NetRiders: Develop and Grow Your Networking Skills

NetRiders competitions provide students with hands on practice and experience in a competitive environment.

Cisco Networking Academy NetRiders competitions utilize Cisco's Web technologies to create an interactive networking skills contest that enhances classroom learning, unites students from across the world, and promotes further technology education with training.

Competitors have the opportunity to test their skills while recognizing areas to study for certification exams, and showcase their knowledge to their peers and potential employers. They also create interactive networking skills as well as new friendships across the world.

These competitions are a great occasion for Networking Academy students to learn valuable Networking/IT skills through a series of online exams and simulation activities using Cisco Packet Tracer.

Cisco Networking Academy, along with local Cisco teams, governmental agencies, educational and industrial partners, work together to bring this exciting and unique opportunity to students throughout the world.

Competitions are offered at 3 levels (CCNA, CCENT and IT Essentials) for students currently or recently enrolled in a Cisco Networking Academy course.

Benefits of Competing in NetRiders

When you join the NetRiders competition, you give yourself the chance to:

  • Be recognized for outstanding achievement
  • Gain hands on practice and experience in a competitive environment
  • Feel more confident in your skills
  • Be exposed to career opportunities and internships through increased visibility
  • Feel better prepared to present yourself to employers
  • Engage with peers from around the world

Also, top achievers in each regional competition win prizes; and for the CCNA competition, the top prize for each region is a trip to Cisco San Jose, California campus with other top achievers from around the world.

2015 Registration Dates for each Region

Each regional page has more details about the competitions. For in depth details, check the brochures for your region.  The official rules and FAQs for each region will be posted right before Registration opens in the region. 


NetAcad Advantage Reading Note: Read about former NetRiders competition participants and how many of them feel as though the experience changed their lives. You can also learn more about competing and how it helps strengthen your critical thinking skills.