The Cisco Networking Academy Program

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.


CCNA 1 Enrollment (Closed – 25th March 2022)

Cisco Cyber Operations & CCNP ENCOR Expression of Interest (Closes 7th May 2022)

Through the overall initiative of The Cisco Networking Academy Global, The University of the South Pacific currently offers courses to students and network oriented individuals who have a keen interest in networking. Since its inception in 2004, our Regional Academy has had many successful students complete our programs and carried on to be successful in the field.

The University of the South Pacific Academy has also become the Regional Academy for the South Pacific and will continue to ensure that such a service is extended to our neighboring members. We are also a fully authorized Instructor Training Center (ITQ) for the South Pacific.

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.

For a more comprehensive outlook at the program please visit the following site.

CCNA Routing & Switching Outline

All Courses are taught by Certified Cisco Instructors in a fully equipped Cisco lab environment. At the end of each semester, students are required to pass 2 semester exams in order to receive a certificate of completion issued by Cisco.

The first exam is a skills-based exam where students will be tested on their practical hands-on skills learnt through the semester. The second exam tests the students understanding on what has been learnt throughout the semester.

Course Materials

All course materials are available through the academy’s web-servers. Their are textbooks available which maybe helpful however it is not a requirement to purchase them.

Course Duration & Outline

CCNA Routing & Switching is split into 4 Modules and each module would normally take 10 weeks to complete. The entire program is covered during a span of 1 year, at which point students should be well prepared to sit their certification exams.

  1. Module 1 – Introduction to Networks
  2. Module 2 – Routing & Switching Essentials
  3. Module 3 – Scaling Networks
  4. Module 4 – Connecting Networks

A complete brief of each course outline is available for download.

Why do the Academy Program?

The Academy program ensures that students are well prepared for the certification exams which currently requires students to achieve a passing mark of approximately 82.5% and above to pass. Our Academy Program can definitely ensure students are prepared for this and in addition, students that complete our program with exceptional marks will receive a discount voucher that can be used to reduce the fees paid for your certification exams.

How much are the certification costs?
Please refer to the Pearson Vue Website for this information

Network Academy Portal – Cisco Academy Student connection. This is the internet site for accessing online exams and course material.

All Cisco Based Certification exams are currently being administered by the Pearson Vue. IT Services USP is currently serving as a testing center and all bookings can be made via their online site.

Please note that bookings must be done 24 hours before any certification exams can be taken.

If you have any questions about Cisco Network Academy policies, you should first check the website Cisco Academy, or contact the Cisco team at USP directly via the IT Helpdesk

(Tel: 323 2117; email:

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