Studies from around the world show a growing demand for information and communication technology specialists and a shortage of qualified professionals. Innovations such as social networking, cloud computing, online sales, web conferencing and desktop virtualization are revolutionizing the way we live, work, play and learn. Yet, all of these opportunities rely on networks. The CCNA Routing & Switching courses in the Cisco Networking Academy program offer students the experience needed to meet the global demand for specialists who can design, install and manage these networks.