Cisco Academy is a global training program aimed at teaching professionals in the field of computer networks. The program is run at VŠB – Technical University of Ostrava, and Tieto has been involved in it for a long time. Dozens of students from CCNA, CCNA Security and CCNP programs have joined Tieto after completing it. And some former instructors from these programs have become colleagues, too! To prepare for the highest-level professional certificate (CCIE), the academy has provided Tieto staff with the opportunity to use Simplab, a remotely accesible laboratory network. We have also tested network technologies together with Cisco Academy.