Organised under the auspices of Eastern Mediterranean University Rector Prof. Dr. Necdet Osam, Cisco Networking Academy Meeting took place at EMU Mustafa Afşin Ersoy Hall under the theme “Information Technologies and Communication Training”.
In his opening address, Vice Rector Prof. Dr. M. Yaşar Özden stated that Cisco Networking Academy is the largest worldwide organization in its field. Prof. Dr. M. Yaşar Özden also highlighted the significance of EMU’s collaboration with this important organization. Prof. Dr. Özden went on to state the important role of education in competing with the numerical transformation taking place between companies and countries.
Director of EMU Computer Center Aytaç Çerkez delivered a presentation on the importance of the industrial certificates in the field of “Information Technologies and Communication”. In his presentation, Çerkez provided information on the informatics assets of EMU and added that the university possesses test centers for certification.
Following Çerkez, staff member in charge of EMU Cisco Networking Academy Yusuf Küçük talked about the partnership model aiming to reach a wider audience in the TRNC regarding “Information Technologies and Communication Training”. Küçük added that with the introduction of the new model, EMU will provide services as the Academic Support and Trainer Development Center. Küçük put forth that trainers who can provide countrywide courses on Networking, Security, IoT, OS&IT, Programming, Operation and Numerical Literacy are already available at the center. In his presentation, Küçük also talked about the main target of Cisco Networking Academy, which is the formation of a strong bridge between education and recruitability. Towards the end of his talk, Küçük provided information on the operations and achievements of EMU Cisco Networking Academy since the year 2002.
After Küçük, Deniz Sungurlu, person in charge of Turkey Cisco Networking Academy Program, talked about how they introduce new paths for people with their unique training program. Sungurlu also added that boasting 70000 staff members working in 470 offices in 165 countries, Cisco Systems have an important role in Internet development. Sungurlu concluded his speech by stating that Cisco Networking Academy provides training services for around 1 million individuals annually and expressed his hope to have an increasing number of students and trainers in the TRNC.
The last presentation of the day was delivered by Marc Khayat, Director of Cisco Academy Turkey, Middle East and North Africa (TMENA) Technical Affairs. Having worldwide fame in the field of Industrial Information Technologies and Communications, Marc Khayat talked about Cisco Networking Academy’s most recent portfolio. Khayat also talked about the qualities sought in numerical economy, which are Numerical Transformation, IoT establishment, Large Data and Logic Analysis and Numerical Licence. At the end of his presentation, Khayat provided information on over 30 training programs appearing within Cisco Academy Program.
The meeting was participated by web administrators of many local universities, representatives of government offices and a large group of students.
Cisco Networking Academy Administrators Visited EMU Rector Prof. Dr. Osam
Prior to the meeting, Deniz Sungurlu, Marc Khayat, Aytaç Çerkez and Yusuf Küçük paid a visit to EMU Rector Prof. Dr. Osam. Thanking Prof. Dr. Osam for his support, the visiting group shared information about Cisco Networking Academy. At the end of the visit, Rector Prof. Dr. Osam presented Sungurlu ve Khayat a gift made of traditional Lefkara lace. Vice Rector Prof. Dr. Özgür Eren was also present at the meeting.