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    NUST Student Scoops CISCO Awards

    NUST Cisco Academy student wins Cisco Regional networking challenge

    Tichafara Davira a Cisco student at National University of Science and Technology Cisco Academy was the overall best in Sub-Saharan Africa in the recently concluded EMEA 2016 International CCNA NetRiders Skills Competition. The NetRiders competition attracted over 130 students from all Cisco Academies in 57 countries across the globe that sat the same Cisco Theoretical and Practical examinations at the same time.

    Cisco Networking Academy NetRiders is a great opportunity for students and alumni to showcase their IT/Networking skills and gain visibility among talent recruiters in the growing ICT and networking field.

    The competition is organized by Cisco as an opportunity for Networking Academy students to participate in a valuable learning experience by testing students' Networking/IT skills through a series of online exams and simulation activities using Cisco Packet Tracer that cover CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate) material. Each year, over 10,000 Cisco Networking Academy students compete in NetRiders events in over 80 countries across the globe.

    NetRiders CCNA competition was open to any Cisco Networking Academy student who was currently or was recently enrolled (within ten months from the opening of registration) in one of the third or fourth CCNA Routing and Switching, CCNA Discovery, or CCNA Exploration courses.

    According to the rules, up to five (5) top scores from each participating academy with a minimum 65 % score after Round 1 were invited to advance to Round 2.

    Four students from NUST namely Tichafara Davira, Robert Georg, Tongayi Kurwakumi and Enest Dembedza took part in the first round of the competitions and qualified for the second round.

    The top 15 scores from Round 2 (minimum 70% score) advanced to the final Round 3. Two of our students made it into the top 15.

    From round three, Tichafara Davira was on position 1 and Enest Dembedza was on position 9.

    Tichafara won the Study Trip Prize to Cisco Headquarters. 

     

    Rank

    Country

    First name

    Surname

    Academy

    1

    Zimbabwe

    Tichafara

    Davira

    National University of Science and Technology

    2

    Madagascar

    Avotra F

    Ralijaona

    INATA

    3

    Congo, DR

    Nathan

    Katshi

    Université Méthodiste au Katanga

    4

    Senegal

    Alioune

    Ndione

    INSTITUT SUPERIEUR D'INFORMATIQUE

    5

    Mauritius

    Jean

    Etienne

    University of Mauritius

    9

    Zimbabwe

    Ernest

    Dembedza

    National University of Science and Technology

    2016 Sub Saharan-Africa CCNA top rankings

     

    For more details on all the rules for this competition, as well as the frequently asked questions, please visit http://www.cisco.com/go/netriders

     

     

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