Recently we passed 1,000 professional Netrounds users, a milestone in our efforts to contribute to the improvement of end user experience of network-based services. Seeing this event approaching, we decided in advance that we would go and visit our user thousandth user.

It turned out to be Örjan Tjernström, a research engineer and teacher at the Department of Computer Science, Electrical and Space Engineering at Luleå University of Technology in Skellefteå, northern Sweden. His department is a Cisco Networking Academy that teaches students the skills needed to receive CCNA and CCNP certifications.

Örjan will be using Netrounds in his teaching. The idea is that the students will use pre-built test sequences to verify on their own that their lab setup has been correctly configured according to the assignment. This makes it possible for the students to easily see how different setups can affect the results. Also, when they are done they can then simply just show the test results from Netrounds to the teacher to pass the assignment.

This use for academic purposes was made possible by the introduction of the Templates feature in Netrounds earlier this year. It enables you to save a test sequence for quick future reuse, which has the potential to save lots of time and money for network operators and enterprise IT. We think this is a really interesting initiative and we wish Örjan and his students good luck in their work with Netrounds.

If you are interested in using Netrounds for academic purposes, please contact marcus.jonsson@netrounds.com to find out more.