The competition focuses on all the essential requirements for a successful career as a Network Technician.

This competition consists of a series of tasks that include the installation, configuration, maintenance and troubleshooting of ICT networks using predominantly CISCO devices. The competition will test the knowledge and skills learned in the Cisco Network Academy programme.
How training and competing has helped Kamil develop new skills.

The skills you need to demonstrate

  • IT skills

  • Customer service skills

  • Time management

  • Creativity

  • Problem solving

  • Workflow management

  • Data analysis

  • Planning and organising

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Entry criteria

  • This is an individual competition.
  • There is no limit to the number of competitors permitted to enter this competition per organisation.
  • Competitors must be familiar with the core competencies and must not have more than 2 years’ industry experience.

How it works

Registrations are now open and close midnight 28th March 2024.

The entry stage of competition is a remote or online test sent after registration closes.

Competitors will have an hour to complete the task with a final deadline of 26th April.

Live Qualifier

The national qualifiers will take place at the following venues in 2024:

  • Oldham College – 24th May
  • Southern Regional College (Armagh Campus) – 30th May
  • New College Lanarkshire (Motherwell Campus) – 11th June
  • Newcastle College (Ryehill Campus) – 12th June
  • Bedford College – 14th June
  • Basingstoke College – 18th June
  • North Warwickshire & South Leicestershire College (Wigston Campus) – 20th June
  • Barnsley College – 21st June
  • Trafford College – 24th June
  • Cardiff and Vale College – 25th June

To help finalists prepare ahead of the UK Final, we will provide relevant technical training and share mindset development techniques, to support them to remain focused on achieving success.

National finals will take place between the 18th-22nd November 2024 in Manchester (venues TBC).

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