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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

 

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Congratulations – Trade39 WorldSkills Participants in Sao Paulo 2015

#benetacad #netacad @eskills4jobs

Showing my highest respect for the achievement of the Trade39 WorldSkills participants in different cultural conventions … I lift my hat    ….    I bow   …   when I see the results of the Trade39 WorldSkills participants in Sao Paulo from Europe.

Huge Congratulations!!! I have the highest respect for all of your achievements in this very challenging global competition:

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David Csongradi, Hungary

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Pekka Tuukkanen, Finland

 

MEDAILLION for EXCELLENCE

Ponnudurai Thushjandan, Switzerland

Alexandre Etienne, France

Stamm Simon, Germany

Miller Richard, UK

Jonathan Linder, Liechtenstein

Rui Chaves, Portugal

 

and

Tanel Peep, Estonia

Adrian Flodell, Sweden

Johannes Pinger, Austria

Diego Soto, Spain

 

The Austrian Team >>

Johannes Pinger, is a student at the Cisco Academy  HTL Wien Rennweg. His teacher, mentor and expert is Christian Schoendorfer, ASC, ITC, Instructor Trainer. Thank you very much Christian for driving the IT Education in and for Austria.
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The Estonian Team >>

Tanel Peep works as vocational teacher at Viljandi Vocational Education Centre and also administrates the school IT. Expert Toivo Pärnpuu is IT Manager at Networking Academy Tallinn Polytechnic School

The Finish Team >>

Pekka Tuukkanen [about him in Finish] and expert Markus Lintuala who was a competitor in London 2011 and EuroSkills 2010 in Lisboa. First international expert experience in EuroSkills Lille competitions 2014.

The French Team

Alexandre Etienne and expert Benjamin Callar who was competitor in Worldskills Calgary, then a team leader for Euroskills 2010, Euroskills 2012 and Worldskills 2013.

The German Team >>

Simon Stamm is working at Leibniz University IT Services and will start an integrated degree program at TUI InfoTec GmbH as IT business engineer in August this year. Expert Almut Leykauff-Bothe is one of the few female instructors and long-term Cisco Academy partner in the Multi-Media Berufsbildende Schulen (MMBbS) in Hannover Germany.
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The Hungarian Team >>

David Csongradi and expert Zoltán Sisák who is also Managing Director, Chairman of the Board for the HTTP Foundation, a very valuable and long term partner in the Cisco Networking Academy.
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The Liechtenstein Team >>

Jonathan Linder [profile in German] and expert Stefan Wachter work for the same company Ivoclar Vivadent AG in Schaan that is active training new talents within vocational education phramework.

The Portuguese Team >> 

Rui Chaves is a student at Cisco Academy ENTA- Escola de Novas Tecnologias dos Açores. Expert Daniel Medeiros is Director of Operations for Globestar Systems and has his own consulting company. He is a dedicated Cisco Network Academy Instructor at ENTA and has been involved with Worldskills since 2009, was an expert in Calgary will be the Chief Expert for Euroskills competition that will happen in EuroSkills Gothenburg in Dec 2016.

The Swedish Team >>
Adrian Flodell is a Networking Academy Student from the Cisco Academy Katrineholms Tekniska College
Expert Andreas Strömgren competed at the WorldSkills 2007 in Shizuoka and already was the Swedish expert in Leipzig 2013. He and the Swedish competitor from Calgary 2009 run a small company together.

WorldSkills Chief Expert: Anders Lantz is also from Sweden
www.worldskills.se

The Swiss Team >>

Thushjandan Ponnudurai is an apprentice at the University of Bern. Expert Danny Meier is an experienced WorldSkills professional, he works for Heiniger & Partner AG.
www.swiss-skills.ch

 

LINKS

More articles about WorldSkills

Results TRADE39 WorldSkills Sao Paulo 2015

All results WorldSkills Sao Paulo 2015

 

Stay tuned for

EuroSkills competition in Gothenburg in Dec 2016

Kick-off > Lift-off > Take-off …

From NetRiders participant to WorldSkills competitor to being an Expert in WorldSkills to starting your own company … one of the personal stories.

If you talk to someone who has been at one of the WorldSkills competitions, you will learn that their experience has effected their in a similar way. It affected mine.

Many of the competitors were Networking Academy Students or even NetRiders before, win the National Skills Competitions,  represent their countries on a global level, become expert after that and continue to support the Skills competitions in the years after that. Here is one of many examples:

Worldskill 2015 Team Sweden

Adrian Flodell with expert Andreas Strömgren

 

The Swedish Team
Adrian Flodell is a Networking Academy Student from Katrineholms Tekniska College
Andreas Strömgren competed at the WorldSkills 2007 in Shizuoka and already was the Swedish expert in Leipzig 2013.

 

NEW this Year

This year will be the largest competition ever, there are new technical description and a couple of new rules upon that. Many experienced experts will help the expert team to deal with all changes.

For the first time we are launching a pilot initiative to connect Cisco experts with competitors as they prepare for the competition in August.

Another new activity: a hackathon-style event where WorldSkills Champions and local technologists team up to solve real-world problems faced by Brazilian NGOs: 12-15 August, 2015 in São Paulo wsdc2015.worldskills.org

 

Cisco got really good learning materials for understanding Cisco’s devices and all the networking technology.

Tanel Pèep, Estonia

 

Stay tuned! More from and about WorldSkills competitors will follow ….

More about Worldskills at www.worldskills.org
and the competition from 11-16 August 2015 – São Paulo, Brazil www.worldskillssaopaulo2015.com

LINKS

Netrider representing Austria at WorldSkills

Cisco at Worldskills 2013 in Leipzig

More articles about WorldSkills

 

I take my students to visit other Networking Academies in the world

IMG-20150528-WA0003Bo Lindborg is a leader in IT Education, teacher and Cisco Networking Academy instructor for many years. I know him since a few months and am really happy that we have become colleagues and friends organizing the Nordics & Baltics NETACAD Conference together in May 2015

Bo is the one in the middle of the photo – getting to know more about him is showing me that he is a really amazing person:

Inpired by a thought-provoking conversations about emerging markets with Paul Mountford – a Cisco executive – at the 10-year Networking Academy anniversary in Istanbul, he started thinking about the idea to send his students to other countries to help build networks.

He started searching for contacts using the Academy Netspace arena and was supported by Aine Doris and Nuno Guarda to get help finding a contact there. It resulted in coming into contact with Ms. Maria Salud De Los Santos who is the legal head contact person at the University of Cebu (UC) in the Philippines. READ MORE

Meeting other academies is my main way in finding opportunities for collaboration. In this sense, there is no better path in sharing insightful experiences between academies.

Let it be known wide and clear that student should truly appreciate that the Cisco academy is global and worldwide. Let everyone know that Cisco Academy program makes things happen and it changes lives.

My future dream is to build bridges between Cisco academies all over the world. If anyone is interested to know more about my projects, please write to me.
[please find contact in the full article]

Thank you very much Bo, for all your initiatives. I am happy to support your ventures …

LINKS

READ MORE about the Swedish CISCO instructor goes to the Philippines
By Bo Lindborg, Blackeberg Upper Secondary School, 2008

Read about more bridges being built
Inspirational visit to Cisco Dublin for Students from Denmark
I have so much to tell you …

Preparations for WorldSkills in 36 Countries

Author: Lantz Anders, Sweden

Anders LantzWorldSkills Sâo Paulo 2015 is not far away, and as the Chief Expert it’s a lot to do all since the CPW (competition preparation week) in February.

This year we have a new Technical description and also the largest amount of competitor ever (36 countries), and also more than 20 new experts, so there is huge work for me as the ”Skill manager” for this event. I have to be sure that every single detail will be in place before all Experts meet and do the final preparation on place in Brazil one week before the competition starts.

To my help I have the Deputy Chief Expert, Doug Warden from Canada and also three module team leaders with their assistants, and also a couple of ”old” experts that have roles as ESR (Expert with Special Responsibilities). All preparations that’s done and will be done until Sâo Paulo is done via WorldSkills discussion forum, where all experts have access to a lot of different topics.

The competitors have the actual competition tasks for the three modules Linux, Windows and Cisco environments for training since May 14th and on site in Brazil we then have to apply at least 30% changes on them.

We also have a new module this year ”Troubleshooting and secret challenges” that will be held for all on the last day of the competition.

The tasks here will be totally blind for the competitors and 50% of this will be a secret challenge made in Packet Tracer by Cisco!

In Sâo Paulo the will have a Hackaton style challenge also … wsdc2015.worldskills.org
A hackathon-style event where WorldSkills Champions and local technologists team up to solve real-world problems faced by Brazilian NGOs.

More about Worldskills at www.worldskills.org
and the upcoming competition at www.worldskillssaopaulo2015.com/en/

Looking forward to seeing YOU involved ….

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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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

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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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We did it again!

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Datum: 2014-03-21
Tid: 09.00 – 15.00
Plats: Sal Omega, Mälardalens högskola Vasteras

Network Challenge 2Thorildsplans gymnasium CA won Network Challenge for the third time. This year Grillska gymnasiet succeeded to take second place. Our two teams came home with gold and bronze medal. Christopher Maxwell TE12D and Nhan Sundstrom TE13D won the gold and Gustav Young TE12E and Axel Kennedal TE12E won bronze.

After the first race both of our teams were first with a score of 100 points each. Grillska gymnasium best team had 80 points.

In the second round Grillska managed to win over our second team.

Network Challenge is a competition in network technology held by Mälardalen University. Participants come from Cisco Networking Academies connected to Malardalen University ASC. The competition is held once a year.

The competition

The first part consisted of participants configuring routers and switches. The task was to do basic configuration and routing protocols.

In the second part, it was troubleshooting. The teams were given a pre-configured networks with multiple errors.

Network Challenge3   Network Challenge4   Network Challenge5

Reported by: Bo Lindborg, Thorildsplans gymnasium

I have so much to tell you …

We are two computer science classes from Sweden in our last year of school before university. For many of us this is the first time in the USA and we are really excited about it …

Check out the #ThorildsUSA on Instagram to see more photos!

Our Blog article about Visiting Cisco HQ

Comments from students:

Ø “I really like the iRobot. I have never seen anything like it. This shows how innovative this company really is.”

Ø “It was amazing to see the mega self-built network. The cable arrangement was amazing and organized.”

Ø “I enjoyed the visit and it inspired me. Visiting the Data Center confirmed this is something I really want to do and work with.”

Directions and warning for other educational organizations:
The aftermath of trips to Cisco Campus can be inspiring 

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Thorildsplans Gymnasium at Cisco HQ
March 13, 2015
31 (7 instructors and 24 students)

This Cisco Networking Academy (ASC and ITC as well) joined Cisco Networking Academy Program in 2000. Most of the students on this field trip are currently enrolled in either CCNA, ITE or IoE course. The professors aim to increase students’ exposures and understanding of Cisco’s technology to inspire them to further their study in networking and IT.

Bosse Lindborg:

The Cisco Campus was taking care of us very well. All of us were invited and the arrangement was fantastic. We were divided into three groups to see different parts of campus. Afterwards we were invited to a nice lunch.

Thanks to everyone who has made this visit to the Cisco campus possible and so impressive.

Sandy Do, Raquel Aguilar, Eric Chu, Joseph O’Donnell, Hai-Wei Chen, Joe Klimkiewicz, Nicholas Choy, Karen Alderson
Managment Support: Karol Kniewald, Kyle Thornton 

LINKS

Blog about the visit

Thorildsplans Gymnasium in Stockholm

Crossing Borders at Thorildsplans Gymnasium

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