About Octa Networks

About Us

Established in the year 2010 by Mr. Arshad Dhunna & Mr. Joaquim Fernandes in Mumbai, India, Octa Networks (earlier known as Voice Solutions & CCIE Home) gradually emerged to be India’s only leading onsite and online training centre serving a global clientele from companies & government institutions worldwide.

Octa Networks is the most reputed, renowned and prestigious institute for Network 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.

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

Octa Networks takes pride to be the only training centre in the world having racks for all of the CCNA/CCNP/CCIE tracks offered by Cisco. We also provide hands-on practical’s for Juniper, AWS, VMware, Microsoft, Huawei, Palo Alto, Fortinet and Checkpoint on our in-house racks.

We have the World's Largest Cisco Labs which are well equipped with the latest and greatest Cisco devices and are 24×7 accessible for students to practice as per their convenience.

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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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

Joaquim Fernandes

Joaquim Fernandes

CCIE# 26908

CCIE# 26908 (Hepta)
CCDE# 2016::28

    Arshad Dhunna

    Arshad Dhunna

    CCIE# 27253

    CCIE# 27253 (Hepta)
    CCDE# 2017::56

    CCIE Certified Trainers




    Sagar Sherla
    CCIE # 51562

    Mr.Sagar Sherla is a B.Sc.(IT) graduate also Key member of Octa Network’s Trainers Team. He is Senior Collaboration Trainer with more than 4 years of experience. He has been working with Cisco technologies since 2014. He has also made more than 200+ people clear CCIE Collaboration Lab under his guidance and training and has also delivered serveral Corporate training in large corporate companies. Apart from training has also deployed many projects as freelancer at Tata Communication Ltd., DHL, MAERSK, and many more. He has been developing course content for Cisco certification tracks of Collaboration.

    Some of his Specialization:

    • CUCM, CUC, CUE, IM & P, Expressway & CMS
    • Dial Plans, Dial Peers, and Digit Manipulation & Class of Restrictions.
    • H323, SIP, MGCP.




    Mr. Naiman Khan
    CCIE Security v5 #54008

    Mr. Naiman has over 6+ years of experience in Network Security and Wireless networking.
    He is well qualified and holds various academic and professional qualifications, he holds Master’s in Computer Science
    He is CCIE (Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert) in Security, MCSE and CEH certified.
    Apart from MSc he holds keen interest in InfoSec as well…

    Its been multiple years he has been associated with OctaNetworks, we are proud to have him has our Master Trainer.
    He holds extensive knowledge in Network Security, Information Security and Cyber Security.

    He knows very well how to train individuals and guides them accordingly.
    He has assisted many engineers in their journey of CCIE Security and CCIE Wireless.

    He has worked with several companies Deploying Multiple Projects in Security, Wireless platforms and sucessfully conducted several Corporate Trainings as well. He likes to keep updating himself with various new technologies hitting in the market.
    In his free time he loves to go for cycling and watch movies.



    CCIE R&S




    CCNA CCNP Trainers




    Munawar Khan,is a highly experienced and extremely driven Master Technical Instructor. He has been training networking courses for more than 15 years, teaching on a wide range of topics including Routing and Switching, Security, Collaboration and Checkpoint. Munawar Khan has delivered instructor led training’s in India as well as international countries like UAE, Qatar and East African Countries. In addition, he has been developing and updating the content for these courses. He has assisted many engineers in passing CCNA and CCNP examinations and securing their certifications.




    Having a degree of M.Tech Computer Engineering with specialization in Networking Gold Medalist (University First) and BE Information Technology (Class First), Jadish had joined Octa Networks in 2017. He is a CCIE (R&S – Written), CCNP (R&S), CCNA (R&S) certified, highly experienced and extremely driven senior technical instructor and network consultant. He is young and dedicated trainer of the Octa Networks technical team and also one of the star trainer and passionate training professional.

    He guides thousands of students across the world like INDIA, China, Kenya and UAE, Africa, CANADA, Pakistan, Australia and USA and builds a strong foundation of networking which serves a long way in gaining expertise. Jagdish has worked with TOP MNC IT company and ISP (Dimension data and Ishan Netsol) as a network Engineer for more than 3 years. Thus, have a deep understanding of multi vendor networking devices like Cisco, Juniper, extreme and huawei, Firewall, Checkpoint, ASA. In addition, he has a in depth knowledge of protocols like MPLS, BGP, OSPF, EIGRP, IPv4, IPV6, SNMP, SYSLOG and Switching Technologies like RSTP, MSTP, STP, Ether channel, Flex link. He has also expert in QOS, Traffic engineering, ISIS and Multicasting.

    He is an experienced mentor, he knows the requirements of students and guides them to the best. When he is not busy training students at Octa Networks, he spends hours and hours in drafting, practical workbooks for making CCNP journey easy for the students. He himself spends hours practicing in the labs to polish his skills and always learn new technologies

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    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

    Resume Writing

    Visio Skills

    Visio Skill

    Mock Interivews  with Manager/HR

    Communication Skills

    Mock Interivews  with Manager/HR

    Mock Interviews with Manager/HR

    Mock Interivews  with Manager/HR

    Personality development classes

    Soft Skills and Personality development classes

    Arranging project for the students

    Soft Skills and Personality development classes

    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

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    Our Mission includes

    Our People

    Our Valuable Customers

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