Instructor Training

META Solutions Instructor Training Center (ITC) provides initial training and follows up with 12 months of technical support. Our center also provides ongoing Instructor Professional Development (IPD). Each academy may choose any ITC when the need arises for training.

Why Choose META Solutions Instructor Training Center

  • META Solutions has provided instructor training since 1999 and has a long history with the Cisco Networking Academy program.
  • META Solutions is partnering with other Instructor Training Centers to offer instructor classes.
  • Our instructor trainers are geographically dispersed, have diverse skills, and many years of experience teaching academy students and instructors.
  • Email, phone, virtual meetings, social media, recordings, and instant messenger are tools that are used to reach our instructors both synchronous and asynchronous.
  • Up-to-date lab equipment is available for use on site and remotely via NetLab. Equipment is loaned out when needed.
  • Flexible training is available year round. Fast Track and complete training classes for new instructors are offered up to four times a year to assist teachers in being ready and prepared to begin teaching IT Essentials, Discovery, Exploration, and CCNA Security curriculum. These courses are offered live, online, and in hybrid online/lab practicum formats. Networking Academy Offerings
  • Instructors who complete training at META Solutions ITC will automatically receive one year of instructor support, following the training.

Instructors are trained by META Solutions ITC knowledgeable and experienced trainers:

  • Elaine Horn, CCNA ITQ Certified, META Solutions, Marion, OH
  • Pete Anderson, CCNA ITQ Certified, Davenport University, Grand Rapids, MI
  • Lonnie Decker, CCNA ITQ Certified, Davenport University, Midland, MI
  • Debra Keller, CCNA ITQ Certified, University of Akron, Akron, OH
  • Steve Stiles, CCNA ITQ Certified, Rhodes State College, Lima, OH
  • Paul Burkholder, CCNA ITQ Certified, Rhodes State College, Lima, OH
  • Katie Fitzner, CCNA ITQ Certified, Henry Ford Community College, Dearborn, MI
  • Nathan Carnahan, IT Essentials ITQ Certified, Rhodes State College, Lima, OH
  • Paul Fedele, IT Essentials ITQ Certified, Calhoun Area Career Center, Battle Creek, MI

Training Fees (September 2015 – June 2016)

Class Members Non-Members
IT Essentials $750 $875
Introduction to Networks $750 $875
Routing & Switching Essentials $750 $875
Scaling Networks $750 $875
Connecting Networks $750 $875
CCNA Security $750 $875
CCNP Route $1250 $2000
CCNP Switching $1250 $2000
CCNP TSHOOT $1250 $2000
IT Essentials Fast Track $250 $250
CCENT Fast Track $250 $250
CCNA Security Track $400 $400
CCNA Fast Track $750 $750
CCNP Fast Track $1000 $1000