcad since 2001 as student and my background is actually Civil Engineering. Yes, NetAcad did help me a lot to understand what a network is. The modules themselves are really easy and made it fun for me to learn. I became eager to know more and explore more. In 2008, I started as an Academy Instructor at UniKL MIIT and in 2016, I successfully became a part of the Instructor Trainer community. From there, I started sharing all my knowledge with instructors from all Academies in Malaysia and also with their students. Even my wife is one of my ex-students. NetAcad is a community which does not just teach others but also cares about one another; we help, we love, we contribute, we manage, we are happy together and we are sad together and we look after each of us, together. Because we are family. Salud, Mi Familia Happy Birthday NetAcad!”
Luke of Australia thanks Daramalan College and Canberra Institute of Technology for help with CCNA, CCNP, Network Security and CyberOps Associate which led to a job as Senior Network Engineer in the Public sector.
“Cisco Networking Academy provided me a solid foundation in networking that landed me my first job in IT. After 13 years in the IT industry, I couldn’t imagine doing anything else. Happy 25th Birthday NetAcad!”