Cisco Network Academy Program
Cisco Systems runs theCisco Networking Academy Program through a highly successful alliance between Cisco System, education, business, government and communities to create a pool of trained manpower that can addressed the growing need of networking professionals in a globalised world.
over 41,000 networking professionals during 2005-10, driven by regulatory compliance. Telecom sector, which currently accounts for around 16% of the total demand of networking professionals, is expected to witness an additional demand of over 75,000 professionals during 2005-10. BPO/ITES is the segment will witness the highest growth in the demand with a CAGR of 35% during the period 2005-10. Due to an increase in technology adoption, the demand for networking professionals in the governance and the retail sector is also expected to increase considerably.
Cisco Networking Academy Program- a response to global needs
Cisco Systems, Inc. is the worldwide leader in networking for the Internet. Today, networks are an essential part of business, education, government and home communications, and Cisco Internet Protocol-based (IP) networking solutions are the foundation of these networks. Cisco Systems runs the Cisco Networking Academy Program (CNAP), a timely response to such challenges in India and around the world. It is a highly successful alliance between Cisco Systems, education, business, government, and communities. Through an innovative partnership with educational institutions across the world, the CNAP is a world wide philanthropic rogram (part of Cisco’s corporate social responsibility initiative) aimed at creating a pool of trained manpower that can address the growing need of networking professionals. The CNAP offers a solution to address he need for greater technology literacy. In developing and emerging markets, the content and learning methodologies provide a significant step forward in education and opportunity for participating students. The key promise: a way to spur growth in a global economy that places high value on technology leaders. Since its launch in 1997, the program
has grown to more than 10,000 worldwide academies in over 160 countries, with curriculum taught in nine different languages. Over 1.6 million students participate in academies operating in high schools, colleges and universities, technical schools, community-based organizations, and other educational programs around the world. The program objectives and modules
The program empowers people
through e-Learning environments that enable them to learn anytime, anywhere, at their own pace, and with more targeted assessments and accountability than traditional classroom settings. It is an e-Learning model that delivers web-based educational content developed by networking and education experts, online assessment, student performance tracking, instructor training and support, as well as preparation for industry standard certification. It provides educational institutions with leading-edge IT curricula and hands-on lab exercises to train a workforce that may attract highly desirable technology employers. One of the most popular courses, Cisco Certified Networking Associate (CCNA) is a complete, four-module program on the principles and practice of designing, building, and maintaining networks capable of supporting national and global organizations. The Cisco Networking
Academy Program 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. The Networking Academy program also offers courses sponsored by Hewlett-Packard and Panduit Corp. as a part of the overall basket of course offerings. The sponsored curriculum enhances IT competencies throughout the the program and, by broadening its scope, offer more students the opportunity to take advantage of the program.
Cisco partnering for education