Fact Sheet

The Cisco Networking Academy’s flagship course CCNA Exploration or Discovery comprises four modules on the principles and practice of designing, building, and maintaining networks capable of supporting national and global organizations. The Networking Academy is in line with needs of colleges, and features hands-on, project-driven training in high-demand job skills. It incorporates an E-Learning System that includes multimedia curricula, online testing, performance-based skills assessment, and classroom management through a Web interface.

Besides Cisco courses, there are some basic curricula viz, IT Essentials: PC Hardware and Software. These will be optional courses, and students can choose to attend whichever ones are offered within the respective Academies.

Relevance in India and SAARC

The demand for networking professionals in the governance and retail sectors is set to increase considerably. The huge software talent pool in India automatically indicates the potential for it to develop as a resource base for the networking industry. As the global leader in networking, Cisco offers the Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) - a globally recognized qualification that has wide industry acceptance. Our focus on building the Human Network has led us to concentrate on non-metros and gender-specific institutes, gearing them for the exponential growth in demand for networking professionals, particularly in the BFSI, telecom and BPO/ITES sectors.