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University of Phoenix to offer Cisco certification preparation programs

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The University of Phoenix announced March 15, 2012 that new programs will be added to the educational curricula that will educate and prepare students for the Cisco CCNA(R) certification. The annoucement was made from a recent press release from a BusinessWire article. The CCNA cerification is a valuable resource of knowledge in the field of system networking and support.

Network technology and network systems jobs are projected to grow by more than 20% by 2018.

President of the University of Phoenx, Bill Pepicello stated:

"University of Phoenix is dedicated to providing our students with employable education that is relevant to the current needs of their industries. This new agreement with Cisco is a perfect complement to this commitment."

"Not only will we be able to offer our students another venue to obtain relevant industry experience, we are able to offer an important degree and certificate program that combines University of Phoenix's best-in-class learning technologies with Cisco's industry-leading network training and support."

"The addition of the Cisco courses enables University of Phoenix students to further enhance their backgrounds with practical insight and IT skills that translate directly to the workplace..."

"They enhance the existing University of Phoenix curriculum by combining both companies' technological resources to create a distinctive and highly applicable mix of classroom and lab-based, industry-specific learning techniques."

The University of Phoenix is the first university to offer an associate degree program specifically for the CCNA certification. The University of Phoenix will also offer a separate stand alone program specifically for preparing to take and pass the CCNA certification test.

Andres Sintes, global director of Cisco's Worldwide Learning Partner Channels, comments:

"University of Phoenix has one of the best and largest IT degree programs in the world..."

"Coupled for the first time with Cisco's award-winning certification program, this unique union is truly enabling workforce transformation, which can only help individuals and our economy."

For more information about the University of Phoenix Cisco programs visit www.phoenix.edu/programs/aait-ccna or call 866-766-0766

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University of Phoenix press release

The University of Phoenix Louisville Campus is located at:

10400 Linn Station Road
Louisville, KY, 40223-3839
Phone: 502.423.0149
Toll-Free: 800.697.8223

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