The Cisco Networking Academy Core Council of the Philippines (C3P) starts this year with the Netriders Skills Competition 2011. The competition is open to all Cisco Networking Academy in the Philippines (Regional and Local Academies). There are two (2) categories in the competition: Basic Networking Category and Advanced Networking Category. Each Academy can form two (2) representing teams comprised of three (3) student contestants and one (1) coach per team. Cluster elimination rounds were done in designated host Academies.
Colegio de Dagupan is the only local academy here in the province and one of the local academies of Cluster A, which comprises 32 academies from Northern and Central Luzon. Since 2004, CdD has been adopting the CCNA 3.11 program and at present adopts the latest program which is the CCNA 4 Exploration. Since 2004 the college has never participated any skills competition catered by C3P. It was only this year we have sent one (1) group for the Basic Category and one (1) group for the Advance Category. The Basic Category delegates are Edward Allan V. Menor, Clarisa F. Parayno and Anthony John Taylor with their coach Mr. Christian dela Cruz. The Advance category delegates are Wilson Lloyd Estero, Rex Añonuevo and Jose Marie Español with their coach Engr. Neriza V. Bustillo, who is also the Cisco Legal Main Contact and Curriculum Lead of the Academy.
The competition was done at Holy Angels University in Angeles, Pampanga which was also attended by ten (10) Academies namely: AICS Tarlac, AICS Dau, University of Baguio, Colegio De Dagupan, HAU CEA, HAU CICT, AMACC-Baguio, AMACC-Olongapo, AMACC-Tarlac and AMACC-Cabanatuan. The skills competition includes on-line exam of 100 items for an hour and a Packet Tracer configuration for also an hour. In the Basic Category, Colegio de Dagupan ranked number five against other academies who were competing since Skills Competition begun.
(Left-Right: Ma. Teresa Salta, Anthony John Taylor, Edward Allan Menor, Clarissa Parayno and Christian dela Cruz)
While in the Advance Category, Colegio de Dagupan ranks number two (2) among the ten (10) competing academies. It is just a few points away from HUA-CICT, the host of the Cluster A - Netriders Skills Competition.
(Left-Right: Rex Añonuevo, Wilson Lloyd Estero, Engr. Neriza V. Bustillo and Jose Marie Español)
This is just another achievement that Colegio de Dagupan community must be proud of, despite being new in the event still, we have prove to our competitors that Colegio de Dagupan is technically equipped and incline. Student performance to this Cluster completion emphasize that with further training and exposure to the world of Netcentric we might see Colegio de Dagupan team in the future competing in the Asia Pacific Skills Competition which is the first and foremost goal of each Cisco Academy.