SA’s top NetRiders participants - Ryno Schoeman (21), Pieter Delport (23), Wonga Vika (21)

Cisco today announced the regional results of the Cisco Certified Network Associate NetRiders competition.

Ugandan student Mark Ojangole of Makerere University College of Computing and Information Sciences won first place in Africa and Stefan Nikolov of Bulgaria’s National High School of Mathematics and Science achieving the highest EMEA ranking.

David I Mushayakarara of Zimbabwe NUST Comp Consult placed second in Africa and Pieter Delport of the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) School of Information and Communication Technology in Port Elizabeth ending placed third in the Africa region of this prestigious global networking skills competition.

The annual Cisco NetRiders competition tests the skills of Cisco networking students from around the world in a challenge that progresses from country level, to a global level. Students compete individually, and three top scores per participating country move on to participate in the regional NetRiders competition.

The participants in the regional competition completed their networking challenges from venues across Europe, Middle East and Africa on 24 September, 2013, and the top achievers won a study trip to Cisco’s headquarters in the U.S.

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