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Topic # 225793 6-Dec-2017 03:34
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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

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  Reply # 1913662 6-Dec-2017 07:25
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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.





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  Reply # 1913728 6-Dec-2017 09:51
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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.

 

 

 

 





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  Reply # 1913737 6-Dec-2017 09:59
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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.

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1913763 6-Dec-2017 10:31
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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.

 

 


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  Reply # 1913774 6-Dec-2017 10:39
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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.





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  Reply # 1913776 6-Dec-2017 10:43
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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).  





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