Cisco Networking Academy Contest Site

NetRiders: United States and Canada

Overview

Cisco Networking Academy NetRiders IT skills competitions are a great opportunity for students and alumni in the United States and Canada to showcase their networking abilities, learn valuable new IT skills, and gain visibility among talent recruiters in the growing ICT and networking field.

In 2014, NetRiders will be held in the spring for both high school and post-secondary students and the structures have changed from past years. We are no longer making the distinction between high school and post-secondary. And the competition will be in two rounds instead of three. For all the eligibility requirements and rules of the competition, please download the Rules PDF and FAQ files for the competition you are interested in.

There are two skill levels being offered aligning to Cisco CCENT and CCNA Routing and Switching certifications. Eligible competitors and their proctoring instructors can register for NetRiders during the open registration period and self-select the competition they choose to participate in based on which CCNA courses they are currently enrolled in or recently completed. Students represent the Cisco Networking Academy and state or province where they are currently attending or most recently completed a course at. This may differ from their home state or province.

  • INSTRUCTORS - Watch the recorded February 17 Webinar
  • NetRiders CCENT Competition 2014

    Rules | FAQs

    NetRiders CCENT competition is open to any Cisco Networking Academy student who is currently or was recently enrolled (within ten months from the opening of registration) in one of the first two CCNA Routing and Switching, CCNA Discovery, or CCNA Exploration courses. The competition is held in two rounds where students participate as individuals. Please note the change from 2013 CCENT NetRiders where participation was in teams and for high school students only.

    The content is geared toward CCENT certification, which aligns directly with first two CCNA Routing and Switching courses. If you are enrolled in the first two CCNA Discovery or CCNA Exploration courses and have content concerns or questions, check out the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for more information. See schedule below for dates and details.

    To register, you will need to get the enrolment key from your Cisco Networking Academy Instructor. You may only enroll in one competition, either CCENT or CCNA.

    CCENT SCHEDULE

    Registration

    Feb 17 - Mar 14, 2014

    Proctor Information Task

    Practice Site is open to test the following:

    • Firewall and proxy settings
    • Image viewing
    • Packet Tracer file downloading

    ROUND ONE: Qualifier

    Mar 24 - Apr 4, 2014
    • Two virtual exams one 60 minutes and one 30 minutes (instructor proctoring required)
    • Top two students per academy advance (must have minimum 70% score)

    ROUND TWO: U.S./Canada Theater Finale

    Friday, May 2, 2014
    1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. EDT

    NetRiders CCNA Competition 2014

    Rules | FAQs

    NetRiders CCNA competition is open to any Cisco Networking Academy student who is currently or was recently enrolled (within ten months from the opening of registration) in one of the third or fourth CCNA Routing and Switching, CCNA Discovery, or CCNA Exploration courses. The competition is held in two rounds and students participate as individuals. Please note the change from 2013 CCNA NetRiders where participation was for post-secondary students only and the competition was held in the fall. This will be the only CCNA competition offered in 2014 in the USA and Canada.

    The content is geared toward CCNA Routing and Switching certification, which covers content from all four CCNA Routing and Switching courses. See schedule below for dates and details or check out the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for more information.

    To register, you will need to get the enrolment key from your Cisco Networking Academy Instructor. You may only enroll in one competition, either CCNA or CCENT.

    CCNA SCHEDULE

    Registration

    Feb 17 - Mar 14, 2014

    Proctor Information Task

    Practice Site is open to test the following:

    • Firewall and proxy settings
    • Image viewing
    • Packet Tracer file downloading

    ROUND ONE: Qualifier

    Mar 24 - Apr 4, 2014
    • Two virtual exams - 60 minutes each (instructor proctoring required)
    • Top two students per academy advance (must have minimum 70% score)

    ROUND TWO: U.S./Canada Theater Finale

    Thursday, May 1, 2014
    1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. EDT
    • Two virtual exams - one 60 minutes and one 90 minutes (instructor proctoring required)
    • See rules for prizes


    Prizes

    Prizes are awarded at the end of Round Two and normally awarded to those scoring in the top ten. Please see the Rules for each competition for more information on the prizes.