Integrating Cisco Systems’ Educational Programs in ICT Security Academic Curricula

Publication Type:

Journal Article


Information & Security: An International Journal, Volume 35, Issue 2, p.151-163 (2016)


CCNA Security curriculum, certification program, Cisco Systems’ courses, curriculum, IT specialist


Leading companies in the field of ICT often provide training courses. Such courses are found attractive by students, especially students specializing in technical disciplines. In this article, we review courses provided by Cisco Systems, describe their organization, nomenclature and structure, and provide recommendations on their use in the academic curricula in the field of information and communications security. The inclusion of such courses in the academic curricula is considered beneficial in terms of competitiveness of graduates on the current and foreseen labour markets.