Building a World-Class Distance Learning Program at Open University

By / January 31, 2018 / , / 0 Comments

We recently had the opportunity to sit down with Andrew Smith, Senior Lecturer in the STEM School of Computing and Communications at Open University. In this interview, he discusses how Open University solved its distance learning challenges and now delivers IT training to students all over the world. Interviewer:  Thank you, Andrew, for joining us […]

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Cisco Networking Academy Helps Close the IT Skills Gap at Chapel Hill High School

By / January 24, 2018 / / 0 Comments

A new school year is underway, and at Chapel Hill High School (CHHS) in North Carolina that means a new class of students who will begin something very different from the traditional set of humanities, math and science classes. CHHS is part of a growing movement among high schools to offer computer science and engineering […]

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Northern New Mexico College Expands IT Program with Virtualization Platform

By / January 16, 2018 / / 0 Comments

Northern New Mexico College (NNMC) is a small college that primarily serves minority students in the rural communities surrounding Española, NM. NNMC’s IT program has only been operating for nine years, yet it’s been awarded several prestigious National Science Foundation grants and has quickly expanded both its curriculum and its reach. In this interview, Department […]

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NETLAB+ Content Additions: Palo Alto, VMware and Cisco

By / January 10, 2018 / , / 0 Comments

NDG is pleased to announce the following additions to our supported curriculum content options for NETLAB+. Palo Alto Networks Firewall 8.0 Essentials (EDU-210)  These labs will enhance the student’s understanding of how to configure and anage Palo Alto Networks next-generation firewalls. The student will gain hands-on experience configuring, managing and monitoring a firewall in a […]

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From Packages to Packets: Northern New Mexico College Graduate Launches New IT Career

By / January 9, 2018 / / 0 Comments

Just a few years ago, Chase Harrison was working as a shipping clerk in a Colorado paper warehouse when a routine upgrade to the warehouse logistics network brought the shipping department to a standstill—and set him on an inspiring new path towards a career in IT networking and high-performance computing. “We were waiting for a […]

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Developing the Next Generation of Linux Engineers at UKFast

By / December 27, 2017 / / 0 Comments

We live in an increasingly open-source world. Look around, and you’ll find Linux in everything from cars to space ships. But what you won’t find are many unemployed Linux professionals. The rapid adoption of Linux in these and thousands of other applications has led to a growing Linux skills gap. Today, 65% of hiring managers […]

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Preparing Veterans to Become Linux Heroes at Richland College

By / December 18, 2017 / , / 0 Comments

There’s never been a better time to earn a Linux certification. With Linux as the foundation for so much technology and innovation around the world, demand for certified professionals continues to increase in everything from cloud computing to space stations, and beyond. According to the 2017 Open Source Jobs Report, 65% of hiring managers are […]

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Closing the Skills Gap in Rural North Carolina, and Beyond: An Interview with Kelly Caudle at Stanly Community College

By / November 17, 2017 / / 0 Comments

We recently had the opportunity to sit down with Kelly Caudle, Program Head of the Cisco Networking Academy, VMware Academy, and IT Academy at Stanly Community College (SCC). In this interview, he discusses his experience using NETLAB+ to deliver IT courses to students and instructors across the Southeast. Get the case study to learn more […]

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Red Hat OpenStack Labs Now Available for NETLAB+

By / October 23, 2017 / , / 0 Comments

NDG is pleased to announce the following addition to our supported curriculum content options for NETLAB+. RED HAT OPENSTACK ADMINISTRATION I (CL110) – These labs are designed for system administrators who are intending to implement a cloud computing environment using the Red Hat OpenStack Platform v10.1. –  Please note that participation in the Red Hat® Academy […]

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How NETLAB+ Is Empowering the BACCC to Close the IT Skills Gap

By / August 21, 2017 / / 0 Comments

As the IT skills gap widens, major employers have begun looking beyond four-year universities for trained IT professionals. IBM, Intel, Microsoft, Cisco—some of the world’s biggest technology brands have recently made headlines for recruitment programs aimed at attracting talent from community colleges. And it’s no surprise, because there’s no better place to find candidates with […]

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