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Summer News – CCNA 5.1 is here

We hope that the summer had a lot of relaxing time to recharge your batteries for all of you and the start into a new semester and school year takes off with a momentum:

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Our NetSpace team heard all of your input and feedback, thought about it and created CCNA 5.1 “the best CCNA ever” … statement from the German community.

What is the change?

Parts of the very demanding content was moved to the appendix, repetitions were deleted, explanatory video material was added and the supporting instructor materials were updated and improved.

LINKS to drill down into the details

The News and Events post includes the availability of the CCNA R&S ITN 5.1 Overview and the CCNA R&S 5.03 and CCNA R&S 5.1 Announcement – A recording outlining the curriculum enhancements
One more place to check Instructor Resource Spotlight

profile-image-display.jspaHere is an explanation from Eugene Morozov [22 min] Technical Manager on the NetAcad Team.

<<<< yes, this recording includes the invitation and details to the IPD week from 28th of September to 1st of October 2015 where the new features of CCNA 5.1. will be one of the topics.

What is the IPD week? IPD stands for Instructor Professional Development and you can self-enrol to this course, letting you have access to lots of instructor resources, learn about how other instructors use the course materials and much more.

This recording covers the updates to CCNA R&S curriculum.

CCNA R&S 5.03 update is the migration of the courses content to a new improved learning environment.

CCNA R&S ITN 5.1 update – Introduction to Networks course content have been reorganized and improved to address many concerns shared by instructor community.

Overview of the tools that can be used for planning and delivering courses includes:

– Instructor Resource Spotlight
– IPGs (Instructor Planning Guides)
– Activity Maps
– Teaching Best Practices
– Global IPD Week
– New course environment and content

 

Let us know if there are any issues or questions and contact your AAM or Technical Manager.

Happy to get in contact with you through your comments here as well 🙂

Have a great rest of the summer and come back rejuvenated

Jutta Jerlich, Eugene Morozov

 

This was the Nordics & Baltics NETACAD CONFERENCE 2015

Thanks to everyone for coming to Stockholm. I really enjoyed meeting with all of you.

Thanks to our host Bosse and his team Helen and Hamada from Thorildsplans Gymnasium for all the energy they put into organizing and holding the conference.

Special applause goes to the 3 instructors who took part in the ITQ (results will be out in about a month only).

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28/05/2015

Future of Skills – Piotr Pluta, CSR Cisco Systems

Internet of Everything – Ulrika Van Helvoort Andersson, Cisco Systems Sweden

NetAcad in Nordics & Baltics – Karol Kniewald, CSR Cisco Systems

Expectations to Atea’s future employees – Bjorn Andersson Wallin, Cisco Gold Partner Atea

Best Practice Examples
> Students Motivation– Jelena Revzina
> Do not fear the darkness – Ashraf Hamadi, Student at Thorildsplans Gymnasium
Network Challenge – Joakim Wangborn, Malardalen University
Crossing borders – Katja Mölsa, Thorildsplans Gymnasium

Technical Update – Eugene Mozorov, NetAcad Technical Manager

29/05/2015

New NetAcad Courses Opening Doors – Jutta Jerlich, CSR Cisco Systems

Continuing after Networking Academy – Anders Oxelcrantz, Cisco Learning Partner Fastlane

Q&A – Jutta Jerlich, CSR Cisco Systems

 

Lets us know your feedback.

 

Looking forward to continuing the conversation with you …

Bosse Lindborg & Jutta Jerlich
Conference Organizers

LINKS

http://bolindborg.se/

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Fear the invisible

Written by: Ashraf Hamadi
Studying IT in Thorildsplans Gymnasium Stockholm, Sweden

moos+stein2Its remarkable today what kind of power you have just under your fingertips. I discovered this in an early stage. As a young boy I was fascinated about how one could gain access to another one’s computer and remotely use it. That discovery opened my eyes to the real definition of the internet. The features on the internet that are visible for us are just a diminutive part I thought. Opening a webpage or calling your loved one on skype are example of those “visible” things, the things that you deliberately do. But the internet is far greater than that.

Right now there are more than 3.0 Billion people connected to each other through the Internet. This means that more than 35% of the world’s population can go out on the internet, share knowledge, learn new stuff and spend some free time, but just as the internet has opened the world for each and every one of us, it has also opened up each and every one of us to the world. That means that the price for us to pay for us to stay connected is our privacy. I discovered that recently when I was asked to work on a 100 hour high school assignment which is meant to be a proof that the student is prepared for higher education or for work in a specific occupation.

What frightened me was the thought that we are constantly leaving our names, our birthdays and even our credit card information out on the internet, whether it’s regarding Facebook, PayPal or eBay. Seeing all this gave me a thought. I thought that the people should be warned, they should be feared of leaving such information in a wide and invisible place. So I thought that the best way to demonstrate it, is by creating a Trojan virus and infecting a PC to prove that without any hacking knowledge and limited programing knowledge you can steal private information without being noticed.

This resulted in me a 18 year old IT student learning python and creating a python program that could record your keystrokes and take pictures of your screen and invisibly send all the logs to a webserver accessed by only me. I was shocked to what I had accomplished and how easy it was to find all the research necessary. Therefore I feel its my obligation to in the best way I can, spread the word, and spread the truth that the invisible must be feared, because it gathering information about you and someday that information can be used against you.

 

You want to hear more from Ashraf Hamadi?

Come and meet him at The Nordics & Baltics NETACAD CONFERENCE 2015

taking place at the Thorildsplans Gymnasium Assembly Hall on 28th and 29th of May 2015

Registration

 

Nordics & Baltics NETACAD CONFERENCE 2015

We are looking forward to welcoming you at this year’s Academy Conference for all Instructors and Contacts from Academies located in Denmark, Iceland, Greenland, Norway, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Sweden.

The event will be over two half days, starting the 28th of May in the afternoon and ending after lunch on the 29th May.2015 – the participation is free.

If you want to do the ITQ, please send an email to Eugene Morozov emorozov@cisco.com

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We have an exciting agenda for you at this year’s Instructor Conference

  • Internet of Everything session led by your Cisco Sweden Team
  • Community building to share experiences, challenges and best practice
  • Dinner event where you can connect with other instructors

We are looking forward to seeing you in Stockholm and connecting with you.

Kind regards,

Jutta Jerlich
Cisco Networking Academy

Bo Lindborg
Conference Organizer

EVENT DETAILS

The event is taking place at the Thorildsplans Gymnasium Assembly Hall located on the ground floor of the main building.
Thorildsplans Gymnasium, Drottningholmsvägen 82, 112 43 Stockholm
Phone: 08-508 43 500   info.thn@stockholm.se

Nordics Baltics Conference 2015 Agenda

Hotel Information

Registration

LINKS

IoT Case studies

Introduction to IoE in Networking Academy

IoE podcast for NetAcad members (link works when you are logged in)
Host: Jeremy Creech, Cisco Networking Academy Program
Dan Alberghetti, Central Oregon Community College
Rodrigo Floriano, United States
Bernadette O’Brien, RPI-Schenectady
Bob Vachon, Cambrian College in Sudbury, Canada

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Pitching Ideas

#IoECreathon #eskills #netacad #IoE @CiscoNetAcad

 

The IoE Creathon for Social Good was organized in Riga in parallel to the eSkills Conference on March 12th and 13th. It is a kind of hackathon (48 hours of intense work from an idea to a prototype) open to all students from all background with all types of competences.

It is an event that stimulates creativity and innovation, using new tools and methods, fostering and fueling creativity in everybody (organizers, helpers, partners and jury included) involved.

Students worked in teams and had to come up with ideas – in a very very short amount of time !! – where the innovative use of technology enhances public services. The event lasted 1,5 days. The end of the competition was a 5 minute pitch explaining their projects aiming to convince jury members that their idea is the best.

The Teams

Impatient team 
Long waiting queue for medical specialists in Latvia sparked the idea of a screening device to collect data about your health status with sensors so you can know when you really need to go to the doctor.

Moodwatch
Lonelyness is something we all know, but it is also a feeling we are able to track and possibly manage. People with Moodwatch can mentor others and get mentored by other when one feels lonely.

Volt 
solves the question: How can we help people who need help in their daily life? by creating local networks of volunteers and professionals who come and help you with tasks at hand.

Something from nothing
aims to create electricity from used water to help overcome the energy crisis in rural India. As a community owned initiative the produced electricity is used to light one room per house.

The jury

  • Giuseppe Cinque – our Netacad IoE product manager
  • Davis Plotnieks- head of a Latvian Social Business Incubator
  • Janis Grabis – head of the RTU IT department and
  • Leo Truksans – Netacad instructor and head of the IT department at University of Latvia

The judging criteria were the level of innovation of the project, the economic viability, the potential positive impact on society and the quality of the presentation.

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IoE Creathon – от идеи к реальности!

Special thanks to Jelena Revzina and Gajane Valchevskaja

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Дорогие Студенты,

мы переживаем один из самых невероятных периодов в развитии технологий и инноваций!

Эксперты прогнозируют, что новые технологии Всеобъемлющего Интернета (IoE– от Internet of Everything) «будут в пять – десять раз более впечатляющими, чем вся Интернет-революция».
[J.C. Chamber, Cisco CEO]

Готовы Вы ли к этой большой возможности?

Присоединяйтесь к  первому проекту IoE Creathon для социального блага. Организаторы проекта: компания Cisco совместно с Латвийской ассоциацией информационных и коммуникационных технологий (LIKTA), Рижским техническим университетом и компанией MakeSense.

Как Вы можете изменить мир с IoE?

IoE предлагает целый ряд новых возможностей. Как Вы будете их использовать, чтобы способствовать положительным изменениям в обществе? Зарегистрируйтесь на сайте, чтобы узнать больше об IoE. Вы получите приглашение для прохождения он-лайн курса «Введение во Всеобъемлющий Интернет» и участия в двух очных тренинг-сессиях еще до IoE Creathon!

Что ждет победителей?

Команда – победитель награждается поездкой в Инновационный центр в Берлине, Германия  openBerlin IoE Innovation Center. Также у Вас будет возможность представить свою бизнес-идею во время конференции высокого уровня eSkills for Jobs high-level Conference перед представителями правительств и руководителями бизнеса.

И, кто знает?  Возможно Вы осуществите свою мечту и начнете свой собственный бизнес!

Число участников лимитировано,регистрируйтесь сейчас!

LINKS

Read about the Hackathon Experience

Why every developer should attend a hackathon?

Latvian IoE creathon no idejas lidz realitatei

Russian IoE creathon ot idei k realnosti

 

You can change the world – Join us !

Russian IoE creathon ot idei k realnosti

Latvian IoE creathon no idejas lidz realitatei

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We are going through one of the most incredible times for technology and innovation in History!

Experts predict that the emerging technologies of the Internet Of Everything (IoE) “will have five to 10 times more impact than the whole Internet revolution has been”. [J.C. Chamber, Cisco CEO]

How will you use it to have a positive impact on society?

To learn more about the IoE we invite you to join our online course introducing the IoE and to attend two live training sessions prior the IoE Creathon!

Are you ready for this big opportunity?

Join us for the first IoE Creathon for Social Good organized on March 12th & 13th 2015 by Cisco in collaboration with LIKTA, Riga Technical University and MakeSense, organized in parallel to the eSkills Conference.

What’s for the winners?

If your team is selected by the jury you will win a trip to Germany and go through a special visit of openBerlin IoE Innovation Center. You will also have the chance to present your business idea during the eSkills for Jobs high-level Conference before an audience of Government representatives, non-profit and business leaders.

There are always more steps to take … build on this experience, live your dream and start your own business!

The number of participants is limited, register now!

Happy to answer your question? Reach me at jjerlich(at)cisco.com

LINKS

Read about the Hackathon Experience

Why every developer should attend a hackathon?

 

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