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Cisco Network Certifications

Cisco Certifications
CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate)
CCNA: Versions & Updates
Cisco's CCNP (Cisco Certified Network Professional)
Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE)
Cisco Certification Career Paths
Cisco Resources

Cisco Certifications

 

Cisco is the leading manufacturer of Networking hardware. Cisco's market share in the networking market creates a huge demand for Cisco certified individuals. Cisco has over the years established a solid reputation for its  career certification programs, which enjoy wide and global recognition in the industry.

 

Cisco's most advanced certification, Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE), is widely regarded and respected as the toughest certification exam around. Although the other certifications lower than the CCIE do not include lab exams or hands-on practicums, most of them effectively use simulation questions to test the candidates real-world ability and skills.

 

With Cisco there are no two ways about it. To pass the exam you must know the stuff! To pass the exam you must learn!

   

 

CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate)

 

CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate) certification "validates the ability to install, configure, operate, and troubleshoot medium-size routed and switched networks, including implementation and verification of connections to remote sites in a WAN."

The CCNA certification is widely recognized in the networking field and is in fact Cisco's most popular certification exam. Cisco CCNA is the world's most popular entry-level networking certification program.

CCNA Resources

 
CCNA: 640-802, 640-801, 640-607

CCNA has been updated a few times.  What are the content revisions? New Knowledge requirements?

CCNA 640-801 VS 640-802

CCNA 640-607 vs 640-801

What's the BIG Deal in Cisco CCNA?

 

 


Cisco's CCNP (Cisco Certified Network Professional)

Cisco's CCNP (Cisco Certified Network Professional) is an intermediate-level certification for IT professionals who can "install, configure, and troubleshoot local and wide area networks for enterprise organizations with networks from 100 to more than 500 nodes." The CCNP has as its prerequisite the CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate), and covers content such as: "security, converged networks, quality of service (QoS), virtual private networks (VPN) and broadband technologies."

You must pass the CCNA before taking the CCNP exams.

The Complete CCNP curriculum comprises of the 3 tracks of Routing, Switching and Troubleshooting


Learn more about CCNP

Get current Cisco CCNP Training details

 

 

 

Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE)


Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) is the advanced-level certification for IT professionals who have "the training, experience and confidence to tackle the most challenging problems in their field." The CCIE thus "certifies an individual's networking skills at the expert level." It is the highest level of Cisco certification.

 

The CCIE is regarded as most difficult certifications to attain, and is therefore one of the most respected and valued certifications in the IT industry.
CCIE certification is awarded in four different technical specialties.

The current CCIE tracks are: 

Routing and Switching
Security
Service Provider
Service Provider Operations
Storage Networking
Voice
Wireless


Each of these requires the candidate to "pass both a written qualifying exam and a hands-on lab exam demonstrating the candidate's expertise in configuring, testing and troubleshooting real equipment."
Cisco CCIE Target Audience and Benefits



Cisco Certification Career Paths

 

Take a look at all the Cisco certification career paths, "Cisco offers three levels of general certification—from Associate to Professional to Expert, representing the highest level of achievement—available in various paths (or tracks) and designations.

 

A variety of Cisco Qualified Specialist focused certifications are available as well to show knowledge in specific technologies, solutions or job roles".

 

 

MORE CISCO RESOURCES

http://www.jidaw.com/links.html#cisco

 

BUILDING A CAREER IN NETWORKING (1) http://www.jidaw.com/certarticles/netcareer1.html    

 

IT EXPERIENCE FOR NEWCOMERS- TIPS, ADVICE FOR JOBS IN IT

http://www.jidaw.com/certarticles/newcomer1.html

 

 


For more coverage and information related to this topic, head to the IT Career Resource Center:

http://www.jidaw.com/itcareer.html

 

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