The early days of NetAcad and how it has evolved
How NetAcad helps I.T. students become more employable
How NetAcad connects NetAcad students to jobs
Updates to the new CCNA curriculum, like IPv6
New courses, like Entrepreneurship
Partnership with Linux Professional Institute, Linux Essential
CCNP program in UK; roll out to North America and Latin America
Tips for NetAcad students
Transcripts: @Amyengineer does Cisco Net Academy currently have any partnerships with VARs or would consider partnerships to get students more exposure to “real” networks? @CommsNinja great question Amy! @wifijanitor how high up in the certification chain does the NetAcad go too? NA, NP, IE? @CommsNinja Questions? If you’re dialed in, let me know if you need unmuting to ask live! @OhloneRich Up to NP including CCNA-Security and CCNA-Voip @Rob_Coote Any plans for a CCNA/CCNP Apprenticeship program in North America similar to what was launched in the UK last year? @CommsNinja I’m going to open up the floor to have Ike and Richard ask you all questions. @ghostinthenet It’s something I’ve been wanting to get into my kids’ high school… but time is my enemy. @subnetwork programming, ACI, Openflow, etc. etc. @malhoit As part of the datacenter champs, I have to recommend that! @subnetwork all require programming @malhoit definitely! Python @subnetwork yep! @CommsNinja Rob is carrying the torch! @malhoit automation @ghostinthenet Python is cool. It would be even cooler if there was support for it outside of the modern interpretation of SDN. @ghostinthenet As it stands, TCL is the only thing I can really use on the bulk of what I work with. @malhoit Understanding applications @WirelessStew Twitter is a good start @Rob_Coote Your first maintenance window should not be done remotely. @malhoit being able to talk to application owners and systems admins and having an understanding of what they do (paraphrasing Greg Ferro) @ghostinthenet Knowing the business needs before even thinking about technology is key. @WirelessStew When looking to specialize in a field Voice / Wireless /DC / Video. You can do a deep dive on who’s who in via twitter and associated blogs @ghostinthenet There’s a part of me that thinks CCDA should be a prerequisite to CCNA. @malhoit So, in other words the opposite of most network engineers @CommsNinja The Twitterz: https://twitter.com/Cisco/lists/cisco-champions @OhloneRich What about CCENT as a prerequisite to CCNA. The Academy provides CCENT and CCNA training. @amyengineer don’t be afraid to fail. But always have a back out plan @ghostinthenet I’m a pre-CCENT guy, so I don’t know the curriculum…. but business understanding should be the core of any technology implementation. @CommsNinja JD you are unmuted if you want to join in the fray! @subnetwork thanks, may jump in @wifijanitor MARCO @mailhoit “Like a boss” =) @ghostinthenet POLO @hitechzippy www.netacad.com @IkeNetworkGuy www.IkeTheNetworkGuy.com lots about my netacad/education program experience in there @OhloneRich Ohlone College and Cal Poly Pomona are hosting a summer Academy Conference June 16 -- 20. You can email me if you have an interest firstname.lastname@example.org
The Cisco Global Cloud Index reports that annual global data center IP traffic will reach 6.6 zettabytes by the end of 2016 at a compound annual growth rate of 31 percent. The growth of data and these new technologies impacts not only IT systems and infrastructures, but also the professionals that design, install, operate and manage them. Job roles are transforming more quickly in the data center than any other space in IT.
To meet the need for a comprehensive, job-role-focused training and certification program that allows customers and partners to optimize their IT infrastructure, Cisco today announced a Career Certification portfolio consisting of the Cisco CCNA® Data Center and CCNP® Data Center, as well as a robust product training portfolio.
Following the March 2012 announcement of CCIE Data Center, and the recently introduced suite of Nexus 1000v, 2000/5000, 7000, MDS and UCS product training, Cisco now offers a complete portfolio of Data Center training and certification, from the associate to expert level. For the first time, two key pillars of the Unified Cisco Data Center architecture: Cisco Unified Computing and Cisco Unified Fabric are covered across the job roles of design, implementation and troubleshooting.
Both networking professionals that want a new career choice, and current data center professionals who want to maximize their data center equipment design, installation and maintenance skills will enjoy benefits from this new certification track.
Watch below as Jeanne Beliveau Dunn, vice president and general manager of Learning@Cisco discusses the evolution of skills needed to support next generation Data Center technologies:
To know more about these certifications , visit the following web sites
Explosive data growth and new transformational technologies such as cloud computing, converged infrastructure, unified networking and big data are changing the way organizations are running their businesses today. These new technologies affect IT systems and infrastructures, as well as the practitioners that design, install, operate and manage them. New skills and knowledge are needed for organizations to maximize the benefits of these new technologies.
To prepare the next generation of workers, Cisco is joining forces with EMC to offer comprehensive technical education solutions in the areas of cloud architecture, virtualization, storage, data center networking and data science. Watch below as Jeanne Beliveau-Dunn, vice president and general manager, Learning@Cisco and Tom Clancy, vice president, EMC Education Services discuss the joint education offerings available.
The joint education solutions offer advanced training and certifications to help customers acquire the skills required to successfully architect, build and transform their IT infrastructure, adopt cloud computing and realize the promise of data science and Big Data analytics.