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Top ten certs

Discussion in 'Training & Development' started by Sparky, Oct 22, 2006.

  1. Sparky
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    Sparky Zettabyte Poster Moderator

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    As listed by certmag.com

    CCNA listed as a 'entry level cert', didnt think it was the same as the A+ but whatever! :biggrin

    http://www.certmag.com/articles/templates/CM_gen_Article_template.asp?articleid=2401&zoneid=1
     
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  2. Boycie
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    Boycie Senior Beer Tester

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    CCNA entry level! :x
     
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    Tell me about it Boyce!!! What a pi$$ take!!! :ohmy
     
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  4. Bluerinse
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    Well as I understand it it is an entry level exam in comparison to Ciscos other qualifications. I don't think they mean entry level per se.
     
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  5. wagnerk
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    If you take the iPRO qual at college you'll have the choice of either the Network+ route or the CCNA route.

    The CCNA was always an entry level cert at the same level as the A+ & Network+ combined. The only difference is that while the A+ & Network+ is designed to be general, the CCNA can go alittle bit deeper as it is specific to Cisco technology.

    People may not like to hear this, but it's the truth.

    At one time the MCP, the "entry" level MS cert was highly regarded, however due to the increasing number of people that have gotten this in unapproved ways it has dropped slightly in value in some peoples eye's. Adding to this: with approx 110,000 people that are certified with the CCNA vs the approx 1.8 millions people that are Microsoft certified also slightly adds to the devaluation the cert, that's why you get crazy companies asking for helpdesk staff with MCSA/MCSE's (and/or with the CCNA as they are rarer).
     
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  6. Phoenix
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    The CCNA is indeed considered an Entry level networking cert, it might be tough and contain a wide berth of required understanding, but its entry level by comparison to other certs (Ciscos Professional level certs, MCSEs and other industry standard certs) its a 5 day course with a single exam, thats considered by most to be entry level

    thats not to say its easy! or undervalued, its just classed as entry level :)
     
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  7. Sparky
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    I understand it is ‘entry level’ when compared to other Cisco certs but I thought it was generally a harder exam the A+\Network+. I guess I’ll find out in 2010 when I finally start the CCNA! :biggrin
     
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