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Elevating I.T. Expertise in Sub-Saharan Africa

Project 525 is a transformative initiative designed to address the critical shortage of skilled I.T. Network professionals in Sub-Saharan Africa. The ambitious 12-month programmes, created by NIL Africa in partnership with Cisco Learning and Certifications, aims to certify 500 engineers by the end of 2025, significantly enhancing the regions’ I.T. workforce and contributing to Africa’s technological advancements.



Use Cisco Learning Credits

Use Cisco Learning Credits (CLC) to cover programme costs.


Exams Conducted Locally

Africa-based delegates will have the convenience of testing within their vicinity.


Progress Reports

Includes a pre-assessment exam to establish the delegates’ competency levels as well as the creation of exam progress reports.


B-BBEE Points

The programme’s costs are tax-deductible and contribute to Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) points.


Internationally acclaimed instructors

Experienced mentors guide participants through the complexities of the certification process, providing personalised support to ensure success.


Internationally & Locally Accredited

Internationally recognised Cisco Learning Certification and Registered with South African Qualifications Authority.

Choose A Network Programme


Designed for individuals aiming to advance from foundational certification or who possess the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification.


Created for Core-certified professionals, ready to tackle I.T.'s most esteemed certification, marking your mastery in advanced technologies.

Guide to Cisco Network Certifications

Cisco certifications are globally recognised credentials that demonstrate networking knowledge and skills, designed by Cisco, the industry leader in networking technology. These certifications cater to various levels of expertise and significantly boost I.T. careers.

The CCNP and CCIE certifications in NIL Africa’s 525 programmes offer a pathway to deep networking knowledge and professional recognition in I.T.

  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)

    This certification introduces essential networking concepts, ideal for beginners to set a foundation for further learning.

  • Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)

    Specialised certifications focus on domain-specific skills and knowledge.

  • Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE)

    At the top are the Expert level certifications which is recognised as a significant achievement. CCIE certification denotes expert-level mastery of networking technologies and practices.

Join the Journey

Project 525 goes beyond certification; it’s a pledge to elevate the I.T. profession in Sub-Saharan Africa. Join a network of professionals set to shape the tech future. From CCNA to CCIE courses, Project 525 provides a clear route to certification and career advancement.

Learn how Project 525 can boost your career and aid Sub-Saharan Africa’s tech progress. Visit our CCNP and CCIE pages for course details, mentorship, and starting steps.

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NIL Africa is a premier I.T. skills development company, uniquely positioned as the exclusive delivery arm for NIL Learning in Sub-Saharan Africa. It operates with a dual focus on advanced I.T. training through its Learning Division.

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