American University of Sharjah

Cisco Academy

Cisco Academy
Our academy participants are well-prepared for industry-standard certifications.

Our Cisco Regional Networking Academy was started in 2000 in partnership with Cisco Systems. We are classified as a regional academy and are responsible for establishing local academies with other institutions in the UAE and across the region. Our program follows an e-learning model that delivers web-based educational content, online testing, student performance tracking, and instructor training and support. It is a globally-recognized program with more than 10,000 participating academies in about 160 countries.

At AUS, our program is a comprehensive two-semester course that teaches students to design, build and maintain computer networks, with focus on hands-on learning and lab activities. Students are also prepared for industry-standard certifications, including Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA™), Cisco Certified Network Associate Security (CCNA-Security) and Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP™). The program combines lectures and online learning with hands-on laboratory exercises in which students apply what they learn in class while working on actual networks.

The AUS Regional Networking Academy awards a Certificate of Completion to students who successfully complete the two semesters. This not only certifies that the recipient passed the required theoretical exams but also confirms that the student has mastered practical networking skills.