In Romania, there is a CATC Centre (Cisco Academic Training Centre) at
RoEduNet Bucharest, and also 10 Regional Academies and 102 Local Academies
(The Regional Academies are also Local Academies) which offer training for
the CCNA certificate (Cisco Certified Networking Associate).
The Cisco company, the world-wide leader in the field of interconnecting
computer networks, has established a partnership with the Ministry of
National Education, and has agreed to adhere to the “ Cisco Networking
Academy” programme. More than 50 countries joined this programme.
The Cisco Academy programme has a hierarchical organizational
structure on several levels:
The Training Centre (Cisco Networking Centre), which trains the
personnel (trainers) from the Regional Academies; it covers a cluster
of countries, at present the Training Centre for Europe functioning
at the University of Birmingham (England).
The Regional Academy, which trains and co-ordinates the personnel
(trainers) from the Local Academies. In Romania there are only 4 Centres
of this kind, in RoEduNet Centres from Cluj-Napoca, Bucharest, Târgu
Mureş and Iaşi.
The Local Academy includes classes of students trained directly in the
field of interconnecting computer networks.
The programme starts from the idea that organizations, irrespective of
their level, do not have the necessary resources to design, build and maintain
computer networks, the nowadays specialists having no access to the advantages
of the modern technologies applied to computer networks.
The benefits of the established partnership are the following:
The students receive training in order to acquire the necessary
abilities for the data communication professions
The member schools and universities, receive a significant amount
of communication equipment and also the necessary resources to support
the use of internal networks
The companies benefit by getting trained and properly qualified
specialists in the field of information technology.
The Cisco Local Academy was founded in 2001 at “Lucian Blaga” University.
At the end of each semester, CISCO will issue a certificate of attendance
and completion of courses in a PDF format, for that particular semester.
At the end of the 4 semesters, after the final exam held in an examination
Centre certified by CISCO, one will receive a CCNA certificate sent by mail.
When do classes begin?
15.01.2007: CCNA1, CCNA2, CCNA3 şi CCNA4
09.04.2007: CCNA1, CCNA2, CCNA3 şi CCNA4
One semester will last between minimum 6 and maximum 10 weeks, and it
will consist of 2 meetings per week.
The semesters must be taken in order, that is CCNA1, CCNA2, CCNA3 and
CCNA4, but they do not need to be approached continuously. After the end
of each semester there is the possibility to choose between:
continuing the classes by applying for the next semester with the
interrupting attendance, but with the possibility to resume classes
in the future, the already graduated semesters being acknowledged
Registration period. Fees
There are 4 categories of fees, which mean several options offered to
the students doing a computer studies programme at LBUS as well as to the
The fees are the following*:
2.500.000 lei (250 RON) / semester – for students majoring in computer studies at LBUS
3.250.000 lei (325 RON) / semester – for students/pupils
4.000.000 lei (400 RON) / semester – for other persons
5.500.000 lei (550 RON) / semestru / person – for corporate bodies
Nota: CISCO Local Academy has the right to alter these fees, their altered values being applied starting with the next semester of the offered courses.
The above-mentioned fees may be paid as follows:
Minimum 50% at registration, and the rest of the amount will be paid at
the end of the contract, that is, on the day mentioned in the signed contract.
After the contract has been signed and the first instalment paid, that
particular student will be actually registered in the class opened on the
CISCO site, where the student will have access to course-related materials,
to grades, to information concerning the exams, by using the username and
the personal password.
After the students register in the first semester (CCNA), a new account
will be created on the CISCO site. They will be assigned via e-mail a username
and a temporary password, that are necessary to fill in the online form
with their personal data and also to specify the username and the password
that they want.
At the first meeting, the students will receive a CD containing all
the necessary materials for that semester. Practical activities and free
discussions on the matters that have been dealt with throughout the course
will be the main focus.
Each student will have to study the theoretical part individually, outside
meetings. During classes, only the major issues from the current chapter
will be dealt with, namely the debatable issues one has come across during
individual study. Depending on the clarifications, practical activities
or exercises will be again the focus of interest.
The grading and examination system is structured and supported by CISCO.
Thus, all the exams will be taken online on the CISCO site. In this respect,
the particular exam needs to be activated by the trainer. Then, by using
the individual password and the username, the students will be able to
take the activated exams, obtaining a score under the form of percentage.
The grids are divided into two categories:
MCMA (Multiple Choice Multiple Answers) – grids
with choices (all correct answers have to be selected in order to
get the highest score)
MCSA (Multiple Choice Single Answer) – grids
with only one correct answer
Students will be assigned a project, a case study, for each semester,
and the students will be graded according to this case study by the trainer.
The reference material needed for the project, can be found either on
CD or in the course-book, at the respective chapter.
The equipment available at the
CISCO Local Academy affiliated with LBUS consists of:
Routers: - 1 x Cisco 805
- 1 x Cisco 1610
- 1 x Cisco 1720
- 2 x Cisco 2520
- 2 x Cisco 2610
Catalyst Switches - 2 x Cisco Catalyst 2950
- 1 x Cisco Catalyst 2924XL
Other equipment: - 1 x Switch 24 ports - 2 x Switch 16 ports
- 2 x Switch 8 ports
- 2 x Hub 16 ports
- 2 x Hub 12 ports
network tools (pliers, testers, punchdown-tool, etc.)
9 PCs connected to
The Teaching Staff of the Academy
Associate Professor Remus
Brad, Eng. Ph.D.
Local Academy Main Contact
Eng. Daniel Ghisoiu
Local Academy Instructor
Cisco Certified Network Associate
Cisco Certified Academy Instructor
CCNA1: NETWORKING BASICS v3.1
An Introduction to Networks
Computer Networking Basics
LAN (Local Area Network) and WAN (Wide Area Network) Cabling
TCP/IP Protocol Sequence and IP Addressing
Routing and Sub-Networking Basics
TCP/IP Carry and Application Layers
Case Study – Structured Cabling
ROUTERS AND ROUTING BASICS v3.1
WAN Networks and Routers
Preliminary Information on Routers
CISCO IOS Administration
Routing and Routing Protocols
Routing Protocols Based on The Distance Vector
TCP/IP Carry Layer
Control Lists of ACL Access
Case Study – Routing
CCNA3: SWITCING BASICS AND INTERMEDIATE ROUTING v3.1