Cisco Networking Academy
The Department of Applied Computer Science at Fulda University is a „Networking Academy“ and offers registered students the chance to take free optional courses in addition to their regular studies.
These courses are geared primarily to students majoring in Internet Engineering but are also open to students with other areas of specialisation or from other disciplines if they are interested in technical subjects. The courses are offered alongside regular courses, although attendance phases are scheduled during lecture-free periods (semester break or on Saturday) .
We focus, in particular, on the CCNA R&S Academy courses (Cisco Certified Network Associate Routing and Switching), with advanced courses, e.g. CCNA Security, and supplementary Cisco Certified Networking Professional courses (CCNP ROUTE, CCNP SWITCH and CCNP TSHOOT) also available. In addition to the free course completion certificate awarded for each of the courses, appropriate industrial certification examinations can be taken at external examination centres, some of them at a reduced fee.
More details are available on the German NetAcad (German) website. You can also log into the e-learning plattform NetSpace there or access the site directly at https://www.netacad.com/ (English).
If you would like more information or wish to sign up, please contact Christoph Seifert.
Dates for attendance phase
|CCNA1 "Introduction to Networks"|
|CCNA2 "Switzing, Routing and Wireless Essentials"|
|CCNA3 "Enterprise Networking, Security and Automation"|
In-depth CCNP courses:
|CCNP Security||upon request|
|CCNP Cyber Operations||upon request|
|CCNP Core||upon request|
|CCNP Enterprise||upon request|
Cisco Networking Academy placed at the department of Applied Computer Science
The Department of Applied Computer Science has been cooperating with the Cisco Networking Academy since 2004 and has been a support and training centre since 2009. As part of the IT Bildungsnetz e. V., it also plays a key role in promoting the Academy’s ongoing development in Germany. This also involves the integration of practice-based examples and innovative lab environments in university courses and the Department’s applied research.
Educational opportunities for people outside the university
Within the context of the Academy, Fulda University also provides support for other universities or affiliated educational establishments. In the past, numerous Cisco Certified Academy Instructors (CCAI) have been trained to meet the needs of other universities.
Students who complete Academy courses with very good grades are also offered opportunities to work as instructors and thus gain additional experience. Apart from building skills, this has enabled a number of past graduates to embark directly on careers with Cisco and other companies specialising in networks.