Three Ivy Tech Northeast students place in international Cisco networking competitions

Patrick Herendeen, James Franklin, and Kevin Miller—all Cyber Technology students at Ivy Tech Community College Northeast—have placed in the 2014 United States and Canada international CCNA and CCENT Cisco NetRiders competitions.

Herendeen and Franklin finished 19th and 87th, respectively, in North America in the Cisco Certified Network Associate (or CCNA) competition, which tests students on the full four semesters of their coursework. Miller finished 102nd in the Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (or CCENT) competition, which tests students on their first two semesters of coursework.

More than 700 students competed in the CCNA event, and more than 1,000 competed in the CCENT event.

Ivy Tech Northeast’s Cyber Tech certificate program is just two years old, and seeing students’ success in these national competitions shows the program coordinator, Raphaël Wolff, just how well the College is delivering course content, he says.

The NetRiders competitions test students on their knowledge of computer technology, from troubleshooting network problems to the components of a monitor.

Learn more about the competition at

About Ivy Tech Community College Northeast

Ivy Tech Community College Northeast is located in Fort Wayne, Ind., and serves nine counties in northeast Indiana. The region and its campus locations have grown from 131 students in 1969 to more than 11,000 students enrolled in nine schools in 2013. Ivy Tech Northeast expanded its physical boundaries to two additional campuses. The North Campus­—just a half-mile north of the Coliseum Campus building—consists of four buildings: The Steel Dynamics, Inc. Keith E. Busse Technology Center, Student Life Center, Harshman Hall and Carroll Hall. Public Safety Academy: Ivy Tech South Campus—located on the south side of Fort Wayne—provides additional educational opportunities for southern Allen County, as well as Huntington, Wells and Adams counties. Ivy Tech Community College is the state's largest public postsecondary institution and the nation's largest singly accredited statewide community college system serving nearly 200,000 students annually. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana. It serves as the state's engine of workforce development, offering affordable degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its communities. In addition, its courses and programs transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association.
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