ShCT alumna ranks 2nd in Cisco Networking Academy NetRiders Competition

Afraa Saif Khalfan Al Kaabi from the Networking section ranked 2nd in Round 3 of Cisco Networking Academy NetRiders  CCNA Competition 2017, Middle East region  on September 11, 2017.

Afraa is the only student from Oman who landed a spot in the competition along with other students from Lebanon, Turkey, Pakistan, UAE, Jordan and Palestine. She was mentored by Mr. M. Vijaya Bhaskar Reddy.

The competition includes answering a 100-question exam and a 15-minute WebEx session where the participants presented problems/solutions and answered questions from a panel of judges.

The top rank in Round 3 wins a Study Trip Prize to Cisco Headquarters on January 7-13, 2018 and the top 5 will win their choice between a CCNA Routing & Switching or CCNA Security certification voucher.

Cisco Networking Academy NetRiders offer three competitions: CCNA, CCENT and IT Essentials (ITE). Furthermore, CCNA includes 3 Rounds of competition, while CCENT and ITE include only 2 rounds.

Seven ShCT students participated in CCNA, 7 in CCENT and 13 in ITE. 

In CCNA, five ShCt students—Afraa Saif Khalfan Al Ka’Abi, Marwan Al-Saifi, Noora Al-Ansari, Saleh Adnan Saleh Al-Shibli and Fatema Harib Said Al-Risi—qualified in the 1st round of CCNA along with 87 other participants.

In the 2nd round which requires a 70% minimum score, only 15 participants out of 92 advanced to Round 3. Only ShCT from the 7 technical colleges advanced to Round 3.

In the 3rd  round, Afraa ranked 2nd among 14 winners of CCNA. She bagged 2nd place and set a record as the only Omani student who made it in the final round.

In CCENT, three ShCT students—Reham Salim Ali Rashid Alhamidi, Asim Sulaiman Obaid Al-Mahrezi and Ameera Hamood Al-Mamaria—qualified. In the 2nd and final round, one ShCT student, Asim Sulaiman Obaid Al-Mahrezi, won the competition along with 67 others.

In ITE, five ShCT students—Rahil Saleh Hassan Al Ansari, Khaloud Said Khamis Al Muqbali, Nasrin Fahad Said Al Nasiri, Thuraya Salim Rashid Al Washahi and Fatema Said Mohammed Al Ubaidani—qualified.  In the 2nd and final round, 52 winners were declared and 3 ShCT students—Khaloud Said Khamis Al Muqbali, Rahil Saleh Hassan Al Ansari and Thuraya Salim Rashid Al Washahi—made it to spot 15, 33 and 36, respectively.

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