Despite only getting his first laptop computer in 2016, Year Two Computing student at Leicester College, Himanshu Goswami has made great strides in his learning development. Indeed, he recently completed a networking qualification with global technology giant, Cisco during the lockdown to give himself a head start when he applies for jobs in the future.
The Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) exam tests a candidate’s knowledge and skills related to network fundamentals, network access, IP connectivity, IP services, security fundamentals, and automation and programmability. Himanshu achieved top marks in the exam with 930 out of 1,000.
Himanshu explains: “Although the Cisco CCNA qualification is not a requirement for the Computing course at Leicester College, it’s the equivalent of a two-year university course in just one month.
“I’ve always had a general interest in technology and was really good with mobile phones when I was growing up. My family is from India where online scams are a real problem so I’d like to support people against this problem by working in cyber security. However, that may involve doing another course focused on cyber security itself.
“When I finished high school, I looked at Leicester College to continue my studies and it had so many good qualifications. Several previous students told me to choose Leicester College and I was super pleased to join.
“The Computing course has offered many highlights so far including helping me to get information on how systems work and how hackers get into older systems. Hopefully, I will get all of the qualifications that I need to help with my career in cyber security.”