Astana IT University, a leading IT university, has signed a memorandum of cooperation with Cisco, a world IT leader.
The memorandum suggests that Cisco will open its network laboratory equipped with the latest technologies at the university. This will enable university students to visit courses offered by the company’s Network Academy in such areas as network technologies, cybersecurity, and programming. In addition to the courses, the laboratory is planned to host joint hackathons, technical workshops and master classes, in the course of which future IT specialists will get career recommendations from leading Cisco specialists. Students will also have the opportunity to prepare for industrial certification, which is an industry networking standard.
Furthermore, this is the first laboratory in Kazakhstan, which offers Cisco Webex, a hardware-software solution for distance learning. This solution will enable the university to invite lecturers from leading foreign universities online, to consult and share experience with specialists from other countries, and students to bring into life their international projects.
Being located in the territory of EXPO Business Center, Astana IT University is aimed at teaching highly skilled personnel for the successful implementation of the Digital Kazakhstan State Program.