Increasing Demand for Practical Network Skills
As the network grows in complexity, so does the need for training for individuals who implement and manage network infrastructure and solutions. A skills gap emerges when technology outpaces professional skills development.
To fill this talent gap, Cisco continues to develop training and certification products that help our customers be more successful using the network and the solutions that ride on top of the network—solutions such as voice communications, video services, and collaboration environments.
Job-Ready Practical Skills
The Cisco CCNA, CCNP, and CCIE Routing and Switching certification programs are practical, relevant, and job-ready certification curricula aligned closely with the specific tasks expected of these in-demand professionals. Cisco realizes that the network professional increasingly must focus on design, configuration, and support responsibilities as the technical consultant, specialist, or expert on a networking team. Therefore, the Cisco curriculum is specific to the best practices of network administrators, engineers, and experts using the latest Cisco network solutions.
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Individuals who achieve Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) have demonstrated the skills required in enterprise roles such as network technician, support engineer, systems engineer, or network engineer. The knowledge of routing and switching protocol from this certification will provide a lasting foundation as these skills are equally relevant in the physical networks of today and the virtualized network functions of tomorrow.
Achieving Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification is the first step in helping you prepare for a career in networking. As Enterprises migrate toward controller based architectures, the role and skills required of a core network engineer are evolving and more vital than ever. To prepare for this network transition, the CCNA Routing and Switching certification will not only prepare you with the knowledge of foundational technologies, but ensure you stay relevant with skill sets needed for the adoption of next generation technologies. Pursuing the CCNA will help improve your skill sets and provide you with the ability to manage and optimize network systems. CCNA focuses on network infrastructure, mainly routing and switching, but it also includes wireless access, security, and connectivity to branch offices using WAN.
This program provides the overview of Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT). You learn about Cisco switches, routers, basic mitigation of security threats, introduction to wireless networking concepts and terminology, and performance based skills and the usage of following protocols: the TCP/IP and OSI models, IPv4 & IPv6 addressing, WAN technologies; operating and configuring IOS devices; implementing and routing between VLANs, IPV6,ACLs; implementing NAT,PAT,and DHCP; and configuring simple networks.
CCNA Security certification offers professionals job-ready training and skills. The certification lays the foundation for job roles such as network security specialist, security administrator, and network security support engineer. You gain knowhow in securing Cisco routers and switches and their associated networks.
CCNA Service Provider program specifically aligns to the actual job tasks of network engineers who configure, implement, troubleshoot, and optimize IP next-generation service provider networks. You learn practical skills and knowledge to ensure successful implementation and optimization of carrier-grade IP next-generation networks, this certification program prepares these networks to offer intelligent and rapidly deployable managed services.
The CCNA Cloud certification is a job role focused certification and training program that helps Cloud engineers, Cloud Administrators, and Network Engineers to develop, advance, and validate their cloud skill set, and enables them to help their IT organization meet changing business demands from technology transitions. With a CCNA Cloud certification, you will obtain the skills to perform entry-level provisioning and support of Cisco cloud solutions.