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Cisco academy to be ready next year

A local Cisco Academy will be up and running by the second quarter of next year, according to Information Services Minister Michael Scott.

Addressing the House of Assembly on Friday, Minister Scott explained that the idea to establish a Cisco Academy in Bermuda came after a visit to a Cisco Academy in Jamaica by his predecessor Neletha Butterfield.

A Cisco Academy will provide certified training for Bermudians in Information Technology, he said.

“The Cisco Networking Academy is a comprehensive e-learning programme which provides students with Internet technology skills that are essential for the development of countries in the current global economy. The Networking Academy programme delivers web-based content, online assessment, student performance tracking, hands-on labs, instructor training and support and preparation for industry standard certifications,” he told the House of Assembly.

He added that the programme was launched in 1997 in the US and now operates in 160 countries.

“Since its inception, over 1.6 million students have enrolled at more than 10,000 Academies located in secondary schools, technical schools, colleges, universities and community-based organisations.”

Cisco network systems are used by 70 percent of the internet traffic, the Minister continued.

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Published November 21, 2011 at 8:00 am (Updated November 21, 2011 at 8:47 am)

Cisco academy to be ready next year

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