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Cisco and UNESCO’s network training hub in Ukraine Starts New Courses


In 2001, UNDP and UNESCO launched the “Regional Academy for Advanced Network Administration and Design "(RAANAD) in Kiev, Ukraine, with a view to providing facilities for advanced network training for the region in the framework of UNESCO’s Association of Computer Centres for Exploiting Sustainable Synergy (ACCESS-net). This week another round of training courses for 60 specialists from the region started at RAANAD.

The students from Kyrgyzstan, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, and Kazakhstan, who are attending training courses, were selected from candidates proposed by the Organization’s National Commissions in the region. A second session was scheduled for October-November 2002.

Thanks to additional resources that were provided by the Kiev National Taras Schevchenko University to accelerate the implementation of the project and in-kind contributions from other donors such as Cisco, RAANAD became fully operational by October 2001, offering training courses of different levels in line with local needs. Since its creation, RAANAD has trained over 100 students on a variety of training courses

The Cisco Certified Network Administration (CCNA) certification is the first step in Cisco career certification leading to the Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) certification, the industry’s most respected certification for network professionals.