Cisco Networking Academy adds one millionth pupil
Company has 870 training centres across the Middle East where 168,000 people have been taught
Cisco has announced that its Cisco Networking Academy has enrolled its one millionth concurrent student.
The programme works in partnership with educational institutions, government administrations and community based organisations globally and delivers ICT education through classroom-based and cloud-based curricula.
One of the programmes offered at the Academy is teaching students how to design, build, troubleshoot, and secure computer networks for increased access to career and economic opportunities in communities around the world.
"Networking Academy is truly the world's largest classroom. The unique delivery model combines the power of the network and the cloud with the global need for ICT skills-based education to address the critical need for networking professionals around the world," said Mu'men Suliman, Area Academy manager, Cisco, GCC.
The Cisco Networking Academy began in the UAE in 1999, today there are 870 training centres across the Middle East and over 168,000 students have passed through their doors.
Forty of the Networking Academies are located in the UAE with 5,601 students since inception.
UAE Networking Academies saw a 10% increase in students beginning in 2010, with 2,019 new students and 83 instructors.
Over 1,090 students have completed the program to date in the UAE.
The Networking Academy now has classrooms in 165 countries and approximately four million students have participated in the programme globally since its inception in 1997.
Cisco Networking courses are taught in multiple languages.
Cisco will be celebrating the one-million student milestone by offering Networking Academy students and alumni the chance to show the benefits of Networking Academy through a video contest titled "Why is The Cisco Networking Academy Classroom Like No Other?"