About Octa Network

About Us

Octa Networks is a result of astute thinking and diligent efforts of two enterprising individuals Mr. Arshad Dhunna and Mr. Joaquim Fernandes. Both of them had started their careers in IT networking industry towards the start of the last decade. Having worked for around 10 years each with various organizations during their stint as networking professionals, they could sense a huge gap in the skillsets organizations expected from their resources and the actual skills these engineers had acquired. There was immediate need of training, coaching and mentoring students and making them industry ready technically and otherwise. Very few quality institutes were in the business of training IT networking engineers for globally recognized certifications at that point in time.

While working with multinationals as engineers, Arshad and Joaquim could see a huge opportunity of training and coaching students from India and from other countries since they were looking for better teaching faculties, better infrastructure and professional work attitude.

After spending nearly 10 years in the networking Industry, Arshad left his job at France telecom (Orange Business Services) and started training institute named ‘Voice Solutions’ with CCIE Voice certification training for students. It was a daunting task especially when he had left a MNC job to start something on his own. After going through the initial trials and tribulations of a start-up enterprise in a competitive market like Mumbai in India, he started seeing positive results of his consistent efforts and hard work put into guiding, training and coaching students with technical skills required for achieving globally recognized certifications like CCIE Voice. After initial breakthroughs and positive response from family, friends and students, he started coaching for CCIE R&S alongwith CCIE Voice in 2012.

In the meanwhile, Joaquim was working with Orange Business Services while helping Arshad with his venture. In 2013, Arshad started CCIE HOME (erstwhile Voice Solutions) and Joaquim had joined him formally after leaving his corporate career. CCIE HOME started CCIE Security training in 2013.

With the new vigour and confidence, Arshad and Joaquim started CCIE Wireless (2014) and CCIE Data Center (2015) training services along with existing CCIE training services. Students were getting immensely benefitted with lab infrastructure in the good shape which is the core ingredient of CCIE success.

By this time, their efforts started getting recognized in the industry and students/professionals alike started flocking towards CCIE HOME for their technical training and certifications needs. CCIE HOME was doing a wonderful job with students passing with flying colours and getting fantastic job placements across the globe.

Being hard-core techies themselves, Joaquim and Arshad started thinking about new challenges which could help CCIE HOME differentiate themselves from other market players, something which could put them with the best in the business of IT Networking training globally.

Joaquim and Arshad started working towards achieving all the CCIE certifications available under the Cisco Certification program. We need to understand the enormity of this challenge. Cisco had 7 CCIE certification tracks and a CCDE track. Clearing even one CCIE certification is a herculean task by any standards. It takes huge amount of dedication, study, practice and concentration matched with immense knowledge to clear any single CCIE track. And these gentlemen were contemplating achieving all the seven CCIE tracks. It was going to be the most challenging and yet fulfilling pursuit of an audacious goal a very few people across the globe can even think about..let alone try achieving seven CCIE certifications and a CCDE.

There was every chance of failing in the task but the glory of achieving this momentous feat was pushing them through the despair, toil and hardship. They had complete idea of how this can catapult CCIE HOME, their dream project into stratosphere of success and global recognition instantly. ‘CCIE HOME WAS GOING TO BE THE HOME OF TWO OCTA CCIEs’

Joaquim and Arshad started their arduous journey towards the Mission Impossible i.e. ‘OCTA CCIE’ project, they worked hard day in and day out for over two years. Joaquim achieved his hepta CCIE and CCDE in 2016 and Arshad soon followed the suit in 2017.

Now Two out of the only six Octa CCIEs globally, were working together to coach students and professionals to achieve their dream of CCIE certification at OCTA NETWORKS (erstwhile CCIE HOME) in Mumbai INDIA.

Octa Networks is the most reputed, renowned and prestigious institute for networking training in India. Octa Networks offers quality and in-depth training in Associate, Professional and Expert level for Enterprise technologies like Routing & Switching, Security, Service Provider, Collaboration, Data Center, Wireless, Software Defined Networking, Cyber Security and Contact Center certifications which are offered by Cisco Systems.

Octa Networks also provides quality training in Juniper, AWS, VMware, Microsoft, Huawei, Palo Alto, Fortinet, Checkpoint, Bluecoat, F5, Riverbed, CEH, CISSP and hardware Networking. We are adding more training into our portfolio every year.

Octa Networks was recognized and appreciated with ‘Social Impact Brand’ in PRATIGYA 2018 an event organized by Brands Impact in association with Zee Business for outstanding contribution to strengthening the economy in IT sector. In 2019, Octa Networks was awarded the prestigious ‘Pride of Indian Education Awards 2019’ as the ‘Best Emerging Cisco Training Institute Empowering Youth with IT Skills’ in India. The award signifies and highlights the contribution of Octa Networks making a substantial impact on student lives and education sector at large.

Octa Networks has been the hallmark of absolute dedication and unwavering confidence in one’s capability and a keen eye on the future.

Octa Networks continues to strive for excellence in networking training arena spreading its wings globally by making their training services available to global clientele across the continents. A lot of international students are becoming part of the ever-growing Octa Networks family.

Arshad, Joaquim and team OCTA NETWORKS are working on their next goals and objectives while taking utmost care of the Octa Networks family, its values and its aspirations of becoming a global player in the field of IT Networking Training.

Our Journey

From being a novice and unknown,Octa Networkshas become the most reputed and preferred Networking Training Center in India. This remarkable feathas been achieved in less than 9 years of its inception.

Octa Networks has garnered the recognition for being the exclusive provider of world class trainingto CCIE aspirants.Octa Networks has become a synonym for CCIE Training. We have achieved this tag “Think CCIE, Think Octa Networks”.

We have strategically designed our Training Programs in consultation with industry experts to ensure young talents come out as complete professionals and industry ready.

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Infrastructure

Octa Networks is the only training center with state-of-the-art CCIE Lab Infrastructure in Mumbai, India.Our World’s Largest CCIE Lab facility includes CCIE Data Center v2 Rack, CCIE Collaboration v2 Rack, CCIE Wireless v3 Rack, CCIE Security v5 Rack, CCIE Service Provider v4 Rack, CCIE Routing and Switching v5 Rack along with CCNA/CCNP Racks as per the Official Cisco Lab Equipment Checklist.

Our Ultra-Modern lab facility also includesJuniper, AWS, VMware, Microsoft, Huawei, Palo Alto, Fortinet and Checkpoint devices with all the required software licenses, which assists our students to get acquainted with real devices.

Our Un-Matched CCIE Lab Infrastructure is available 365 days a year with 24/7 technical support staff.

  • Routers: 1841, 1941, 2611xm, 2811, 2821, 2901, 2911, 2921, 3640, 3825
  • Switches: 2950, 2960, 3550, 3650, 3750, 3850
  • Firewalls: ASA 5510, 5512x, 5515x
  • Nexus: 9336, 9372, 7004, 5672, 2348
  • UCS: C220 M4, 6248, 5108
  • IPS: 4240, 4255
  • WSA: Iron Port S170
  • ISE: 3315
  • Wireless Controllers: 2504, 5508, 5760
  • Cisco Unified Communications Manager
  • Cisco Unified IM & Presence
  • Cisco Unity Connection
  • Cisco Unified Contact Center Express
  • Cisco Meeting Server
  • Cisco Expressway
  • Cisco Unified Communications Manager Express
  • Cisco Unity Express Virtual
  • AP: 1260, 1040, 3500, 1600, 1850, 3700
  • IP Phones: 8845, 9971, 7965, 7942

Technical Team

Octa CCIE's

CCIE Certified Trainers

CCNA CCNP Trainers

Other Vendor Trainers

Placement Assistance Team

Our Placement Assistance Team is a value addition to Octa Networks Training Program.
Octa Networks has tailored a PAT program to ensure the students have better job opportunities after the completion of their training.
We have a dedicated team for 100% placement assistance which helps students to get a foothold in the booming networking industry through its PAT program.
Our PAT Programme mainly concentrates on the following points:

Presentation Skills

Presentation Skill

Documentation skills

Documentation Skill

Email etiquette

Email Etiquette

Resume Writings

Presentation Skill

Visio Skills

Visio Skill

Mock Interivews with Manager/HR

Communication Skills

 

 

Group Discussion

Mock Interviews with Manager/HR

Soft Skills and Personality development classes

Personality development classes

Arranging project for the students

Group Discussion

Conducting Placement Workshops

The Octa Networks Advantage

Octa CCIE's

8+ years of experience

Biggest pool of CCIE Certified Trainers

Racks for all CCIE tracks

24*7 Lab access

Placement Team

90% Success Ratio in First attempt

80% Job Placement

Awards and Accolades

1. Pratigya Social Impact Award for Outstanding Contribution to Strengthening the Economy in IT Sector

Its an honor for us when our hard work is recognized and appreciated by reputed institutions. Octa Networks was presented with "Social Impact Award" in PRATIGYA 2018 event organized by Brands Impact in association with Zee Business. The award was presented by Chief Guest Laxmi Agarwal and was gladly accepted by Mr. Joaquim Fernandes and Mr. Arshad Dhunna (Co-founders, Octa Networks). On this ecstatic moment, we thank all of our employees, support staff and students for their support and blessing.


2. Pride of Indian Education Awards 2019

Octa Networks has added another feather to its cap & being awarded at the prestigious - Pride of Indian Education Awards 2019 as the "Best Emerging Cisco Training Institute Empowering Youth with IT Skills" in India. The award signifies & highlights the contribution of Octa Networks making a substantial impact on Student Lives & Education sector at large.

We were graced by the presence of many eminent personalities & the award was presented by the acclaimed UN Environment's Goodwill Ambassador for India, Miss Asia Pacific 2000 & Bollywood Diva - Dia Mirza.

On company's behalf, Co-Owners - Mr. Arshad Dhunna & Mr. Joaquim Fernandes had accepted the honor & were facilitated with the award.

On this proud moment, we thank all of our employees, support staff and students for their support and blessing.

What we Believe in

Vision and Mission

Our Vision is to


Our Mission includes

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