UP ITTC  SETS  UP  WORLD-CLASS  NETWORKING  LABORATORY

MANILA, JUNE 29, 2006
 (STAR) By Arlene Morsequillo - The University of the Philippines Information Technology Training Center (UP ITTC) recently set up a world-class net-working laboratory.

The UP ITTC Network Systems Lab boasts of various up-to-date network devices such as routers, switches, a WAN emulator, modems/CSU/DSUs, firewall, VPN devices, IDS sensors, VoIP/IP telephony devices, IP PBX devices, wireless LAN devices, and media streaming devices.

It also has router and network simulators to allow configurations of an unlimited number of simulated network devices.

The souped-up equipment cost P28 million, P14 million of which is allotted for Cisco, the world leader in Internet networking.

The lab is set up for the following network technologies: routing and switching, wide area network emulation (PSTN/POTS, v.35 56/64k, T1, E1, ISDN, Euro ISDN, and Frame Relay), remote access services (RAS)/ dial-up access, wireless LAN, security (Firewall, VPN, IDS), network/cable testing and protocol analysis, voice-over-IP/ IP telephony, and media streaming.

These lab facilities comply with the requirements for the Cisco Certified Network Associate, Cisco Certified Network Professional, and Cisco Certified Internetóworking Expert levels of training.

Funded by the Japan International Cooperation Agency through the UP-JICA Human Resources Development Project, the laboratory will benefit trainees under the Network Systems track.

According to Dr. Jaime D.L. Caro, program director of the UP ITTC, setting up the laboratory is a big step toward the future of information technology in the country. As envisioned, it will greatly contribute to the knowledge of future Filipino IT professionals.

The UP ITTC is a Microsoft IT Academy and a Local Academy under the Cisco Networking Academy Program.

Aside from Network Systems, UP ITTC also offers Applications Development and Mobile Computing and Embedded Systems tracks.

For more information, visit the UP ITTC website at http://ittc.up.edu.ph or contact Jennifer Bolina (information officer) at 920-2080. To contact your nearest Cisco partner, call Chai Caintic at (632) 750-5968.


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