VSU is now recognized as one of the MikroTik Academies in the Philippines, making it qualified to offer the internationally recognized Mikrotik Certified Network Associate (MTCNA) certification for free. 

MikroTik is a Latvian network equipment manufacturer. The company develops wired and wireless network routers, network switches, access points, as well as operating systems and auxiliary software (Mikrotik.com)

Through its MikroTik RouterOS Academic Study Program for Higher Educational Institutions, MikroTik is offering academic institutions the opportunity to organize Networking classes using RouterOS as a learning tool. 

The program is open to universities, technical schools, colleges, vocational schools, and other institutions that grant academic degrees in a variety of subjects. 

Along with the recognition, VSU will also receive 20 units of RB941 routers for laboratory and training equipment for free. VSU may also integrate the training to its BS Computer Science curricula to enable students to earn MTCNA certification. 

Ms. Maricel Villalino-Lim, MSCS of Department of Computer Science (DCST), Mr. Dionesio T. Estupa, Laboratory Technician of DCST and Mr. Norman O. Villas, Computer Programmer I of the University Computer Center attended the six-day training. 

The VSU delegates passed the following exams, making them certified consultants of Mikrotik:

  • MikroTik Certified Network Associate (MTCNA)
  • MikroTik Certified User Management Engineer (MTCUME)
  • MikroTik Certified Routing Engineer (MTCRE)

The training was held at the Eastern Visayas State University - Tanauan Campus from July 30 to August 4, 2019.