CISCO IT-Academy has opened in ASU

15 October 2015 Public Relations Department

The opening of CISCO IT-Academy was announced at the VIII Altai Regional IT Forum on October 15.

CISCO representatives met ASU Rector Sergey V. Zemlyukov and presented the classical university their official flag. IT-company Galex employees also participated in the meeting.

“Altai State University and CISCO partnership is a step up in quality of IT-specialists education in the University. Russian information technologies market is growing fast, for this reason we are ready to increase the number of IT-graduates. We have to update the education process base continuously in order to implement that, and we are glad to establish a strong partnership with CISCO. It is hard to find and retain good experts in information technologies. From now on, we will be training them at the premises of our University in cooperation with CISCO for regional needs,” said Sergey Zemlyukov.

The company’s representatives will be directly involved in graduation ceremonies and commencements, and CISCO technologies will be used in ASU education processes.

It should be noted that CISCO IT-Academy will be training IT-specialists and conducting the certification procedure in accordance with company’s standards and technologies.

“The classrooms are fitted with modern equipment, which we will be teaching highly qualified specialists with,” noted Head of IT Department Mikhail A. Ryazanov. “The specialists’ education will take at least from 6 to 12 months, as high technology is a sophisticated product. The education was quite primitive before, but now we’ve got an opportunity to teach students with the help of practical hardware and develop realizable IT projects, which could be used by both small businesses and large corporations.”

The first group of 15 students has already applied for the program. This time they will be undertaking training in CISCO IT-Academy as a part of ASU education process, but in the nearest future anyone will be able to apply.

CISCO is a world leader in network technologies, leading vendor of network equipment: routers, commutators, network firewalls, Wi-Fi hotspots, various modems, packages for IP-telephony and videoconferences, DSL, servers, video surveillance systems, software, etc.

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