Henry Ford College Cisco Networking Academy Program Hosts the 10th Annual Michigan Academy Olympics on April 29

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The Henry Ford College Cisco Networking Academy Program is hosting the 10th Annual Michigan Academy Olympics – a “Meet & Compete” event – on Friday, April 29, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. 

April 26, 2016, Dearborn, Mich. — The Henry Ford College (HFC) Cisco Networking Academy Program will host its 10th Annual Michigan Academy Olympics – a “Meet & Compete” event – on Friday, April 29, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. on the first floor of the Andrew A. Mazzara Administrative Services & Conference Center (ASCC), Building L on the main campus.

At the Academy Olympics, 16 teams comprised of up to six students (who will be assigned to a team at check-in) will participate in the following activities:
• Cable Making;
• Router Configuration/Troubleshooting;
• Quiz Bowl; and
• “A Day in the Life of a Network Engineer.”

Listed below is the schedule of activities for the Academy Olympics:
• 8:30 to 9 a.m.: Check-in for students, judges and volunteers/continental breakfast;
• 9 to 9:20 a.m.: Welcome Remarks & Orientation in the Forfa Auditorium;
• 9:25 to 9:40 a.m.: Team ice-breaker/judges meeting;
• 9:45 to 10:25 a.m.: Rotation No. 1;
• 10:30 to 11:10 a.m.: Rotation No. 2;
• 11:15 to 11:55 a.m.: Rotation No. 3;
• Noon to 12:40 p.m.: Lunch;
• 12:45 to 1:25 p.m.: Rotation No. 4; and
• 1:30 to 2:15 p.m.: Closing Remarks/awards ceremony/door prizes in the Forfa Auditorium.

During this event, students will also have the opportunity network with CISCO alumni and explore summer internship possibilities. 

The Academy Olympics is sponsored by the following businesses:
• Cisco Systems, Inc. in San Francisco;
• Secure-24, LLC in Southfield;
• KLA Laboratories in Dearborn;
• Canton Computers in Plymouth;
• Meta Solutions in Marion, Ohio;
• SIGMAnet in Ontario, Calf.;
• CDW in Southfield;
• Access Interactive in Novi;
• Pearson in New York; and
• NetScout Systems in Westford, Mass.

The Academy Olympics is free and open to the public. Lunch will also be served. For questions or further information about the Academy Olympics, contact Cisco Academy Instructor Kathryn Fitzner atkfitzner@hfcc.edu
In partnership with Cisco Systems, HFC is designated as a Cisco Networking Academy and offers preparation programs for CCENT (Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician), CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate), and CCNP (Cisco Certified Network Professional). Cisco certifications are consistently rated among the most highly valued certifications within the IT industry by both employers and IT professionals.
For questions or further information about HFC’s Cisco Networking Academy Program, contact Cisco Academy Instructor Todd Browning at 313-845-6365 or browning@hfcc.edu