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Sep 01

CCNA Exams- Ever demanding IT certification

All around the world CCNA training is recognised and accepted. CCNA certified individual remains high in demand in the market due to the rapid shift to networking and other technologies.

Keeping in view the current surge in the technology, it has become an obvious thing that businesses and organisations are rapidly shifting to fully automated and computerised systems. This adoption of cutting-edge technology means the need for specialised and certified individuals who can operate, manage and troubleshoot the complex and technical problems quickly. Among other popular certifications, CCNA by Cisco is one of the most demanded certifications. To get CCNA certified, individual needs to pass and qualify the CCNA exams conducted by Cisco. These exams and accreditation awarded afterwards is valid all around the world for three years. Then candidate is needed to renew his certification to ensure that he is up-to-date with the latest advancements.

CCNA certification consists of three exams, namely ICND 1, ICND 2 and CCNA. The procedure for getting CCNA certified is easy. The exams are approximate of one and a half hours and mainly objective type. The candidate would surely need to get himself trained in CCNA before taking the exam. There are many reputed IT Training centres that offer full training sessions with hands-on lab training, course material, mock questions and mock exams to make candidate fully prepared to score high in Cisco CCNA Exams. The course of CCNA majorly consists of:

LAN and WAN designing

Network and Security Management

IP addressing

WLAN and VLAN

Routers and routing protocols

Besides getting certified in CCNA, there are further specialisations in this field because of the diversity of networking technology. For specialisation, the candidate is required to pass and qualify exams related to CCNA Wireless, CCNA Voice, and CCNA Security. For these specialisations, the candidate would also need to get himself well trained to score well in the Cisco exam. CCENT, CCNA is considered the beginner level of networking field, Cisco offers other programs like CCNP, CCDP, CCDA and CCIE.

Individuals seeking to enter in the networking field should consider CCNA as their first step on the networking ladder. CCNA is the first and foremost important thing because it is a pre-requisite and has the basics of networking. Without a proper understanding of CCNA, individuals will be unable to grab complex ideas.

Importance of CCNA Training

Although CCNA is the beginner level, it imparts plenty of technical skills and knowledge during its training sessions. Getting high-quality CCNA training is highly important, as the whole base of the candidate depends on the training sessions he is taking. Always choose Training institute wisely, and ensure that they have classrooms, labs facilities and highly experienced and certified trainers. Because at the end of the day, it all matters on your educator. If the instructor has skills, knowledge and teaching art, he can make your CCNA quite easy.

New CCNA

As far as the advancement in CCNA is concerned, Cisco has recently announced a new version of CCNA v2.0. The last day to test the old CCNA will be 30 September 2013. In the latest version of CCNA, they have made many course changes keeping in view the surging demand and development.

Scope of Networking

These days, networking is something that is in hot demand. Numerous openings and offers for networking professionals are published in newspapers and websites, giving networking professionals more significant share in the market. No doubt there is a huge scope of networking in the current and future period, but the truth is that proper and professional networking individuals are difficult to find. Getting certification should not be the aim of candidates, but to gain skills and knowledge.

Companies rarely find certified individuals with a proper set of skill and knowledge. Although this era offers many opportunities for people related to IT, due to an increased level of consciousness, the number of candidates per post is also increased.  To land directly on the perfect job, individuals should fully dedicate their resources and devotion to the training and understand the basics from their core.

About The Author

Murad Tanvir is a Computer Science graduate and an IT industry veteran with over 20 years of IT experience. He is a double CCIE # 17081 (Routing & Switching and Service Provider) and holds Microsoft and CompTIA certifications. He often puts pen to paper to write about interesting topics and industry news.

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