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Besting all its other competitors in Mindanao, the AMA Davao Advanced Level Team emerged as champion and was designated as the official team to represent the entire Mindanao region in the 2009 National CISCO Skills Competition to be held in Angeles City, Pampanga in March 2009. Led by its coach, Warren Badong, the winning AMA Davao team was composed of Anecito Balatero, Jr., Sheri Lou Igdanes, Darryl May Ramoran and Ryan Rusiana.
The elimination round for the Mindanao cluster schools was held at AMA Davao campus organized by the CISCO Core of the Philippines (C3P). The AMA Davao team beat Mindanao Polytechnic State College in the final elimination round.
CISCO Skills Competition is an annual competition held by the CISCO Networking Academy (CNA), 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. Elimination rounds are conducted on a regional level and the winners per region are made to compete in a national CISCO Skills Competition.
The competition tests the capability and skill levels of CNA students in the area of computer network hardware design, configuration, development and maintenance, all of which are covered in the CNA program. The competition involves two levels of testing. The first level is multiple-choice online examinations and the second level requires hands-on troubleshooting with preconfigured networks.
In the Philippines, AMA Education System (AMAES), Asia’s pioneer and largest network of universities and colleges, is one of the first partners of CISCO Networking Academy. AMAES is also authorized to administer the exams for CNA certification in the Philippines. Today, AMAES has 19 CISCO Networking Academies, the most number of schools offering CISCO academy programs recognized worldwide.
CISCO is the worldwide leader in networking transforming the way people connect, communicate and collaborate. Today, its CISCO Networking Academy reaches a diverse population of around 800,000 students each year in more than 160 countries.