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 (9-12 h, 13 - 16 h).

External participants (mostly instructors of education institutes) are paying for CCNA courses  a daily flat rate of 150 €, for CCNA Security / CCNP they pay 200 €. 

Externe Teilnehmer (meist Instruktoren anderer Bildungseinrichtungen) zahlen eine personenbezogene Tagespauschale von 150€ für die CCNA Kurse, 200€ für CCNA Security bzw. CCNP Kurse. Bei individuell vereinbarten Sonderterminen erhöhen sich die Tagessätze um je 50€ auf 200/250€. Gruppenschulungen für Externe sind nach Absprache zu einem Dozententagessatz möglich.

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 (English).
If you would like more information or wish to sign up, please contact Christoph Seifert.

Voluntary courses on „CyberSecurity" with self enrollment

The Cisco Networking Academy offers a course „Einführung in die Cybersicherheit“ who gives a basic unterstanding for the importance on cyber security and your personal qualities in being able to influence it. The course is free of charge. Recognise the risk and learn how to be safe and protect your work environment!

"Einführung in die Cybersicherheit"15 Stunden
"Introduction to Cybersecurity"15 hours

The course „Cybersecurity Essentials“ gives you a basic understanding for cyber security and its relation to information and network security. The characteristic features of cyber criminals and their tactics are analysed. Moreover the course shows technologies, approaches and methods to combat against cyber criminality. 

"Grundlagen der Cybersicherheit"30 Stunden
"Cybersecurity Essentials"30 hours

Dates for attendance phase in 2017

CCNA1 "Introduction to Networks"01. bis 03.03.2017  
(1/2+1+1/2 = 2 Tage)
CCNA2 "Routing and Switching Essentials"10. bis 13.04.2017 
(1+1+1+1 = 4 Tage)
CCNA3 "Scaling Networks"21. bis 25.08.2017 
(1/2+1+1+1+1/2 = 4 Tage)
CCNA4 "Connecting Networks"11. bis 15.09.2017 
(1/2+1+1+1+1/2 = 4 Tage)

In-depth CCNP courses:

CCNP ROUTE10. bis. 13.04.2017
(1+1+1+1 = 4 Tage)
CCNP SWITCH21. bis. 25.08.2017
(1/2+1+1+1+1/2 = 4 Tage)
CCNP TSHOOT11.09. bis 15.09.2017 
(1/2+1+1+1+1/2 = 4 Tage)

Upon request also available for CCNA Security.

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.


Christoph Seifert

Laboratory Engineer, Research project FiBLU


Christoph Seifert

Laboratory Engineer, Research project FiBLU

+49 661 9640-3056
+49 661 9640-3009
Building 46, Room 127
Consultation hours
Please make an appointment.