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Changing Lives, Communities, and Countries

KFUPM in a partnership with Cisco Systems, Inc., the worldwide leader in networking for the Internet, has launched a Regional Cisco Networking Academy.  The Academy program prepares students for networking and IT-related careers in the public and private sectors, as well as for higher education in engineering, computer science and related fields.

Cisco Networking Academy has been educating the architects of the networked economy since 1997. Networking Academy uses the two great equalizers in life—education and the Internet—to teach ICT skills to students from virtually every socioeconomic background and region of the world. These skills help narrow the technology skills gap while enabling communities and countries to compete in the twenty-first century economy.

Academies are located in high schools, two-year colleges and technical schools, four-year colleges, universities, and community-based organizations in more than 10,000 locations around the world. All students have access to the same high quality e-learning curricula, hands-on labs, and online

Networking Academy delivers marketable ICT skills to approximately 500,000 students in more than 160 countries each year.

The program leverages the global human network to:
• Empower people to realize the dream of a better life
• Stimulate the development of the global knowledge economy
• Encourage long-term economic growth in communities around the world


Growing Need for Global Networking Talent

Networking innovations are enabling business, cultural, and personal revolutions. In many parts of the world, people use online services to enhance their skills, collaborate with others, and exchange information. The networks that power these services are also shaping the future of an increasingly connected world.
As our reliance on networks continues to grow, the technologies that enable them are evolving. Basic routing and switching networks have matured into converged voice, video, and data networks that support dynamic collaboration, and global organizations are becoming increasingly reliant on networking talent to design, deploy, and manage these networks.
You can help address the growing demand for networking talent by joining the Cisco Networking Academy community.


A Passport to Opportunity

Cisco Networking Academy has yielded many benefits through a comprehensive and sustainable approach to technology education that utilizes a unique ecosystem to bring organizations with different backgrounds, strengths, and perspectives together. Since course content is delivered over the global human network, students all over the world receive the same quality of education and access to life-changing opportunities.
We invite you to join the Networking Academy community in one of the following ways:
• Enroll in courses to develop valuable ICT skills
• Instruct and inspire students to view technology as a socially beneficial and personally-rewarding career path
• Promote digital opportunities and economic participation in communities around the world

Join us and experience these possibilities with your ‘Mind Wide Open’.

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