“The two great equalizers in life are the Internet and Education.”
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Ex-President and CEO, Cisco Inc.

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About Us

Since 1997 the Cisco Networking Academy© Program has been helping students around the world to gain skills for the global digital economy. The program runs in high schools, colleges, universities, technical and military schools, community-based organizations and government organizations. Its curriculum combines the theory and practice of designing, developing and implementing the networks that underpin businesses and other organizations. There are now more than 11,000 Cisco Networking Academies in more than 150 countries worldwide, helping more than one and half million students acquire the skills to compete in the internet economy. COMSATS Abbottabad Campus have been awarded as a Cisco Academy to conduct IT-Essentials, CCNA Routing & Switching, CCNA Security, and CCNP Routing & Switching certification programs by "COMSATS Cisco Support Center/Instructor Training center, CIIT Islamabad, Pakistan".

Cisco Networking Academy

Every year, hundreds of thousands of Networking Academy students worldwide gain the skills needed to build, design, and maintain computer networks; improving their career prospects while filling the global demand for networking professionals. With 10,000 academies in 165 countries, Networking Academy helps individuals prepare for industry-recognized certifications and entry-level information and communication technology (ICT) careers in virtually every type of industry. Students develop foundational skills in ICT while acquiring vital 21st-century career skills in problem solving, collaboration, and critical thinking..

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What We Do

Main objective of COMSATS Cisco Local Academy Abbottabad is to equip students with theoretical & in-depth practical knowledge of networks & networking devices. Initially we have started CCNA certification program, which consists of four semester. COMSATS Cisco Local Academy Abbottabad has completed many CCNA Classes successfully.

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Over 800 Students Trained

COMSATS Cisco Academy, CIIT Abbottabad is the first Cisco academy in Abbottabad, academy has started its first CCNA program in June 2007. This is a great opportunity for students of not only COMSATS but many other institutions of KP. COMSATS Cisco Academy is delivering the range of services and support needed to grow tomorrow’s global workforce. Our main aim is to equip our students with both network theories & practical in such a way that after completion of course our students can accelerate their career.

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Courses

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IT-Essentials

IT Essentials covers the fundamentals of computer hardware and software and advanced concepts such as security, networking, and the responsibilities of an IT professional.

IT Essentials is ideal for students seeking entry-level IT positions in companies, government agencies, educational institutions, or service providers, or to work for themselves. IT Essentials covers fundamental computer and career skills for entry-level IT jobs. The IT Essentials course includes hands-on labs that provide practical experience to prepare you for enterprise networking. Simulation tools help you hone your troubleshooting skills and practice what you learn. IT Essentials covers fundamental computer and career skills for entry-level IT jobs. The IT Essentials course includes hands-on labs that provide practical experience to prepare you for enterprise networking. Simulation tools help you hone your troubleshooting skills and practice what you learn.

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CCNA Routing and Switching

CCNA Routing and Switching provides a comprehensive overview of networking concepts and skills, from network applications to the protocols and services provided to those applications by the lower layers of the network, with an emphasis on practical application, work-force readiness, and soft-skills development.

As Enterprises migrate toward controller based architectures, the role and skills required of a core network engineer are evolving and more vital than ever. To prepare for this network transition, the CCNA Routing and Switching certification will not only prepare you with the knowledge of foundational technologies, but ensure you stay relevant with skill sets needed for the adoption of next generation technologies.

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CCNA Security

CCNA Security introduces the core security concepts and skills needed to install, troubleshoot, and monitor a network to maintain the integrity, confidentiality, and availability of data and devices.

Cisco Certified Network Associate Security (CCNA Security) validates associate-level knowledge and skills required to secure Cisco networks. With a CCNA Security certification, a network professional demonstrates the skills required to develop a security infrastructure, recognize threats and vulnerabilities to networks, and mitigate security threats. The CCNA Security curriculum 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 that Cisco uses in its security structure.

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CCNP

Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) Routing and Switching certification validates the ability to plan, implement, verify and troubleshoot local and wide-area enterprise networks and work collaboratively with specialists on advanced security, voice, wireless and video solutions. The CCNP Routing and Switching certification is appropriate for those with at least one year of networking experience who are ready to advance their skills and work independently on complex network solutions. Those who achieve CCNP Routing and Switching have demonstrated the skills required in enterprise roles such as network engineer, support engineer, systems engineer or network technician. The routing and switching protocol knowledge from this certification will provide a lasting foundation as these skills are equally relevant in the physical networks of today and the virtualized network functions of tomorrow.

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Technical Resources

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Cisco 2800 Series Routers


The Cisco 2800 Series of integrated services routers intelligently embed data, security, and voice services into a single, resilient system for fast, scalable delivery of mission-critical business applications. The unique integrated systems architecture of the Cisco 2800 Series delivers maximum business agility and investment protection. Academy has 6 CISCO 2801 Routers reserved for students of CISCO academy only.

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Cisco 2900 Series Switches


Cisco Catalyst 2960 Series Intelligent Ethernet Switches with LAN Base software enable entry-level networks to provide enhanced LAN services. This family of fixed-configuration, standalone, intelligent Ethernet devices with Fast Ethernet and Gigabit Ethernet connectivity. Academy has 3 CISCO 2950 switches.

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Computer Lab


Fully functional computer lab is established for day to day lab work, assessments, and practicals. Lab has both wired and wireless connectivity available for students.

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Upcoming Trainings

IT-Essentials

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PKR 5000
Full Course

  • Monday to Friday
  • 9:00am - 10:30am
  • 4 weeks course
  • No prerequisites

CCNA (R & S)

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PKR 12000
Full Course

  • Monday to Friday
  • 3:00pm - 6:00pm
  • 8 weeks course
  • Basic computer knowledge is required

CCNP (R & S)

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PKR 24000
Full Course

  • Monday to Friday
  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm
  • 10 weeks course
  • CCNA (R&S)

Our Team

Saadat Iqbal

Saadat Iqbal - Head, IT Center

Saadat Iqbal is the head of COMSATS IT Center(CITC). He has extensive experiance in the field of IT and research. His area of research is "Theoretical Computer Science and Management Information Systems (MIS)".

Phone: +92-992-111-001-007 Ext: 358
Fax: +92-992-383441
Email: saadat @ ciit.net.pk

Muhammad Shaukat

Muhammad Shaukat - Academy Manager/Instructor

CISCO Certified Academy Instructor
- CCAI-CCNP-R&S
- CCAI-CCNA-R&S
- CCAI-CCNA-Security
- CCAI-IT-Essentials
Cisco Certified Networking Academy Instructor Trainer
- (COMSATS ITC, CIIT Islamabad)
Certifications
- CCNP R&S (CSC011612396)
- CCNA Security (CSC011612396)
- CCNA R&S (CSC011612396)
- VMware Certified Cloud Associate

Phone: +92-992-111-001-007 Ext: 362
Fax: +92-992-383441
Email: shaukat @ ciit.net.pk

Aurangzeb

Aurangzeb - Senior Instructor

CISCO Certified Academy Instructor
CCAI R&S

Industry Certifications
CCNP Routing & Switching
CCNA Routing & Switching
MCTS

Phone: +92-992-111-001-007 Ext: 362
Email: aurangzeb @ ciit.net.pk

Nazar Khan

Nazar Khan - Instructor

CISCO Certified Academy Instructor
CCAI R&S

Industry Certifications
CCNA Routing & Switching

Phone: +92-992-111-001-007 Ext: 362
Email: nazar @ ciit.net.pk

Azeem Ali

Azeem Ali - Accounts/Logistics

Responsible for managing
- Accounts
- Logistics

Phone: +92-992-111-001-007 Ext: 362
Email: azeemali @ ciit.net.pk

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