Cisco’s customer, Association de Formation aux Techniques Industrielles (AFTI), was founded in France 30 years ago when the country recognized a gap in the market. Employers in France found that newly graduated IT students didn’t have the skills they needed to be successful. Since then, AFTI has graduated more than 5,000 students who found jobs in the IT industry within three months of graduating, and many of whom still have those jobs three years later.

When AFTI recognized that Software-Defined Networking was taking off in the market, they created a new curriculum around it. AFTI expanded their training to specialize in Cisco certifications, including Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) accreditation. They also worked with our Cisco partner, Exaprobe, and they now teach their students courses that cover data center network architecture, network and systems engineering, software development engineering, information systems security, and cyber security engineering.

Learn how AFTI prepares their students to embrace the future of IT at the speed of automation.


Marcela Quintela

Marketing Specialist Intern

Marketing and Communications – EMEAR South