Swinburne University invests $1.1M on six Cisco Networking Academy labs – ARNnet

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Swinburne University of Technology has launched six Cisco Networking Academy labs for its students at the Hawthorn campus, in Melbourne.

The $1.1 million investment help it build three labs for higher education students and three for pathways and vocational education (PAVE) students.

The labs contain 17 network racks and 700 Cisco devices and will be used to train soon-to-become telecommunications engineers and data networking specialists

Each workstation allow students to set-up, control and enable a wide range of real world networking environments, from small to extremely large and complex networks, according to Swinburne.

“The labs can be used to build large-scale broadband networks and provide industry-accredited Cisco training,” deputy vice-chancellor (academic), professor Duncan Bentley, said.


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