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Indian Society for technical Education (ISTE) and Trident Group of Institutions, Cisco Networking Academy Support Centre have agreed to provide Cisco NetAcad courses to all the student members of ISTE.

ISTE has signed Memorandum of Understanding with Cisco Academy Support Center, Trident on 09th October 2018 to extend Cisco Networking Academy online courses and LMS to all student chapter members free of cost.

Cisco Networking Academy is a global IT skills and career building program that enables students with increased access to career and economic opportunities. It provides online courses, interactive tools, and hands-on learning activities to help students prepare for ICT careers in virtually every type of industry. Networking Academy helps students build 21st Century skills such as collaboration and problem solving by encouraging practical application of knowledge through hands-on activities and network simulations.

Networking Academy teaches ICT skills to students from virtually every socio-economic background and region of the world. The courses help narrow the technology skills gap by preparing individuals for careers in the new global economy. Since 1997, Networking Academy has grown from a small-scale to become the world’s largest e-learning program and Cisco’s largest corporate social responsibility program operating in 165 countries. More than 1 Million students develop ICT skills through the program each year. Across Asia alone, there are nearly 1400 academies in 26 countries and over 200,000 students currently in the program.

Networking Academy was launched in India in 1999. Over the past 19 years Cisco has supported the training of more than 225,000 students through partnerships with higher educational institutions, vocational schools, public sector agencies, and nonprofits.

Student Benefits:

  • Students gain ICT knowledge and practical experience through the Networking Academy program.
  • Access to IT and Networking jobs available across industries. Fill up the growing need of Cybersecurity professionals in India.
  • Students gain access to innovative learning tools, a global support community, alumni community on LinkedIn and learning resources to launch global career.
  • On successful completion of the course, students will get ISTE and Cisco Networking Academy Joint course completion certificate through Online portal
  • Students will get lifetime Cisco Networking Academy login credentials
  • Available course are:
    • Introduction to IoT
    • Introduction to Cybersecurity
    • Cybersecurity Essentials
    • NDG Linux Unhatched
    • NDG Linux Essentials
    • CLA: Programming Essentials in C
    • CLP: Advanced Programming in C
    • CPA: Programming Essentials in C++
    • CPP: Advanced Programming in C++
    • PCAP: Programming Essentials In Python
    • Workshop: REST APIs using Webex Teams
    • Workshop: Network Programmability
    • Mobility Fundamentals
    • Get Connected
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Be Your Own Boss

Awards and recognitions

Top performing students from ISTE students’ chapter, institutions and chapter coordinator will be rewarded and recognized at periodic basis.