CISCO CERTIFIED NETWORK ASSOCIATE (CCNA) PROGRAM
With the rapid development in the IT sector, job opportunities in the field of
connectivity and networking technology are growing. Although there are already
plenty of graduates and technical degree holders available in the country but
practical knowledge of networking is needed. To keep pace with the current
momentum, BRAC University has become an authorized CISCO Networking Academy.
In addition to its own program BRAC University is now offering the CISCO
certified Network Associate (CCNA) program. The practical based CCNA program
is recognized world over for its quality.
The main objective of the course is to build up specialized manpower in the
Networking sector so that they can be readily employed in different National
and Multinational houses.
Examples: Jobs for CCNA qualified persons include network support,
network management & administration, network design & trouble
-shooting. Jobs in multinational companies, NGOs, large offices, ISPs and in
Any student successfully completed HSC or any equivalent program can apply for
the admission in CCNA program. Graduates and IT professionals will be given
Certified Network Associate (CCNA) coursework prepares students for industry
standard CCNA certification.
Internet Skills For Economic Growth
According to a
May 2002 ITAA report, indicates that there will be a demand for more than
1.1 million new IT jobs in the next year with almost 600,000 jobs going
unfilled due to a lack of qualified workers. The report also found that
the five hottest, most in demand jobs now and in the future are technical
support, network design and administration, programming and software
engineering, web development, and database development and administration.
Moreover, a recent study conducted by Fairfield Research, Inc. and
Certification Magazine on the correlation between industry certifications
and earning power shows that "the more certifications the IT
professional has, the more he or she tends to get paid."
(Certification Magazine, "CertMag's Salary Survey," by Gary
Gabel house, December 2001.) The Cisco Networking Academy curriculum
prepares students for industry standard, as well as vendor neutral,
Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA™); Cisco Certified Network
Professional (CCNP™); Network+ Server+ and Linux+ certifications,
administered by CompTIA Sun Certified Programmer for Java 2 Platform, and
Certified Web Design Apprentice administered by The World Organization of
Webmasters (WOW). Bottom line-the Networking Academy curriculum enriches
the skill set required to succeed in a changing economy.
of the entire course is 8 months equivalent to 280 hours of instruction as
per CISCO guidelines.
includes both lectures and lab sessions with more emphasis on problem
solving in the labs. All the theory exams will be conducted on-line.
Practice exams will be available for the students to prepare for the final
on-line CISCO exam. Different simulation software will be available for
the preparation of the final practical exams.
University is an authorized CISCO training provider and has faculty from
renowned universities on the basis of academic and professional background
with thorough hands on knowledge in the IT field.
University provides quality class resources for its students. Labs are
well equipped and include the premium bundle of CISCO networking devices.
materials will be available on line for the students. Students can access
course materials using their login ids and passwords.