Cisco certifications are valuable throughout the world. An individual has the chance to become an entry-level associate expert by passing various examinations set by Cisco. Clearing these tests is difficult without adequate lab training as well as learning theory from industry professionals. So, one should opt to train for Cisco certification and other locations for clearing it in one go.

However, before choosing any course, an individual should be well aware of all the courses available under Cisco.

Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT)

CCENT is the first stage of certification system for a step towards associate level certification. This course covers networking’s basic knowledge. Having this certification validates people for networking’s entry-level support position.

The skills and knowledge these professionals acquire after the course includes installation, maintenance, and troubleshooting branch network of small enterprises. So, individuals should ensure to receive the training from an organization where adequate lab training is offered for acing this exam.

Cisco Certified Technician (CCT)

People completing this course gain the knowledge and skills to restore, diagnose, repair, and also replace Cisco devices at customer sites if needed. These experts resolve incidents efficiently as they work closely with Cisco TAC (Technical Assistance Center). From 2017 November, CCT certification has two domains:

  • CCT Data Center
  • CCT Routing and Switching

Associate Certifications

CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate) Routing and Switching- Passing ICND1 and ICND2 tests will make one eligible for administering devices on medium or small sized networks. This is a pre-requisite exam for further advanced certification levels.

CCDA- Designing routed or switched networks of WANs, LANs, and also broadband services. One needs to complete CCENT, CCNA or CCIE before sitting for this exam.

CCNA Security- It offers an individual the knowledge of network threats, security infrastructure, network vulnerabilities and also threat mitigation. Skill sets gained include installation, troubleshoot issues as well as network device monitoring for maintaining confidentiality and integrity of available data.

CCNA Cloud- In this Internet of Everything era, organization are utilizing hybrid, private or public delivery model of cloud networking. With this certification, one will have the skills to perform entry-level support and provisioning of cloud solutions.

CCNA Cyber Ops- It prepares applicants for an associate level career in cyber-security analysis within security centers. 

CCNA Collaboration- This is for all Cisco engineers specializing in UC (Unified Communications). These professionals focus on deploying live text, video, and voice related communication solutions.

CCNA Industrial- This certification is for control system engineers, plant administrators, network engineers who are involved with IT convergence as well as Industrial networks.

CCNA Wireless- This certification validates people’s skills in implementation, configuration as well as supporting wireless LANs.

To ace these exams one would require long hours of adequate lab training. Being familiar with all modern devices is an essential part for clearing the tests in a single attempt.

Author's Bio: 

Sappers Solutions are an exclusive networking training institute, who since 2012 offer industry centric CISCO Certified Courses to not just help you take your first step in the world of networking and IT management but empower you to build a flourishing career!