Mexico City, Mexico
North Carolina, USA
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.”
Devin of North Carolina, USA, thanks Wake Technical Community College, Central Carolina Community College, East Carolina University for help with Networking (CCNA, CCNP), and Security (CCNA Sec) which led to a job as System Engineer in the IT Industry.
“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”.
Tochukwu of Nigeria thanks Federal Polytechnic, Oko, Concords Community College for help with Networking Essentials, Introduction to Networks, and CCNA.
“I felt empty after graduating from school in 2017 as I had no relevant digital skills needed in recent times to find work. So, I started searching how to upskill. Having a passion for computer networks and cybersecurity, I decided to start taking courses in these two areas and they have equipped me so much that I feel really confident and employable. If I have the necessary financial resources, I will take even more courses to better equip myself in preparation for the future. Thanks to Cisco Networking Academy for helping to put my career on the right track.”
Effiom of Nigeria thanks the University of Calabar for help with CCNA and Networking Essentials, which led to a job as Lecturer in the education sector.
“Studying Networking via Cisco Networking Academy is one of the best things I’ve ever done The knowledge gained has opened a wide range of opportunities for me in IT. Today, I am so proud of the decision I made years ago to study CCNA and Networking Essential. It has added a value to my career that I cannot explain.”
Daniel of Argentina thanks AR-TABOR-CCNA1-172-LNsec, for help with CCNA R&S: Introduction to Networks, Introduction to Packet Tracer English 0521 cga, which led to a job as IT Coordinator in the Public sector.
“Thanks to what I learned with Cisco Networking Academy, I was able to understand how networks work and how I can optimize the technological resources of the organization at which I work. This allowed me to participate in technology innovation projects and now I am able to speak with the work team and other members of the IT sector with appropriate technical language.”
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.”
Júlio of Brazil thanks Instituto Federal de Educação, Ciência e Tecnologia do Rio de Janeiro-IFRJ for help with CCNA Routing and Switching: Introduction to Networks which led to a job as Professor in the Education sector.
“In 2017, we inaugurated Metrocamp’s computer network laboratory with Cisco switches and routers simulating two local area networks (LAN) interconnected by an IP WAN network. One of the services implemented by the students was voice over IP (VoIP).”
Dharmendrasinh of India thanks Amity Institute of Information Technology for help with Networking (CCNA, Networking Essentials), Cybersecurity (CyberOps Associate), which led to a job as Assistant Professor in the Education sector.
“It change my perception of teaching. Cisco resources are drafted so all students can understand the fundamentals easily. Students enjoy learning, and they can see their future vision. Students from slow to fast learners can find suitable courses and assignments of their interest and perform well.”