Patrick Gargano has been a Cisco Networking Academy Instructor since 2000. He currently heads the Networking Academy program and teaches CCNA/CCNP-level courses at Collège La Cité in Ottawa, Canada, where he has successfully introduced mastery-based learning and gamification into his teaching. In 2013 and 2014, Patrick led the Cisco Networking Academy student "Dream Team," which deployed the wired and wireless networks for attendees of the Cisco Live conferences in the United States. In 2014, Collège La Cité awarded him the prize for innovation and excellence in teaching. Previously he was a Cisco Networking Academy instructor at Cégep de l'Outaouais (Gatineau, Canada) and Louis-Riel High School (Ottawa, Canada) and a Cisco instructor (CCSI) for Fast Lane UK (London). His certifications include CCNA (R&S), CCNA Wireless, CCNA Security, and CCNP (R&S).