Amrita VishwaVidyapeetham is a Academy Support Centre (ASC), Instructor Training Center (ITC), Cisco Networking Academy (CA) under the program. The academy was established in the year 1999, one of the few educational institutions to be selected to be a regional academy at that time. The academy is also currently the Cisco Academy Instructor Training Centre (ITC) for its Sponsored Curricula. The academy is the authorized instructor and student training centre for the following academy courses.
The ICTS department administers the Cisco Networking Academy in the campus. The academy is one of the foremost Regional Academies established by Cisco Systems in India. The academy supports over 200 academies located in India. The academy during the past years has won various awards and accolades in recognition of its contribution to the Networking Academy program. The academy is also the Academy Support Center for the region. The academy offers CCNA, Cisco Certified Networking Professional (CCNP) and IT Essential courses to the students in the campus as part-time program. These courses help the students to secure industry certifications like CCNA, CCNP and CompTIA A+.
- Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
- CISCO Certified Network Professional (CCNP)
- IT Essentials : PC Hardware and Software
- DevNet Associate
- Experimenting with REST APIs using Webex Teams (Programming, ITE, IoT Fundamentals)
- Network Programmabilty with Cisco APIC-EM (Networking, Security)
- Model-Driven Programmability (Programming, Networking, Security)
- IoT Fundamentals: Connecting Things
- IoT Fundamentals: IoT Security
- IoT Fundamentals: Big Data & Analytics
- CLP: Advanced Programming in C
- CPP: Advanced Programming in C++
Beyond that there are various self-paced courses supported by Cisco Networking Academy. Few of them are:
- Introduction to Cybersecurity
- Cybersecurity Essentials
- Introduction to IoT
- PCAP: Programming Essentials in Python
- Mobility Fundamentals
Cisco Networking Academy Program- A Response To Global Needs
Cisco Systems, Inc. is the worldwide leader in networking for the Internet. Today, networks are an essential part of business, education, government and home communications, and Cisco Internet Protocol-based (IP) networking solutions are the foundation of these networks.
Cisco Systems runs the Cisco Networking Academy Program (Netacad), a timely response to such challenges in India and around the world. It is a highly successful alliance between Cisco Systems, education, business, government, and communities. Through an innovative partnership with educational institutions across the world, the Cisco Networking Academy Program is aimed at creating a pool of trained manpower that can address the growing need of networking professionals.
Since its launch in 1997, the program has grown to more than 10,000 worldwide academies in over 160 countries, with curriculum taught in nine different languages. Over 1.6 million students participate in Academies operating in high schools, colleges and universities, technical schools, community-based organizations, and other educational programs around the world. In the South Asia region there are around 160 institutions offering the Cisco Networking Academy program.