Uganda’s Mark Ojangole a Cisco student at Makerere University’s College of Computing and Information Sciences (CoCIS) Cisco Academy has won the recently concluded EMEA 2013 International CCNA NetRiders Skills Competition.
Mark emerged the overall best in Sub-Saharan Africa in the Cisco Theoretical and Practical examinations winning himself a one-week study trip to California – USA, the Cisco Head Quarters in January 2014. At the HQ he will interact with other winning students from Asia Pacific, Latin America, USA and Canada where the best overall will be selected as Cisco Network Engineer.
Mark congratulated his instructors Robert Tuhaise and Momanyi Wycliff for greatly contributing to his winning. He praises them of fine tuning him to the level of an international Cisco Associate.
He said, “I am grateful to the CoCIS Cisco Academy that provided with me excellent instructors, learning materials and equipment. They also ensured that we always had access to wireless Internet.”
According to Ms. Deborah Natujjuna, the acting head of CoCIS’ Center for Innovations and Professional Skills Development (CiPSD) under which the Cisco programs are offered, “The overall standard of these examinations is higher than the international certifications and they thoroughly test the contestants’ CCNA knowledge and configurations performed in the shortest time possible (based on CCNA certification)” .
Every year, hundreds of thousands of Networking Academy students worldwide gain the skills needed to build, design, and maintain computer networks; improving their career prospects while filling the global demand for networking professionals. CoCIS Cisco Academy also offers the CCNA course to undergraduate students during their recess term for free.