Cisco professional and short courses

London Metropolitan University, as a "Cisco Academy Training Centre" (CATC) and subsequently “Super Regional Academy” (RA) was established in 1998 within the former University of North London's School of Communications Technology and Mathematical Sciences (now the Communications Technology Cluster within the School of Computing (SoC)), is one of the very few places in the UK which has been certified by Cisco Systems to provide CCNP training in one of the most advanced Cisco training labs in the UK.

The University is located in the heart of London, only seven minutes from Kings Cross St Pancras International station.

Since 1998, the University has trained instructors across the UK and Far East and supported a range of educational institutions, including universities, colleges of Further Education, college of Higher Education and schools. In 2012 the University has been selected as an Academy Support Centre (ASC) and Instructor Training Centre (ITC) to continue its high quality support and training to academies and instructors across the globe. London Metropolitan is one of the first universities that have embedded Cisco material in undergraduate and postgraduate programmes since 1999 and offer Cisco professional training courses to local people in part and full-time mode.

The University is offering part-time and weekend courses in computer networks and internetworking. These programmes are structured to teach students the skills needed to design, build and maintain computer networks. These courses will enable successful candidates to take the Cisco Certified Networking Associate (CCNA) and Cisco Certified Networking Professional (CCNP) examinations.

Cisco currently dominates the router market. Networking professionals have no choice but to become familiar with Cisco technologies and to begin looking at training options for Cisco products.

Today's corporations depend on their information networks for mission-critical operations, and are looking for highly trained networking professionals to keep them up and running at maximum performance. Qualified networking experts are in short supply and high demand - there are currently more Cisco networking jobs available than professionals to fill them.

Dr Salekzamankhani and a CISCO student