YSU Revives Cisco Academy 10-Week Course

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Youngstown State University is bringing back a 10-week course for networking and information technology professionals, as well as YSU students, to obtain certifications through the Cisco Academy.

“By reviving this program at YSU, we are able to provide a curriculum that has proven to help kick start and advance the careers of IT professionals,” said Jim Yukech, YSU interim associate vice president and chief information officer.

During the 10-week course, May 22 to July 27, attendees receive certification in two areas, Certified Network Associate and Certified Network Associate-Wireless. Classes will take place Monday through Thursday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Cisco Academy is an IT skills and career building program offered by more than 9,000 institutions in 170 countries. Since 1997, more than 5 million students worldwide have received Cisco training. Cisco says that nearly 70% of its students go on to a new or better job, increased responsibilities and higher pay.

The Cisco Network Technician Program at YSU is non-credit and consists of three main topic areas: Interconnecting Network Devices 1, Interconnecting Network Devices 2 and CCNA Wireless. The topic areas are based on Cisco Systems’ CCNA Program and will be taught using Cisco-certified curriculum.

CCNA is an entry-level certification that validates the ability to install, configure, operate and troubleshoot medium-size routed and switched networks, including implementation and verification of connections to remote sites in a WAN (Wide Area Network).

CCNA-Wireless certification validates the candidate’s skills in the configuration, implementation and support of wireless LANs (Local Area Networks), specifically those networks using Cisco equipment.

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