Cisco Networking Academy has been changing worlds for 20 years. To celebrate this milestone, we are spotlighting some of the 7.8 million students worldwide who have benefited from this IT education and career building program.

Billy T. Anglin

  • Sarasota, Florida
  • Current occupation: Senior Security Systems Administrator
  • Networking Academy experience: CCNA Routing and Switching
  • One word to describe his experience: Outstanding

Billy was never interested in school — he thought of himself as a hacker. He loved making computers break the rules and do things no one had thought possible, even in the 6th grade when he hacked his first computer.

Luckily for Billy, he was encouraged to take two years of Networking Academy coursework. He found new friends throughout the years, where “there wasn’t that awkwardness” he found in his other classes. Eventually, Billy came to find it far more interesting to work for the good guys, protecting computers from those doing harm.

What was it like to complete a Networking Academy course? “It gave me a new level of superpowers,” he says.


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No Longer with Cisco