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Springer publishes HCNA learning guide for Huawei

Heidelberg | Shanghai, 1 August 2016

Springer, part of Springer Nature, has published for Huawei Technologies (“Huawei”) an English-language technical reference book entitled HCNA Networking Study Guide in support of the ICT multinational’s HCNA (Huawei Certified Network Associate) Series Certifications. This is the first international publishing project Springer has delivered for a Chinese corporation.

“The cooperation marks an expansion of our publishing service for our customers, ranging from China’s academic institutions to its leading industrial manufacturers. This increasing publishing activity is taking place amid the growing role of China’s industrial sector in investing heavily in R&D and in driving innovation,” said Alfred Hofmann, Vice President Publishing, Computer Science at Springer. “This fits exactly with our mission in China to bring the country’s best and cutting-edge research and technology into the global community.”

Huawei is one of the world’s leading providers of next generation telecommunications networks and a front-runner in technical innovation, having nearly 50,000 patents filed globally. With products, services and solutions provided to customers across 170 countries and regions, Huawai has seen an increasing demand for the training and certification of qualified ICT professionals in major marketplaces it serves.

“We feel honoured to partner with Springer, the world’s largest academic book publisher, in delivering a much-awaited, high-quality tool to better respond to our customers and training partners’ needs. It is highly instrumental in helping us expand the outreach of our certification services outside of China,” said President Maolu Sun of Enterprise Technical Service Department of Huawei.

Huawei provides the only full range of technical certifications in the ICT industry, namely three levels of certifications: HCNA, HCNP (Huawei Certified Network Professional) and HCIE (Huawei Certified Internetwork Expert) series. These certification services have been expanded into many markets besides China, mainly in Western Europe, Africa, the South Pacific, Southeast Asia, the Middle East and Latin America.

“There is a long list of training materials that will be published in English for the overseas markets. The project with Springer is an excellent starting point, paving the way for potential further cooperation,” said Director Baoshuai Feng of Huawei’s Training and Certification Department.

The guide book on HCNA certification is aimed at helping its readers gain the knowledge and skills required for the basic configuration and maintenance of small- to medium-sized networks by focusing on the most key and difficult aspects of the HCNA network technology. It covers network fundamentals, provides an introduction to Huawei’s Versatile Routing Platform, and presents the principles of Ethernet and VLAN, network security and management, among others.

Compiled and translated by Huawei, the approximately 320-page book is now available at for download.
Springer is well known for its leading role in book publishing especially in the field of computer science where it boasts a market share of approximately 50 percent.

HCNA Networking Study Guide
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. (Ed.)
2016, XXVI, 342 p. 242 illus., 168 illus. in color.
Hardcover 52,99 € | £39.99 | $59.99
ISBN 978-981-10-1553-3
Also available as an eBook

About Huawei
Founded in 1987, Huawei is an entirely employee-owned private company and a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider with a vision to enrich life through communication. Through the company’s 170,000 employees and dedication to customer-centric innovation and strong partnerships, Huawei has established end-to-end capabilities across the carrier networks, enterprise and consumer markets by providing competitive solutions and services, which have been deployed in over 170 countries and regions, serving more than one-third of the world’s population.

About Springer Nature
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