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Cisco, Microsoft and UNESCO’s Regional Academy provides quality ICT training


1 September 2004 was the 3rd anniversary of the Regional Academy for Online Network Governance and System Applications (RAONGSA), which was established on 1 September 2002 by UNESCO in collaboration with UNDP and other donors at the Baku Scientific and Training Centre, Baku, Azerbaijan.

Under a UNDP/UNESCO project, RAONGSA has improved its resources, particularly by upgrading qualification of its high level professional instructors and renewing its system performance to enhance quality of training. As a result, RAONGSA has now integrated functionalities of several centres in it such as Cisco Regional Networking Academy, Authorized Prometric Testing Centre, and MOS (Microsoft Office Specialist) Authorized Testing Centre, European Computer Driving License Testing Centre, and Microsoft Certified Partner for Learning Solution.

RAONGSA produced a number of Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certified professionals who can install, configure, and operate LAN, WAN, and dial access services for networks covering 100 nodes or fewer, including but not limited to use of these protocols: IP, IGRP, Serial, Frame Relay, IP RIP, VLANs, RIP, Ethernet, and Access Lists.

The Cisco certified professorship is widely recognised by the international ICT communities because it gives a first guarantee to open up qualified network services. Therefore the number of ICT specialists wishing to obtain the CCNA certification has been increasingly growing in developing nations.