Eric May and Chris Dykes will be advancing to Round 2 in the Cisco NetRiders competition. Students in the Cisco Networking Academy had the opportunity to participate in the Cisco NetRiders competition.
The competition is divided into two categories based upon the CCENT and CCNA Industry Certifications and there are two rounds for each category. Students in each category compete against each other at the Academy level by completing two tests with one test being knowledge-based and the other being skills-based. Upon competing in at the Academy level, the top two students in each category are able to compete in the second round against students regionally in the U.S. and Canada, if they earn at least a 70 percent score during round one.
Eric May is advancing to the second round in the CCNA competition held on Thursday, May 1 from 1-5 p.m. and Chris Dykes is advancing in the CCENT competition on Friday, May 2 from 1-5 p.m. Prizes for the second round winners may include gift cards as well as an expense-paid trip to Cisco Headquarters in San Jose, California. This is the first year Santa Fe students have been able to participate in the competition, since the competition is proctored virtually.