Sunset Learning Institute Awarded for Instructor Excellence 2021


April 2021 – 2021 is the ninth consecutive year that Sunset Learning Institute (SLI) has been recognized by Cisco Systems® for outstanding instructor performance. This year, Sunset Learning Institute earned eleven individual Cisco Instructor Excellence Awards, recognizing Cisco Certified Systems Instructors (CCSI’s) for the extraordinary training experience they provided. Results were based on satisfaction surveys completed by students in FY2020. The top 25% of instructors were awarded.  This year, SLI CCSI’s received awards in the following technologies: 


Collaboration         Security        Enterprise       Data Center



In addition to the eleven Instructor Excellence Awards, SLI instructors Andrew Stibbards and John Gardner were awarded a Cisco Distinguished Instructor Award. The Instructor Excellence Award recognizes outstanding CCSIs who aspire to be the best in their field of technical expertise. The 2021 award winners exemplified the highest quality training experience and demonstrated best overall performance as measured by the student satisfaction surveys throughout Year 2020. These elite instructors are being recognized for delivering remarkable customer experience in each technology. Andrew’s expertise spans Routing and Switching, Wireless, Security, and Cybersecurity. John’s expertise spans Data Center. 

Congratulations to the 2021 Award Recipients!​


Benjamin Nguyen

Bruce Wilkinson

Janine Graves

John Meersma

Maren Mahoney

Mark Wilson

Mike Keutzer


Bryan Baize

Russell Hughes

Data Center

John Gardner


George Williams

Distinguished Instructor Award

Andrew Stibbards

John Gardner

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