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Dmitry Andrushko is the first Ukrainian Networking Academy instructor to earn the prestigious Cisco CCIE certification.
Gaining Valuable Leadership Skills
Dmitry Andrushko first learned about the Cisco Networking Academy program in 2003, when he was a 22-year-old postgraduate student.
He was studying telecommunication systems and networking at Kharkov National University of Radioelectronics in Ukraine and immediately recognized the value of the program. He became determined to start up an academy at his university and accomplished this goal by 2004, becoming the program lead and only instructor.
Launching the academy had a profound effect on Andrushko's life. He developed a proactive attitude, learned to manage other instructors, and inspired several other universities to join the program. As a teacher, he also provided valuable mentorship and guidance to his students, and many of them excelled in Cisco skill competitions in Ukraine and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS).
Andrushko thinks that an important merit of the Networking Academy program is that it helps people around the world develop their leadership skills.
Impressive List of Credentials
By the age of 28, Andrushko had earned his PhD and several Cisco qualifications, including the Cisco CCNA , CCDA , CCNP , Security Specialist , and CCIP certifications; before successfully passing the Cisco CCIE Routing & Switching exam to earn the prestigious CCIE certification.
Andrushko actively shares his advice on how to earn the CCIE certification at instructor events and in person. He appreciates Networking Academy for providing hands-on skills, offering various tools for teaching and support, and providing continuous opportunities to grow technically and as a leader.
Helping Others Develop a Passion for Networking
Now Andrushko has become a person who can easily share his passion for networking with others. He says that the Internet helps him communicate with many people, not only in the sense of exchanging information, but also in the sense of becoming more humane, supporting others, and giving them a chance to grow and see the best in the world.