SOURCE: Cisco Systems, Inc.

September 20, 2007 08:00 ET

Cisco Honors U.S. Students and Instructors at Networking Academy 10th Anniversary Salute

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - September 20, 2007) - Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO)

Who:       Cisco® Networking Academy® participants including students
           and instructors from 50 states and the District of Columbia.
           Education and Government leaders.

What:      An event marking the tenth anniversary of Cisco's Networking
           Academy program, which over the past decade has provided more
           than 2 million students in 160 countries with IT and networking
           skills essential to succeeding in the global economy. Since 1997
           in the U.S. alone, over 460,000 Networking Academy students have
           successfully completed a course and been equipped with the
           Internet technology skills required to help ensure U.S.
           competitiveness and innovation in the 21st century.

When:      Oct. 2-3, 2007

           Oct. 2 Events:
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           8:30 - 11:30 AM    Event Kick-off and Keynote Speech:
                              Alan Kay, President, Viewpoints Research
                               Institute
                              A pioneer of object-oriented programming,
                               personal computing, and graphical user
                               interfaces

           5:30 - 7:30 PM     Reception with John Morgridge
                              Cisco Chairman Emeritus
                              Andrew Mellon Auditorium
                              1301 Constitution Avenue NW

           Oct. 3 Events:
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           2:00 - 3:30 PM     Keynote and Industry Panel:
                              "Importance of Technology Education and
                               Innovation on US Economic Competitiveness"
                              Moderator: Tony Carnevale, Senior Fellow,
                               National Center on Education and the Economy

           5:00 - 7:00 PM     Reception with John Chambers, Cisco Chairman
                               and CEO
                              Cannon Caucus Room, Cannon House Office
                               Building
                              Corner of New Jersey and Independence Avenues

           Editors Note: Cisco executives and Networking Academy
           instructors and students will be available for press interviews
           throughout the two-day event.

Where:     Renaissance Mayflower Hotel
           1127 Connecticut Avenue NW
           Washington, D.C.

How:       Press please RSVP by contacting Robyn Jenkins-Blum, Cisco,
           408-853-9848 or e-mail rojenkin@ciso.com

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