Laboratory for Telecommunications is a certified Cisco Network Academy provider, Instructor Training Center and Academy Support Center:
- Instructor Training Center (ITC) is a unit managed by certified trainers, who are qualified to teach, assess and certify new instructors in level of CCNA, CCNP and CCNA Security.
- Academy Support Center (ASC) provides support to other Cisco academies, stimulates the foundation of new academies and promotes the participation in training programs. It is currently providing support to five academies.
- Cisco Academy organizes courses for the widest spectrum of participants. Since 2005 over 800 individuals have successfully completed our courses.
Cisco Network Academy represents a partnership among educational institutions, industry, government institutions and non-profit organizations. The purpose of this cooperation is to increase the access to education and career opportunities as well as to provide the adequate number of qualified experts, who are in demand within the ICT industry. Academy Support Center therefore supports the existing and stimulates the foundation of new academies, specifically at educational institutions in Slovenia. The foundation of a Cisco Network Academy can improve pedagogical and learning conditions within a school, provide modern knowledge to students and thus improve the basis for their further study or the choice of first employment. The school is granted access to up-to-date learning materials, multimedia learning tools, discounted purchase possibilities of network equipment for practical exercises, the ability to refresh and complement the knowledge of teachers as well as the opportunity for independent organization of courses for different participants. Each academy has a mutual cooperation contract with the selected Academy Support Center and at least two certified Cisco instructors.
Activities of Academy Support Center (ASC):
- Consulting and supporting the foundation, organization and administrative management of academies
- Help in accessing current information, available tools and sources
- Organization and management of competitions (NetRiders Slovenija, EMEA NetRiders, Festival of Innovative Technologies)
- Help with promotion
- Promotion of Cisco Academy program in Slovenia
- Link to the ASC community and other academies
- Equipment renting and instructor exchange services
- Organization and execution of additional trainings for instructors and/or academy administration (on request)
- Reporting to Cisco on performance of the academies
Activities of Instructor Training Center (ITC):
- Training and certification of new instructors
- Tutor support
- Distant training