Malaysian Students wins Cisco’s Asia Pacific Skills Competition

A team of three students from the Multimedia University, Cyberjaya,
in Malaysia, beat 15 other teams from around the Asia Pacific region to
top Cisco Asia Pacific NetRiders 2009, an annual skills competition
organized by the Cisco Networking Academy, a comprehensive e-learning
program that enables students to develop valuable information and
communications technology (ICT) skills for increased access to
opportunities in the global economy.

Highlights / Key Facts:

  • This was the second year that Asia Pacific NetRiders was organized over Cisco TelePresenceTM and Cisco WebExTM, which provided a powerful collaborative platform for the students to test their skills.
  • The winning team from Malaysia, Soon Sing Tee, Chamal Sapumohotti,
    Ravan Nagalingam, won an all-expenses-paid trip to the United States.
  • Team Malaysia, comprising different participants, placed second to a team from China in last year’s competition.
  • This year’s competition featured 16 countries, each sending the
    winners of its national NetRiders competition. More than 4,000 students
    competed for their respective national titles.
  • The competition involves two levels of testing. The first level is
    a multiple-choice online examination, and the second level involves an
    online test using Packet Tracer 5.2 (network configuration through
    computer simulation).
  • The competition is open to students from more than 1,390 Networking Academy venues across the region.
  • In second and third place, respectively, were the teams from the
    Sri Lankan Institute of Information Technology and the American
    International University – Bangladesh, demonstrating the incredible
    diversity of talent in the Cisco Networking Academy.
  • Participating in their second Asia Pacific NetRiders, Team Cambodia
    travelled to Bangkok, Thailand, in order to compete over the Cisco
    TelePresence platform. Their trip was sponsored by Cisco Thailand and
    Cisco’s channel partners in Cambodia: Trust Gobal Service, CAMPURA and
    CISWORK.

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