Established in January 22, 2007, The Cisco Networking Academy Program at Al-Manar University of Tripoli is a comprehensive e-learning program that provides students with the Internet technology skills essential in a global economy. The Networking Academy delivers web-based content, online assessment, student performance tracking, hands-on labs, instructor training and support, and preparation for industry standard certifications.

Launched in October 1997 with 64 educational institutions in seven states, the Networking Academy has spread to more than 150 countries. Since its inception, over 1.6 Million students have enrolled at more than 10,000 Academies located in high schools, technical schools, colleges, universities, and community-based organizations.

Cisco’s partners from business, government and community organizations form an ecosystem to deliver the range of services and support needed to grow tomorrow’s global workforce. Initially created to prepare students for the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) degree, the Academy curriculum has expanded with ecosystem-partner sponsored courses. Optional courses include: IT Essentials: PC Hardware and Software and IT Essentials: Network Operating Systems; and Panduit Network Infrastructure Essentials sponsored by Panduit Corporation.