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A Career at the Convergence of Business and Technology

The diverse skills acquired in Cisco Networking Academy courses gave Kyle Thoms an edge in a customer-facing job. Thoms got his first computer when he was 10 and has been hooked ever since,...

A Hybrid Career in High Demand: Medicine and ICT

Emerson Almeida combined his talents for a competitive advantage. Opportunity doesn’t always knock where and when you expect it to. That was the case for Emerson Almeida, was on his...

Role Models and Relevant Courses Bring Inspiration

Stephen Lynch credits supportive mentors and reality-based curricula with setting him on the path to becoming a networking expert—and a mentor in his own right. In 2006 Stephen was a...

From elementary school teacher to technology business manager

Molly Falls was able to use the Cisco Networking academy courses she took in her graduate program as a springboard to a new career in technical project and program management. Molly had...

‘Doctor’ of Networking

Reynaldo Gonzalez approaches networks from many directions:  as a former academy student, instructor, multiple certification holder, and engineer with multinational experience. How a...

Digital Novice Becomes ICT Professional

Rebecca Baca was looking for a new start and a more stable livelihood when she signed up for a Networking Academy course . Although she had never heard of Cisco and had little idea of what...

Online Profile Leads to Job Offers

Dana Yanch’s journey to career success began in 2007 when he moved from Canada to the US to begin his studies at Mesa Community College Business Industry Institute. It was during his time at...

Single Mom Pushes Past Gender Barriers to Succeed

At the age of 34, Renata Donohue was the mother of a two-year old and the stepmother of a 14-year old. She had relocated to British Columbia five years earlier, and was eager to take on new...

Model Alumni helps other Students Succeed

Cory Gray didn’t even own a computer when he enrolled in Cisco CCNA courses at the Virginia Beach City Public Schools Advanced Technology Center (ATC). Today he currently holds the...

Alumni Offers Internship Opportunitity to NetAcad Students

Otis Surratt Jr. can remember being interested in computers as far back as the age of six. So it wasn’t much of a surprise to learn that by his sophomore year in high school, he had started...