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KARACHI:  Usman Institute of Technology (UIT) affiliated with NED University of Engineering and Technology, Karachi, held a launching ceremony for UIT’s CISCO Networking Academy (NetAcad) to be established at its Karachi campus and CISCO's National Conference.

The guest for the event was Kashif ul Haq, CISCO country general manager, Marc Khayat, CISCO Technical Manager Middle East and North Africa, and other invited guests, students and NetAcad team members. With award distribution and presenters Mohammed Jinini and Faheem Anwar who were an integral part of the daylong event. He is also a certified ethical hacker and network associate from CISCO.

The internet and education will be the great equalizers of the next century, creating enormous opportunities for people and countries that succeed in harnessing the power of information and knowledge. But the lack of Internet-supported education and shortage of technology-savvy workers are global dilemmas, threatening to place nations that fall behind at a permanent disadvantage in the new economy. The Cisco Networking Academy Program at UIT is a timely response to these challenges.

UIT stated that: ‘Having a CISCO Networking Academy at UIT will help to deliver a comprehensive, 21st century learning experience to help students develop the foundational ICT skills needed to design, build, and manage networks, along with career skills such as problem solving, collaboration, and critical thinking. Students complete hands on learning activities and network simulations to develop practical skills that will help them fill a growing need for networking professionals around the world.

CISCO Systems, through this innovative partnership, the academy program is preparing students for the demands and enormous opportunities of the information economy, while creating a qualified talent pool for building and maintaining networks. The academy at UIT will impart training among the students with leading edge technologies in the field of networking. Availing this opportunity, students can be trained to deal with real-life networking design issues, find complex networking solutions, and to troubleshoot problems. The successful candidate will achieve a certification titled "Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)" which is highly sought after in the industry.

The academy is a global education program that teaches 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 provides online courses, interactive tools, and hands-on learning activities to help individuals prepare for ICT and networking careers in virtually every type of industry.

Copyright Business Recorder, 2019

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