Welcome to MMU Cisco Networking Academy

 

 

INTRODUCTION


MMU Cisco Academy Program started in 2002 in MMU CyberJaya and Melaka campus. Since 2002, the program has grown quite well in delivering networking training not only limited to MMU Student, MMU Staff but also to other institutions' instructors and general public as well. We will continue to strive in delivering the best training to our students and instructor. Below is the time-line progress of our academy.

Timeline
2002
MMU signed up as Cisco Regional Academy. 2 instructors went to CATC, NTU Singapore to complete their CCNA training.
First Batch of 30 instructors was trained in MMU. First Batch of MMU student trained in CCNA
Dec 2002:
Regional Academy conference, Shenzhen
Major changes in CCNA/ CCNP curriculum from CCNAv2.14 to CCNAv3 and CCNPv2.0 to CCNPv3.0. This is a major change for CCNA/CCNP curriculum at that time. Introduction of new curriculum such as Network Security and Wireless for Networking Academy.

2003

Regional Academy Conference, Phuket Dec 2003 A new model for Networking Academy was proposed. In each country, there will be an Academy Council formed to take care of the overall operation of Networking Academy. Since then, each country Networking Academy is took care by its own council.


2004

Jan 2004: First batch of CCNA working adult classes under APEC CCNA scholarship was conducted in partnership with Cisco Systems, APEC and KTAK. 22 candidates attended, 18 graduated.
July 2004: First Local Academy Conference : Shah Alam


2005

Jan 2005: First Batch of Working Adult.CCNA Class. July 2005: Second Local Academy Conference: Shah Alam Dec 2005: Regional Academy Conference (Bangkok) Introduction of Cisco IP Telephony v1.0 curriculum
A local academy in Shenzhen China was awarded for producing more than 25 CCIE from their Cisco Local Academy.

As off 2005, MMU Cyberjaya managed to recruits the following local academies.Most the instructors from these institutions are trained by MMU Regional Academy.
      Curtin University of Technology, Sarawak Campus, Malaysia
      INTI Foundation
      Kolej Legenda
      Penang Skills Development Centre (PSDC)
      Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
      Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman


2006

May 2006: 1st Networking Skill Based Competition in Malaysia located in University Malaya
      1st place : MMU CyberJaya Team
      2nd Place : MMU Melaka Team
      3rd Place : University Malaya
July 2006: 3rd Malaysia Cisco Local Academy Conference. Shah Alam
Dec 2006: Regional Academy Conference. (Kuala Lumpur)


2007
Jan 2007: First CCNP Local Academy in Malaysia
June 2007: First CCNP class.
May 2007:
2nd Networking Skill Based Competition in Malaysia located in UniKL
      Overall 1st place : MMU Melaka Team
      Overall 2nd Place : MMU Cyberjaya Team
      Overall 3rd Place : University Malaya
      Theory Exam 1st place : MMU Melaka Team
      Theory Exam 2nd place : MMU Cyberjaya Team
      Theory Exam 3rd place : MMU Melaka Team
Dec 2007: Regional Academy Conference (Hong Kong)


2008
May 2008: 3rd Networking Skill Based Competition in Malaysia located in UiTM
      Overall 1st place : MMU CyberJaya Team
      Overall 2nd Place : MMU Cyberjaya Team
      Overall 3rd Place : TAR College Team
Sept 2008: Cisco Associate Engineer Program Two of MMU student was selected to be in the Cisco Associate Engineer Program, received 6 month internship in USA.
Oct 2008: 1st Networking Skill Based Competition ASIA PACIFIC
      Overall 1st place : China Team
      Overall 2nd Place : Malaysia Team (MMU Cyberjaya Team)
      Overall 3rd Place : Singapore Team
Dec 2008: Regional Academy Conference, Saigon Annual Meeting among the regional academy in ASIA-PAC


2009
May 2009: 4th Networking Skill Based Competition in Malaysia located in UniKL
      Overall 1st place : MMU CyberJaya Team
      Overall 2nd Place : TAR College Team
      Overall 3rd Place : MMU CyberJaya Team
June 2009: BSMSN Instructor Training (Held in MMU) 12 instructors attended the training taught by instructors from CATC, BoxHill.
Sept 2009: MMU CyberJaya won the first place in Cisco Asia Pacific Networking Competition (Netriders).
Dec 2009: Regional Academy Conference, Singapore Annual Meeting among the regional academy in ASIA-PAC


2010
Jan 2010: Netrider trip at San Jose USA for Tee Soon Sing , Ravan Nagalingam and Chamal Sapumohotti
April 2010: 5th Networking Skill Based Competition in Malaysia located in MMU Cyberjaya. Question are set and graded by Cisco System. Competition format were changed to individual instead of team.
      Overall 1st place : KTAR team
      Overall 2nd Place : KTAR Team
      Overall 3rd Place : MMU CyberJaya. Tan Han Hui


2011
March 2011: Academy Conference in Sydney Australia.
April 2011: 5th Networking Skill Based Competition in Malaysia located in KTAR Setapak.
      Overall 1st place : MMU Cyberjaya. Chan Eng Siang
      Overall 2nd Place : KTAR. Lim Yu Jie.
      Overall 3rd Place : MMU CyberJaya. Shum E Han
Oct 2011 Mr. Chan Eng Siang (MMU) & Mr. Lim Yu Jie (TARC) won the Cisco Asia Pacific Networking Competition (netriders).
All Cisco Academy Instructors training no longer be done via Regional Academy but via a new model called Academy Traing Center (UiTM and University Malaya for Malaysia). All the Academy related support matter will be handled via Academy Support Center. (UiTM and University Malaya for Malaysia).


2012
Jan 2012. Mr. Chan Eng Siang (MMU) & Mr. Lim Yu Jie (TARC) trip to Cisco HeadQuarters San Jose USA.
April 2012: 6th Networking Skill Based Competition in Malaysia located in UTEM Melaka. This was the last year MMU cyberjaya participated in Cisco Netrider competition.


2013 - 2017
The CCNA curriculum is offered as an additional course for MMU students and not integrated into the curriculum. As time goes by, the number of CCNA students are dropping as there were many distractions from others free vendor offering such as Hackathon, Big Data, Security etc. Thus, it's difficult to get students to go for competition. Students are faced with limited budget and funding. Most of them are forced to focus on their core subjects with a focus to quickly finished their degree.