Tuesday, May 23, 2017
 

CCAI

The Cisco Networking Academy Program provides training and certification for Academy instructors. Trainees participate in a Cisco instructor certification program called the Cisco Certified Academy Instructor (CCAI) program. The CCAI program is designed to ensure that Cisco Networking Academy instructors are proficient in the Academy curriculum and teaching methods. There are different CCAI certifications available for each course.

The program utilizes the "trainer of trainers" model. There are three levels to this training model. Cisco-approved instructors train instructors from Cisco Academy Training Centers (CATCs). CATC instructors then train Regional Academy instructors and Regional Academy instructors train Local Academy instructors.

The components of the training model remain the same at every level of the training process. This training model was developed to give the trainee varied perspectives on course content, including as a first-time reader, classroom participant, and first-time teacher. These training sessions should be viewed as a professional development vehicle. It is highly recommended that instructors include all elements of the training model in their CATC/Regional instructor training sessions.

Training of Regional Academy Instructors

Regional Academies must first establish a support and training relationship with a CATC. Then Regional Academy instructors may receive training from their established support center (CATC). This training may be delivered in different environments (remote, in-person, or a combination) provided that there is an approved training model for that environment and for that course.

Training models for each environment will be posted to the Academy Connection website after pilot trainings in that environment are completed successfully. When a training model is approved, instructors will see these different environments as pull-down options when creating instructor training classes.

After a Regional Academy instructor has successfully passed a training class, he/she is certified to teach the course to students and to train Local Academy instructors. This certified instructor must also be affiliated with an academy at an appropriate level to create and deliver instructor or student classes.

Training of Local Academy Instructors

Local Academies must first establish a support and training relationship with a Regional Academy. Then Local Academy instructors may receive training from their established support center (Regional Academy). This training may be delivered in different environments (remote, in-person, or a combination) provided that there is an approved training model for that environment and for that course.

After a Local Academy instructor has successfully passed a training class, he/she is certified to teach the course to students. If he/she moves to a Regional Academy, he/she would be certified to train Local Academy instructors. This certified instructor must also be affiliated with an academy at an appropriate level to create and deliver instructor or student classes.