Central is a Cisco Networking Academy. This global education program helps students to design, build, troubleshoot, and secure computer networks for increased access to career and economic opportunities in communities around the world.
Central, as a partner of Cisco, provides training that prepares students for internationally recognised industry certifications including:
Central was the first WA TAFE to join the program in 1998 and has contributed significantly to the program since then.
Diploma of Computer Systems Engineering
The training is embedded within units of the Diploma of Computer Systems Engineering. Students enrol as full time or part time students in the specified units and then have access to the Cisco Networking Academy courses.
Features of the Cisco Networking Academy Courses
Features of the Cisco Networking Academy courses include:
- Instructor led delivery with an emphasis on practical skills based training on industry level equipment
- Supported by up-to-date interactive online material accessible anywhere via the Internet
- Online assessments with immediate review and feedback
- Integrated network simulation and collaboration tools
- Lifelong access to current network training resources that can be used in the workplace
- Access to discounts on the cost of the certification exams
- Aspects of Cicso networking training at Central are available as Blended Distance Learning where a mix off off-campus and on-campus training can be arranged.
NetRiders - International Cisco Sponsored Networking Skills Competition
Cisco Networking Academy students at Central Institute of Technology have to opportunity to participate in an international Cisco sponsored networking skills competition called NetRiders.
National winners of this competition are awarded with a week long study trip to San Jose, California, where they will visit Cisco Systems corporate headquarters; network design and testing labs; Google, Inc.; Stanford University and other sites in San Francisco.
The Central team has represented WA in the Australia-New Zealand competition and came third, winning prizes for the students and the institute.