Career and Technical Education Center

CTEC Cisco Students Visit Cisco Data Center

Feb 19, 2015

Cisco Field Trip 2015

The Frisco ISD Career & Technical Education Cisco 2 classes recently took a field trip to the Cisco Experience Center in Richardson and the Cisco Data Center in Allen.  The students were able to interview Cisco employees one-on-one about what each employee does on a daily basis, what education they received and what traits they look for in an employee.  The students were able to experience first-hand how telepresence works when they interviewed a Cisco trainer in real time while he was on the job in Oklahoma.  Students were also introduced to the newest Voice over IP phones and the newest video conferencing equipment.  At the end of the day, the students traveled to the Data Center in Allen.  They were able to take a tour and see how the Tier 3 facility operates.  They saw how redundancy is used in a data center, how virtual servers operate, and the infrastructure needed to make the facility eco-friendly. Mr. Bledsoe is the Cisco course instructor at the CTE Center.