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CISCO Academic Center for Training

CISCO Academic Center

This academy has been established in the University of Salahaddin in 2006; it is supervised by the ESCWA Organization funded by the Iraqi budget. Through a bond with CISCO Company,14,000,000 US $ was allocated for buying and providing the necessary equipment for five regional academies all over Iraq, as well as forty local academies which are distributed over the regional academies, as well as providing, training and preparing teachers for such academies. By this, the University of Salahaddin has now one regional academy and five local academies. These academies are directly supported-in terms of software-by the huge CISCO Company for communication and Technologies through providing programs and courses; the tests are conducted online and the certificates are awarded by CISCO which is accredited throughout the world and it is highly valued. The regional academies are directly supervised by the main training centre CATC in the American University in Lebanon. The local academies are supervised by the regional academies one of which is now supervising the local academies in the Universities of Kirkuk, Sulaimani, Koya and the engineering College of Salahaddin University and Erbil Technical Institute. The sixth local academy was licensed by the regional academy in the Sulaimani Computer Institute which provided the equipment on their own expenses. The regional academy has the right to increase the local academies according to the site and the significance of the place as advised by the CATC, but the necessary equipment and the laboratory have to be provided by the party that asks for that local academy.



Course Catalog

IT Essentials: PC Hardware and Software v4.0 covers the fundamentals of computer hardware and software as well as advanced concepts. Students who complete this course will be able to describe the internal components of a computer, assemble a computer system, install an operating system, and troubleshoot using system tools and diagnostic software. Students will also be able to connect to the Internet and share resources in a network environment. New topics included in this version include laptops and portable devices, wireless connectivity, security, safety and environmental issues, and communication skills. Hands-on lab activities will continue to be an essential element of the course. In support of this, virtual learning tools are integrated into this course. The Virtual Laptop and Virtual Desktop are stand-alone tools designed to supplement classroom learning and provide an interactive "hands-on" experience in learning environments with limited physical equipment.

PC Hardware and Software
Course Outline
  Chapter   PC Hardware and Software
1   Introduction to the Personal Computer
2   Safe Lab Procedure and Tool Use
3    Computer Assembly - Step by Step
4    Basics of Preventive Maintenance and Troubleshooting
5    Fundamental Operating Systems
6    Fundamental Laptops & Portable Devices
7    Fundamental Printers and Scanners
8    Fundamental Networks
9    Fundamental Security
10    Communication Skills
11    Advanced Personal Computers
12    Advanced Operating Systems
13    Advanced Laptops and Portable Devices
14    Advanced Printers and Scanners
15    Advanced Networks
16    Advanced Security


CCNA Exploration

The Cisco CCNA® Exploration curriculum provides a comprehensive overview of networking; from fundamentals to advanced applications and services. It is based on a top-down approach to networking that is popular in many colleges and universities. This course emphasizes theoretical concepts and practical application, while providing opportunities for students to gain the skills and hands-on experience needed to design, install, operate, and maintain networks in small-to-medium businesses, as well as enterprise and service provider environments. CCNA Exploration offers in-depth theory, challenging labs, and a detailed overview of protocol operations. It is designed for students with advanced problem-solving and analytical skills, such as degree candidates in engineering, math, or science, or for working professionals who would like to advance their careers or gain certification. CCNA Exploration was designed to be integrated into technology curricula or continuing education programs at postsecondary institutions such as technical schools, colleges, and universities.


Academy Program

Cisco Networking Academy helps students develop valuable information and communication technology to increase access to opportunities for career advancement, education, and economic participation in communities around the world. Since 1997, Networking Academy has grown to reach a diverse population of approximately 600,000 students each year in more than 160 countries. All students receive the same high-quality education, supported by online content and assessments, performance tracking, hands-on labs, and interactive learning tools.


Academy Memmbers

Name Role Contact
Aree Akram Muhammad LMC/regional & Instructor This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Dler Zendin Maulod Instructor This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Mardin Anwar LMC/local & Instructor This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Qahhar Muhammad Qadir Instructor This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Sangar Nasraddin Instructor This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it



Cisco Certified Networking Associate (CCNA)
The first level, CCNA, is targeted for instruction to high school, technical school, and community college students. It may also be included as prerequisite education at a college or university. CCNA instruction focuses on how to install, configure, and operate simple-routed LAN, routed WAN, and switched LAN and LANE networks.

Cisco Certified Networking Professional (CCNP)
The second level, CCNP, is targeted at college and university students with a prerequisite knowledge base of the skills taughtin the CCNA course. CCNP instruction focuses on how to install,configure, operate, and troubleshoot complex routed LAN, routedWAN, Switched LAN networks, and Dial Access Services.



The Cisco Networking Academy Program provides assessment tools to help students, instructors, and administrators understand the strengths and weaknesses of individuals as they progress through the curriculum. This section contains information about various assessment design, tools, and features. Assessment Guiding Principles All assessments are created to help the student learn and to support the instructor evaluation and judgment of students, not replace the instructor judgment. It is important to use multiple sources of data when evaluating the performance of students. Different assessments have different purposes resulting in different designs. Guidelines and suggestions are provided but implementation needs to depend on local conditions and requirements. This is a partnership; the system only works if you provide feedback