Student Finds Success as an IT Professional and Instructor

David Tsulaia's path to success began at the academy at Georgian Technical University.

David Tsulaia earned a college degree in finance, yet he maintained an interest in and talent for computer science. He taught himself IT skills by reading books and consulting the Internet, where he stumbled upon the world of networking technology. When he discovered the Cisco Networking Academy program at Georgian Technical University in Tbilisi, his career path became clear.

Studies Lead to Workplace Success

After completing his Networking Academy studies, Tsulaia started working as the chief IT specialist for the Ministry of Regional Development and Infrastructure of Georgia, where he administered the agency's network and servers. The ministry used all Cisco devices, including an ASA firewall. "This was an incredible opportunity that I exploited as much as possible," Tsulaia says. "I gained great experience with network security, quality of service, and Unix."

In his quest to learn as much as he can about network technology, Tsulaia is pursuing his Cisco CCNA Security and Cisco CCNP certifications. He currently works as the network administrator for the Central Election Commission of Georgia.

Teaching Future Networking Professionals

Despite the demands of his job, Tsulaia continues to be involved with Networking Academy as an instructor teaching Cisco CCNA Discovery and Exploration courses at the same academy that helped him gain his networking skills. "Teaching is a blessing," he says. "It feels incredible to help other people to learn IT and achieve their goals."

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