SSU: A new MikroTik Academy
By Maricris M. Ediza
Catbalogan City, Samar – Producing five trainers after the MikroTik Academy Trainer’s Bootcamp last May 2-8 (18), Samar State University (SSU) is now one of the certified MikroTik Academies in the Philippines.
Trained by Engr. Roy L. Pamitalan of MikroTik, Zaldy A. Jabiñar and Harold Kent S. Pedraza of the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) and Engr. Ryan Longlong Labutap, Engr. Maricris M. Ediza and Engr. Adrian U. Gadin of the College of Engineering are the certified MikroTik Academy trainers of SSU.
The five trainers will enable SSU to offer a MikroTik Certified Network Associate (MTCNA) course to students of electronics engineering, computer engineering, information technology, and information system for free.
Obtaining a minimum of 75% in MTCNA and in either MTCRE (MikroTik Certified Router Engineer) or MTCUME (MikroTik Certified User Management Engineer) is a requirement to qualify as a MikroTik Academy trainer. To qualify as a MikroTik Academy, an academic institution, such as SSU, needs at least one full-time academic who is a certified MikroTik Academy trainer.
The MTCNA course which SSU will offer covers the following modules: MikroTik Router OS Introduction, MikroTik RouterOS Network Management (DHCP), MikroTik RouterOS Bridging, RouterOS Routing, MikroTik RouterOS Wireless, MikroTik RouterOS Firewall, RouterOS Quality Service (QoS) and RouterOS Secured Tunnels.
MikroTik Academy is a program of MikroTik for universities, technical schools, and other educational institutions. As a curricular supplement, it provides “basic knowledge in RouterOS and MTCNA” to students. The RouterOS software is “widely used to ensure numerous network management tasks in complex ISP and enterprise networks.” Good knowledge in RouterOS is also “being demanded by Internet Service Providers and System Integrators throughout the world.” A Latvian company, MikroTik “produces networking equipment and software for data network management purposes.” (MikroTik.com)