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Which is best if at all, CCNA or Network+

By DBrown51 ·
I am a sysadmin for a small company currently. I am studying for the Network+ certification. I am just wondering if there is a big difference between the CCNA and Network+ certs. I am asking for future employment opportunities.
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CCNA or Network+

by deborasumopayroll In reply to Which is best if at all, ...

Both CCNA and Network+ are considered industry-leading entry-level networking certifications. Both are intended for newcomers and neither has any prerequisites other than a basic understanding of how a computer system operates. Achieving either certification will require you to pass a computer-based exam that tests your knowledge of networking topics covered by the specific certification guide.

To better see the differences between the two certs, we will need to understand their learning content:



Network+ is sponsored by CompTIA, a leader in the field of IT certifications. It is a vendor-neutral certification, which means it doesn’t deal only with a specific vendor’s devices or technologies. Its focus is on networking theories rather than how they apply to vendor-specific devices.



Because Network+ teaches network fundamentals, without going into too much detail, there are no prerequisites. Also, as a vendor-neutral certificate, the topics covered by Network+ are more general than those covered in CCNA.



The credential comprehensively covers general networking knowledge including architecture, operations, and troubleshooting as, well as industry standards and best practices. Practitioners are well versed in the functions of different network devices such as routers, switches, firewalls, and wireless devices, as well as cable types and the various tools for installing and troubleshooting devices. Certified individuals know how to maintain a network using packet analyzers and other interface and device-monitoring tools.

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by DBrown51 In reply to CCNA or Network+

Thank you for your reply, I do have one more question, in August will be my two year mark which means I can take the security+ exam, do you know about certificate, I would imagine that is a little more than entry level?

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