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WESTERN TEAMS WITH CISCO FOR NETWORKING PROGRAM

Toronto, ON -- The University of Western Ontario is gearing up to incorporate the Cisco Networking Academy Program...


January 23, 2002  


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Toronto, ON — The University of Western Ontario is gearing up to incorporate the Cisco Networking Academy Program into its Engineering and Continuing Studies Programs.

The Cisco Networking Academy Program is an educational initiative designed to teach networking skills and information technology fundamentals to students around the world.

“Internetworking is an exciting and increasingly important industry in our knowledge-based economy,” says Dr. Paul Davenport, president of Western. “With the help of Cisco Systems Canada, Western engineering graduates and our continuing studies students will be well prepared to become leaders in this field,

Engineering students who wish to take the full Networking Academy curriculum will graduate with a Bachelor of Engineering Science, as well as a Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) designation. The university is also adding the Networking Academy program to its adult education, retraining and continuing education programs through the Western Centre for Continuing Studies.

The program, which combines online learning with instructor-led training and hands-on lab work, is a partnership between Cisco Systems, education, business, government, and community organizations around the world. By teaching students to design, build, and maintain computer networks, the program is designed to prepare students for the 21st century workplace, while serving as a model for e-learning.

For more information about the Cisco Systems Networking Academy program in Canada, visit http://www.cisco.com/ca.


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