Cisco Networking Academy students at Lenoir Community College recently competed in the NetRiders Competition held at the college in a virtual environment with other competitors.
Computer Information Technology Program chair Gail Edwards said Cisco Networking Academy NetRiders Competitions are a great opportunity for students and alumni in the United States and Canada to showcase their networking abilities, learn valuable new IT skills, and gain visibility among talent recruiters in the growing ICT and networking field.
The top prize was a NetRiders Study Trip and recognizes outstanding Networking Academy CCNA students and encourages them to further their career development in Information Technology. During their visit, they get to visit the Silicon Valley, cultivate new friendships with peers throughout the world, and learn more about Cisco culture.
LCC students competed with more than 1000 students from the United States and Canada. LCC students Darryl Farrell, Zachery Bryan and Joshua Grady advanced to round two of the competition. After round two, Farrell placed fourth in North Carolina.
“Unfortunately, only the top three from the state will go on to the third and final round, Edwards said. “ This is the first year LCC has been a competitor in NetRiders, but it certainly will not be the last. I am so excited our students placed so high in the competition.”
“It has been a great experience for all of us.,” she said. “Now that we know what to expect, we will be prepared to win next year.”
For more information on Cisco Networking or Computer Information Technology, contact Edwards at (2520 527-6223, ext. 611.