Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


16 posts

Geek


Topic # 225793 6-Dec-2017 03:34
Send private message

I am currently doing the Bachelor in IT networking major at Weltec in Petone, I am considering whether I should go for CCENT or CCNA or CCNP Routing and Switching certification as I am planning on doing a short stint in Asia in cities like Hong Kong as I was brought up there before it was handed back to China and due to a heavy student loan I may see it as a attractive alternative and also my question is Cisco CCENT or CCNA and CCNP industry certification world recognised, another reason I am asking is I have one more year on my bachelor left before I graduate

Create new topic
1657 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 765


  Reply # 1913662 6-Dec-2017 07:25
One person supports this post
Send private message

My understanding is that Cisco certifications are recognised globally.

 

Also, as you progress through your career you will likely be expected to produce documentation of some kind.  If you intend to work in an English speaking country at any stage I recommend that you learn punctuation.  it will make it a lot easier for your audience to comprehend what you've written.





Most of the trouble in the world is caused by people wanting to be important. (T.S. Eliot)


3204 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1727

Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1913728 6-Dec-2017 09:51
One person supports this post
Send private message

Cisco Certifications are not country specific, they are recognized world wide, and with those exams it's not really a "do one or the other" situation, there is a logical progression to them.

 

CCENT is entry level, you will get it after 1 exam (ICND1)

 

CCNA R&S is the next step, you need to complete the above ICND1 and also ICND2 (There is also a hybrid exam if you're keen)

 

CCNP is the next step, consisting of three more advanced exams, and requires a current CCNA R&S (or any CCIE) as a prerequisite.

 

 

 

 





Information wants to be free. The Net interprets censorship as damage and routes around it.

 

Thinking about signing up to BigPipe? Get $20 credit with my referral link.


51 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 3


  Reply # 1913737 6-Dec-2017 09:59
Send private message

Actually, you can take CCNA without a CCENT certification.

 

This is followed by CCNP, which does require you to be CCNA.

 

And CCIE is above CCNP, but there are no prerequisites for it. If you think you have the skills (and balls) to take it, you can jump straight to CCIE. The reality is that only those you actually apply these regularly, as in a job, are likely to pass CCIE.

 

 

 

 


230 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 51


  Reply # 1913763 6-Dec-2017 10:31
Send private message

With having all of those certs and others, my advice would be to consider whether doing the R&S path is what you really want to do, or whether another stream would be of interest to you. The reason I say this is that in my experience of late "plain" R&S skills are becoming less valued by employers, with more value being placed on Security, Cloud etc skills. Also do you want to head towards an operational type role or a design role? CCDA and CCDP are worth considering also.

 

I haven't gone down the CCIE path, preferring to go for breadth of skills and knowledge across multiple vendors and technologies rather than depth in a certain area. Not discounting CCIE, but just wasn't for me.

 

 


3204 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1727

Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1913774 6-Dec-2017 10:39
Send private message

nitro:

 

Actually, you can take CCNA without a CCENT certification.

 

 

I didn't say you did, I just said you either need to complete ICND1 and ICND2 (with ICND1 giving you CCENT), or the hybrid exam which is basically ICND1 and 2 combined into a single exam.





Information wants to be free. The Net interprets censorship as damage and routes around it.

 

Thinking about signing up to BigPipe? Get $20 credit with my referral link.


3204 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1727

Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1913776 6-Dec-2017 10:43
Send private message

Also worth considering if you intend to go down a networking only career, or as an adjunct to something else (e.g. Infrastructure / System Administration).  





Information wants to be free. The Net interprets censorship as damage and routes around it.

 

Thinking about signing up to BigPipe? Get $20 credit with my referral link.


Create new topic

Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central launches
Posted 10-Jul-2018 10:40


Spark completes first milestone in voice platform upgrade
Posted 10-Jul-2018 09:36


Microsoft ices heated developers
Posted 6-Jul-2018 20:16


PB Technologies charged for its extended warranties and warned for bait advertising
Posted 3-Jul-2018 15:45


Almost 20,000 people claim credits from Spark
Posted 29-Jun-2018 10:40


Cove sells NZ's first insurance policy via chatbot
Posted 25-Jun-2018 10:04


N4L helping TAKA Trust bridge the digital divide for Lower Hutt students
Posted 18-Jun-2018 13:08


Winners Announced for 2018 CIO Awards
Posted 18-Jun-2018 13:03


Logitech Rally sets new standard for USB-connected video conference cameras
Posted 18-Jun-2018 09:27


Russell Stanners steps down as Vodafone NZ CEO
Posted 12-Jun-2018 09:13


Intergen recognised as 2018 Microsoft Country Partner of the Year for New Zealand
Posted 12-Jun-2018 08:00


Finalists Announced For Microsoft NZ Partner Awards
Posted 6-Jun-2018 15:12


Vocus Group and Vodafone announce joint venture to accelerate fibre innovation
Posted 5-Jun-2018 10:52


Kogan.com to launch Kogan Mobile in New Zealand
Posted 4-Jun-2018 14:34


Enable doubles fibre broadband speeds for its most popular wholesale service in Christchurch
Posted 2-Jun-2018 20:07



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.