An opportunity for South African networking engineers preparing for the Cisco CCIE Routing and Switching exam. The 2017 CCIE training program is being offered by NIL and MICT SETA. Submit your application by August 16, 2017.

South Africa is still faced with a huge lack of skilled workers in advanced networking. To help close the gap, NIL, a Cisco Platinum Learning Partner, and the Media, Information, and Communication Technologies Sector Education and Training Authority (MICT SETA) have joined forces to help South African IT professionals gain expert-level networking skills and prepare them for the Cisco CCIE Routing and Switching certification exam.

The Cisco CCIE Routing and Switching Certification is among the most coveted and valuable certifications in the IT industry. CCIEs across the globe are known for their ability to tackle the most difficult networking challenges. If becoming a CCIE is one of your career goals, then this program is for you.

Minimum prerequisites for joining the program:

Please send your CV, copies of all the relevant certificates, and your SA ID to All applications should reach NIL Data South Africa by close of business (4 p.m.) on August 16, 2017.

For more information, please contact

  • Simon Nhlapo at +27 10 475 0050


About NIL Data South Africa

NIL Data South Africa is a NIL’s subsidiary in South Africa. NIL has been a Cisco Learning partner for over 20 years, delivering Cisco training worldwide, and is currently 2016 Cisco’s Learning Partner of the year for the EMEAR (Europe, Middle East, Africa, and Russia) region. As an educational provider, systems integrator, and consulting company, NIL is unique in its ability to adapt to customers’ business requirements by offering blended, practical, and relevant training. Visit for more information.


The Media, Information, and Communication Technologies Sector Education and Training Authority, known as the MICT SETA, will be funding this project.

MICT SETA was established under the Skills Development Act of 1998 and is responsible for skills development in the Advertising, Electronic Media, Film, Electronics, Information Technology, and Telecommunication sectors and their sub-sectors. The MICT Seta engages in learning programs that lead to employment and new venture creation, while also engaging in programs that assist in bridging the digital divide especially in townships and rural areas. Visit for more information.

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