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Cisco Networking Academy Congratulates Winners of Student Video Contest

Online Competition Celebrates Students' Excitement About IT

SAN JOSE, Calif., – September 11, 2009 – Cisco is proud to announce the winners of the first Cisco® Networking Academy® Student Video Contest. Students from across the United States entered videos in an online contest to celebrate "Why I'm Excited About IT."

Cisco Networking Academy

  • Cisco Networking Academy is a technology education program that provides students in 165 countries with networking and technical skills to prepare them for careers in the 21st century. 
  • Committed to delivering the highest standard of information technology education to students of all nationalities, genders and economic brackets, the Networking Academy is designed to offer students real-world skills that will position them for employment and career growth.
  • There are currently more than 2,200 academies across the United States, with nearly 550,000 students having completed coursework preparing them for careers in information technology.

Student Video Contest

  • In May and June of 2009, individuals or teams of up to three Networking Academy colleagues developed and submitted three-minute videos expressing "Why I'm Excited About IT."
  • Videos were judged by a panel of Networking Academy employees who selected a first-, second- and third-place national winner in each of three categories: Alumni, College and High School.
  • The final week of the contest was dedicated to a popular vote and invited the Networking Academy community to rate the top videos, providing an additional award to recognize the videos that had the highest viewership with the "Most Socialized Video."

Winners

High School

College

Alumni

Supporting Quote:

  • Rosanna Bisges, senior manager of the Cisco Networking Academy, U.S. and Canada, said:
  • "This video competition was an excellent opportunity for students and alumni to showcase the skills and knowledge that they have developed through the Cisco Networking Academy. We are thrilled to see so many eager participants in this contest demonstrating the impact of networking technology and sharing their excitement in a dynamic and innovative way."

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Talent Development, Networking, Cisco, Cisco Networking Academy, CCNA, Cisco Certifications, Video Contest, Cisco Video, Cisco Competition, Student Video Contest, IT, Interest in IT, Excited About IT

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