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8000+ Networking Academy Students Attend First-Ever “Academy Day” At Cisco Live

January 31, 2014
at 10:47 am PST

As Cisco Live, one of our annual, regional training, networking, and education conferences, wraps up in Milan, Italy today, we are pleased to report that our first-ever Academy Day drew more than 8000 Cisco Networking Academy students, both in-person and online.

Cisco Networking Academy prepares students to design, build, manage and secure networks – to become the future architects of the Internet of Everything.

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Leading industry and academic visionaries from Cisco, and Professors from Osservatori ICT & Management of Politecnico di Milano discussed the future of internet technologies and how they will change the way we work, live, play and learn.

In one session, students were taken to a journey through space and time to understand how a “selfie” taken on the stage traversed each part of the Internet to get posted to Facebook and viewed on a smartphone. Students also heard about job opportunities and success stories of young professionals and Networking Academy alumni. Six hundred students attended in person and more than 7700 attended online sessions.

Giuseppe Cinque, a Cisco  technical marketing manager,  gives a demonstration on the Internet of Everything during Academy Day at Cisco Live in Milan.

Giuseppe Cinque, a Cisco technical marketing manager, gives a demonstration on the Internet of Everything during Academy Day at Cisco Live in Milan.

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600 students attended Academy Day at Cisco Live in Milan, Italy in person on January 27. They learned about the future of Internet technology and career opportunities in the information and communications technology (ICT) industry. Nearly 8000 more attended online sessions.

On student said, “The Academy Day was a great experience: speakers were at the same time very professional and very easy to understand. Demos were amazing and made me think how much our future in every field relies on technology.”

Cisco provides online curricula, teacher training, and professional development for instructors to support 9000 academies operating in 170 countries. Five million students worldwide have participated in the program since 1997.

Learn more about Cisco Networking Academy and find an academy near you at www.netacad.com.

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