Training & Education
BICSI and Cisco now offer educational opportunities and certifications for each other’s base
By Alyssa Dalton
February 17, 2011
Bicsi has teamed up with Cisco to work together to provide “world-class”
technology training and education to the information technology systems
(ITS) industry. Under the terms of the agreement, the two companies
will provide educational and training opportunities, in addition to
credentials and certifications for each other’s current customer and
“Bicsi and Cisco share a common mission in advancing the information technology industry and the systems that support today’s evolving business infrastructure,” said Bicsi.
According to the company, Bicsi offers training courses and credentials for those who work in the OSI physical and data link layers, whereas Cisco provides training and certifications for the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) model’s network layer.
“By teaming with Bicsi, we are able to help more aspiring networking professionals become engaged with this exciting industry and develop the skills to match changing business requirements and new job roles,” said Jeanne Beliveau-Dunn, vice president and general manager, Learning@Cisco.
“This is a very important first step for Bicsi and one that will bring new CEC opportunities for our credential holders. This is a huge benefit for those who are looking for more opportunities to get CECs without having to travel far distances,” added Brian Hansen, Bicsi president.
Bicsi members will be able to receive additional Continuing Educational Credits (CECs) by taking approved Cisco courses, such as Interconnecting Cisco Network Devices and Designing Cisco Network Service Architectures.
Nearly two dozen Cisco courses have currently been approved for Bicsi CECs, said Bisci.