The first cycle of students to complete the initial semester in the Guam
Community College's Cisco Networking Academy took their exam Wednesday in the
first move towards advanced telecommunications training in networking. GCC
established the island's first center for the world leader in networking earlier
this year, and course instructor Terry Kuper says that he has been extremely
pleased with the structure and turnout for the course. “Oh, I think its a great
program...with the opportunities now available on the island, and with the telecomm industry's boom, what we're doing is very exciting,” he said.
“We have ten total students in our campus program, and we’re working with each DOE school. Students take the test to become proficient in advanced networking principles and to prepare for Cisco’s certification exams. The curriculum is geared towards test them thoroughly in networking concepts, both theoretically and practically by the end of the semester,” Kuper continued.
The first semester of the Cisco Networking Academy will begin again on January
15. The students completing the test Wednesday night advance to the second
semester, which is set to begin next week.