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Cisco Networking Academy Program

Brian Wright

Weber Institute of Applied Science and Technology

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Education in a Changing EconomyEducation in a Changing Economy

“The two great equalizers in life are the Internet and education.”

John ChambersPresident and CEO

“The two great equalizers in life are the Internet and education.”

John ChambersPresident and CEO

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The Cisco Networking Academy ProgramThe Cisco Networking Academy Program

A blended learning model combines curriculum,

assessment, and instruction to improve student learning

Preparation for networking and IT jobs and higher education in

engineering, computer science, and other fields

StudentLearning

Curriculum

Assessment Instruction

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Evolution of the Academy ProgramEvolution of the Academy Program

• Cisco designs practical, cost effective networks for schools

• Curriculum to train teachers, staff and students to wire and maintain networks

• October 1997: Academy launched in the United States

• Expanded to global IT career development program

• Partnering with not-for-profit educational institutions

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Global E-Learning LaboratoryGlobal E-Learning Laboratory

400,000 Active Students9 Languages

35,000 Online Tests Daily

10,000+ Academies,151 Countries

20,000+ Instructors

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What Is a Blended Learning Model?What Is a Blended Learning Model?

• Standards-based curriculum

• Hands-on labs

• Face-to-face instruction

• Embedded assessment and accountability

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High Quality CurriculumHigh Quality Curriculum

• CCNA 1 through 4

• CCNP 1 through 4

• Wireless LANs

• Network Security

• Java Programming

• UNIX

• Voice and Data Cabling

• IT Essentials I: PC Hardware and Software

• IT Essentials II: Network Operating Systems

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The Workforce of TomorrowThe Workforce of Tomorrow

• Despite recent slow down, IT industry predicted to grow by 6–7% in 2004

• Internet users continue to increase, expected 1 billion users by 2006

• New devices increase dependence on networks

• Industry certification indicates mastery

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Equalizing OpportunityEqualizing Opportunity

• 90 Academies established in 32 of the Least Developed Countries

• Women increasingly enroll in Academy classes and complete courses

• Academies established in poor communities with high minority populations

• Students with learning disabilities find multimedia alternatives help them keep pace

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Philanthropic and Business LeaderPhilanthropic and Business Leader

• Cisco creates social and economic value

• The Academy proves that information technology is changing education

• Global partners combine social mission with business objectives

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The Weber Institute AdvantageThe Weber Institute Advantage

Weber Institute’s Cisco Networking Academy Offers:

•Up to 16 units of transferable college credits.

•Credentialed and Certified instructors.

•The latest in networking lab equipment.

•Free classes for Stockton Unified School District students.

•One free CCNA exam to be taken at an independent testing site.

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EducationEducation

Universities, Technical Schools, Community Colleges, Secondary Schools

Civil SocietyCivil SocietyCommunications Workers of America (CWA), International Telecommunication Union (ITU)

Government andInternationalOrganizations

Government andInternationalOrganizations

Education, World Bank, UNDP/APDIP

BusinessBusiness

Sun, HP, Adobe,Panduit, Fluke

U N I V E R S I T YU N I V E R S I T Y

Partners Drawn to SuccessPartners Drawn to Success

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Make a DifferenceMake a Difference

www.cisco.com/edu/academy

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