UoD Cisco Networking Academy
This academy is certified by CISCO and is the first to be established in any of Kurdistan's universities. The academy program started its first course (CCNA1) in October 12, 2006. CISCO has designed an entire course curriculum offering a comprehensive list of courses, each for duration of 42 hours.
The CISCO Networking Academy Program is an e-learning model that delivers Web-based educational content, online assessment, student performance tracking, and instructor training and support, as well as preparation for industry standard certification. With a curriculum developed by educational and networking experts, the Networking Academy Program is offered by high schools, technical schools, colleges and universities, community-based organizations, and other academic programs, worldwide. The Networking Academy program provides educational institutions with leading-edge IT curricula and hands-on lab exercises to train a workforce that may attract highly desirable technological employers.
Since its launch, the program has grown to more than 10,000 Academies in 50 U.S. states and more than 150 countries with a curriculum taught in nine different languages. More than 400,000 students participate in Academies operating in high schools, colleges and universities, technical schools, community-based organizations, and other educational programs around the world. The Networking Academy program blends face-to-face teaching with web-based curriculum, hands-on lab exercises, and Internet-based assessment.