SLIIT, CISCO Networking Academy provides Scholarships for Online Training Programme | Daily News

SLIIT, CISCO Networking Academy provides Scholarships for Online Training Programme

Understanding that widening access to digital skills education is vital for the success of future generations, SLIIT partnered the CISCO Networking Academy ensuring over two thousand student received scholarships for a special online training programme in Networking.

The Cisco Networking Academy is a globally recognized programme that provides individuals the skills they need to succeed in a digital economy. The programme propagates networking skills and provides students practical knowledge necessary to contribute to their communities.  Seeding the industry with network talent, this programme provided a pipeline for these students towards a more effective preparation for life in the 21st century andset an initial foundation to become experts in current technologies.

The SLIIT - CISCO Networking Academy collaboration providedstudents access to training on network infrastructure and createdan ideal pathway for initial preparation toward a career in networking. Students currently in Grade 9 to Advanced levels were entitled to receive these scholarships.

Uditha Gamage, Director Development and Engineering Services, said, “We are proud to work with Cisco Networking Academy and support our youth to receive hands-on learning to develop the knowledge and skills required to succeed in a technology-driven world. The scholarships helped students across the island benefit and created new opportunities to develop talent. We are also appreciative of the support given by the Ministry of Education to deliver this programme to students.”

The introduction to Networks course covered the architecture, structure, functions and components of the internet and other computer networks. Students received a basic understanding of how networks operate and how to build simple local area networks, perform basic configurations for routers and switches, and implement Internet Protocol.

The course duration was 70 hours, and delivered online based on distance learning with seven different sessions per week.  This also enabled students’ island wide to join the sessions. 

The students were provided the scholarship based on a selection process. On completing the course students received the internationally recognized CISCO Networking Academy certificate.

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