Our Mission

To help close the growing IT skills attainment gap among New Americans, minorities, refugee populations, disadvantaged youth, dislocated workers, veterans, career changers, the disabled and ex-offenders by providing an on-ramp to a successful career in the field of Computer Networking and Systems Engineering.

What is NTI?

NTI – Network Training Institute is an Authorized Cisco Networking Academy, a recognized world class leader in providing instructor led, and hands-on lab training to prepare students to start (and continue) their career as an IT Professional. Authorized Cisco Networking Academies are run by Certified Cisco Networking Professionals (CCNP or greater) who …..

our teaching team

Koami Pedado

Founder / Executive Director / Lead Instructor

If there’s someone who can explain anything, Koami is the one. He teaches you not just how to do something, but why to do it this way and not the other.

His beginner course is a must see for any aspiring IT professional who want to learn from the best.

Lee Miller

Student and Community Liaison

If there’s someone who can give career advice and guidance to students, Lee is the one. He loves working with each student to find what is best for them to achieve their careers in IT.

Student Testimonials

A recent graduated Patience M. said:

“Network Training Institute is a great place to be. I think the payment method is just too awesome as compared to other private schools out there
because they are so much into making the money and does not care about the outcome of the student. The instructor is very patient with the student repeating the same stuff over and over such that even if someone does not get it the first, you still have the opportunity to learn it in the upcoming classes. The fact that we were provided with all the equipment needed for this program was so overwhelming, making it easy for student, even though I took the course online, I did have to buy anything extra out of pocket even up to a screw driver was provided. Overall, it was very interesting and excited as it has giving me that enthusiasm and helped me gain confidence to pursuit my carrier in Information Technology.
Thanks to God and thanks to NTI”

Rashid Iman

Best school if you are interesting in getting into the IT field! especially in Networking. I am currently taking CCNA course here and it’s amazing the amount of contents, labs and instructions we get. Koami, the instructor has years of extensive experience in the field and brings that in the class.

A Graduated Student from NTI said:

“My experience learning and graduating from Network Training Institute has been life changing. The quality of training and the amount of support and that I received was exemplary. My instructor was available to help by phone, email and remote desktop up until 12 AM (Midnight) seven days a week. That made a huge difference for me personally being a single mother I would often work on assignments later in the evenings. I am thankful for NTI because I am confident in my knowledge and abilities. I didn’t receive this type of support from Saint Paul College where I had attempted to get my IT Essentials (CompTIA A+) prior to finding NTI. Now I have the skills that I need, and I am on a career path that I am well prepared for and that I enjoy. Thank you NTI.”

Koffi Epou

I am currently working as an IT Field Support Technician at IBM’s. IT Computer Support and Repair is something I wanted to do for a long time but didn’t understand how I could enter this field until I came across Network Training Institute (NTI). It was here at NTI where I learned all about Computers and Basic Networking principles; specifically, taking apart and building computers, installing the operating systems and application software, trouble-shooting computers, printers and networks, and much more . . .” “One thing I love about NTI is Koami’s experience in the field and professional approach as a Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) and dedication as a teacher. As the founder and Executive Director of the only “independently organized” Authorized Cisco Networking Academy in Minnesota, if not the whole world, Koami’s Institute is able to provide all the necessary software and hardware tools necessary for a student to qualify as a Tier 1 IT Technician”. “However, the only thing I didn’t like about his program is that at the end of it he did not buy pizza for all of us. Besides that, I give a big bravo to Koami and his assistants.

Nina A.

Coming from a background in Finance and Administration, I was skeptical about changing my career to IT. I have always had a passion for IT, so I made the decision to visit NTI. The pre-enrollment discussion gave me the courage to start the program and I would say that this was one of the best decisions I have ever made. The program and training were perfect. I found myself in a friendly family environment, able to ask questions and receive excellent support from the instructor. I did my research on other instructors online, but this was much better as I had great hands on training. I am also excited to say that towards the end of the program I secured a job for an IT position and I also passed my CCNA Certification. This is a great start for me as I intend to build my career in IT and also continue with NTI with other programs.

Thank you Koami, Thank you NTI.

Udaya Giri
Q – What did you like best about the program?
A – Real hands on lab and really nice instructor.
Q – What improvements could the program make?
A – Will be awesome if add more real hands on lab to build up practical knowledge.
Q – Additional comments?
A – Keep maintain same quality of learning environment.
Q – Write your testimonial below?
A – Good leaning environment with great instructor. Thanks NTI
Luxury Franklin

Q – Have you landed a job after completing your NTI training?

A – Yes

Q – How long after training did you start working in the field?

A – Immediately

Q – What is your job title?

A – Technical Support

Q – What company are you working for?


Q – How well prepared do you feel for the work you are doing?

A – Well Prepared

Q – Would you come back for higher/additional certifications?

A – Yes

Q – Could you tell me in a sentence what you thought of the program?

A – I think it’s a very informative and efficient program that give individuals an additional option to further their education.

Q – Is there anything you would recommend improving the program?

A – More IT career pathways.

Q – Economic Status after training?

A – Above 40K

Q – Any additional comments?

A – Graduating from NTI was the best decision I’ve made. Coming from a low income household and elevating out of poverty immediately post-graduation is amazing. The teachers are very supportive and understanding.