The project, which was launched last year, aims to develop technical staff for Cisco so that its future expansion plans can continue despite ongoing skills shortages in the networking industry.
Phase one of the programme, also delivered by Horizon MTS, involved the training of some 350 graduates, recruited in groups of 15, from universities across Europe, to the equivalent of CCNP level.
The second phase is divided into two streams with approximately half the students following a six-week service provider track, and the remainder following a six-week enterprise track.
According to relationship manager, Deborah Ambrose, Cisco selected Horizon MTS to continue the programme because of its "commitment to the service provider aspect" of the internetworking industry.
Horizon MTS specialises exclusively in Cisco internetworking training, and is Cisco's leading training partner in the UK. It forms part of the Horizon Technology Group, Ireland's largest IT company, and was voted network training company of the year, last year, at the annual Network Industry Awards (NIA).