ANSI Accredits Cisco Career Certifications, Bolstering Networking and Security Workforce
NEW YORK, Jan. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American National Standards Institute (ANSI), coordinator of the U.S. voluntary standardization system and a global leader in conformity assessment, is pleased to announce the accreditation of several Cisco Career Certifications under ANSI's Accreditation Program for Personnel Certification Bodies.
A multinational corporation based in San Jose, California, Cisco specializes in networking devices and products that make it easier to effectively distribute and route data, voice, and video feeds to corporate and organizational clients, as well as other products and services. The ANSI accreditation was granted to Cisco for the following certifications:
-- Cisco CCNA® (Cisco Certified Network Associate) for Routing and Switching -- Cisco CCNP® (Cisco Certified Network Professional) for Routing and Switching -- CCNA Security -- CCNP Security
Cisco's accreditation was approved by the ANSI Personnel Certification Accreditation Committee on Tuesday, December 4. The accreditation decision is based on a comprehensive review of the documentation, as well as onsite verification by the assessment team to assess compliance to the standard.
"ANSI commends Cisco for achieving accreditation and demonstrating its commitment to the continual improvement of its credentialing program," said Dr. Roy Swift, senior director of personnel credentialing accreditation programs at ANSI. "Accreditation by ANSI demonstrates compliance to a rigorous internationally recognized accreditation process and creates a valuable market distinction for these Cisco credentials."
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