On the evening of December 15th, we gathered for our virtual graduation ceremony to celebrate the recent success of our Full Stack Network Engineer 6-19-2020 cohort. This was truly an exciting moment for everyone as the cohort members completed the Full Stack Network Engineer (FSNE) program having put in their passion and hard work over 22 weeks to achieve success. The cohort began on June 19th, 2020, and completed with 66 graduates.
Through the program, students learned exactly what it takes to be an effective and successful Network Engineer in today’s workforce. Having most students starting out with no prior experience, their knowledge was built from ground zero where they learned the fundamentals of networking and progressed all the way to planning, designing, and deploying their own multi-site, enterprise-grade networks by the end of the program. The students from this cohort are now in the job hunting phase. Some of which have already landed new IT jobs or landed promotions within their companies.
What’s the program like?
The FSNE program prepares students for the real-world by rigorously vetting their skills and knowledge over 22 weeks and across multiple checkpoints and milestones which include multiple awards. The first award that students must achieve is the Full Stack Network Associate (FSNA) award from NexGenT. To achieve this students must pass a written exam and also deploy a real network on their own which supports routing, switching, wireless networking, voice over IP, and network security. After achieving the FSNA, students then work on obtaining their Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification from Cisco Systems. The goal is for the students to knock out this certification by the 90-day mark before moving into the advanced training aspect of the program. Upon entering advanced training, students immediately begin learning project management skills and working to design and build their first project. Their first project is a very robust 3-site network deployment with a headquarters and two remote offices. Two more projects are then deployed where a Cisco ASA with remote access SSL VPN solution is deployed, followed by a Colo Data Center deployment for redundancy and additional network services.
After planning, designing, implementing, supporting, and finally closing all three of these projects, the student must pass their final skills qualification and troubleshooting check, in order to achieve their Full Stack Network Professional (FSNP) from NexGenT. Throughout the program students also receive career help and have many career-related milestones to accomplish relating to their career plan, resume, and personal branding. After completing all program milestones and capstone projects, the students then move to the job hunting phase where they focus strictly on landing their new job or promotion.
There are currently three other cohorts running who will soon be graduating and celebrating similar success, and our next FSNE cohort launches in February 2021, only a few days from now! To learn more about getting on the path to become a network or systems engineer with robust training, project-based learning, career planning, and real-world skills awards with zero upfront costs, then click here.
Additionally, six special recognition awards we handed out to recognize top performers, most improved, and first to get certified.
Winners of the six Recognition Awards:
Master of the Network: Md RahmanMost Improved: Marcus SnellingCommendation Medal: Chris SassoneCCNA 1st To Certify: Oluwatosin Bamidele DesaluFSNP Low Latency: Jason HoangFSNP Ace Award: Amadou Diop, Andres Espinal, Audrey Garcia, Brandon Spain, Chen Bayba, Christopher Sassone, Donte Dillard, Jason Deoraj, Jea Sheng Chen Ruan, Jordan Derington, Jose Castillo, Jason Hoang, Liam Lyne, Md Rahman, Noah Davis, Phillip Rozul, Raghda Hussein, Ralph Vetter, Sadaris Coulter, Tekia Coryell, Victor RobertsJoin us in congratulating all of the graduates of the 6-19 cohort!
Aleshia Wingate, FSNA-0199, FSNP-0098Alex Bass, FSNA-0134Amadou Diop, FSNA-0186, FSNP-0072Andres Espinal, FSNA-0180, FSNP-0067Audrey Garcia, FSNA-0179, FSNP-0096Bernard Adeniran, FSNA-0119Brandon Spain, FSNA-0190, FSNP-0097Chen Bayba, FSNA-0171, FSNP-0070Chinedu Okonkwo, FSNA-0224, FSNP-0114Christian Evboumwan, FSNP-0105Christopher Bell, FSNA-0105, FSNP-0087Christopher Bettis, FSNA-0192Christopher Robinson, FSNA-0185Christopher Sassone, FSNA-0169, FSNP-0071Cory Bethune, FSNA-0191Costes Kimes, FSNA-0160, FSNP-0113Curtis Thomas, FSNA-0182Daniel Aguirre, FSNA-0153, FSNP-0091Donte Dillard, FSNA-0221, FSNP-0068Donte Wilkins, FSNA-0097, CCNADren LaPhayne, FSNA-0159, FSNP-0099Edward Arroyo, FSNA-0203, FSNP-0094Einar Galilea, FSNA-0181, CCNAFelice Marin, FSNA-0177, FSNP-0073Giovanni Ledesma, FSNA-0227Jared Dickerson, FSNA-0178, FSNP-0092Jaron Smith, FSNA-0197, FSNP-0076Jason Deoraj, FSNA-0150, FSNP-0081Jason Hoang, FSNP-0086Jea Sheng Chen Ruan, FSNA-0194, FSNP-0069Joe Edwards, FSNA-0213, FSNP-0107Johnny Rosario, FSNA-0149, FSNP-0074Jordan Derington, FSNA-0187, FSNP-0075Jose Castillo, FSNA-0163, FSNP-0100Justin Sanin, FSNA-0161, FSNP-0090Kay Atre, FSNA-0216Kyoshi Fish, FSNA-0091, CCNALiam Lyne, FSNA-0168, FSNP-0085Loren Dukes, FSNA-0212, FSNP-0088Marcus Snelling, FSNA-0196, FSNP-0111Md Rahman, FSNA-0147, FSNP-0077, CCNAMichael King, FSNA-0218Michael Wright, FSNA-0198, FSNP-0093Minh Truong, FSNA-0155, FSNP-0078, CCNAMonalisa Ngono, FSNA-0225Nichole Atkins, FSNA-0217, FSNP-0110Noah Davis, FSNA-0184, FSNP-0103Oluwatosin Bamidele Desalu, FSNA-0170, FSNP-0080, CCNAPhillip Rozul, FSNA-0154, FSNP-0095Raghda Hussein, FSNA-0166, FSNP-0082Rakiya Smith, FSNA-0106, CCNARalph Vetter, FSNA-0193, FSNP-0079Roberto Buenrostro, FSNA-0301, FSNP-0089Roderick Mitchell, FSNA-0201Ronald Boughner, FSNA-0172, FSNP-0109Sadaris Coulter, FSNA-0183, FSNP-0083Samantha Horne, FSNA-0219Sarah Mattson, FSNA-0107Sergio Maldonado, FSNA-0164, FSNP-0084Tekia Coryell, FSNA-0157, FSNP-0104Tim Byland, FSNA-0173, FSNP-0101Techeramie Finney, FSNA-0117, FSNP-0106Victor Boyd, FSNA-0214Victor Roberts, FSNA-0152, FSNP-0102Xhayni De Mur, FSNA-0174, FSNP-0112Zari Haraway, FSNA-0211, FSNP-0108