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Republic Polytechnic and Cisco Launch Security-Focused Networking Certification

By Joy Hou - on 15 Jul 2013, 6:10pm

Republic Polytechnic and Cisco Launch Security-Focused Networking Certification

Cisco and Republic Polytechnic have signed a memorandum of agreement to integrate the Cisco CCNA Security training program into Republic Polytechnic's Diploma in IT.

The Cisco CCNA Security curriculum will provide students at Republic Polytechnic with the skills and access to high-paying, in-demand jobs within the network security industry. The program trains the students on the skills required to develop a security infrastructure, recognize threats and vulnerabilities to networks, and mitigate security threats.

It emphasizes core security technologies, the installation, troubleshooting and monitoring of network devices to maintain integrity, confidentiality and availability of data and devices, and competency in the technologies used in a security structure.

In addition to this agreement, Republic Polytechnic and Cisco collaborated on a project for students enrolled in the final year of the Diploma in IT. For the final year project, students developed a working prototype of a mobility-focused physical demonstration unit along with a Web portal for information access as well as a video and demonstration script.

They were mentored by Cisco engineers, taught to develop outcomes based on business needs and customer applications, and schooled on the business value of technology. The winning final-year project - by Ong Man Ru, Gerald Lim, Gary Koh and Honey Aung, will be displayed at Cisco’s new regional headquarters at Changi.

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