Thursday, February 18, 2010

Juniper announces academic alliance with PSG College of Technology

INDIA: Juniper Networks has announced a first-of-its-kind partnership with PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore, to help students obtain high-performance networking skills and receive Juniper Networks certification while still in college.

As a participant of Juniper Networks’ Academic Alliance program, PSG College has received high-performance networking equipment, including J2320, J2350 enterprise routers and EX 4200 switches, along with the cabling and interface cards. Some selected PSG faculty members will also get opportunities to be trained by Juniper partners in operating the state-of-the-art equipment.

The alliance offers the college:
* Juniper Networks Education Services Enterprise Networking courseware, lab guides and diagrams, and technical manuals.
* Discounts on courseware, technical support, and router and switch hardware.
* Course design templates that provide a guideline for translating our day-based courses into semester or trimester-based curriculum.
* Access to the Juniper Networks Education Services staff of professional course developers and teams that will assist with tips and feedback, as well as certified instructors who are industry recognized IP and security networking experts.
* Full access to Juniper Technical Assistance Center (JTAC) for any hardware or software with an active service plan.

“The alliance is an opportunity for Juniper to emphasize the importance of a highly scalable, reliable and efficient network for future network engineers,” said Sridhar Sarathy, vice president, India Operations, Juniper Networks. “Partnering with a college of PSG’s reputation is also a chance for Juniper to bridge the gap between industry and academia.”

“The alliance is an invaluable opportunity for students to take advantage of Juniper’s expertise in high-performance networking,” said Dr. R.Rudhramoorthy, Principal, PSG College of Technology. “The exposure to state-of-the-art Juniper equipment that they will receive at a very early stage in their careers is unparalleled.”

The Juniper Networks Academic Alliance program is designed specifically for colleges and universities to offer Juniper Networks Enterprise Networking courses to their students. Certified networking professionals are now in greater demand than ever, commanding higher salaries and adding more value to high-end enterprises. Because of this increased need, Juniper is pleased to provide PSG with the opportunity to offer students courseware that aids them in becoming certified in Juniper Networks Junos software.

Instructors will have access to the Juniper Networks Education Services staff of professional course developers and teams that will assist them with tips and feedback, as well as certified instructors who are industry-recognized IP and security networking experts.

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