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                            [body] => Network+ or CCNA: Which Certification Should I Pursue? This is a question I have been asked many times by students who have attended my classes. I, myself, am a CCSI (Cisco Certified Instructor – for CCNA) as well as an instructor of the Network+ Certification course offered by CompTIA. The first logical question is, given that they are both networking related certifications, what is the difference between the Network+ and CCNA certifications? The most obvious difference is that Network+ is vendor neutral, whereas the CCNA is Cisco product specific. The fact that the Network+ is vendor neutral means that the material covered in the course is, by necessity, more general that what you will find in the Cisco CCNA courses (Cisco offers two ways to prepare for the CCNA exam, ICND1 + ICND2 or 1 CCNA exam). There are similarities in content between the two courses as well as some major differences. Network Fundamentals/Theory exist in both courses and cover essentially the same material. TCP/IP Addressing is also covered in both courses with little real difference in content (with the exception that the Cisco course spends more time on sub-netting and VLSM). Other topics such as routing and VLAN’s are covered much more extensively and in greater detail in the Cisco courses as opposed to the Network+ class. Switching is not really explored in the Network+ course whereas in the Cisco Courses this is a very prominent part of the instruction, both theoretical and practical. The topic of VPN’s is also part of both curriculums but once again is covered more in depth in the Cisco courses. Cloud and Virtualization technologies are covered in the Network+ course but are not presented in the Cisco courses. Aside from the differences in course content there is also the question of the value of the certifications in the employment market place. In general, the consensus would be that the CCNA holds more prestige and is more highly looked upon by networking professionals. Hence holding this certificate leads to more employment opportunities all other things being equal. There is also the consideration of prior experience with infrastructure in general and networking in particular in deciding which certification to pursue. The Network+ course is accessible to those with even a minimum of infrastructure knowledge and experience. The Cisco courses demand a much higher level of previous experience and knowledge to fully benefit from the class. In summary, Network+ offers a very broad and general presentation of networking concepts and technologies and is best suited for those just entering the networking field. The Cisco courses are geared toward those individuals who have already attained a certain level of knowledge and experience in networking and seek to both deepen and validate their skill set by acquiring the CCNA credential.   Privacy Policy  |   Legal ©2022 360training ©2022 360training   Privacy Policy  |   Legal Chat SEARCH FOR 360TRAINING BLOGS. Close
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                            [body] => CompTIA Network+ vs. CCNA: Why IT Pros Should Earn CompTIA Network+ First Thursday, August 19, 2021 | By Jessalynne Madden Looking to land a job in computer networking? Your best move is to first get a vendor-neutral certification like CompTIA Network+ and then move onto vendor-specific certifications. There are several IT networking certifications on the market, and CompTIA Network+ and Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) are two of the most popular. But this is not an apples-to-apples comparison. It goes beyond simple preferences. In fact, it’s likely that many IT pros concentrating in infrastructure will end up with both certifications. The question is: Which one should you take first?4 Reasons to Start with CompTIA Network+. When it comes to certifications that help IT professionals build a foundation for a flourishing career in networking, CompTIA Network+ is the place to start. While other certifications cover networking skills, CompTIA Network+ is known for mastery of baseline skills. Here are 4 reasons CompTIA Network+ is the first step for IT pros looking to advance their infrastructure careers.1. CompTIA Network+ Broadens IT Pros’ Networking Capabilities . IT pros, especially those who want to build a computer networking career, must make it their mission to broaden their knowledge of networking topics. They can do so by earning a vendor-neutral certification, such as CompTIA Network+. CompTIA Network+ prepares candidates to work with any tool or product, regardless of vendor, which makes an individual’s computer networking capabilities limitless.CCNA, on the other hand, trains candidates to work with Cisco’s tools and products exclusively.For the best career results, IT pros should first earn a vendor-neutral certification like CompTIA Network+ and later stack vendor-specific IT networking certifications onto it.  4 reasons people looking to advance their IT career choose CompTIA Network+. Check Out This Infographic! 2. CompTIA Network+ Prepares Candidates for Specific Job Roles. IT pros hoping to land a specific type of networking job require training that prepares them for the role they want to assume. CompTIA Network+ does this, covering the skills needed for specific job roles in any environment.This means that if a hiring manager wants to quickly onboard a new network engineer or network administrator, for example, someone with CompTIA Network+ may have a leg up on someone with only CCNA because they know and possess the skills needed for the job and can apply those skills to any equipment.The new CompTIA Network+ (N10-008) provides deep knowledge of computer networking and ensures IT pros have all the skills they need to function effectively in the following roles: Junior Network Administrator Datacenter Support Technician Network Engineer Systems Administrator Network Operations Center (NOC) Technician – a NOC technician’s responsibilities are often similar to that of a systems administrator or network engineer Telecommunications TechnicianCable TechnicianField Service TechnicianIT professionals who want to get into networking as quickly as possible and feel confident in their ability to take on any of the roles listed above should pursue CompTIA Network+.3. CompTIA Network+ Includes the Essential Business Skills Employers Are Looking For. Today’s workplace is changing quickly. Digital transformation is a top priority for many companies, and hiring managers are looking for job candidates who have practical business skills that will help them add value to their company. In addition to providing multi-vendor networking skills, CompTIA Network+ teaches business skills that are in high demand, including the following:Change managementIncident managementDisaster recoveryBusiness continuityTroubleshootingConversely, CCNA concentrates on technical skills alone, further making the case for earning a foundational certification like CompTIA Network+ first.4. CompTIA Network+ Benefits Job Candidates and Enterprises. To say CompTIA Network+ is a boon to IT pros is an understatement. It gives them the knowledge to resolve major or minor networking issues regardless of vendor or tool. But it is also beneficial for enterprises.Because those who have earned the IT networking certification understand complex computer networking topics, it stands to reason that they will be more efficient and make fewer mistakes than candidates with a vendor-specific networking certification. This equals cost savings for enterprises.  The Benefits of CCNA Certification. While it’s in the best interest of IT pros to earn CompTIA Network+ first, there is still value in CCNA certification.Specifically, CCNA certification allows you to build on your foundational networking skills by providing in-depth knowledge of Cisco systems and ultimately a route toward future specialization. When IT pros earn certifications in an order where they can build upon what they’ve previously learned, they set themselves up for IT career success.Entry-Level IT Pros Need Vendor-Neutral Certifications. Entry-level IT pros who are just getting started in the industry and want to specialize in computer networking will do themselves a disservice by jumping ahead to get a vendor-specific IT certification before a vendor-neutral one. Diving deep into computer networking topics rather than skimming the surface will provide the foundational knowledge needed for a successful IT career.Want to learn more about CompTIA Network+? Download the exam objectives to see what’s covered. Add CompTIA to your favorite RSS reader Email us at [email protected] for inquiries related to contributed articles, link building and other web content needs. Read More from the CompTIA Blog. . Newest on top Oldest on top Load more comments Copyright © CompTIA, Inc. All Rights Reserved Sitemap Terms of use Privacy Statement Trademarks
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                            [body] => IN 5 Reasons To Take Network+ Before CCNA. Many cybersecurity and IT beginners ask about the differences between the CompTIA Network+ and Cisco CCNA, and often wonder if they should take the Network+ before taking the CCNA.  In this article, I’ll explain which you should take first, and if you should even take both anyway. Should you take Network+ before Cisco CCNA?  Tester takers who plan on sitting for both the CompTIA Network+ and Cisco CCNA should sit for the Network+ first, as that exam is more general in nature and requires less preparation. Let’s now jump in and talk about why you should take the Network+ before sitting for your CCNA certification exam. 1. The CompTIA Network+ Requires Less Knowledge Than CCNA. The Network+ and Cisco CCNA are certainly very similar exams, as they have a lot of overlapping content, however the CCNA requires test takers to understand and master more content in preparation for the exam. For example, the CCNA does cover much of the same basic networking content that is on the CompTIA Network+, such as the OSI model and subnetting concepts, but the CCNA also requires strong knowledge of configuration of Cisco devices, which will require test takers to learn dozens of Cisco IOS commands and be able to apply them in a variety of scenarios. This means that CCNA test takers will have to go beyond what is covered on the Network+ in order to have a chance at passing the CCNA. 2. The Network+ Has a Shorter Study Timeframe. I’ve taught the Cisco CCNA and CompTIA Network+ many times over the past five years, and preparation for teaching the classes is very similar.  What is different about these two classes is the class length.   Most colleges will deliver the Network+ in a single 45 hour course, however the CCNA is always much longer, often covered in three separate 45 hour courses combined.  This means that it takes a college instructor three times as long to cover the official content from Cisco than from CompTIA. Of course you may be wondering what is contained in all of those extra course hours.  The extra hours are almost exclusively added by the configuration and troubleshooting labs the are includes in the CCNA preparation, and these labs cover the use of the Cisco operating system, IOS. Having a mastery of the IOS operating system is critical for anyone that intends to take the Cisco CCNA.  You simply cannot pass the CCNA without knowing the IOS commands that are required on the exam, so plenty of experience is mandatory for CCNA test takers. 3. Performance-Based Questions are Easier on Network+ Than CCNA. One fear that many test takers have is successfully navigating through the performance based questions, or PBQs, that are included on most IT and cybersecurity exams. One challenge of CompTIA Network+ PBQs is that many are multi-step questions, meaning that you’ll have to complete two or more tasks to get the answer correct.  Many test takers have gotten these questions incorrect simply by not reading through the entire question, and thereby thinking they solved the question when in fact they still had more to do. Even though the Network+ performance-based questions can be challenging, they tend to be easier than those on the CCNA, simply because the PBQs on the Network+ are more general in nature.  The CompTIA Network+ is a vendor-neutral exam, which means that CompTIA is limited in specific commands that they can really ask.  The result of this is that many of the Network+ PBQs end up being drag and drop instead of an actual configuration. This is certainly not the case on the Cisco CCNA, which will require you to actually perform configuration and troubleshooting using commands.  If you don’t know the commands, you are in effect dead in the water with no way to move forward, whereas on the Network+ you may have an option to guess if you don’t know how to proceed. 4. Experience is Mandatory on the CCNA. Because the CompTIA Network+ lacks much in the way of actual configuration tasks, it is possible, although not necessarily recommended, to pass the Network+ without much actual experience.  In fact, I have known test takers who have passed the Network+ simply from book studying alone, with no actual lab or real world experience at all. This is not the case for the CCNA.  Passing the Cisco CCNA in this manner without actual lab or work experience would be nearly impossible. 5. Employers are Requiring the Network+ More Than Before. Recently I was working with a cybersecurity training program that would train up new cybersecurity professionals on the CompTIA A+ and Network+ and get them certified. The interesting thing about this program was that it was connected to an employer that was guaranteeing an entry-level tech job to everyone that passed the certification through the program. I asked if the employer was interested in the CCNA, and this particular employer was not, even though many certainly are. What was interesting to me was that this employer was 100% committed to hiring new people with no experience as long as they had earned the Network+. With this example and others I have seen, the Network+ seems to be more recognizable and respected than it was several years ago, which is another reason to seriously consider taking it before your CCNA. Should You Actually Take Both Network+ and CCNA? If you’re planning on becoming a network administrator or network technician, both the Network+ and Cisco CCNA certifications can really help your career, even with employers that do not use Cisco equipment. Most professionals will not need to do both certifications, as employers are likely to see these two certifications as similar (although employers that use Cisco will put a higher premium on the CCNA), but having both certifications is still better than having just one, and for those that are ready for the CCNA and having the funding, taking both of these certifications can be very helpful. How Soon After the Network+ Should I Sit for the CCNA? Most people that complete the NEtwork+ successfully are able to continue their preparation toward the CCNA and earn that certification within 60 – 90 days, assuming they have access to lab content and equipment or simulation software. Another Option: Network+ and Security+. While network administrators may want to do both the Network+ and CCNA (in that order), aspiring cybersecurity professionals may benefit from a different approach, which would be to complete the Network+ followed by the Security+. Taking these two exams in short order can be fairly easily done, given the major overlap of exam content, and completion of the Security+ will set you up for entry-level cybersecurity-related positions. About the author Matt Day. Matt Day is a cybersecurity professional with over twenty years of experience in the IT, cybersecurity, and technology training fields. He has a degree in Computer Information Science and CompTIA A+, Network+, Security+, Server+, CySA+, and Cisco CCNA certifications. Processing...
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                            [body] => CCNA vs Network+??? Close5Posted by4 years agoCCNA vs Network+??? What advantages do I have if I take Network+ over CCNA, or are there any?14 commentssharesavehidereport86% UpvotedLog in or sign up to leave a commentLog InSign UpSort by: best level 1 · 4 yr. agoNet+ is vendor neutral and more basic. CCNA is much more robust, it covers net+ topics in the first few chapter of study. It is a much much better certification but far harder. If you are new to networking start net+ then move on to CCNA to get the foundations.8ReplyShareReportSaveFollowlevel 2 · 4 yr. agoExactly. The net+ topics are crammed in the first few chapters. Guys in my class struggle with that part, then they struggle the whole way. For these guys they retake ccna test multiple time or take the net+ learn how to subnet, ow, o, gw, b, bw, g, bw, b, etc. and then fly through ccna with ease.1ReplyShareReportSaveFollowlevel 1 · 4 yr. agoMeow 🐈🐈Meow 🐱🐱 Meow Meow🍺🐈🐱Meow A+!There are no advantages to net+ the cert but if you read through a net+ book you might have an easier time with the CCENT.7ReplyShareReportSaveFollowlevel 1 · 4 yr. agoCCNA R&S MCSADon't bother with net+ it's worthless. CCNA is 100% the best option. Go the two test route, after you pass the first test you get your CCENT which alone is better than the net+. The concepts you learn studying for the CCNA can be used more broadly than just on Cisco products. Don't waste you money studying and sitting for the Net+.5ReplyShareReportSaveFollowlevel 1 · 4 yr. agoWhen it comes to any certification testing, there are generally two kinds: foundational and vendor. The foundational ones are great to start with, once u have master the basics- move on to the vendor based training. You’ll be able to grasp the vendor based training easier, which is usually a more expensive test1ReplyShareReportSaveFollowlevel 1 · 4 yr. agoCCNA +1network+ is desktop support, ccent aka cisco version of network+ aka icnd1, plus ccna aka icnd2 will get you network support.do you want to know basics of networking in general or basics in cisco networking?1ReplyShareReportSaveFollowlevel 1 · 4 yr. agoA better foundation of networking, if you don’t know much start with net + and then Move up to Cisco. You’ll thank me later 😉1ReplyShareReportSaveFollowlevel 2 · 4 yr. agoCCNP R/S, GSEC, AWS SAI disagree. I went into the CCENT/CCNA blind and learned enough without needing the Net+.6ReplyShareReportSaveFollowContinue this thread r/ccnaWelcome to ccna78.7kMembers56OnlineCreated Jun 28, 2008JoinTop posts june 17th 2018Top posts of june, 2018Top posts 2018helpReddit coinsReddit premiumReddit giftsaboutcareerspressadvertiseblogTermsContent policyPrivacy policyMod policyReddit Inc © 2022 . All rights reservedBack to Top
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                                            [title] => CompTIA or Cisco? - Revisiting CCENT vs Network+ in 2019 ...
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                                                    [date] => Dec 18, 2018
                                                    [channel] => NetworkChuck
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                            [body] => Network+ or CCNA: Which Certification is Good for Your IT Career?Michael WarneApr 28, 2018·4 min readBoth CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate) and CompTIA’s Network+ certification are highly valuable but could be compared to two different courses in the same department taught at different levels. In order to make an informed decision about which certification to pursue, let’s look at the key differences between the CCNA certification and the CompTIA Network+.CCNABasic entry-level networking course.Provides instruction in basic networking topics and issues.Deals exclusively with Cisco products.Focused on networking theory, protocols, and Cisco technology. Is the second tier of instruction in Cisco’s “tree” of CCN certifications.Network+Basic entry-level networking course.Provides instruction in basic networking topics and issues.Vendor-neutral — deals only with networking fundamentals.Covers general networking theories.Comparable to routing and switching trackWhat Does Cisco’s “Tree” Look Like?Though there are no official prerequisites for CCNA training, the first tier of certifications for those starting the networking track is the CCENT (Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician) or the CCT (Cisco Certified Technician). The CCENT certification shows that the technician is qualified to install, operate, and troubleshoot small branch enterprise networks. It’s a designed to train candidates for a support position and not required as a first step to taking the CCNA course. The two-tracked CCT certification is designed to train a candidate to become the EMT of the Cisco world — giving the proficiency in diagnosing, repairing, and replacing Cisco devices on-site while working closely with CTAC (Cisco Technical Assistance Center).Leveling Up to Associate, to Professional, and Beyond. You’ll notice that CCNA coursework includes the training module from CCENT. All told there are two modules in the CCNA routing and switching track which covers interconnecting Cisco networking devices. Additionally, there is an accelerated course for these two modules, but that is strictly up to the candidate. Finally, there are three ways to earn the certification via exam. CCNA Security track gives candidates a certification in implementing Cisco security practices, but a prior CCNA, CCENT, or CCIE certification is required.Above the associate level, the Professional Level, Expert Level, and Architect Level represent some of the most in-demand certifications in the technology-driven world we live in. There are a number of paths to satisfy anyone’s thirst to learn, innovate, and advance with some of the most employer-desired skill sets in the world. Cisco controls fully half the market in routers and switching equipment, with growth continuing to fuel the demand for Cisco trained and certified personnel.Network+ and CompTIA Certifications. CompTIA certification, as previously mentioned, are vendor-neutral, meaning that they do not emphasize any particular brand of networking equipment. CompTIA offers Network+ as part of its Core curriculum — a group of entry-level courses designed to give the student a grounding in basic technology concepts. The Core curriculum has the following four courses:IT FundamentalsA+Network+Security+In order to take Network+ certification, CompTIA recommends taking the A+ course or having some experience in networking. The course teaches networking operations and infrastructure, concepts and security, tools and troubleshooting. After Core level courses, CompTIA offers additional certifications.Infrastructure: Server+, Linux+, Cloud+. The above courses offer solid instruction in a variety of interlocking areas, and as a module have a lot of offer regarding general proficiency regarding Linux server language, and server and cloud platform operations.Security: Cybersecurity Analyst (CySa+) and Pentest+ (Penetration Testing) intermediate level security certification, CASP (CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner)Anyone who’s had to deal with Equifax knows that data is gold, and like pirates, hackers are not all that ethical about how they obtain it. Security certifications are in high demand, yes, and these courses can be valuable when taken as a whole. However, they do not offer the clear career path that Cisco security courses do.Additional Professional: Cloud Essentials+, Project+ (project management), and CTT (Certified Technical Trainer). Again, knowledge is always valuable, but these courses focus on doing a job — Cisco focuses on advancing a career.Compare and Choose. While CompTIA training is excellent grounding in the basics of computer technology, Cisco Certification is more in demand and targeted specifically to Cisco devices that run the networks that run the world. When it comes to building a career path and specialty, rather than simply nailing down the basics, Cisco courses offer a broader path to a career, with a learning network and a robust support community. All knowledge has value, but how valuable others find that knowledge is open to question.Career Trajectory. Networks are a fact of life and are vital to every aspect of our daily existence. They keep our mobile phones connected and lights on, carry valuable information, and underpin everything we do from buying a quart of milk to safeguarding national security. Take Cisco certifications for a clear-cut and well-marked path to a satisfying career.Michael Warne. I am a passionate blogger and Technology enthusiast, as Education Consultant. Having 5 years of experience in this domain.Follow15 15 15 CertificationCcna CertificationCiscoCcnaEducationMore from Michael Warne. FollowI am a passionate blogger and Technology enthusiast, as Education Consultant. Having 5 years of experience in this domain.More From Medium. Tutorial: EC2 Security Log Collection the Cloud-Native Way. Jack Naglieri in Panther LabsBeyond the Enterprise. BorisvipYou should know how to Vim. RobertoplazaromeroRight-BI[C ] EP: Cross-Checking Using Other Means. 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                            [body] => Diving In: Net+ or CCNA?Earlier this week, we stated our case for making CompTIA Security+ your first IT certification. Earlier this year, we talked about CompTIA A+ versus CompTIA Net+. Today, we're going to take a look at whether you should make Cisco CCNA Routing and Switching or Network+ your first exam. Here are a few things to help you decide between Network+ or CCNA R&SWhat are your interests?First off, are you interested in networking? (We hope this is an obvious first question to ask yourself.)If not, there are tons of other certifications out there. You might want to enter the Microsoft universe. Maybe you have an unsettling interest in the inner workings of storage. (You, my friend, will be looked upon as a wizard.) Virtualization is on the rise as well, so you might be better suited for VMWare training. Cloud applications can initially be intimidating, but those skills are very much in demand as well.If you think you are interested in any of these other topics, then you should start with Network+ certification rather than CCNA. Here's why.You should get a healthy dose of networking fundamentals, along with a taste of everything before specializing, and that's what Network+ does.CompTIA designed Network+ as a foundational networking course that also explores a number of specializations. Network+ starts with the basics: OSI Model, routers and switches, packets, dives into basic commands, ports, and troubleshooting, and then skims across virtualization, desktop support, cloud, and security. It's like an IT career sampler platter. If you're interested in networking, then read on. What's your current job role?If you're starting with zero experience, then go for Network+. Or you might even want to start with CompTIA A+, if you're completely new to desktop support or networking. Here's a quick test for A+ versus Net+: Have you ever built your own computer, installed your own OS, or messed up your registry because you were tinkering? Yes = Network+, No = A+.Even with the Network+ certification in hand, you probably won't be totally entrusted with diagramming a network or setting up a subnet. You'll have a piece of paper that proclaims, "I know what you are talking about — mostly." Unfortunately, you won't be able to proclaim, "I know what I am talking about." You have a lot of hands-on learning to do.If you're currently in a role where you are subnetting, surveying wifi networks, pulling and labeling cable, then head straight for CCNA.CCNA is an entry-level certification that grants you access to the wide and robust Cisco world. It's all Cisco, all the time. Not to say that it doesn't also teach the basics. In fact, we encourage IT pros studying for Network+ to use certain sections of the CCNA training, too. As a final thought, you might consider taking both,  just because you can. It can't hurt. If you take CCNA first, then there's a good chance that you can go pass Network+ without much additional studying. (We don't recommend it, but you theoretically could.) Conversely, studying for Network+ should make CCNA considerably easier to manage. How much money do you want to make?This important question is incredibly subjective. So, take this section with a grain of salt. Every person is different. Every career is different. Every hiring manager takes different factors into account. Geographic location also plays strongly into the salary equation.CCNA will open more doors  with the right experience. Network+ will get your foot in the door. Network+ can be the perfect entry point to any of the 10 Highest Paying IT Certifications. But, you'll have to get your CCNA eventually to the achieve the three highest paying Cisco certs.Here's the upshot. You will probably make more money with just the CCNA. However, the CCNA or Network+ should only be the beginning of your certification path, leading you to the career of your dreams. What's your ideal job?If you're in the position to know your ideal job, then you've probably already started your career. Or, you're way ahead of the game. Start heading in that direction. Find a mentor with the same or similar position. Take on similar responsibilities at your current job. Take a look at the CBT Nuggets Learning Paths or Roadmaps to Success. These resources can help you determine whether Network+ or CCNA is the right choice for you. I still don't know where to start.If you're still undecided, here's what you should do. Take a practice exam for each certification right now. Seriously, do it right now.You don't have to take the full practice exam. With Transcender® practice exams, you can select 5 to 50 random questions with the "Preset Exam" function, giving you control over how much time you spend on this little exercise. At the end of the exam, Transcender® will give you a pass/fail score, and also identify areas where you need to improve. The better score wins. That's your baseline. Now get studying!You should also join the CBT Nuggets Learner Community, find a mentor, take on every new responsibility you can manage, and never stop learning. You'll find your path, whether it involves the Network+, CCNA, or even the A+ or MTA. Good luck. Not a subscriber? Start your free week today. DownloadGet CBT Nuggets IT training news and resources. 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                            [body] => CCNA or Network+? by wolf359 on Jun 24, 2014 at 20:28 UTC Solved Training & Development 23 Next: Where do you get cert training? Get answers from your peers along with millions of IT pros who visit Spiceworks. Join Now Question for the experts and experienced: I live in a rural part of CO, working for a small service shop that does walk-ins and managed IT services. I've been studying for the CCNA now for around four months.  Thing is, a lot of the small local businesses we support in my neck of the woods don't implement Cisco devices (from what I've seen they use a lot of Fortinet and Fortigate products).  TL;DR: considering the circumstances, would it be better for me to continue on the path to CCNA (I'm currently about half way through the CCENT book), or should I learn more generic networking and get the Network+ instead? Thanks in advance! Fortinet1,198 FollowersFollow CompTIA1,781 FollowersFollow Cisco378,918 FollowersFollow Best Answer Datil OP IRJ Jun 24, 2014 at 20:54 UTC Let's compare the two: CCENT http://www.cisco.com/web/learning/exams/list/icnd1b.html#~Topics Network +  http://www.slideshare.net/sombat8590/comptia-network-objectives As you can see the objectives are almost the same. The nice thing about CCENT is the fact that you can easily upgrade it to CCNA.  View this "Best Answer" in the replies below » Popular Topics in Training & Development Think you've mastered IT? Try the Challenge » What is the best way to learn office 365 administrator role Bachelor/Master in IT or certifications & work Got approval to get my team certs! Where to start? Spiceworks Help Desk The help desk software for IT. Free. Track users' IT needs, easily, and with only the features you need. Learn More » 46 Replies. · · · Thai Pepper OP ryadical Jun 24, 2014 at 20:31 UTC CCNA is a much more in depth cert than N+. Once you have your CCNA, you would normally not go back and get your N+ as it would assume that you already know the fundamentals of networking. Even though you are not seeing much cisco gear, the underlying technologies should be basically the same.  17 · · · Datil OP IRJ Jun 24, 2014 at 20:34 UTC I would say CCNA. I would go for CCENT first. CCENT covers the basics like Net +  and can be used towards your CCNA 2 · · · Datil OP IRJ Jun 24, 2014 at 20:34 UTC That is coming from a guy with Net+ and no Cisco Certs. I really wish I had CCNA. Its much more valuable than Net+ to employers 2 · · · Cayenne OP Don Miller This person is a verified professional. Verify your account to enable IT peers to see that you are a professional. Jun 24, 2014 at 20:35 UTC I did my CCNA first, then went and passed the Network+ test with no additional studying. My experience was the CCNA gave me a good grounding in a lot of networking technology.    For example, subnetting, that are not specifically Cisco specific. Get both of them. 2 · · · Datil OP IRJ Jun 24, 2014 at 20:37 UTC Come to think of it. I have never had an employer or potential employer even mention Net + to me. That is how irrelevant its been for me. A+ has meant more to employers than Net +  1 · · · Ghost Chili OP RojoLoco Jun 24, 2014 at 20:37 UTC Get the net+ if you are planning to live/work in the same area.  No need for a cisco cert when you are working on fortinet/gate.  Plus, a ciso cert is brand specific....  proprietary.  Net+ is cross vendor, like the real world, and can teach you about networking, not just cisco products.  Pretty useful on the job. 0 · · · Mace OP [email protected] This person is a verified professional. Verify your account to enable IT peers to see that you are a professional. Jun 24, 2014 at 20:38 UTC I'm tossed.  I have held both,  I found CCNA had a lot more to do with the Cisco of and N+ had more fundamentals, That said people you do the hiring (often non technical) recognize CCNA more the N+ 5 · · · Pure Capsaicin OP Neally This person is a verified professional. Verify your account to enable IT peers to see that you are a professional. Jun 24, 2014 at 20:38 UTC CCNA. Though it's 'vendor specific' you will learn a lot about routing switching and such. (Considering you are going for the CCNA Routing and Switching) 7 · · · Datil OP IRJ Jun 24, 2014 at 20:39 UTC RojoLoco wrote: Get the net+ if you are planning to live/work in the same area.  No need for a cisco cert when you are working on fortinet/gate.  Plus, a ciso cert is brand specific....  proprietary.  Net+ is cross vendor, like the real world, and can teach you about networking, not just cisco products.  Pretty useful on the job. ah, but if you have CCNA people know you can work on other brands without an issue 2 · · · Datil OP IRJ Jun 24, 2014 at 20:40 UTC [email protected] wrote: I'm tossed.  I have held both,  I found CCNA had a lot more to do with the Cisco of and N+ had more fundamentals, That said people you do the hiring (often non technical) recognize CCNA more the N+ Yes, Net+ has waned in popularity in recent years. I got it back in 2003 when it was more recognized and I dont have to renew it. 0 · · · Mace OP Alex3031 This person is a verified professional. Verify your account to enable IT peers to see that you are a professional. Jun 24, 2014 at 20:41 UTC While CCNA and CCENT are CISCO specific they cover just about all you want to know about networking, so it's inclusive of Net+ topics and since most companies have tried to emulate CISCO in many ways it will still be immensely helpful. 4 · · · Mace OP Alex3031 This person is a verified professional. Verify your account to enable IT peers to see that you are a professional. Jun 24, 2014 at 20:44 UTC IRJ wrote: RojoLoco wrote: Get the net+ if you are planning to live/work in the same area.  No need for a cisco cert when you are working on fortinet/gate.  Plus, a ciso cert is brand specific....  proprietary.  Net+ is cross vendor, like the real world, and can teach you about networking, not just cisco products.  Pretty useful on the job. ah, but if you have CCNA people know you can work on other brands without an issue Can you really? I've met a couple of CCNA's that could run circles around me as far as the time it took to make changes to or set up a CISCO product, but couldn't find their way out of a paper bag (i.e. they could do anything if it wasn't in IOS, and the terminology difference between some of the vendors and what CISCO calls something throws them for a loop. I admit though it does show a basic fundamental understanding of networking. 0 · · · Jalapeno OP Michael9886 Jun 24, 2014 at 20:45 UTC CCNA 0 · · · Datil OP IRJ Jun 24, 2014 at 20:47 UTC Alex3031 wrote: IRJ wrote: RojoLoco wrote: Get the net+ if you are planning to live/work in the same area.  No need for a cisco cert when you are working on fortinet/gate.  Plus, a ciso cert is brand specific....  proprietary.  Net+ is cross vendor, like the real world, and can teach you about networking, not just cisco products.  Pretty useful on the job. ah, but if you have CCNA people know you can work on other brands without an issue Can you really? I've met a couple of CCNA's that could run circles around me as far as the time it took to make changes to or set up a CISCO product, but couldn't find their way out of a paper bag (i.e. they could do anything if it wasn't in IOS, and the terminology difference between some of the vendors and what CISCO calls something throws them for a loop. I admit though it does show a basic fundamental understanding of networking. I am not a CCNA or networking guy, but most who have CCNA are very knowledgeable with networking. Cisco tends to be more complex than other brands. 0 · · · Thai Pepper OP Todd_in_Nashville This person is a verified professional. Verify your account to enable IT peers to see that you are a professional. Jun 24, 2014 at 20:51 UTC I have both Network+ and CCNA.  I think there's value in both.  I would assume though if you had CCNA most employers aren't going to care if you have Network+. There is some overlap in the subject matter, but obviously CCNA is going to be very Cisco-centric and much of what's on the exam is Cisco configurations in the command line.  This is not like anything you'll encounter on the Network+ exam.   If you're looking to quickly get a cert, start studying for Network+.  You can attain that in two months simply by studying and without any experience.  CCNA is going to be much harder to get without any experience and if you do you'll probably need at least six months of dedicated studying.  5 · · · Thai Pepper OP Todd_in_Nashville This person is a verified professional. Verify your account to enable IT peers to see that you are a professional. Jun 24, 2014 at 20:53 UTC IRJ wrote: ah, but if you have CCNA people know you can work on other brands without an issue I wouldn't make that assumption.  I have CCNA and can configure Cisco equipment in my sleep.  But put me in front of something by Juniper or Brocade and I'd have to poke around quite a bit and probably waste a good amount of time figuring out a different syntax and language.  6 · · · Datil OP Best Answer IRJ Jun 24, 2014 at 20:54 UTC Let's compare the two: CCENT http://www.cisco.com/web/learning/exams/list/icnd1b.html#~Topics Network +  http://www.slideshare.net/sombat8590/comptia-network-objectives As you can see the objectives are almost the same. The nice thing about CCENT is the fact that you can easily upgrade it to CCNA.  5 · · · Datil OP IRJ Jun 24, 2014 at 20:55 UTC Todd_in_Nashville wrote: IRJ wrote: ah, but if you have CCNA people know you can work on other brands without an issue I wouldn't make that assumption.  I have CCNA and can configure Cisco equipment in my sleep.  But put me in front of something by Juniper or Brocade and I'd have to poke around quite a bit and probably waste a good amount of time figuring out a different syntax and language.  Right, but CCNA means you have experience with enterprise networking equipment.  Network + doesnt necessarily mean that. If you had a Juniper Cert that would be different. My point is this Net + doesnt mean you can use Cisco,  Juniper, or Brocade. It just means you have general networking knowledge. Cisco means you have general network knowledge and you can configure Cisco devices. 3 · · · Thai Pepper OP Todd_in_Nashville This person is a verified professional. Verify your account to enable IT peers to see that you are a professional. Jun 24, 2014 at 21:00 UTC IRJ wrote: I am not a CCNA or networking guy, but most who have CCNA are very knowledgeable with networking. Cisco tends to be more complex than other brands. It's true that Cisco's feature set sets the standard and many networking features and capabilities have started with Cisco.  And I also agree if you have Cisco certs you probably know networking pretty well (assuming you didn't get your cert via a brain dump).  But where I would be a bit hobbled working on non-Cisco equipment is that I have the Cisco IOS command syntax so stamped on my brain, and can do some of it almost automatically, I'd be slowed down by having to figure out the non-Cisco equivalent commands in non-Cisco equipment.  0 · · · Datil OP IRJ Jun 24, 2014 at 21:03 UTC Todd_in_Nashville wrote: IRJ wrote: I am not a CCNA or networking guy, but most who have CCNA are very knowledgeable with networking. Cisco tends to be more complex than other brands. It's true that Cisco's feature set sets the standard and many networking features and capabilities have started with Cisco.  And I also agree if you have Cisco certs you probably know networking pretty well (assuming you didn't get your cert via a brain dump).  But where I would be a bit hobbled working on non-Cisco equipment is that I have the Cisco IOS command syntax so stamped on my brain, and can do some of it almost automatically, I'd be slowed down by having to figure out the non-Cisco equivalent commands in non-Cisco equipment.  I agree that not using ios would slow you down, but I know you know your stuff since you understand networking. Also I think Cisco certs are damn near impossible to brain dump.  They have a pool of like 800 questions. It would take longer to memorize 800 questions than it would to just study the material lol. 0 · · · Datil OP IRJ Jun 24, 2014 at 21:04 UTC Not to mention the router simulators on the tests. 1 · · · Sonora OP donxena Jun 24, 2014 at 21:11 UTC If you are serious about networking field better go for CCNA,  I was at the same position in 2010 and I chose Cisco and after that i never stopped. I did my ccna, ccnp R&S, ccna Security, ASA Specialist, and now i am preparing for CCNA Voice, and it is giving me very boost in my job carrier. 1 · · · Poblano OP ewthomas1989 Jun 24, 2014 at 21:14 UTC N+ is great for fundamentals, as far as employment power, it won't get you much further than the help desk. In my opinion the Comptia 3 (Sec+, A+, and Net+) are strictly starter certs that most people should have. But if you're serious about networking Cisco, Windows Server, and VMWare are extremely valuable.  0 · · · Thai Pepper OP Todd_in_Nashville This person is a verified professional. Verify your account to enable IT peers to see that you are a professional. Jun 24, 2014 at 21:27 UTC IRJ wrote: Not to mention the router simulators on the tests. For sure.  I would guess probably 100% of people who fail CCNA fail because they got tripped up on the simulators.  3 This topic has been locked by an administrator and is no longer open for commenting. To continue this discussion, please ask a new question. Read these next... Load More
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                            [body] => to content MASTER I.T. TECH TIPS TECH CERTIFICATION AND CAREER TIPS Menu Cisco CCNA VS CompTIA Network+: A Comparison. Tech Blogs, Uncategorized Master I.T.January 11, 2021February 24, 2021 Wondering whether it is worth the time and money to get certifications? Pursuing and obtaining certifications is a way to show employers your dedication to your education and career. Also, certifications are your proof that you can do what you say you can do. Here is a comparison between Cisco CCNA vs CompTIA Network+: CompTIA Network+ Broadens IT Pros’ Networking Capabilities IT pros, especially those who want to build a computer networking career, must make it a duty to broaden their knowledge of networking topics. Earning a vendor-neutral certification such as CompTIA Network+ prepares candidates to work with any tool or product, regardless of vendor, which makes an individual’s computer networking capabilities limitless. Cisco CCNA is Limited Knowledge CCNA trains candidates to work with Cisco’s tools and products exclusively. This limits your knowledge to just one vendor. CCNA covers skills needed to work on Cisco products, regardless of role. Therefore, if a hiring manager wanted to quickly onboard a new network support specialist or network administrator, someone with CompTIA Network+ certification will be at the top of the list of possible candidates. CompTIA Network+ Candidates are Prepared for Specific Job Roles If you want to land a specific type of networking job, it requires training that prepares you for the role. CompTIA Network+ does this, covering the skills needed for specific job roles. CompTIA Network+ Provides Deep Knowledge Deep knowledge of computer networking is provided by CompTIA.  IT pros have all the skills they need to function effectively in the following roles: Network Support SpecialistNetwork AdministratorNetwork Field EngineerHelp Desk TechnicianSystems Engineer If you are an IT professional who wants to get into networking as quickly as possible and feel confident in your ability to take on any of the aforementioned roles listed you, should pursue CompTIA Network+. Most Employers Prefer CompTIA Network+ CompTIA Network+ prepares candidates to assume specific job roles and broadens their networking capabilities, although this will tip the scales in their favor. It is because employers trust CompTIA Network+. Because CCNA has very recently been revamped, employers don’t know what to expect from certified technicians. This may dissuade them from hiring CCNA practitioners.  Cisco CCNA May Leaves Out the Essential Business Skills Employers are Looking for candidates that possess essential business skills The workplace today is changing quickly. Digital transformation is the number one top priority for companies. As a result, hiring managers are looking for candidates who have practical business skills. In addition to providing multi-vendor networking skills, CompTIA Network+ course teaches business skills that are in high demand, including the following: Change managementIncident managementCloud managementTroubleshooting Cisco CCNA provides Technical Skills Only CCNA doesn’t prepare candidates with the vital business skills that CompTIA Network+ does, which is a big part of what hiring managers are looking for in a job candidate. CompTIA Network+ Benefits Job Candidates and Enterprises CompTIA Network+ gives candidates the knowledge to resolve networking issues regardless of vendor or tool. However, it is also beneficial for enterprises. CompTIA trained employees will be more efficient and make fewer mistakes than candidates with a vendor-specific networking certification. This equals cost savings for enterprises.  Now that you have digested all of that, which certification would you choose; CompTIA or CCNA? If you had the means to do both, would you do both? Share this:. Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Like this:. Like Loading... %d bloggers like this:
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                            [body] => CCNA vs Network+: Main Differences and Which to Choose IT has long been a fast-growing industry sector. In fact, this year, in 2020, the global information technology industry is predicted to grow at a rate of 3.7%. We’re the generation that relies on advanced technology for day-to-day living. So, if you’re interested in innovation, it only makes sense to look towards a career in this field. A job in IT presents an opportunity to work in an environment full of constant changes and developments. There are tons of versatile employment in this sector, all of which benefit from ongoing professional growth and training. We’ve noticed that as the world has increasingly come to rely on IT and tech, salaries have skyrocketed to reflect the importance of these professions. IT networking, especially, is a field with growing potential – at the time of writing, the average senior network engineer earns a whopping $103k! Has this whetted your appetite for a career in IT networking? If so, earning certificates that demonstrate a broad range of fundamental skills for the role, is a surefire solution to opening doors to a job in this industry. Don’t just take our word for it – 78% of tech executives believe certifications are critical for success, and 99% of organizations use them to make hiring decisions. This is where certifications like CCNA and Network Plus come into their own. But, which one should you invest your time in, and how do they work? Let’s take a look… In this next section, we’ll provide a quick overview of how these two IT certifications compare. So, if you’re after a simple means of comparison, look no further… Contents1 Main Differences Between CCNA vs Network+2 Their Main Similarities3 Who’s CCNA?4 Who’s Network +5 CCNA vs Network+: Their Key Features Compared6 CCNA’s Core Features6.1 Network fundamentals (20%)6.2 Network access (20%)6.3 IP Connectivity (25%)6.4 IP services (10%)6.5 Security Fundamentals (15%)6.6 Automation and Programmability (10%)7 Preparing for the CCNA Certification7.1 General Things to Note8 Network+ Core Features8.1 Networking Concepts8.2 Infrastructure8.3 Network operations8.4 Network Security8.5 Network Troubleshooting and Tools9 How Much Do CCNA and Network+ Certifications Cost?9.1 The CCNA Certification9.2 Network +10 FAQS11 CCNA vs Network+: Which Certification is Worth Pursuing? Main Differences Between CCNA vs Network+. The main differences between CCNA vs Network+ are: Network+ promises a vendor-neutral approach and it covers networking technologies across all vendors and solutions, whereas Cisco’s CCNA verification focuses on networking for just Cisco products and solutions Network+ takes a traditional approach to skill validation, whereas CCNA has recently revamped its examination system and as it’s a new certification, it’s, therefore, unfamiliar to some employers Network+ certification covers a few business skills so that network professionals can keep their organizations’ objectives in mind, whereas CCNA focuses on technical skills only Netweor+ exam only takes 90 minutes whereas CCNA exam allows 120 minutes for completion Their Main Similarities. Neither certification asks for formal prerequisites. However, each recommends some experience in the networking field. That being said, anyone can attempt the examination. Both the Network+ and CCNA exam feature performance-based questions. The exams are similarly priced – $300 for CCNA and $329 for Network+. Both certifications are job role-based and offer practical knowledge to help network professionals do their job justice.  Each qualification is valid for three years. Who’s CCNA? CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate) is an associate-level networking certification provided by Cisco. To earn it, you have to pass an exam created by Cisco to demonstrate you know how to run an IT network. For a while, Cisco offered different CCNAs for different areas of network infrastructure. Now, the certification consolidates all areas of IT networking into one foundational accreditation. This gives you all the credentials you need to go anywhere in the IT network sector. Becoming CCNA-certified is also now a more streamlined and simplified process. There’s only one exam, and a Cisco training course to prepare you. As we’ve just said, there are no formal prerequisites for sitting the CCNA exam. However, candidates should have an understanding of the exam topics before taking the test. That’s why most CCNA candidates have one or more years of experience implementing and administering Cisco solutions already. Most candidates also demonstrate a basic knowledge of IP addressing and have a good understanding of network fundamentals. Who’s Network +. Network + is one of the certifications offered by CompTIA with a particular focus on designing and implementing functional networks, configuring the devices, and establishing security standards and protocols. It covers the fundamentals of IT networking and as such, aims to serve the professional development of IT professionals, specifically anyone looking to become a: Junior network administrator Network field technician and/or engineer System engineer Computer technician Network analyst IT consultant Lots of major companies use this certification to make hiring decisions—for instance, HP, Intel, Canon, Dell, Apple, and Verizon. Like CCNA, there are no prerequisites for sitting the exam. But, at least 9 to 12 months of networking experience is recommended. CompTIA also recommends that candidates already possess the CompTIA A+ Certification. CCNA vs Network+: Their Key Features Compared. If you’re investing in a certification to kickstart your career, you must ensure it covers the knowledge and skills you need to demonstrate you qualify for a role in your field.  Both Network+ and CCNA cover networking fundamentals and crucial IT security measures. The knowledge gleaned from these accreditations lay an essential foundation for your progress as an IT networking professional. CCNA’s Core Features. The CCNA certification covers a broad range of fundamentals, including (but not limited to): the latest technologies, software development skills, and job roles. It’s one of the highest respected associate-level certifications in the industry, combining theory with practical real-world-know-how, it certainly takes a job role-based approach. The Cisco Certified Network Associate exam is 120 minutes long and tests the candidate’s knowledge and skills relating to the core topics listed below. To prepare, candidates can also take the course ‘Implementing and Administering Cisco Solutions’ (CCNA).’ Here are the main areas the certification covers and their weight in the exam. For a fuller outline, visit the CCNA website. Network fundamentals (20%). For this section, you’ll need to demonstrate your knowledge about the role and function of network components. You should be able to describe the characteristics of network topology architectures. Plus, you’ll also have to compare physical interface and cabling types and identify issues with either. An understanding of IPv4 and IPv6 is required, and you should be able to describe wireless principles, switching concepts, and virtualization fundamentals. Network access (20%). For the network access section of the exam, you’ll need to configure and verify Interswitch connectivity and VLANS. You should be able to describe physical infrastructure connections of WLAN components as well as AP and WLC management access connections. Plus, you’ll have to display how to configure the components of a wireless LAN Access for client connectivity using GUI. On top of that, you’ll need to boast know-how on WLAN creation, security settings, QoS profiles, and advanced WLAN settings. IP Connectivity (25%). In this part of the test, you’re required to interpret the components of a routing table. You’ll determine how a router makes forwarding decisions by default. You should be able to configure and verify IPv4 and IPv6 static routing and configure and verify single-area OSPFv2 and describe the purpose of first-hop redundancy protocols.  IP services (10%). This requires you to prepare how to configure and verify inside source NAT with static and pools. You should be able to configure and verify NTP operating in both client and server mode. You’ll also need to explain the function of SNMP in network operations and the role of DHCP and DNS. Other areas cover the forwarding per-hop behavior for QoS, including classification, marking, queuing, congestion, policing, and shaping. You’ll need to know how to configure network devices for remote access using SSH. You’ll also have to understand how to define the capabilities and function of TFTP/FTP within the network. Security Fundamentals (15%). This section requires an understanding of critical security concepts and security program elements. You need to configure device access control with local passwords and understand how password policy elements are managed. Automation and Programmability (10%). For this section, you’ll explain how automation impacts network management. You’ll compare traditional networks and controller-based networking. You’ll also need to show that you understand the characteristics of REST-based APIs and configuration management mechanisms, including Puppet, Chef, and Ansible. You’re also required to interpret JSON encoded data. Preparing for the CCNA Certification. Cisco offers various resources to help you prepare for the exam. For example, you can join a guided study group for a 12-week course. These are led by dedicated and expert learning coaches who will guide you through your exam preparation step-by-step. Please note: These 12-week courses are only available during certain times of the year. So, check their website to see what groups are available. Signing up to a CCNA guided study group unlocks access to one certification exam voucher. You also gain four months of access to the e-learning CCNA course and the Cisco Exam Review. A CCNA essentials webinar series is also available online. This takes an in-depth tour of the CCNA exam across three episodes. On Cisco’s website, you’ll also find access to the CCNA community where you can connect and network with fellow learners. General Things to Note. A CCNA certification grants you a level 200 training badge. You can use this to broadcast your specific skills and learning outcomes. It also equals 30 Continuing Education (CE) Credits. Upon completion of the CCNA, you can link the digital certification logo to your social media profiles, making it easy to display your achievement to potential employers! Badges like this come in handy on professional networking sites like Linkedin. Network+ Core Features. The Network + certification is also designed to ensure IT professionals know how to design and implement functional networks. Those that pass should be able to configure, manage, and maintain essential IT network devices. You should also be able to use switches and routers to segment network traffic. That’s as well as understand how to implement network security, standards, and protocols and support the creation of virtualized networks. The examination is 90 minutes long and features a maximum of 90 questions. Core topics include: Networking Concepts. Here, you’ll need to be able to explain the purpose of various networking concepts and demonstrate how to implement them appropriately. The examination also covers essential cloud computing best practices and typical service models. Infrastructure. This involves you having to determine and explain the appropriate cabling, devices, and storage technologies for any given scenario.  Network operations. Here you’ll need to describe the best practices to manage the network, determine policies, and ensure business continuity. Network Security. This involves summarizing physical security and frequent attacks while securing both wired and wireless connections.  Network Troubleshooting and Tools. You’ll also have to explain network troubleshooting methodology and outline the appropriate tools for supporting connectivity and performance. How Much Do CCNA and Network+ Certifications Cost? The CCNA and Network+ certifications are similarly priced and both quite affordable in the long run. But how much money you spend on these qualifications may depend on your existing knowledge. Preparation courses and online resources are available for both, and to access these; you’ll need to budget a few extra thousand dollars. The CCNA Certification. A voucher to take the 200-301 CCNA exam costs $300 and can be booked via pearsonvue.com. This is a proctored exam. Vouchers are valid for one year, so be sure to register for an examination within that period. You’ll also need to fill out a voucher form online to request the relevant exam voucher for your region. Preparative courses on the topic of ‘Implementing and Administering Cisco Solutions’ are available from $800 – $4000. These often include an examination voucher, so, again, check the availability in your region. Some candidates may also choose to take a practice exam, which is available through various platforms. For example, on nwexam.com, a practice exam is available for $36,80. Network +. CompTIA’s Network+ certification can be attempted for $329 and is offered via Pearson Vue in-person test centers and online. A preparation course is available. This includes ten days of hands-on, instruction-led online training with classes held from Monday to Friday. The overall price of this course is $2,299. You can also have a set of practice questions sent to you from the Network+ exam for free. Other self-learning materials include the CertMaster Practice resources in the CompTIA store. Also, a practice license for Network+ is available for $189, and the exam prep bundle retails at $599. FAQS. How much can I make with a Network+ Certification? How much you might earn with the support of a Network+ certification depends on your field of IT. However, getting certified can open a whole host of new opportunities that qualify you for higher salaries. Many jobs benefit from or require this industry-standard certification.Salaries can range from network support specialists ($67,510) to network system analysts ($92,740). Ranges for each profession are broad, but a Network+ certification could push you towards the higher end of the spectrum. How long do Network+ and CCNA Certifications last? Both CompTIA’s Network+ and Cisco’s CCNA certifications run out after three years. At this stage, you may need to renew the certification and retake the exam. Can I cut costs for the Network+ Certification? There are sponsorships and special programs available to help finance these exams. These aim to train and certify individuals that belong to the following groups:•Unemployed or under-developed individuals•Displaced workers•Military veterans•Ethnic minorities•WomenThese are typically government-sponsored programs and nonprofit charitable initiatives. Your company may also choose to sponsor your training as part of your professional development.CompTIA also offers a student discount, which provides the exam voucher at $150. What are the prerequisites to taking the CCNA or Network+ examination? Neither qualification has formal prerequisites for attempting the exams. However, both recommend experience in IT networking. CCNA recommends candidates have a good foundation of networking knowledge. They suggest 1-3 years of experience in a relevant field.Network+ recommends less experience with 9-12 months. But, they suggest that individuals complete the CompTIA A+ certification first. Is the CCNA vendor-neutral? Cisco’s CCNA certification focuses on familiarizing yourself with Cisco products and procedures. They are, therefore, not vendor-neutral and not suited to all applications. CCNA vs Network+: Which Certification is Worth Pursuing? If you’re an aspiring network professional at the start of your career, either the CCNA or Network+ certification is a handy asset to have on your resume. Furthering your education independently is a great way to impress potential new employers. The pricing of the exams are similar, and both come with more expensive preparation courses. Ultimately, it comes down to what you require the certification to cover. Both will prepare you for the fundamentals of IT networking, including security and configurations, and not to mention a wide range of IT-related skills and knowledge. However, Cisco’s CCNA exam focuses on its own products and technologies. Whereas, Network+ takes a vendor-neutral approach, which arguably makes it more versatile in application. Both are industry-standard certifications that are well worth your time and money. If you’re currently working in IT, your employer might be able to inform you as to which certification would best support your career at present. Your company might also provide training, support, or encourage you towards a particular exam -so be sure to bear all of that in mind before making your choice! We hope you found this comparison helpful! Have you taken either the CCNA or Network+ exam? Let us know in the comments box below how the certification has helped you. Speak soon! Author Recent Posts Rosie Greaves Latest posts by Rosie Greaves (see all) CCNA vs Network+: Main Differences and Which to Choose - July 17, 2020 You Might Also Like. CCNA vs CCNP-Which Certification is Best for You? March 30, 2021 CISSP vs CISM: Which Certification is Right for You? 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                            [body] => What Is the CCNA? An Entry-Level Networking CertificationWritten by Coursera • Updated on Dec 15, 2021The CCNA is an entry-level networking certification that can prepare you for networking roles in IT like network specialist, network administrator, and network engineer.What is the CCNA certification?The CCNA—which stands for Cisco Certified Network Associate—is an entry-level information technology (IT) certification issued by networking hardware company Cisco. The CCNA is designed to validate your knowledge on fundamental networking concepts often requested in networking roles in IT positions.Here’s a quick run down of key facts: To get the CCNA certification you’ll have to pass one exam, the 200-301 CCNA.Taking the CCNA exam costs $300, plus tax, as of June 2021.There are no prerequisites to take the exam, but training and some experience with computer networks are recommended.CCNA is a commonly requested IT certification, with over 6,000 job listings on Glassdoor and 12,000 on Indeed that mention the certification in the US, as of June 2021. Read more: 5 Essential IT Certifications: Entry-Level and BeginnerHow much is the CCNA exam?The CCNA exam costs $300, plus tax. You can also use Cisco Learning Credits to purchase the exam. These are prepaid credits a company might buy so that their employees can tailor how to spend the credits on the Cisco platform to their preferences.Trying to cut back on costs? If you think a CCNA certification can be beneficial to your employer, consider approaching your manager to see if the company will pay for the exam or exam training costs (or both).What salary could I earn with the CCNA certification?CCNA certifications can be useful in landing both entry-level and higher-level networking positions. Here are some of the job titles that can request CCNA certifications, and how much they make on average in the US. Salaries are collected from Glassdoor, and are accurate as of June 2021.PositionSalary (average US)IT support specialist$53,051Network specialist$64,430Network administrator$69,243Network engineer$85,822Senior network engineer$116,165Read more: What’s a Network Administrator? A Career GuideCCNA vs. CompTIA Network+. Like the CCNA, the CompTIA Network+ is a certification that will test you in your networking knowledge and is often acquired by professionals hoping to advance their networking skills. There are a few key differences.Unlike CCNA, the CompTIA Network+ certification is vendor neutral. This means that it’s designed to prepare you to work with any network device or system, regardless of what vendor it came from. The CCNA tests you exclusively on Cisco products and tools.The Network+ certification is considered by many to be more foundational than the CCNA. The CCNA is known to cover more topics and go deeper into network material than the Network+. So which should you choose? Many opt to take the CCNA despite it being vendor-specific to Cisco, because Cisco products largely dominate the networking market. Cisco had 47 percent of market share in Ethernet switches, and 33 percent of the combined SP and enterprise router market [1]. Because Cisco products are widely used, it can be useful to know them well. Many learners also find that the knowledge acquired by learning on Cisco products is applicable to networking products from other vendors.That said, because the Network+ focuses on the basics, it can be useful for those completely new to networking, or who find the CCNA too difficult or comprehensive for their needs. It’s completely possible to get the Network+ and go on to take the CCNA when you have more experience.What other Cisco network certifications are there?The Cisco Certification Technician (CCT) is another entry-level Cisco certification. The CCT is designed to equip you with the skills to do onsite support and maintenance of networking devices. It doesn’t delve into networking concepts however, which is likely part of the reason why it tends not to be as requested as the CCNA, even for entry-level IT positions.The Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) is the next level above CCNA. CCNP further has several specializations you can choose from depending on your desired career path.Read more: 6 Network Certifications for Your IT CareerWhat’s on the CCNA exam?The 200-301 CCNA exam takes 120 minutes, and is offered in English and Japanese.The CCNA exam breaks down as follows:Network fundamentals (20%): Network components like routers, switches, and access points; network topology architectures; physical interfaces and cabling types; IPv4 and IPv6 configuration; IP parameters; wireless, virtualization, and switching fundamentalsNetwork access (20%): Configuring and verifying VLANs, interswitch connectivity, Layer 2 discovery protocols, and EtherChannel; Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol operations; Cisco wireless architectures, AP modes, physical WLAN components, AP and WLC management access connections, and wireless LAN access IP connectivity (25%): Routing tables; router decision-making; configuring and verifying IPv4 and IPv6 static routing and single area OSPFv2; first hop redundancy protocolIP services (10%): Configuring and verifying NAT and NTP; describing DHCP, DNS, SNMP, and syslog features; per-hop behavior; using SSH; describing TFTP/FTPSecurity fundamentals (15%): Security concepts like threats and mitigation, physical access control; password policies; access control lists; Layer 2 security features; wireless security protocolsAutomation and programmability (10%): Comparing traditional networks with controller-based networks; automation concepts; interpreting JSON dataHow to get the CCNA certification. In order to become CCNA certified, you’ll have to take the 200-301 CCNA exam offered by Cisco. There are no prerequisites for the exam, but Cisco reports that CCNA candidates generally have the following experience prior to taking the exam:At least one year of using and implementing Cisco products and solutionsBasic knowledge of IP addressingKnowledge of network fundamentalsCCNA courses and training. There are many online courses you can choose from that will prepare you for the CCNA exam. There may also be in-person classes at your local community college that will do the same. Cisco offers an online course called Implementing and Administering Solutions that is designed to help you pass the CCNA exam. The course costs $800 as of June 2021 [2].You can take the Computer Communications specialization on Coursera for a full introduction to the world of networking, or take individual courses if you want to focus on specific skills, like TCP/IP, or packet switching networks. Though the specialization won’t explicitly prepare you for the CCNA, you’ll learn much of the fundamentals of computer networks.If you need a quick refresher on networks, or are still deciding if networking is for you, you might consider completing the Introduction to Networks and Cisco Devices guided project on Coursera. The project can be completed in under three hours.Looking to start a career in IT? If you’re hoping to learn more broadly about IT fundamentals, consider the Google IT Support Professional Certificate. You can learn job-ready skills in six months, including network fundamentals. Plus, it’ll prepare you for the CompTIA A+ exam—and you’ll get a free trial week.Next steps. If you’re just getting started in IT, it can be worth exploring other entry-level certifications to see your other options. Don’t forget that there are other network certifications that you can get as well. Related articles. 5 Essential IT Certifications: Entry-Level and Beginner6 Network Certifications for Your IT CareerWhat is a Network Administrator? A Career Guide10 Popular Cybersecurity CertificationsArticle sources. 1. IDC. "Global Ethernet Switch and Router Markets Deliver Mixed Results in Q2 2020, According to IDC, https://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=prUS46830820." Accessed June 29, 2021.2. The Cisco Learning Network Store. "Implementing and Administering Cisco Solutions (CCNA) v1.0, https://learningnetworkstore.cisco.com/on-demand-e-learning/implementing-and-administering-cisco-solutions-ccna-v1-0-elt-ccna-v1-023587." Accessed June 29, 2021.Written by Coursera • Updated on Dec 15, 2021This content has been made available for informational purposes only. Learners are advised to conduct additional research to ensure that courses and other credentials pursued meet their personal, professional, and financial goals.Learn without limits. Join for Free Coursera Footer. 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                            [body] => CCNA vs CompTIA Network+: Which Should I Get? March 4, 2019 Ashley Neu [This post was originally published on 12/10/2015 and last updated on 3/4/2019] There are numerous discussion boards out there all posing the same question: CCNA or Network+ – Which one should I get? Here is our breakdown of what each certification is, and why you would (or wouldn’t) want to pursue it. Why You Should Get CompTIA Network+. Network+ is backed by the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA). According to the CompTIA website: “CompTIA Network+ is a vendor neutral networking certification that is trusted around the world. It validates the essential knowledge and skills needed to confidently design, configure, manage and troubleshoot any wired and wireless devices. CompTIA Network+ certified individuals are in-demand worldwide.” The Network+ certification provides a great foundation of knowledge in the world of networking, but many professional view it only as a stepping stone for the inexperienced into a networking career. Here are a few reasons why you choose Network+ over CCNA: No prior networking work experienceLooking for work at a help deskHave some prior knowledge of networking but need to expand skills If you can agree to all or some of these points, then Network+ may be the right certification for you to focus on. There are several different ways to study for Network+. Check out several of the main resources to study for CompTIA Network+ exam. Why You Should Get CCNA. CCNA Routing and Switching is a Cisco-specific networking certification. While it is still considered a beginner-level certification, most professionals consider it to be significantly more challenging than the CompTIA Network+ exam.This exam goes into much more in-depth topics compared to the foundational knowledge of Network+. This is one reason why hiring managers tend to value the CCNA over Network+. Here are two reasons why you may consider CCNA over Network+: You already have a few years of networking experienceYou want to advance your career in a networking position But what if  my job doesn’t use Cisco technologies? CCNA could still be the right option. Cisco certifications are well respected throughout the industry, and your potential employer will appreciate the skill and knowledge necessary to achieve the certification. The skills necessary to pass CCNA are transferable to other technologies. In addition, Cisco holds over 50% market penetrations of its technologies. So finding a job that utilizes these tools won’t be too hard to find. subscribe by email Stay Ahead. Related Posts. Live Online Training Classes Benefits and Advantages of Instructor-Led Courseware . May 14, 2021 Training and Certification Be Prepared for Anything with EDRP . March 15, 2021 Training and Certification All About the CISSP . August 20, 2020
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                            [body] => Cisco Certification Showdown : CCNA vs. CCNPBy Eshna VermaLast updated on Oct 11, 20211497403Table of Contents. View More Over the past several years, Cisco certifications have become extremely popular. In fact, Cisco certifications are considered some of the most valuable certifications in the IT industry today. When it comes to Cisco certifications, there are many different options.  Cybersecurity Expert Master's Program. Master the Skills of a Cybersecurity ProfessionalView Course In order to further your career and look for better opportunities in your profession, you need appropriate certifications. It’s worth mentioning that the concept of standard Cisco certification was introduced in 1998. It was when Cisco first introduced beginner-level and professional networking certifications. The basic idea behind the certifications was to complement the Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) program. Since then, Cisco has expanded its certifications and currently offer quite a few certifications for professionals of all experience levels. Cisco Certification Levels.     Download our eBook on Cisco’s top certifications What is CCNA? The Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) credential has become one of the most highly reputed entry-level networking certifications in the industry. The CCNA certification is geared towards people who have 1 to 2 years of experience in network engineering. The most important benefit of CCNA training is that the CCNA certification is very affordable. The main objective of this Cisco certification is to provide an associate-level certification for enthusiasts and beginners who already have some experience with networking. Students interested in the CCNA program need to undergo testing and training in the installation, maintaining, and troubleshooting of Cisco’s medium networking devices. Students in this program are also tested and trained in the troubleshooting and installation of end-to-end networking. Related read: 5 Study Tips to Pass the CCNA Certification Exam The CCNA certification also provides aspirants the opportunity to learn more about the basics and concepts of the Cisco networking environment. Additionally, the certification also provides beginners with considerable knowledge about operating IT equipment without experiencing any problems. Although the material has been specialized to suit a Cisco environment, it is also useful at a fundamental level—those who attain this certification can use their knowledge in many different situations and increase their marketability across various platforms. CCNA Exam Details. There are no prerequisites for the CCNA certification. You’ll have the choice between the following exams: Option 1. 200-120 CCNA Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices: Accelerated (CCNAX) Option 2. 100-101 ICND1 Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 1 (ICND1) 200-101 ICND2 Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 2 (ICND2) In recent years, Cisco has also introduced a wide range of specialty CCNAs. Here is a video that takes you through the introduction to CISCO Certified Network Associate (CCNA) What is CCNP? CCNP is the Cisco Certified Network Professional certification. This certification is available for IT professionals with at least one year of experience in professional networking. A high school diploma or equivalent is also mandatory. The CCNP certification is intended for professionals seeking specialized training programs in implementing, maintaining, and planning Cisco’s wide range of high-end network solution products. The CCNP certification curriculum consists of many different courses, which cover the basics of IT networking. Some of these include: Cisco remote access Cisco advanced routing Cisco multilayer switching Converged network optimization Scalable internet works Professionals who choose this certification program are trained to troubleshoot, install, and maintain both wide area networks (WAN) and local area networks (LAN) for systems between 100 and 500 nodes. In this certification program, students also gain expertise in a wide range of network features and protocols, including Route Redistribution, Access Lists, Ethernet, and AppleTalk. During the certification course, the primary focus is preparing professionals for the CCNP examination. A series of practice exams are conducted to test the student’s understanding, and knowledge of Cisco’s IP switched network and IP routing technologies. These tests also measure the student’s ability to troubleshoot, test, and maintain various techniques. CCSP-Certified Cloud Security Professional (FREE). Learn cloud concepts, design, architecture & moreStart Learning CCNP Exam Details. To take the CCNP certification exam, you are required to have a CCNA certification. The CCNP certification consists of 3 exams, namely: 300-101 ROUTE Implementing Cisco IP Routing (ROUTE) 300-115 SWITCH Implementing Cisco IP Switched Networks (SWITCH) 300-135 TSHOOT Troubleshooting and Maintaining Cisco IP Networks (TSHOOT) Looking to boost your IT career? The CCNP certification is for you. Check out the course preview now! What’s the Difference Between CCNA and CCNP? In a nutshell, the difference is that the CCNA certification is the associate-level certification that tests professionals on switching and routing fundamentals. The CCNP is a more advanced certification that requires a deeper level of knowledge and understanding of WANs and LANs, and how they work together. The CCNP certification is considered the more senior out of these two Cisco certification levels, considering that it delves much more in-depth and broader into the workings of networking and its associated content such as security and wireless options than the CCNA. CCNA vs. CCNP Career Differences. Since the levels of training between CCNA and CCNP are different, each of these certifications leads to different career paths. CCNA Career Path. This certification is best suited for individuals looking to gain an entry-level career such as: Network Support Engineer Network Technician Helpdesk Engineer Service Desk Engineer/Technician First and Second Line Support CCNP Career Path. The CCNP certification suits IT professionals who want to go further with their career and can include the following: Third Line Support Network Engineer Network Analyst IT Team Leader Systems Engineer Network Specialist Conclusion. If you’re looking to boost your IT career, Cisco certifications can help get you headed down the right path. Simplilearn offers a catalog variety of IT training, including CCNA and CCNP courses taught by certified professionals. About the Author. Eshna VermaEshna writes on PMP, PRINCE2, ITIL, ITSM, & Ethical Hacking. She has done her Masters in Journalism and Mass Communication and is a Gold Medalist in the same. A voracious reader, she has penned several articles in leading national newspapers like TOI, HT, and The Telegraph. She loves travelling and photography.View MoreRecommended Programs. CCNP®-Routing & Switching 1741 Learners Next ArticleIs a Cisco Certification Worth It?By R Bhargav24322Apr 1, 2021Recommended Resources. Free eBook: Guide To The Top CISCO CertificationsEbookWhy CCNP Certification is the key to success in Networking Industry?ArticleThe Differences Between C++ and Java That You Need To KnowVideo TutorialUpskilling and Reskilling in 2021: A Global OverviewEbookThe 5 Best CCNA Certification BooksArticleWhat is Neural Network: Overview, Applications, and AdvantagesVideo TutorialprevNext DisclaimerPMP, PMI, PMBOK, CAPM, PgMP, PfMP, ACP, PBA, RMP, SP, and OPM3 are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.
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                            [body] => CCNA vs CCNP By Priya Pedamkar Home » Software Development » Software Development Tutorials » Top Differences Tutorial » CCNA vs CCNP Differences Between CCNA and CCNP. Cisco Associated Network Associate, CCNA is an entry-level certification for network engineers and is taken by almost all network engineers. With this certification, candidates can understand the basics of networking. Also, this helps the engineers to improve their career in networking. A small and medium-sized network can be easily handled after CCNA. CCNA is the foundation course for any other network courses. Cisco Certified Network Professionals, CCNP helps the engineers to know more about the network environment. The certification is more professional and teaches network optimization and to scale the internet. The careers include network specialist and network engineer. Let us study much more about CCNA vs CCNP in detail: Start Your Free Software Development Course Web development, programming languages, Software testing & others Over the past few years, Cisco certifications have become extremely popular. These certifications are considered one of the most valuable certifications in the industry today. Its certifications are the best way to demonstrate your skillset to most recruiters. It also provides you with a higher likelihood of getting hired, along with high salary offers. There are many certifications in various domain, such as for the world of testers ISTQB is among the most recognized certification, for someone belonging from JAVA background, OCJP and OCWP are the ones to go for, for cloud experience AWS Solution cloud architect professional is the certification to go for and if you belong from a Big Data/Hadoop/Spark background, CDH, HDP or MapR backed certifications will give you the intended benefit. In a similar way, we will discuss two such certifications that mark their presence in the field of computer networks. One is CCNP (Cisco Certified Network Professional), and the other is CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate). Both CCNA vs CCNP certifications belongs to the Cisco ecosystem, a mass provider of networking and infrastructure components. It has also pioneered innovations in switching, routing and networking technologies over the past decades. These certifications teach different skills at various levels and are directed towards different IT positions and job types. Students are expected to do rigorous hours of learning before appearing for these exams, and their validity is of three years before they require renewal. The main objective of CCNA certification is that it provides an associate level of certification for beginners and enthusiasts who have some experience with networking already. Students interested in the CCNA program have to go through a rigorous set of training and testing to maintain, install, and troubleshoot Cisco’s medium networking devices. Students are also tested and trained in the installation and troubleshooting of end to end networking. It is also a medium to make you learn more about the concepts and basics of a networking environment. This certification also ensures that the beginners have a basic level of familiarity with operating IT equipment without experiencing much of a problem. The material would be specialized to suit a Cisco-based environment; it is also useful at the fundamental level. Head To Head Comparison Between CCNA and CCNP (Infographics). Below is the top 5 difference between CCNA vs CCNP Popular Course in this category Cyber Security Training (12 Courses, 3 Projects)12 Online Courses | 3 Hands-on Projects | 77+ Hours | Verifiable Certificate of Completion | Lifetime Access 4.5 (7,991 ratings)Course Price View CourseRelated Courses Java Training (40 Courses, 29 Projects, 4 Quizzes)Python Training Program (39 Courses, 13+ Projects)HTML Training (12 Courses, 19+ Projects, 4 Quizzes) Key Differences Between CCNA and CCNP. Both are popular choices in the market; let us discuss some of the major difference: The primary difference between CCNA and CCNP lies in their depth of learning. The CCNA aims to provide just an associate level of certification for beginners and enthusiasts with some pre-networking experience.  They will get an IT equipment familiarity and also about the installation, maintenance and troubleshooting of end to end networking solutions, whereas the candidates targeting CCNP are more focused on doing a specialized program as this is a certification level of higher regard. The next difference lies in the course curriculum structure. CCNA certification provides you with the choices among the two options. Option 1: 200-120 CCNAX (CCNA Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices: Accelerated ) Option 2: 100-101 ICND1 Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 1 (ICND1) and 200-101 ICND2 Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 2 In the case of CCNP, the course curriculum includes the basics of IT networking, such as: Cisco remote access Cisco multilayer switching Cisco Advanced Routing Scalable internet Converged network optimization The CCNA certification consists of one exam, 640-822 ICND1 which stands for interconnecting Cisco network devices 1 with an exam fee of $125 and an exam duration of 90 minutes with around 40-50 odd questions, whereas the CCNA exam includes both ICND1 and ICND2 examinations and basic troubleshooting. Since troubleshooting is a pre-requisite for any network administrator, troubleshooting related topics and questions are introduced in both exams. It is also important to understand the OSI layer model’s working and its working; what network problems occur at every layer, various show and debug commands. The installation, troubleshooting, and maintenance in case of both WAN and LAN range between 100 to 500 nodes for CCNP. The students gain a high level of expertise in other protocols, which includes Route distribution, Ethernet, Access Lists and Apple Talk. The knowledge of IP switched network, and other routing technologies are also tested. CCNA vs CCNP Comparison Table. Below is the topmost comparison between CCNA vs CCNP The Basic Comparison  CCNA CCNP Mandatory prerequisite No mandatory prerequisite for this certification A high school certificate or an equivalent is needed Exam type Associate Professional Learning curve Tests on switching and routing fundamentals Requires a deeper level of knowledge and understanding of LANs and WANs and their co-existence. Exam details Provides you with an option to choose among two kinds of examinations Three exams are required, namely the switch, root, and shoot. Career Path Network technician Helpdesk Engineer Service Desk Engineer Network support engineer First and Second line support Third Line Support Network Engineer IT Team leader Network Analyst Network Specialist Systems Engineer Conclusion. Both CCNA vs CCNP certifications will surely add value to your career and especially if you are looking to climb your way up into the field of networks. Choose a certification as per your background and your goal and shine in the market as this is a never-ending industry.  You can also choose to take both CCNA vs CCNP certifications. In that case, we would recommend you to first go for CCNA and then for CCNP. Stay tuned to our blog for more posts like these. Recommended Articles. This has been a guide to the top difference between CCNA vs CCNP. 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                            [body] => 4 Reasons to choose Network+ Over CCNA By Anvesha Jain 06-Oct-2021 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Do you intend to build your profession in IT? Do you have a fondness for networking? Are you searching for a highly paid career but are you unsure how and where to start? Receiving an international accreditation is an important step that you must consider in this case Many IT and cybersecurity learners enquire about the key differentiators between the CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associates) and CompTIA Network+ (Computing Technology Industry Association) and time and again deliberate if they should take the CCNA before taking Network+ or vice versa. In this article, we will look at CCNA versus Network+. Which one would you take first, and whether you should consider both anyway? Aspirants planning to sit for both the CCNA and CompTIA Network+ should first consider Network+, as the test is more general and involves less preparation. Let’s discuss why you must consider taking the Network+ before appearing for the CCNA exam. The CompTIA Network+ Needs Lesser Knowledge Compared To CCNA. The Network+ and Cisco CCNA indeed have very similar exams since both have overlapping content. However, the CCNA involves aspirants to comprehend and master more content in preparing for the exam. For example, the CompTIA Network+ does cover quite a stuff of networking content that is also applicable on the CCNA, such as the subnetting and OSI model concepts. In addition, CCNA also necessitates a solid understanding of the structure of Cisco devices, which will require aspirants to learn loads of Cisco IOS commands (Internetwork Operating System) and should be comfortable to apply them in multiple scenarios. It means that the Cisco CCNA examinee will have to gather more knowledge than what is already covered in the Network+ to have a possibility at clearing the CCNA exam. The Network+ Has a Smaller Timeframe For Study. Preparation for teaching both classes is very similar. What differentiates CCNA versus Network+ is the class length.   Most institutions/academies will cover the Network+ course in about 45 hours, whereas the CCNA is substantially longer in duration, usually covered in three distinct 45-hour courses each. It implies that a college instructor takes three times as long to finish CCNA than CompTIA.  You may now be curious to know what gets covered in all of those additional course hours. These extra hours include the configuration and troubleshooting labs in the CCNA training, and these labs include the use of the Cisco operating system, IOS. Having a solid command of the IOS operating system is very important for anyone that desires to take the Cisco CCNA exam. You cannot clear the CCNA test without knowing the IOS commands that are important for the exam, so adequate experience is necessary for CCNA test takers. Performance Driven Questions are Relatively Easier on Network+ Than CCNA. One worry that many candidates have is efficaciously steering through the performance-based questions that are mostly included in Cybersecurity and IT exams. One challenge of CompTIA Network+ Performance Based Questions (PBQs) is that most of them are multi-step questions, which means that you are required to finish two or more tasks to get the correct answer. Several test takers get the answers incorrect, as they do not go through the entire question, assuming that they solved the question whereas they still had more to do. Although the Network+ PBQs can be perplexing, they are likely to be unchallenging than those on the CCNA, mainly because the PBQs on the Network+ are general in nature.  Many of the Network+ PBQs provides drag and drop options and not actual configuration. In the case of Cisco CCNA, it requires you to execute configuration and troubleshoot using commands. There is no way forward if you don't know the commands, whereas on the Network+ you still have an option to speculate if you are not sure how to proceed. Also Read: Top 24 Most Popular CCNA Interview Questions And Answers Experience is Mandatory in the case of CCNA. It is quite possible, though not recommended, to clear the Network+ exam without much tangible experience. Test takers can clear the Network+ exam merely by studying books, with no real-world or actual lab experience. Unlike Network+, clearing the CCNA exam without work or lab experience is nearly impossible. Comparative Chart between CCNA versus Network+  CompTIA Network+ Cisco Certified Network Associate Broadens an IT Professional Capability to Support Any Equipment: Candidates are prepared to work with any product or tool, irrespective of vendor. Individual’s networking abilities are vast in this case. Emphasizes the Skills Required for Cisco: Prepare candidates to toil with Cisco’s products and tools exclusively, which restricts their networking capabilities. Prepares IT Professionals for Specific Job Roles: Learners are provided with sound knowledge of networking and teaches networking skills required for specific job profiles: Network Support Specialist, Network Administrator, Network Field Engineer, Help Desk Technician, System Engineer. Prepares a Learner to Support Vendor Solutions: It covers basic networking skills that are related to Cisco products and not tied to specific job roles. Trusted Endorsement of Skills: Network+ is highly valued and respected by recruiters. It is designed such that it gives IT professionals the required skills that they need to work on any product. New Method to Validate Skills: Employers are unaware of the CCNA revamp, which was developed mainly to support Cisco hardware, and may not exactly know what to expect from these certified professionals. Provides Essential Business Skills In Addition To Technical Skills: In addition to ensuring IT professionals possess relevant, multi-vendor networking skills, CompTIA Network+ also delivers business skills necessitated by today’s workplace. Offers Technical Skills Only: The new revamped CCNA provides technical skills alone to the candidates. It doesn’t train them with business skills.   Should You Consider Net+ or CCNA, or Both Net+ and CCNA? Your mind sometimes battles between CCNA versus Network+ however, if your goal is to become a network technician or network administrator, both the Network+ and Cisco CCNA certifications will help your career, even with those employers that do not use Cisco equipment.  Most IT professionals may not need to do both certifications, but having both is better in comparison to having just one. How Soon Should You Consider Appearing for the CCNA Exam? IT professionals who obtain the Network+ certification successfully can continue their groundwork toward the CCNA exam and earn the certificate within 60 – 90 days, supposing they have access to simulation software or lab content and equipment. Additional Read: Top 5 CompTIA Certification Courses to Pursue in 2021 Another Option: Network+ and Security+. While network managers may decide to get certificates in Network+ and CCNA, however professionals aspiring for a carrier in cybersecurity may get more benefit if they complete the Network+ certification followed by the Security+. Here the aspiring candidate will have to choose between CCNA versus Security+ Completion of the Security+ will help you with cybersecurity-related jobs. Conclusion: CCNA versus Network+. The decision to get CompTIA certification is one of the intelligent investments you could make. This accreditation will help you comprehend how to quickly find different solutions out of networking infrastructures. This certification helps you develop fundamental knowledge of networking technologies and provides you the opportunity to work in various roles. So, why not opt for this certificate then?  Enquire Now  ASSOCIATED COURSE . CompTIA Server+ Duration: 40 Hrs English Enquire Now CompTIA Cloud+ Duration: 40 Hrs English Enquire Now CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP+) Duration: 40 Hrs English Enquire Now CompTIA Server+ (SK0-005) Duration: 40 Hrs English Enquire Now CompTIA Cloud+ CV0-003 Duration: 40 Hrs English Enquire Now CompTIA Network+ (N10-008) Duration: 40 Hrs English Enquire Now RELATED ARTICLES . Networking SD-WAN: Reshaping Wide Area Networking . Networking How to Renew CCNP and CCNA Certification . Networking Top 24 Most Popular CCNA Interview Questions And Answers . Networking Networking Basics: Steps to Know Why Networking Is Important to Your Success . Networking CCNA vs CCNP: Which is Better For Certification For You . 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                            [body] => CCNA vs. Network+. What are the differences, and which is better? 0 SPOTO Club written 7 months ago CCNA 200-301 CCNP Enterprise CCNP Security CCIE Enterprise Lab CCIE Security Lab CCNP Service Provider CCNP Data Center CCNP Collaboration CCIE DC Lab IT networking, in particular, is a field with constant growth potential in today’s digital world. A senior network engineer can earn up to $103,000! Does this whet your appetite for a career in IT networking? If so, earning a certification that demonstrates the broad range of essential skills for the role is a surefire solution to open the door to a job in the industry. Seventy-eight percent of technology executives cite certification as the key to success, and 99% of organizations use certificates to make hiring decisions. That’s where certifications like CCNA and Network Plus come into play. But which one should you invest your time in, and how do they work? This blog will discuss the differences between these two IT certifications and which one you should choose. CategoriesExam Code100% Pass Dumps CCNA200-301 200-901 DevNet 200-201 Cyber Ops Table of Contents Critical differences between CCNA and Network+. Network+ promises a vendor-neutral approach, which covers networking technologies from all vendors and solutions, while Cisco’s CCNA validation focuses only on networking issues with Cisco products and solutions Network+ certification covers several business skills, enabling network professionals to keep their organization’s goals in mind, while the CCNA focuses only on technical skills The Network+ exam takes only 90 minutes, while the CCNA exam allows 120 minutes to complete Overall, everyone agrees that the CCNA has a higher reputation and is more valued by networking professionals. Therefore, all other things being equal, holding the certification leads to more job opportunities. Their main similarities. There are no formal prerequisites for either. However, both recommend some experience in the networking field. This means that anyone can attempt the exam. Both the Network+ and CCNA exams have performance-based questions. The exams are similarly priced – $300 for the CCNA and $329 for Network+. Both certifications are job role-based and provide practical knowledge to help network professionals do their jobs somewhat. Each credential is valid for three years. Related reading: Difference between ccna and ccna security Core features of the CCNA. The CCNA certification covers a wide range of foundational knowledge, including (but not limited to): the latest technologies, software development skills, and job roles. It is one of the most respected associate-level certifications in the industry, combining theory with real-world practical knowledge and, of course, taking a job role-based approach. The CCNA exam is 120 minutes long and tests candidates’ knowledge and skills related to the following core topics. Preparing for CCNA Certification. Cisco offers various resources to help you prepare, such as official study guides, training courses, CCNA communities, and more. In addition, if you want to prepare for the CCNA exam fully, effective study materials are the key to your CCNA success. SPOTO CCNA exam dumps cover 100% real exam questions and answers to help you get your CCNA certification in 7 days. In addition, we have online study groups that share CCNA exam tips, exam information, and special events that you can discuss with other learners. Please join us to learn more. Cisco group:  https://t.me/spotociscoclub  CCNA group: https://t.me/ciscoccnademo Core Features of Network+. The Network+ certification is also designed to ensure that IT professionals know how to design and implement functional networks. Those who pass should be able to configure, manage, and maintain essential IT networking equipment. You are eligible to use switches and routers to segment network traffic. It’s also about understanding how to implement network security, standards, and protocols and support the creation of virtualized networks. The exam is 90 minutes long and has up to 90 questions. Core topics include. FAQs. 1. How much money can I earn with Network+ certification and CCNA certification? It depends on your IT field and experience. However, getting certified can open up a whole host of new opportunities and qualify you for a higher salary. The average salary for Networking+ is $67,946. Network+ salaries range from system administrator ($64,000) to director of information technology (IT) ($98,000). Each career has a wide range, but the Network+ certification can push you to the higher end of the spectrum. According to the salary schedule, the average salary for a CCNA certification is $80,052. Depending on your experience and skills, it ranges from systems administrator ($63,000) to director of information technology (IT) ($108,000). You can further pursue the CCNP, CCIE certifications to increase your salary. 2. How long are Network+ and CCNA certifications valid? CompTIA’s Network+ and Cisco’s CCNA certifications are both three years. At this stage, you may need to renew your certification and retake the exam. 3. What are the prerequisites for taking the CCNA or Network+ exams? There are no formal prerequisites to attempt the exam for either qualification. However, both recommend experience in IT networking. The CCNA suggests that candidates have a good foundation of networking knowledge. In addition, they recommend 1-3 years of experience in a related field. Network+ recommends less experience at 9-12 months. However, they suggest that individuals complete the CompTIA A+ certification first. 4. Is the CCNA vendor-neutral? Cisco’s CCNA certifications focus on familiarity with Cisco products and procedures. As such, they are not vendor-neutral and are not appropriate for all applications. CCNA vs. Network+. Which certification is worth pursuing? If you’re an aspiring networking professional, a CCNA or Network+ certification is a handy asset to have on your resume at the start of your career. Independent continuing education is a great way to impress potential new employers. Pricing is similar for both exams, and both have more expensive preparation courses. Ultimately, it depends on what you are asking for in terms of certification content. Both will prepare you for the basics of IT networking, including security and configuration, not to mention a wide range of IT-related skills and knowledge. Nevertheless, the CCNA exam concentrates on its products and technologies while Network+, on the other hand, takes a vendor-neutral approach, which arguably makes it more widely applicable. Both are industry-standard certifications that are well worth your time and money. If you currently work in IT, your employer may be able to tell you which certificate will best support your current career. Your company may also offer training, support, or encourage you to take a particular exam – so be sure to keep all of these in mind before making your choice! We hope you find this more helpful! Have you taken the CCNA or Network+ exams? Whether you want to take the CCNA or Network + exam, SPOTO offers high-quality CCNA dumps and Network + dumps with real exam questions and answers to help you get your CCNA or Network+ certification in the first attempt!   Latest passing report-100% pass guarantee. Recommend exam study materials: Release Now: Achieve Cisco Certification with SPOTO Training Online Latest Update-2021 Free CCNA 200-301 Exam Questions and Answers What is the Latest Cisco Certification and Learning Path in 2021? 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                            [body] => CCNA vs. CCNP: What's the Difference?By Indeed Editorial TeamApril 22, 2021TwitterLinkedInFacebookEmailCopy to ClipboardIT professionals may receive several types of certification throughout their career, including a Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) license and a Cisco Certified Network Professionals (CCNP) license. If you're interested in furthering your career opportunities as an IT professional, you may be curious to learn about the differences between the CCNA and CCNP certifications. In this article, we discuss what each of these certifications is, highlight the differences between CCNA and CCNP certifications and share some jobs that you may pursue after you complete your CCNA or CCNP program.Related: Technical Skills: List, Definitions and ExamplesWhat is a CCNA?A Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) is an entry-level certification that may be a requirement for an IT role. The CCNA prepares IT professionals by teaching them the fundamentals of networking. When you begin your CCNA certification process, you may choose from several available specializations, including:Routing and switchingSecurityCollaborationCloudCyber operationsDataIndustrialService ProviderWirelessRelated: 50 CCNA Interview Questions To Help You Prepare for Before Your Next InterviewWhat is a CCNP?A Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) helps IT professionals build on the fundamental skills they learned during the CCNA. This certification provides further education and training on topics such as local area networks, wide area networks and remote access. Similar to the CCNA, you can choose from several specializations when you enroll in a CCNP program, including:Routing and switchingSecurityDataCollaborationService providerWirelessWhy are Cisco certifications important?Completing a Cisco certification may help you:Develop the fundamental skills you need as an IT professionalIncrease your chances of being hiredShow your skill set to recruiters and potential employersBecome specialized in your roleIncrease your earning potentialStay up to date on the latest technology trendsRelated: 16 Entry Level Certifications for the IT ProfessionalCCNA vs. CCNP. A CCNA and a CCNP are both certifications that IT professionals can earn to advance in their careers. However, there are some differences in the education requirements, training material and job opportunities associated with each of these certifications. Here is how they compare in a few key areas:Prerequisites. While the CCNA program and the CCNP program focus on similar topics, each program has different prerequisites you must meet before enrolling. To register for a CCNA certification program, you may need to first complete a Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT) certification depending on which specialty you choose. Some CCNA specialties do not require you to have a CCENT certification before enrolling. In this case, a strong understanding of information technology and a desire to continue learning may suffice.Since the CCNP program is more advanced, IT professionals must receive the CCNA certificate that corresponds with their chosen CCNP specialty before they can enroll. You may also need to obtain a high school degree or GED to qualify for a CCNP program. Consider researching your ideal program to learn more about the prerequisites.Training and skills. While both CCNA programs and CCNP programs provide training for IT professionals, the training is different in each program. If you enroll in a CCNA program, you can learn how to install, configure and run small to medium-sized routing and switching networks. You may also learn how to troubleshoot issues and eliminate private security threats. Finally, a CCNA program can teach you how to establish connections with remote sites.If you enroll in a CCNP program, you can further develop the skills you learned during your CCNA training. In your CCNP program, you may focus on how to install, troubleshoot and configure networks. You may also learn to manage routers and switches that make up the core of the network. Finally, a CCNP program can teach you how to maintain edge applications where voice, wireless and security integration into the network.Related: 17 Skills You Need For an IT JobEducational requirements. Another difference between the CCNA program and the CCNP program is the number of exams IT professionals must pass before receiving their certification. Most CCNA programs only require you to pass one exam to receive your certification.Since the CCNP certification is more advanced than the CCNA certification, it requires more testing. To obtain your CCNP certification you may need to pass three to four exams depending on the area you choose to specialize in.Salary. Since CCNA programs and CCNP programs involve different levels of education and training, IT professionals with each of these certifications usually earn different amounts of compensation. IT professionals who have completed their CCNP certification tend to earn more than IT professionals who have only completed their CCNA certification.However, the pay for IT professionals can also vary depending on work experience, the size of the employer and geographic location. For example, an IT professional with a CCNA and 10 years of experience who works for a large corporation may earn more than an entry-level CCNP who works for a small business.Related: 20 In-Demand Information Technology Jobs That Pay WellCCNA level job opportunities and salaries. While IT professionals who have completed either a CCNA certification or a CCNP certification may both work in the technology field, CCNA holders tend to be eligible for more entry-level job roles based on their education and experience. Here are some popular career options for IT professionals with a CCNA certification:1. Help desk engineer. National average salary: $39,960 per yearPrimary duties: A help desk engineer provides technical support to help customers resolve computer-related issues. They may troubleshoot problems, update support tickets and install hardware or software for users. Help desk engineers usually communicate with clients over the phone or via email.2. Network technician. National average salary: $57,384 per yearPrimary duties: A network technician implements, maintains and repairs network systems. They are also responsible for assessing the business's needs and ensuring the system is well-optimized. Network technicians may educate employees on how to use the network, provide updates to senior management and perform scheduled updates.Related: Learn About Being a Network Technician3. Systems administrator. National average salary: $79,819 per yearPrimary duties: System administrators, also known as server administrators, oversee networks to ensure the system runs efficiently. They may install hardware and software updates, implement security systems and help recover information in the event of a cyber-attack or system failure.4. IT security specialist. National average salary: $80,804 per yearPrimary duties: IT security specialists help protect a company's data. They work to minimize risk by researching trends in data security and implementing new systems. They may also set up access and permissions for new users on the network and train staff members.5. VOIP engineer. National average salary: $81,877 per yearPrimary duties: VOIP engineers work with voice over internet protocol networks, which are used to make calls using the internet instead of a landline. They may design, install and maintain VOIP systems. VOIP engineers may also troubleshoot issues with network capacity to ensure high performance, implement network hardware modules and train staff on system protocols.CCNP level job opportunities and salaries. A CCNP may be qualified to apply for all the jobs listed above in addition to more advanced roles in the technology field. Some popular career options for CCNPs include:1. Network analyst. National average salary: $73,785 per yearPrimary duties: Network analysts monitor communication protocols, evaluate router performance, track data transfer speeds and optimize the network's storage capabilities to ensure efficiency. They may also provide IT support and often work closely with a team of programmers, designers and IT managers. Network analysts must stay informed about new hardware, software and programming tools so they can recommend the most effective systems for their company.2. IT manager. National average salary: $85,676 per yearPrimary duties: An IT manager helps organizations implement the most up-to-date technology to fit their needs. They may also negotiate contracts with vendors, develop plans that meet the company's long-term goals and improve cybersecurity. IT managers may also communicate technology-related matters with executives from their company to coordinate the best solutions for ongoing maintenance and security.3. Systems engineer. National average salary: $99,139 per yearPrimary duties: A systems engineer monitors the performance of an organization's systems to improve efficiency. Systems engineers can work in a wide variety of industries, including software development, nanotechnology, robotics and civil engineering. They may also help design information and operational support systems based on their company's needs.Related: Learn About Being a Systems Engineer4. Network engineer. National average salary: $99,818 per yearPrimary duties: A network engineer implements and maintains the computer network of an organization. They assess network issues and develop solutions. Network support engineers usually work alongside network technicians and report to a systems engineer. In addition to maintaining a company's computer network, they may also maintain their phone system and security system.Related: Learn About Being a Network Engineer5. Infrastructure engineer. National average salary: $112,174 per yearPrimary duties: An infrastructure engineer builds and maintains a company's IT infrastructure. They work to ensure all the technological operations run smoothly and help troubleshoot issues when they arise. They may also maintain virtual private networks (VPNs) and install components on servers. Infrastructure engineers can work in an office or from home.Please note that none of the companies mentioned in this article are affiliated with Indeed.Related Articles. At-Home Jobs That Pay Over $40K With No College Degree. 12 High-Paying Jobs That Don’t Require a Bachelor’s Degree. Employers Virtually Interviewing Now.
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                            [body] => Why people go for Network+ before CCNA? Posted byChris Dedman-RolletOctober 19, 2020October 4, 2020Posted incertification, guestpost This article was written by Chris and first appeared on his blog christechjourney.wordpress.com This week, I tweeted about my career goals and I got some interesting comments about people’s goals (tweet link). I can see that a lot of you are choosing to go for Network+ before CCNA, I asked why to some of you, and here I will try to summarize what I got: First of all, N+ provides foundations/general network fundamentals for Neutral Vendors- that can be a very good point if your goal is to work with different vendors (list of every networking hardware vendor)- and the CCNA is specific to Cisco Material. CCNA provides principal Network fundamentals but with more depth into Cisco materials (specific Cisco commands, for example, you will not learn that in N+, but you will learn Subnetting, for example, in both certificates because that is universal). By comparing the two blueprints, you can see that CCNA details many in-depth non-cisco topics: IPv6, Interface issues, etc. Check it out: Network+ Topics CCNA Topics You can download the blueprints here for more information about the topics:BluePrint N+DownloadBluePrint CCNADownload I got a comment from Carl (@cfzellers4 on Twitter) and I want to share with you his words: He doesn’t suggest any order, but he said that the way he would lay out a Zero to Certified ~ Networking ~ plan would be like: CompTIA ITF+CompTIA N+JNCIA-Junos (*Optional*)Cisco CCT R/SCisco CCNA This is the pathway he would choose if he had to start over, but not a specific pathway. A lot choose to go into N+ at first because it’s a general entry-level for Networking, and Cisco more a Specialization, but keep in mind that the new CCNA is an entry-level as well. Besides N+ and CCNA, the new DEVNETAS and CyberOps are both entry-level as well. After my CCNA, I plan to get those two certificates in this order. Keep in mind that Cisco is the leader on the market but it’s not the only vendor. They are many out there, but if you want to choose the CCNA, are motivated and passionate, go for it. You are on the right track. Don’t forget, if you’re studying, for whatever IT certification, you can get support on our discord channel ~ It’s All About the Journey! ~, Reach me on Twitter, and of course, listen ~ The Art of Network Engineering Podcast ~. Share this:. TwitterFacebookLike this:. Like Loading... Related. Follow Following The Art of Network Engineering Already have a WordPress.com account? Log in now. The Art of Network Engineering Customize Follow Following Sign up Log in Copy shortlink Report this content View post in Reader Manage subscriptions Collapse this bar   Loading Comments...   %d bloggers like this:
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                            [body] => Select Page Is the CCNA Equivalent to a Degree? Both the CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate) certification and a Bachelor’s degree in computer networking, computer science, or a similar field can be great foundations for a career in networking. They signal to recruiters that you have relevant knowledge and give you an advantage over candidates without a cert or degree.  So, if they both provide similar benefits, is the CCNA equivalent to a degree?  Not exactly.  There are some scenarios where a CCNA won’t act as a good substitute for a traditional degree. For example, if your long-term plans involve a Master’s degree or Ph.D., earning a four-year degree makes sense.  However, if you’re simply looking to land a quality networking job, in many cases, a CCNA can be more beneficial to your career progression than a degree. Why? Because the CCNA demonstrates you have relevant practical skills while a degree implies broader theoretical knowledge. For entry-level jobs, practical skills can trump theoretical knowledge.  Of course, understanding whether a degree or a CCNA (or both!) are right for you requires analyzing the details. Here, to help you make an informed choice on the CCNA vs degree topic, I’ll take a closer look at how a CCNA stacks up to a Bachelor’s degree. Practical knowledge (CCNA) versus theoretical knowledge (a degree). When it comes to advancing your career, a CCNA and degree both do two things: Help you gain knowledge and skills relevant to your careerSignal to others — particularly potential employers — that you have a specific set of skills and knowledge The difference between the two is the type of knowledge and skills involved. A CCNA has a narrow focus on knowledge relevant to administering and implementing networks, particularly with Cisco equipment.  On the other hand, a degree — even one focused in computer networking or computer science — has a much broader and more theoretical focus. You’ll learn more fundamental concepts and cover a wider range of topics. That said, there are courses and projects in many degree programs that have a practical focus. For example, some computer networking degrees include a CCNA course and exam as part of the program. CCNA versus a degree for career progression. The CCNA’s practical focus is a big part of what can make it a better resume-booster for networking pros in the early stages of their career.  To understand what I mean, think about it from the perspective of a recruiter or hiring manager. I’ll oversimplify a bit, but all else equal, here is how the comparison breaks down:  If a candidate has a Bachelor’s degree, you know:  They have broad theoretical knowledgeThey had the skill and determination to complete a four-year degree If a candidate has a CCNA, you know: They have Cisco-certified skills directly related to implementing and administering network infrastructureThey had the skill and determination required to earn a respected industry certification If you’re hiring for an entry-level networking position, which candidate would you prefer? Probably the CCNA certified candidate that has proven skills directly related to the job. After all, your goal is to hire an employee that can do the work. For entry-level networking jobs, “the work” is often directly related to topics covered on the CCNA.  Want to know what jobs you can land with a CCNA? Check out Is the CCNA Enough to Get a Good Job? That said, there are still some jobs and regions where a degree is often a requirement. But, that trend is changing. For example, not only are there plenty of successful networking professionals without a four-year degree, many major corporations like Google, Apple, Starbucks, and Hilton are loosening or dropping degree requirements.  📝 Note: Experience matters! While I’m focused on CCNA vs degree here, experience is a big part of getting hired or promoted. Whichever path you take, try to gain relevant experience (e.g., in helpdesk or support roles) early in your career. CCNA versus a degree: Cost, Time, and Value. When you’re deciding what path to take, the cost, time investment, and value of a certification or degree all matter.  In the table below, I’ve outlined some estimates to help you understand how a CCNA compares to a degree. Keep in mind that these figures can vary a lot depending on your location, choice of school, previous experience, whether you self-study or not, etc.  CCNABachelor’s degree in Computer Science Cost ~$1,500-4,000 (with courses or bootcamp)~$15,000-80,000Study time~6-12 months~4 yearsAverage salary $80,000/year$77,000/yearNeed to renew?Yes, every 3 yearsNo While the specific numbers will vary from person to person, generally: A CCNA is cheaper and can be earned faster than a four-year degree.  Of course, there is a reason the CCNA is cheaper and faster. You’re not learning as much with a CCNA as you would with a degree.  With a degree, you’ll gain knowledge from a variety of fields including business and social sciences. If you have your sights set on a management role down the line, that additional knowledge can be valuable. Final thoughts: Making the right decision for you. Now that you have this information, it’s up to you to make the right decision for your career. There’s no one-size-fits-all answer. A degree can be a great choice if it’s aligned with your long-term goals. On the other hand, if you are looking for a fast low-cost way to land a networking job, the CCNA has several compelling advantages.  Share on Facebook Tweet Follow us Share Share Share Share Share Submit a Comment Cancel reply. ← Previous Post Next Post → Categories. Cyber Course Pages (12) FSNA (5) FSNE Course Pages (23) IT Education (26) IT Industry Trends (28) Landing Your IT Job (43) NexGenT Updates (77) Success Stories (26) Recent Posts. Is Network Engineering a Good Career Choice? CISSP Is Not For Beginners: Other Options for Cybersecurity Newcomers How to Build a Home Lab What is Cybersecurity? Best Security Certifications to Get Started in Cyber Security You can now invest in our company (Pre-IPO) via our Reg A! Learn more This is default text for notification bar Learn more
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                            [body] => DevNet vs. CCNA: What's the difference? While CCNA certification concentrates on foundational network engineering knowledge, DevNet certification focuses on modern networking concepts, like automation and software. By Teren Bryson For years, the Cisco Certified Network Associate, or CCNA, exam has been the career entry point for tens of thousands or more network engineers. The Cisco exam path -- beginning with CCNA and ending with the much-vaunted Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert -- has been so successful that a significant plurality of network engineers have held one or more of these certifications during their careers. Cisco didn't invent IT certification exams, but it did perfect them in a way only Novell had done at a similar level before. Whether network practitioners had a relevant certification was often the gatekeeper to getting hired, regardless of what other experience they had on their resumes. While Cisco certification tracks expanded over time to include many specialties, CCNA remained the primary entry point -- ignoring Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician -- until now. The evolution of networking. One of the most significant changes to the networking landscape over the past few years came in the form of network automation and orchestration. Simply put, networking shifted to an idea that, instead of repeatedly hammering commands by hand into a command-line interface, those tasks, and others like them, should be handled programmatically. But this method changes the network engineering practitioner's paradigm enough that CCNA doesn't test relevant knowledge completely. To be sure, networking fundamentals are core knowledge for anyone in the field and remain highly prescient even in the face of this new methodology. But those fundamentals are incomplete knowledge. What is CCNA? CCNA is still the gold standard entry point to network engineering knowledge in the Cisco ecosystem. It tests network engineers on things they'll need to understand for the rest of their career, regardless of how they interface with networking devices. In other words, it tests one's knowledge of network technologies and not as much on how to implement those technologies. It's a great first step for Cisco Networking Academy students, as well as anyone with limited knowledge of networking. What is DevNet? The new DevNet Associate exam -- the first in the DevNet certification track -- is a parallel track to CCNA, focused on the programmatic aspects of network engineering. While it does test for the kind of knowledge one would expect out of the CCNA curriculum, it is more concerned overall with concepts like Python, REST, model-driven programmability, containers and other modern aspects of network engineering. The DevNet Associate exam does cover network engineering basics but concerns itself more with the emerging programmatic paradigm of network management. It assumes network engineers already have a certain level of knowledge about networks and doesn't go as deep into pure networking as it does into other concepts. This certification would be a great starting point for current network engineers looking to move into more automation-focused roles or those looking to learn and validate their knowledge on more modern network management methods. Compare the differences between DevNet vs. CCNA. DevNet vs. CCNA: How to choose. Now, the question is whether the DevNet certification becomes the obvious path to take toward Cisco certification, or is CCNA still valid? Both certifications are valuable and have their place. Where you start is up to you, your existing knowledge and what you want to focus on in your career. You can't go wrong on either path. Next Steps. 12 official practice questions for the CCNA 200-301 exam This was last published in February 2021 Dig Deeper on Networking careers and certifications. 12 official practice questions for the CCNA 200-301 exam By: Michaela Goss CCNA certification By: Ben Lutkevich Network pros share Cisco DevNet certification advice By: Jennifer English A look inside the official Cisco DEVASC 200-901 guidebook By: Michaela Goss Related Q&A from Teren Bryson. How a network segmentation strategy works with SD-WAN Legacy segmentation techniques are often unwieldy. But, as enterprises contemplate network segmentation with SD-WAN, they must understand their ...  Continue Reading The future of networking jobs in the new normal Soft skills will grow in relevance as network pros adapt to a post-pandemic world that includes more remote troubleshooting and the move away from a ...  Continue Reading Part of: Cisco's new DevNet certification Article 2 of 3 Up Next Is Cisco DevNet worth it? Experts say yes, it's the future Any IT professional who's heard the hype for Cisco's newest certification track may wonder, 'Is Cisco DevNet worth it?' Some experts say it's the future. Find out more in this Q&A. DevNet vs. CCNA: What's the difference? While CCNA certification concentrates on foundational network engineering knowledge, DevNet certification focuses on modern networking concepts, like automation and software. Network pros share Cisco DevNet certification advice Cisco DevNet certifications require a lot of time investment, but network pros who pursue the certifications say the gained skills and knowledge are worth it. SearchUnifiedCommunications Verizon launches BlueJeans on Google Glass Verizon has brought its BlueJeans video conferencing service to the Google Glass headset. The carrier is offering the headset ... 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                            [body] => Cisco CCNA or CompTIA Network+? 4 Steps to Help You Decide! Categories Certifications, Networking Doing a certification is a time-consuming process. It’s a good idea to do some research to see if the certification you are planning to do is the one you actually need. I have personally invested and wasted a lot of time into the wrong certification so I am writing this article to make sure you are not doing the same. Are you confused about which certification to take? Try following these steps to make the decision Step #1: Decide if you really need a certification.Step #2: Research your job market.Step #3: Choose a career path.Step #4: Make a decision and go for it..! Cisco CCENT and CompTIA Network+ are both beginner level network certifications, both are trusted worldwide, and both cover the same syllabus/curriculum, which includes the basic networking concepts. But they do differ in terms of possible career paths you can take once you have completed the certifications. Also depending on the country and region you want to work in, industries in that region usually prefer one over the other. In this post, let’s discuss these 2 certifications and several factors you should keep in mind before you can make a decision on which one is appropriate for you!  Step #1: Decide if you really need a certification. Do I even need a certification if I already got a Computer Science degree? This is a famous question among all students entering the job market. Let’s see why to do a certification in the first place. We can take a look at the reasons through 2 perspectives, your’s and your possible future (or present) employer. Certification taker’s perspective. I can think of 2 reasons to actually go for a certification Universities around the world have designed their own curriculum and design it in such a way that they include concepts if they feel it is best for their students. There is no definite standard to what a Networking class and syllabus should look like if you take a look at it from a global perspective. Also, these courses are usually not updated for ages and with rapidly improving technology, there is a possibility of you falling behind your peers in the field. Thus globally accepted industry-oriented certifications are the only way of knowing your own strengths and weaknesses so that you can improve upon them as you go forward with your career.If you are someone like me, this certification exam can be a good motivator for you to learn the skills involved for you gain more knowledge to take a step up on your career! Employers perspective. The most important reason anyone ever does a given certification for is to level up their careers. But first, let’s take a moment to look at certifications from an employer’s perspective.   To the employers, someone with a certification demonstrates these 2 qualities The person is actively involved in learning and improving their skills, a sign of motivation to learn the technology. The person has already demonstrated the skills needed to do the job to a trusted certifying authority (Cisco or CompTIA in our cases), hence they are better options to be shortlisted and taken into the next round of the hiring process. Both CompTIA and Cisco are equally trusted by the industry, so it all boils down to what knowledge is actually covered as part of the certification and how appropriate it is for the job you are applying for. In order to get to know these certifications better let’s have a look at the prospective career paths that these certifications can lead to. If you have a college degree in Computer Science, the odds are you will probably still be able to land a job without going through these certifications. But there is no denying that certification will only improve the odds in your favor! So back to the question, if you think certification is a good idea for you, then proceed to step 2! Step #2: Choose your Career Path. I would highly recommend you to not look at the salaries of a job you would get from a given certification as the primary motivating factor. Instead, think about it from a long term perspective about the type of career that this job is gonna lead to, as you are likely to spend anywhere from 10 to 30 years on this job and it better be something you find interesting and make a lot of money in at the same time! Cisco CCENT and CCNA. Cisco is a big player among the manufacturers of networking equipment and they have contributed to the networking field a lot through research and development. They started to provide certifications for networking professionals as a way to train them to use their equipment, which soon gained popularity and these days their certifications cover all the way from basic to advanced networking knowledge. According to Cisco’s website on CCENT certification “The CCENT certification validates the skills required for entry-level network support positions, the starting point for many successful careers in networking. CCENT certified professionals have the knowledge and skill to install, operate, and troubleshoot a small enterprise branch network, including basic network security.”  https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/training-events/training-certifications/certifications/entry/ccent.html What this means to us is, this certification is usually targeted at someone with zero networking knowledge and it aims at making them employable in the networking industry at an entry-level support position.  To be on par with CompTIA’s Network+ you need to have Cisco’s CCNA certification. According to Cisco’s website on CCNA certification We designed the new CCNA program to prepare you for today’s associate-level job roles in IT technologies. CCNA now includes security and automation and programmability. The program has one certification that covers a broad range of fundamentals for IT careers, with one exam and one training course to help you prepare.Newly retooled for the latest technologies and job roles, the CCNA training course and exam give you the foundation you need to take your career in any direction. CCNA certification covers a breadth of topics, including:Network fundamentalsNetwork accessIP connectivityIP servicesSecurity fundamentalsAutomation and programmability https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/training-events/training-certifications/certifications/associate/ccna.html#~stickynav=1 This means that after this certification you will be ready to take the job role of “Junior Networking Engineer” which is one step further that a role you will be hired in if you just have the CCENT. Cisco Certification path. Let’s take a look at the Cisco certification path. The image below is from Cisco’s website about the type of career you can make taking their certifications. credits: www.cisco.com The first certification in their path is geared towards the job title “Junior Networking Engineer” and the final one is geared towards the job title “Network Architect”.  As you can see all their certifications are networking centric and they progress very nicely on a narrow specialty of a network engineer.  Being narrow has its pros and cons. Pros being the fact that instead of going towards a “jack of all trades” path, you will be focussing on becoming an “expert in networking” path. The industry needs experts and this can make it easy to switch companies if you decide to do so at some point in your career.  The cons of taking a narrow path are that if you get interested in something else sometime in the future, like say for example if you want to get into IoT development in the future, then the switch from such a narrow path will not be very easy as you will need good basics of the other areas of computer science to make the change in career path easier. Let’s take a moment to discuss the vendor specificity of Cisco certifications. Is Cisco certifications vendor specific? You need to keep in mind that their certification is, in fact, vendor-specific, that is, they teach you how to use their own products. That does not mean that the skills you learn are not transferable. Say, for instance, tomorrow cisco goes out of business, then the experience you get from being a Cisco certified networking engineer is still going to be very useful there. The transition will be similar to moving from an iPhone to an Android smartphone, that is even though the User interface is extremely different, the underlying principles remain the same, they are both in essence smartphones that you can use to make calls, text, do social networking, see videos and play games on! Similarly, if your company moves from Cisco to some other manufacturer for their networking equipment, all you need to do is master the learning curve and get used to the commands and UI and then it is gonna feel like second nature. CompTIA Network+. CompTIA stands for the Computing Technology Industry Association, it’s a worldwide association of academics and industry professionals aimed at improving the IT industry. According to CompTIA’s website Network+ ensures an IT professional has the knowledge and skills to: * Design and implement functional networks* Configure, manage, and maintain essential network devices* Use devices such as switches and routers to segment network traffic and create resilient networks* Identify the benefits and drawbacks of existing network configurations* Implement network security, standards, and protocols* Troubleshoot network problems* Support the creation of virtualized networks https://certification.comptia.org/certifications/network As you can see the knowledge level is a bit more than what you saw with Cisco’s CCENT, its more on par with the Associate level in the Cisco’s certification path. So it is basically equivalent to taking the first 2 certifications of CCNA in one go. CompTIA Certifications path. Comptia’s certification paths are more general in nature, compared to Cisco which is more geared towards networking professionals.  Take a look at the CompTIA certifications path in the figure below.  As you can see the certification path is focussed first on learning the core skills by doing their IT Fundamentals, A+, Network+ and Security+ certifications and then you can either take their infrastructure pathway or their cybersecurity pathway.  In the infrastructure pathway, you can learn Linux+(system administrator), server+(server administrator) and cloud+ (cloud administrator) skills. In the cybersecurity pathway, you can learn in-depth network security by learning Pentest+ (penetration testing engineer) or CASP (advanced security practitioner, a specialized role on big organizations that focuses on network security) So it all comes down to your own personal preference, based on which career path you find interesting you can pick either one! So now you got a favorite certification. Let’s proceed to step 3 and see if the job market matches your personal goals. Step #3: Research your job market. One of the activities you should do is research your job market to see which certification will be most useful for you if you really want to land a job as soon as you can. Employers in different regions of the world are interested in different certification (based on the popularity of the certification in your region). Knowledgeable recruiters will have no problems with either one as they know that CCNA and Network+ are equivalent, but you cannot always count on that. One method I would suggest is to go to the job advertising websites like Glassdoor and monster and search for jobs using the keyword “network engineer” and have a look at the requirements section of the job posting to see what certification the employers in your area are interested in.   Another method of getting this information is by connecting to the recruitment agencies in your region. You can talk to them to see which of these 2 is the more popular certification in your region. If you have any friends in the networking field you can have a talk with them. LinkedIn is also a good resource for this. It will take a couple of hours at most to do the research but it will prevent you from a lot of headaches in the future. I hope after this research you got a good idea of which is better for you. If the one you picked from step 2 and step 3 matches, that is if your career goals and market needs are the same then you are in luck! If they do not match then proceed to step 4! Step #4: Make a decision and go for it..! Okay if you have to take this step, then you are still confused! Let’s address another question certification takers usually, have that prevents them from making a decision.  Can I switch certification paths in the future? The answer is Yes you can! Say for example you have a CCNA, which is level 2 in Cisco’s certification path, then you want to get some Linux admin skills as your company wants you to wear both hats of networking engineer and a Linux administrator (of course they will probably give you a raise as your responsibilities have increased!). This is common in many small companies with limited resources. Do you need to take CompTIA Network+ again before going for the Linux+ certification? No, It’s just a recommended prerequisite, not a mandatory one.  Even if you are switching companies, a knowledgeable recruiter will know that CCNA and Network+ are equivalent so you will not face any problems there either.   As long as you have the prerequisite knowledge you can take any certification at any point in time. Even if you don’t have the prerequisite knowledge all it means is that the learning curve will become a bit steeper and challenging and you may need to take the exam more than one time to clear that particular level, but it’s certainly not impossible.  If you are still confused then just choose one and go for it, wasting time thinking about it is not going to help your career. If you want to change your career path in the future, then you can always take whatever certification you need at that point in time..! Hence the decision on which one to take should be made based on 2 factors  your career goals the region you would like to work in. If you want to go for a narrow career path that focuses on networking then I would suggest you go for Cisco and if you want to keep your options open so that you can switch to some other area of your field in the future then I would suggest CompTIA.  The decision should also be based on where you live and what skills does your job market actually need.  Related Questions. Should I take CompTIA IT Fundamentals+ and A+ certifications before taking the Network+ exam? No, it is only a recommended prerequisite. If you already have a college degree in Computer Science then you can skip it, else I would recommend you to take the ITF+ and A+ before going for Network+ What is the validity in years for CompTIA Network+ certification? It is valid for 3 years from the date of your exam. You don’t have to relearn everything and give the exams again, you can simply take part in CompTIA’s continuing education program to extend it to another 3 years. What is the validity in years for CCENT and CCNA certifications? It is valid for 3 years from the date of your exam. But unlike CompTIA, here you need to retake the exam to extend the validity. Why do certifications expire? The simple answer is that since technology is changing, the certification will start to lose its value, that’s the reason these certifying organizations continuously update their certifications with the latest relevant industry needs in mind. But for both Cisco and CompTIA if in this 3 year period if you have given another higher-level certification, then the lower level one will automatically extend its validity. But practically speaking, if you got 3 years of relevant job experience after your certification, employers are probably not going to care if your certification is valid or not! Hope this post was helpful and I was able to help you make a decision. You can email us or contact us through this link if you have any questions or suggestions. Feel free to share this post with your friends and colleagues!  All the best to you and your career! Relevant Articles. CompTIA Network+ exam format, tips & passing score We use cookies on our website to give you the most relevant experience by remembering your preferences and repeat visits. By clicking “Accept”, you consent to the use of ALL the cookies. Do not sell my personal information.settingsOKAYPrivacy & Cookies Policy Close Privacy Overview. This website uses cookies to improve your experience while you navigate through the website. Out of these cookies, the cookies that are categorized as necessary are stored on your browser as they are as essential for the working of basic functionalities of the website. We also use third-party cookies that help us analyze and understand how you use this website. These cookies will be stored in your browser only with your consent. You also have the option to opt-out of these cookies. 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                            [body] => CCNA Tutorial: Learn Networking Basics ByLawrence Williams Hours UpdatedJanuary 1, 2022 What is CCNA? CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate) is a popular certification for computer network engineers provided by the company named Cisco Systems. It is valid for all types of engineers including entry-level network engineers, network administrators, network support engineers and network specialists. It helps to become familiar with broad range of networking concepts like OSI models, IP addressing, Network security, etc. It is estimated that more than 1 million CCNA certificates have been awarded since it was first launched in 1998. CCNA stands for “Cisco Certified Network Associate”. The CCNA certificate covers a broad range of networking concepts and CCNA basics. It helps candidates to study CCNA fundamentals and prepare for the latest network technologies they are likely to work on. Some of the CCNA basics covered under CCNA certification include: OSI models IP addressing WLAN and VLAN Network security and management (ACL included) Routers / routing protocols ( EIGRP, OSPF, and RIP) IP Routing Network Device Security Troubleshooting Note: Cisco certification is valid only for 3 years. Once the certification expires the certificate holder has to take CCNA certification exam again. Why to acquire a CCNA certification? The certificate validates a professional’s ability to understand, operate, configure and troubleshoot medium-level switched and routed networks. It also includes the verification and implementation of connections via remote sites using WAN. It teaches the candidate how to create point-to-point network It teaches about how to meet users requirement by determining the network topology It imparts on how to route protocols in order to connect networks It explains about how to construct network addresses It explains on how to establish a connection with remote networks. The certificate holder can install, configure and operate LAN and WAN services for small networks CCNA certificate is a pre-requisite for many other Cisco certification like CCNA Security, CCNA Wireless, CCNA Voice, etc. Easy to follow study material available. Types of CCNA certification. To secure CCNA. Cisco offer five levels of network certification: Entry, Associate, Professional, Expert and Architect. Cisco Certified Network Associate (200-301 CCNA) new certification program covering a broad range of fundamentals for IT careers. As we discussed earlier in this CCNA tutorial, validity for any CCNA certificate last for three years. Exam Code Designed for Duration and number of questions in exam Exam Fees 200-301 CCNA Experienced Network Technician 120 mins exam duration 50-60 questions $300 ( for different country price may vary) Beside this certification, new certification course enrolled by CCNA include- CCNA Cloud CCNA Collaboration CCNA Switching and Routing CCNA Security CCNA service provider CCNA DataCenter CCNA Industrial CCNA Voice CCNA Wireless For more detail on these exams, visit the link here. The candidate to a CCNA certification can also prepare for the exam with the help of the CCNA boot camp. To complete the CCNA full course with exam successfully, one must be thorough of these topics : TCP/IP and the OSI model, subnetting, IPv6, NAT (Network Address Translation) and wireless access. What does the CCNA course consist of. The CCNA networking course covers network fundamentals install, operate, configure, and verify basic IPv4 and IPv6 networks. The CCNA networking course also includes network access, IP connectivity, IP services, network security fundamentals, automation, and programmability. New changes in the current CCNA exam includes, Deep understanding of IPv6 CCNP level subjects as HSRP, DTP, EtherChannel Advanced troubleshooting techniques Network design with supernetting and subnetting Eligibility Criteria for Certification For certification, no degree is required. However, preferred by some employers Good to have CCNA basic level programming knowledge Internet local area networks An internet local area network consists of a Computer Network that interconnects computers within a limited area like office, residence, laboratory, etc. This area network includes WAN, WLAN, LAN, SAN, etc. Among these WAN, LAN and WLAN are most popular ones. In this guide to study CCNA, you will learn how the local area networks can be established using these network system. Understanding the Need for Networking. What is a Network? A network is defined as a two or more independent devices or computers that are linked to share resources (such as printers and CDs), exchange files, or allow electronic communications. For example, the computers on a network may be linked through telephone lines, cables, satellites, radio waves, or infrared light beams. The two very common types of network include: Local Area Network (LAN) Wide Area Network (WAN) Learn the differences between LAN and WAN From OSI reference model, the layer 3, i.e., Network layer is involved in networking. This layer is responsible for packet forwarding, routing through intermediate routers, recognizing and forwarding local host domain messages to transport layer (layer 4), etc. The network operates by connecting computers and peripherals using two pieces of equipment include routing and switches. If two devices or computers are connected on the same link, then there is no need for a network layer. Learn more about Types of Computer Networks Internetworking Devices used on a network. For connecting internet, we require various internetworking devices. Some of the common devices used in building up Internet are. NIC: Network Interface Card or NIC are printed circuit boards that are installed in workstations. It represents the physical connection between the workstation and network cable. Although NIC operates at the physical layer of the OSI model, it is also considered as a data link layer device. Part of the NIC’s is to facilitate information between the workstation and the network. It also controls the transmission of data onto the wire Hubs: A hub helps to extend the length of a network cabling system by amplifying the signal and then re-transmitting it. They are basically multiport repeaters and not concerned about the data at all. The hub connects workstations and sends a transmission to all the connected workstations. Bridges: As network grow larger, they often get difficult to handle. To manage these growing network, they are often divided into smaller LANs. These smaller LANS are connected to each other through bridges. This helps not only to reduce traffic drain on the network but also monitors packets as they move between segments. It keeps the track of the MAC address that is associated with various ports. Switches: Switches are used in the option to bridges. It is becoming the more common way to connect network as they are simply faster and more intelligent than bridges. It is capable of transmitting information to specific workstations. Switches enable each workstation to transmit information over the network independent of the other workstations. It is like a modern phone line, where several private conversation takes place at one time. Routers: The aim of using a router is to direct data along the most efficient and economical route to the destination device. They operate at Network layer 3, which means they communicate through IP address and not physical (MAC) address. Routers connect two or more different networks together, such as an Internet Protocol network. Routers can link different network types such as Ethernet, FDDI, and Token Ring. Brouters: It is a combination of both routers and bridge. Brouter act as a filter that enables some data into the local network and redirects unknown data to the other network. Modems: It is a device that converts the computer-generated digital signals of a computer into analog signals, traveling via phone lines. Understanding TCP/ IP layers. TCP/IP stands for Transmission Control Protocol/ Internet Protocol. It determines how a computer should be connected to the Internet and how data should be transmitted between them. TCP: It is responsible for breaking data down into small packets before they can be sent on the network. Also, for assembling the packets again when they arrive. IP (Internet Protocol): It is responsible for addressing, sending and receiving the data packets over the internet. Below image shows TCP/IP model connected to OSI Layers.. Understanding TCP/IP Internet Layer. To understand TCP/IP internet layer we take a simple example. When we type something in an address bar, our request will be processed to the server. The server will respond back to us with the request. This communication on the internet is possible due to the TCP/IP protocol. The messages are sent and received in small packages. The Internet layer in the TCP/IP reference model is responsible for transferring data between the source and destination computers. This layer includes two activities Transmitting data to the Network Interface layers Routing the data to the correct destinations So how this happen? Internet layer packs data into data packets referred as IP datagrams. It consists of source and destination IP address. Beside this, IP datagram header field consists of information like version, header length, type of service, datagram length, time to live, and so on. In network layer, you can observe network protocols like ARP, IP, ICMP, IGMP, etc. The datagram are transported through network using these protocols. They each resemble some function like. The Internet Protocol (IP) is responsible for IP addressing, routing, the fragmentation and reassembly of packets. It determines how to route message on the network. Likewise, you will have ICMP protocol. It is responsible for diagnostic functions and reporting errors due to the unsuccessful delivery of IP packets. For the management of IP multicast groups, IGMP protocol is responsible. The ARP or Address Resolution Protocol is responsible for the resolution of the Internet layer address to the Network Interface layer address such as a hardware address. RARP is used for disk less computers to determine their IP address using the network. The image below shows the format of an IP address. Understanding TCP/IP Transport Layer. The transport layer also referred as Host-to-Host Transport layer. It is responsible for providing the Application layer with session and datagram communication services. The main protocols of the Transport layer are User Datagram Protocol (UDP) and the Transmission Control Protocol (TCP). TCP is responsible for the sequencing, and acknowledgment of a packet sent. It also does the recovery of packet lost during transmission. Packet delivery through TCP is more safe and guaranteed. Other protocols that falls in the same category are FTP, HTTP, SMTP, POP, IMAP, etc. UDP is used when the amount of data to be transferred is small. It does not guarantee packet delivery. UDP is used in VoIP, Videoconferencing, Pings, etc. Network Segmentation. Network segmentation implicates splitting the network into smaller networks. It helps to split the traffic loads and improve the speed of the Internet. Network Segmentation can be achieved by following ways, By implementing DMZ (demilitarised zones) and gateways between networks or system with different security requirements. By implementing server and domain isolation using Internet Protocol Security (IPsec). By implementing storage based segmentation and filtering using techniques like LUN (Logical Unit Number) masking and Encryption. By implementing DSD evaluated cross-domain solutions where necessary Why Network Segmentation is important. Network Segmentation is important for following reasons, Improve Security– To protect against malicious cyber attacks that can compromise your network usability. To detect and respond to an unknown intrusion in the network Isolate network problem– Provide a quick way to isolate a compromised device from the rest of your network in case of intrusion. Reduce Congestion– By segmenting the LAN, the number of hosts per network can be reduced Extended Network– Routers can be added to extend the network, allowing additional hosts onto the LAN. VLAN Segmentation. VLANs enables an administrator to segment networks. Segmentation is done based on the factors such as project team, function or application, irrespective of the physical location of the user or device. A group of devices connected in a VLAN act as if they are on their own independent network, even if they share a common infrastructure with other VLANs. VLAN is used for data-link or internet layer while subnet is used for Network/IP layer. Devices within a VLAN can talk to each other without a Layer-3 switch or router. The popular device used for segmenting are a switch, router, bridge, etc. Subnetting. Subnets are more concerned about IP addresses. Subnetting is primarily a hardware-based, unlike VLAN, which is software based. A subnet is a group of IP address. It can reach any address without using any routing device if they belong to the same subnet. In this CCNA tutorial, we will learn few things to consider while doing network segmentation Proper user authentication to access the secure network segment ACL or Access lists should be properly configured Access audit logs Anything that compromises the secure network segment should be checked- packets, devices, users, application, and protocols Keep watch on incoming and outgoing traffic Security policies based on user identity or application to ascertain who has access to what data, and not based on ports, IP addresses, and protocols Do not allow the exit of cardholder data to another network segment outside of PCI DSS scope. Packet Delivery Process. So far we have seen different protocols, segmentation, various communication layers, etc. Now we are going to see how the packet is delivered across the network. The process of delivering data from one host to another depends on whether or not the sending and receiving hosts are in the same domain. A packet can be delivered in two ways, A packet destined for a remote system on a different network A packet destined for a system on the same local network If the receiving and sending devices are connected to the same broadcast domain, data can be exchanged using a switch and MAC addresses. But if the sending and receiving devices are connected to a different broadcast domain, then the use of IP addresses and the router is required. Layer 2 packet delivery. Delivering an IP packet within a single LAN segment is simple. Suppose host A wants to send a packet to host B. It first needs to have an IP address to MAC address mapping for host B. Since at layer 2 packets are sent with MAC address as the source and destination addresses. If a mapping does not exist, host A will send an ARP Request (broadcast on the LAN segment) for the MAC address for IP address. Host B will receive the request and respond with an ARP reply indicating the MAC address. Intrasegment packet routing. If a packet is destined for a system on the same local network, which means if the destination node are on the same network segment of the sending node. The sending node addresses the packet in the following way. The node number of the destination node is placed in the MAC header destination address field. The node number of the sending node is placed in the MAC header source address field The full IPX address of the destination node is placed in the IPX header destination address fields. The full IPX address of the sending node is placed in the IPX header destination address fields. Layer 3 Packet delivery. To deliver an IP packet across a routed network, it requires several steps. For instance, if host A wants to send a packet to host B it will send the packet in this ways Host A sends a packet to its “default gateway” (default gateway router). To send a packet to the router, host A requires to know the Mac address of the router For that Host A sends an ARP request asking for the Mac address of the Router This packet is then broadcast on the local network. The default gateway router receives the ARP request for MAC address. It responds back with the Mac address of the default router to Host A. Now Host A knows the MAC address of the router. It can send an IP packet with a destination address of Host B. The packet destined for Host B sent by Host A to the default router will have the following information, Information of a source IP Information of a destination IP Information of a source Mac address Information of a destination Mac address When the router receives the packet, it will end an ARP request from host A Now Host B will receive the ARP request from the default gateway router for the host B mac address. Host B responds back with ARP reply indicating the MAC address associated with it. Now, default router will send a packet to Host B Intersegment packet routing. In the case where two nodes residing on different network segments, packet routing will take place in the following ways. In the first packet, in the MAC header place the destination number “20” from the router and its own source field “01”. For IPX header place the destination number “02”, source field as “AA” and 01. While in the second packet, in the MAC header place the destination number as “02” and source as “21” from the router. For IPX header place the destination number “02” and source field as “AA” and 01. Wireless Local Area Networks. Wireless technology was first introduced in the 90’s. It is used to connect devices to a LAN. Technically it is referred as 802.11 protocol. What is WLAN or Wireless Local Area Networks. WLAN is a wireless network communication over short distances using radio or infrared signals. WLAN is marketed as a Wi-Fi brand name. Any components that connect to a WLAN is considered as a station and falls into one of two categories. Access point (AP): AP transmit and receive radio frequency signals with devices able to receive transmitted signals. Usually, these devices are routers. Client: It may comprise a variety of devices like workstations, laptops, IP phones, desktop computers, etc. All work-stations that are able to connect with each other are known as BSS ( Basic Service Sets). Examples of WLAN includes, WLAN adapter Access point (AP) Station adapter WLAN switch WLAN router Security Server Cable, connectors and so on. Types of WLAN Infrastructure Peer-to-peer Bridge Wireless distributed system Major difference between WLAN and LANs. Unlike CSMA/CD (carrier sense multiple access with collision detect), which is used in Ethernet LAN. WLAN uses CSMA/CA (carrier sense multiple access with collision avoidance) technologies. WLAN uses Ready To Send (RTS) protocol and Clear To Send (CTS) protocols to avoid collisions. WLAN uses a different frame format than wired Ethernet LANs use. WLAN requires additional information in the Layer 2 header of the frame. WLAN Important Components. WLAN rely very much on these components for effective wireless communication, Radio Frequency Transmission WLAN Standards ITU-R Local FCC Wireless 802.11 Standards and Wi-Fi protocols Wi-Fi Alliance Let see this one-by-one, Radio Frequency Transmission. Radio frequencies range from the frequencies used by cell phones to the AM radio band. Radio frequencies are radiated into the air by antennas that create radio waves. The following factor can influence radio frequency transmission, Absorption– when radio waves bounce off the objects Reflection– when radio waves strike an uneven surface Scattering– when radio waves absorbed by objects WLAN Standards To establish WLAN standards and certifications, several organizations have stepped forward. Organization has set regulatory agencies to control the use of RF bands. Approval is taken from all the regulatory bodies of WLAN services before any new transmissions, modulations and frequencies are used or implemented. These regulatory bodies include, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for the United States European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) for Europe While to define the standard for these wireless technologies you have another authority. These include, IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers) ITU (International Telecommunication Union) ITU-R Local FCC Wireless. ITU (International Telecommunication Union) co-ordinate spectrum allocation and regulations among all of the regulatory bodies in each country. A license is not needed to operate wireless equipment on the unlicensed frequency bands. For instance, a 2.4 gigahertz band is used for wireless LANs but also by Bluetooth devices, microwave ovens, and portable phones. WiFi protocols and 802.11 Standards. IEEE 802.11 WLAN uses a media access control protocol called CSMA/CA (Carrier Sense Multiple Access with Collision Avoidance) A wireless distribution system allows the wireless interconnection of access points in an IEEE 802.11 network. The IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers) 802 Standard comprises a family of networking standards that cover the physical layer specifications of technologies from Ethernet to wireless. The IEEE 802.11 uses the Ethernet protocol and CSMA/CA for path sharing. The IEEE have defined a various specification for WLAN services( as shown in table). For instance, 802.11g applies to wireless LANs. It is used for transmission over short distances at up to 54-Mbps in the 2.4 GHz bands. Similarly, one can have an extension to 802.11b that applies to wireless LANS and provides 11 Mbps transmission (with a fallback to 5.5, 2 and 1-Mbps) in the 2.4 GHz band. It uses only DSSS ( Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum). The below table shows different wi-fi protocols and data rates. Wi-Fi Alliance. Wi-Fi alliance ensures interoperability among 802.11 products offered by various vendors by providing certification. The certification includes all three IEEE 802.11 RF technologies, as well as an early adoption of pending IEEE drafts, such as the one that addresses security. WLAN Security. Network security remains an important issue in WLANs. As a precaution, random wireless clients must usually be prohibited from joining the WLAN. WLAN is vulnerable to various security threats like, Unauthorized access MAC and IP spoofing Eavesdropping Session Hijacking DOS ( denial of service) attack In this CCNA tutorial, we will learn about Technologies used to Secure WLAN from vulnerabilities, WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy): To counter security threats WEP is used. It delivers security to WLAN, by encrypting the message transmitted over the air. Such that only the receivers having the correct encryption key can decrypt the information. But it is considered as a weak security standard, and WPA is a better option compared to this. WPA/WPA2 ( WI-FI Protected Access): By introducing TKIP ( Temporal Key Integrity Protocol) on wi-fi, security standard is enhanced further. TKIP is renewed on a regular basis, making it impossible to steal. Also, data integrity is enhanced through the use of a more robust hashing mechanism. Wireless Intrusion Prevention Systems / Intrusion Detection Systems: It is a device that monitors the radio spectrum for the presence of unauthorized access points. There are three deployment models for WIPS, AP (Access Points) performs WIPS functions part of the time, by alternating them with its regular network connectivity functions The AP (Access Points) has dedicated WIPS functionality built into it. So it can perform WIPS functions and network connectivity functions all the time WIPS deployed through dedicated sensors instead of the APs Implementing WLAN. While implementing a WLAN, access point placement can have more effect on throughput than standards. The efficiency of a WLAN can be affected by three factors, Topology Distance Access point location. In this CCNA tutorial for beginners, we will learn how WLAN can be implemented in two ways, Ad-hoc mode: In this mode, the access point is not required and can be connected directly. This setup is preferable for a small office (or home office). The only drawback is that the security is weak in such mode. Infrastructure mode: In this mode, the client can be connected through the access point. Infrastructure mode is categorized in two modes: Basic Service Set (BSS): BSS provides the basic building block of an 802.11 wireless LAN. A BSS comprises of a group of computers and one AP (Access Point), which links to a wired LAN. There are two types of BSS, independent BSS, and Infrastructure BSS. Every BSS has an id called the BSSID.( it is the Mac address of the access point servicing the BSS). Extended Service Set (ESS): It is a set of connected BSS. ESS allows users especially mobile users to roam anywhere within the area covered by multiple AP’s (Access Points). Each ESS has an ID known as SSID. WLAN Topologies. BSA: It is referred to as the physical area of RF (Radio Frequency) coverage provided by an access point in a BSS. It is dependent on the RF created with variation caused by access point power output, antenna type, and physical surroundings affecting the RF. Remote devices cannot communicate directly, they can communicate only through the access point. An AP start transmitting beacons that advertise the characteristics of the BSS, such as modulation scheme, channel, and protocols supported. ESA: If a single cell fails in giving enough coverage, any number of cells can be added to extend the coverage. This is known as ESA. For remote users to roam without losing RF connections 10 to 15 percent overlap is recommend For wireless voice network, an overlap of 15 to 20 percent is recommended. Data Rates: Data rates is how quickly information can be transmitted across electronic devices. It is measured in Mbps. Data rates shifting can happen on a transmission-by-transmission basis. Access Point Configuration: Wireless access points can be configured through a command-line-interface or through a browser GUI. The features of access point usually allow the adjustment of parameters like which radio to enable, frequencies to offer, and which IEEE standard to use on that RF. Steps to Implement a Wireless Network,. In this CCNA tutorial, we will learn basic steps for implementing a wireless network Step 1) Validate pre-existing network and Internet access for the wired hosts, before implementing any wireless network. Step 2) Implement wireless with a single access point and a single client, without wireless security Step 3) Verify that the wireless client has received a DHCP IP address. It can connect to the local wired default router and browse to the external internet. Step 4) Secure wireless network with WPA/WPA2. Troubleshooting. WLAN may encounter few configuration problems like Configuring incompatible security methods Configuring a defined SSID on the client that does not match the access point Following are the few troubleshooting steps that may help counter above issues, Break the environment into wired network versus wireless network Further, divide the wireless network into configuration versus RF issues Verify proper operation of the existing wired infrastructure and associated services Verify that other pre-existing Ethernet-attached hosts can renew their DHCP addresses and reach the Internet To verify the configuration and eliminate the possibility of RF issues. Co-locate both the access point and wireless client together. Always begin the wireless client on open authentication and establish connectivity Verify whether there is any metal obstruction exists, if yes then change the location of the access point Local Area Network Connections. A local area network is confined to a smaller area. Using LAN you can inter-connect network-enabled printer, Network attached storage, Wi-Fi devices with each other. For connecting network across the different geographical area, you can use WAN (Wide Area Network). In this CCNA tutorial for beginners, we will see how a computer on the different network communicates with each other. Introduction to Router. A router is an electronic device used to connect network on LAN. It connects at least two networks and forwards packets among them. According to the information in the packet headers and routing tables, the router connects the network. It is a primary device required for the operation of the Internet and other complex networks. Routers are categorized into two, Static: Administrator manually set up and configure the routing table to specify each route. Dynamic: It is capable of discovering routes automatically. They examine information from other routers. Based on that it makes a packet-by-packet decision on how to send the data across the network. Binary Digit Basic. Computer over the Internet communicates through an IP address. Each device in the network is identified by a unique IP address. These IP addresses use binary digit, which is converted to a decimal number. We will see this in the later part, first see some basic binary digit lessons. Binary numbers include numbers 1,1,0,0,1,1. But how this number is used in routing and communicate between networks. Let start with some basic binary lesson. In binary arithmetic, every binary value consists of 8 bits, either 1 or 0. If a bit is 1, it is considered “active” and if it is 0, it is “not active.” How is binary calculated? You will be familiar with decimals positions like 10, 100, 1000, 10,000 and so on. Which is nothing but just power to 10. Binary values work in a similar way but instead of base 10, it will use the base to 2. For instance 20 , 21, 22, 23, ….26. The values for the bits ascends from left to right. For this, you will get values like 1,2,4,….64. See the table below. Now since you are familiar with the value of each bit in a byte. The next step is to understand how these numbers are converted to binary like 01101110 and so on. Each digit “1” in a binary number represents a power of two, and each “0” represents zero. In the table above, you can see that the bits with the value 64, 32, 8, 4 and 2 are turned on and represented as binary 1. So for the binary values in the table 01101110, we add the numbers 64+32+8+4+2 to get the number 110. Important element for network addressing scheme. IP address For constructing a network, first, we need to understand how IP address works. An IP address is an Internet protocol. It is primarily responsible for routing packets across a packet switched network. The IP address is made up of 32 binary bits that are divisible to a network portion and host portion. The 32 binary bits are broken into four octets (1 octet = 8 bits). Each octet is converted to decimal and separated by a period (dot). An IP address consists of two segments. Network ID– The network ID identifies the network where the computer resides Host ID– The portion that identifies the computer on that network These 32 bits are broken into four octets (1 octet = 8 bits). The value in each octet ranges from 0 to 255 decimal. The right most bit of octet holds a value of 20 and gradually increases till 27 as shown below. Let’s take another example, For example, we have an IP address 10.10.16.1, then first the address will be broken down into the following octet. .10 .10 .16 .1 The value in each octet ranges from 0 to 255 decimal. Now, if you convert them into a binary form. It will look something like this, 00001010.00001010.00010000.00000001. IP address classes. IP address classes are categorized into different types: Class Categories   Type of communication Class A 0-127 For internet communication Class B 128-191 For internet communication Class C 192-223 For internet communication Class D 224-239 Reserved for Multicasting Class E 240-254 Reserved for research and experiments To communicate over the internet, private ranges of IP addresses are as per below. Class Categories   Class A 10.0.0.0 – 10.255.255.255 Class B 172.16.0.0 – 172.31.255.255 Class C 192-223 – 192.168.255.255 Subnet and Subnet Mask. For any organization, you might require a small network of several dozen standalone machines. For that, one must require setting up a network with more than 1000 hosts in several buildings. This arrangement can be made by dividing the network into subdivision known as Subnets. The size of network will affect, Network class you apply for Network number you receive IP addressing scheme you use for your network Performance can be adversely affected under heavy traffic loads, due to collisions and the resulting retransmissions. For that subnet masking can be a useful strategy. Applying the subnet mask to an IP address, split IP address into two parts extended network address and host address. Subnet mask helps you to pinpoint where the end points on the subnet are if you are provided within that subnet. Different class has default subnet masks, Class A- 255.0.0.0 Class B- 255.255.0.0 Class C- 255.255.255.0 Router Security. Secure your router from unauthorized access, tampering, and eavesdropping. For this use technologies like, Branch Threat Defense VPN with highly secure connectivity Branch Threat Defense. Route guest user traffic: Route guests user traffic directly to the Internet and backhauling corporate traffic to headquarters. This way guest traffic won’t pose a threat to your corporate environment. Access to the Public Cloud: Only selected types of traffic can use the local internet path. Various security software like firewall can give you protection against unauthorized network access. Full Direct Internet Access: All traffic is routed to the Internet using the local path. It ensures that enterprise-class is protected from enterprise-class threats. VPN Solution. VPN solution protects various types of WAN design (public, private, wired, wireless, etc.) and the data they carry. Data can be divided into two categories Data at rest Data at transit Data is secured through following technologies. Cryptography (origin authentication, topology hiding, etc.) Following a compliance standard ( HIPAA, PCI DSS, Sarbanes-Oxley) compliance Summary:. CCNA full form or CCNA abbreviation is “Cisco Certified Network Associate” Internet local area network is a computer network that interconnects computers within a limited area. WAN, LAN, and WLAN are the most popular Internet local area networks As per the OSI reference model, the layer 3, i.e., the Network layer is involved in networking Layer 3 is responsible for packet forwarding, routing through intermediate routers, recognizing and forwarding local host domain messages to transport layer (layer 4), etc. Some of the common devices used for establishing network includes, NIC Hubs Bridges Switches Routers TCP is responsible for breaking data down into small packets before they can be sent on the network. TCP/IP reference model in the internet layer does two things, Transmitting data to the Network Interface layers Routing the data to the correct destinations Packet delivery through TCP is more safe and guaranteed UDP is used when the amount of data to be transferred is small. It does not guarantee packet delivery. Network segmentation implicates splitting the network into smaller networks VLAN Segmentation Subnetting A packet can be delivered in two ways, A packet destined for a remote system on a different network A packet destined for a system on the same local network WLAN is a wireless network communication over short distances using radio or infrared signals Any components that connect to a WLAN is considered as a station and falls into one of two categories. Access point (AP) Client WLAN use CSMA/CA technology Technologies used to Secure WLAN WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy) WPA/WPA2 ( WI-FI Protected Access) Wireless Intrusion Prevention Systems /Intrusion Detection Systems WLAN can be implemented in two ways Ad-hoc mode A router connects at least two networks and forwards packets among them Routers are categorized into two, Static Dynamic An IP address is an Internet protocol primary responsible for routing packets across a packet switched network. An IP address consists of two segment Network ID Host ID To communicate over an internet private ranges of IP addresses are classified Secure router from unauthorized access and eavesdropping by using Branch Threat Defense VPN with highly secure connectivity Download PDF CCNA Interview Questions & Answers You Might Like:. Types of Network Topology: Bus, Ring, Star, Mesh, Tree Diagram Modem vs Router: Difference between Router and Modem PUT vs POST: What’s the Difference? GET vs POST: Key Difference between HTTP Methods Straight Through Cables vs Crossover Cables: Key Difference Scroll to top Toggle Menu Close
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