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Cisco Training Programmes

Cisco Networking Academy

The Cisco Academy is a global IT educational network providing courses, tools and resources to help people participate in the digital economy. Through web-based content, online assessments, performance tracking, hands-on labs and instructor training and support, participants gain real-world skills and certifications that lead to better jobs, higher pay and well-rounded careers.

Through Cisco training, you’ll gain deep technical knowledge in at least one high demand job area, along with broader skills needed to collaborate across related technologies and contribute to multi-disciplinary teams.

Here’s an overview:

Cisco at Ara

Ara has been a Cisco Networking Academy provider since the system was introduced in 1999. As well as delivering Cisco programmes, we train the trainers (we’re the only Cisco Instructor Training Centre in New Zealand).

Cisco currently offers discount vouchers for students completing CCNA (Cisco Certified Networking Associate) modules. You may also be able to credit your courses towards a diploma or degree qualification.

Cisco qualifications

There are two levels of Cisco qualifications:

Cisco Certified Networking Associate (CCNA)

This programme focuses on the solutions and technologies needed to implement and administer a broad range of modern networking and IT infrastructure. Certification requires one exam which covers a broad range of fundamentals including network fundamentals, network access, IP connectivity, IP services, security fundamentals, automation and programmability.

Cisco Certified Networking Professional (CCNP)

The CCNP Enterprise certification programme prepares you for today’s professional-level roles in networking technologies. One of the industry’s most respected certifications, the CCNP validates the core knowledge you need while providing the flexibility to choose your focus area.