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Cisco certs: An informational chart for determining what's what

Cisco certifications are consistently in high demand. Since it can sometimes be a little complicated understanding the cert tracks, we offer an informational chart to help you figure it out.

If you're pursuing a career in information technology, obtaining one or more certifications is an excellent way to prove your expertise and make sure you stand out. Employers trust IT certifications as endorsements of your skills and knowledge by trustworthy organizations.

Cisco certifications commonly fall in the top ten certs that garner the highest salaries among IT pros. But sometimes the levels and types of Cisco certs can be complicated. Bunron Chen, from OpenSesame, has kindly outlined all of the certs, what each means, and what the road to achieving them looks like, in an informational chart you can download here.

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7 comments
ccietraininglab
ccietraininglab

Just start with finding a good training vendor and you'll be on your way to passing the certifications. Steer clear of those brain dumps. Trust me, it does more harm than good!

Nobody_Special
Nobody_Special

Many of the "study" links for the certifications listed on the last 3 pages, take you to testking & braindump sites, so you can cheat your way to the certification... Don't use these... it devalues the certs for everybody. Maybe TR could find more reputable sites that offer true study materials and not braindumps? There are plenty of true study sites out there...

lyates99
lyates99

I see nothing to "take away".

squirrellysiege
squirrellysiege

howtonetwork.net hosted by Paul Browning who has a few books available on Amazon. I bought his CCNA in 60 days book in ebook form and am going through it now. He sums up the material well and gives labs throughout the book. Also bought his CCNA Simplified book in hard copy, which has labs and goes into more detail on CCNA material. Hopefully, I'll have my CCNA by Christmas.

jsargent
jsargent

If you cheat, when it comes to doing the job you will regret not knowing what you were supposed to have known in the first place.

rayk4e
rayk4e

Try clicking the "you can download here" link.

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