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Cisco Certified entry networking technician ccent 640-822
The CCENT is the first step towards achieving the CCNA
and requires passing one exam, 640-822 Interconnecting Cisco Networking
Devices Part 1 (ICND1), which is available from August 1, 2007. CCNA, which is also updated, will be geared to cover
medium size enterprise branch networks with more complex connections. To
recertify, candidates must pass either the ICND1 or ICND2 exam, or pass
any 642 professional level or Cisco Specialist exam (excluding Sales
Specialist exams), or pass a current CCIE written exam.
640-822 ICND1 Exam duration is 90
Minutes (50-60 questions)
New Entry Level Network Certification
According Cisco, "The 640-822
Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 1 (ICND1) is the exam
associated with the Cisco Certified Entry Network Technician
certification and a tangible first step in achieving the Cisco Certified
Network Associate certification".
Cisco also states that "This
exam tests a candidate's knowledge and skills required to successfully
install, operate, and troubleshoot a small branch office network. The
exam includes topics on networking fundamentals; connecting to a WAN;
basic security and wireless concepts; routing and switching
fundamentals; the TCP/IP and OSI models; IP addressing; WAN
technologies; operating and configuring IOS devices; configuring RIPv2,
static and default routing; implementing NAT and DHCP; and configuring
Key Exam Topics and Guidelines for the content likely to be included on the Interconnecting Cisco
Networking Devices Part 1 exam include:
Describe the operation of data networks.
Implement a small switched network
Implement an IP addressing scheme and IP services to meet network requirements for a small branch office
Implement a small routed network
Explain and select the appropriate administrative tasks required for a WLAN
Identify security threats to a network and describe general methods to mitigate those threats
Implement and verify WAN links
to the pervasive effect of networking technologies and infrastructure,
all over the world in different spheres of life, there is steady and
increasing demand for skilled network professionals. Networking spans a
wide expertise range and network certifications, such as CCNA, CCENT,
Network+, MCP/MCSE , aim to
equip individuals with the skills needed to build successful careers in
networking. For many candidates the focus is usually on new job and
business opportunities, recognition and better compensation.
While it is true that certifications give individuals the opportunity to
showcase their skills and talents there must be realistic expectations.
Achieving certification is key to the continuing educational development
of the individual and is a sign of initiative - it differentiates you
from the competition and is recognized by clients and employers.
However, though certifications like other educational programs may
confer advantage they do not guarantee anything.
While it is true that certifications give individuals the opportunity to showcase their skills and talents there must be realistic expectations. Achieving certification is key to the continuing educational development of the individual and is a sign of initiative - it differentiates you from the competition and is recognized by clients and employers. However, though certifications like other educational programs may confer advantage they do not guarantee anything.
GETTING OPPORTUNITIES ALSO DEPENDS ON YOUR CONTRIBUTION, ATTITUDE, EXPERIENCE AND MARKETING SKILLS. Candidates need to bear this in mind at all times. Certifications are NOT guarantees or "quick-fix", shortcut career solutions. As you take advantage of certification, make sure you have realistic expectations and know how the certification fits into your career plan.
November 3, 2008
Aiyemidun Adejumoke Adesina in Ibadan says:
Thanks a million for the opportunity given to those who which to develop themselves in IT. I wish to do some certification, but I don't know how to go about it. As I know this will enhance my job.
July 21, 2008
Olamide Craig in Lagos says:
Thanks for the advice. However, I would like to know available locations where the CCENT certification can be obtained especially in Lagos. Any other location would be gladly welcomed.
July 19, 2007
Update from Cisco website:
The new CCNA exams will now be available from August 15, 2007.
July 5, 2007
Demola Adesina from Ibadan says:
How relevant is this new certification? Thanks also for the expectations/career advise.
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