Considering adding a new certification on your resume or looking for a way to amplify your existing remuneration? Irrespective of whether you are a working IT professional or a fresher, Cisco certifications are the perfect consideration to make. Cisco, the leader in manufacturing and designing of network equipment, has a wide range of certifications to offer, qualifying which candidates are inducted into top MNCs across the globe with pay packages to flatter!
They also have separate examinations for Technician, Specialist and Architect Levels. The above mentioned four levels of certifications can be taken in the following fields:
- Switching & Routing
- Network security
- Data Center
- Storage Networking
- Service Provider and
- Service Provider operations
Examinations at each level test the aspirant’s skills and knowledge levels in the related areas. For instance, the Cisco Certified Network Associate(CCNA) certification, endorses the examination-takers ability to install monitor and troubleshoot the infrastructure network. In short they are trusted to be credible and reliable network administrators for Cisco products. Cisco Certified Network Associate exams can be taken for CCNA Routing & Switching training, CCNA Security, Wireless, Voice, Data Center, Service Provider and Service Provider Operation profiles. These certifications also pave way for profiles like certified ethical hackers where you can be employed by governments of various countries. The best part – pay scales could range anywhere between U.S $80,000 to U.S. $100,000!
The ubiquity of the brand’s products and service make their certifications a great value-add to any and every IT professional’s existing skill set. These certifications are not just taken up for the fat bundle of money that comes along but also to broaden and upgrade the existing skill set.
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