CISCO Academic Center

This academy has been established in the University of Sulaimani in 2007 as first local academy in Sulaimani City; it is supervised by the ESCWA Organization funded by the Iraqi budget.Through a bond with CISCO Company,14,000,000 US $ was allocated for buying and providing the necessary equipment for five regional academies all over Iraq

About Us

The Cisco Local Academy was established in June 2008 at the University of Sulaimani. It is an academic training center dedicated to providing students with the necessary skills and certificates to excel in the field of networking and data communication, particularly through Cisco courses and technologies. This academy offers comprehensive and industry-leading classes and courses to prepare students for successful careers in networking. The center has a team of instructors possessing industry experience and Cisco certificates, who guide students through the details of networking concepts and technologies. They provide students with a solid foundation in different fields of computer subjects such as networking, security, and IoT principles, and facilitate hands-on experience in implementing and managing complex network infrastructures. Through the courses and training, students gain a deep understanding of network design, routing and switching, network security, wireless networking, and the Internet of Things. The Cisco academy plays an important role in getting a job in today’s competitive job market, as organizations prioritize candidates with relevant qualifications. By obtaining a strong foundation in networking, students become valuable assets to employers, contributing to the efficient management and optimization of network infrastructure while safeguarding against potential cyber threats.

Academy Program

Cisco Networking Academy helps students develop valuable information and communication technology to increase access to opportunities for career advancement, education, and economic participation in communities around the world. Since 1997, Networking Academy has grown to reach a diverse population of approximately 600,000 students each year in more than 160 countries. All students receive the same high-quality education, supported by online content and assessments, performance tracking, hands-on labs, and interactive learning tools.

CCNA Exploration

The Cisco CCNA® Exploration curriculum provides a comprehensive overview of networking; from fundamentals to advanced applications and services. It is based on a top-down approach to networking that is popular in many colleges and universities. This course emphasizes theoretical concepts and practical application, while providing opportunities for students to gain the skills and hands-on experience needed to design, install, operate, and maintain networks in small-to-medium businesses, as well as enterprise and service provider environments.