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prashantborse013
Jul 23, 2012

Regarding CCNA and CCNP certified job profile in company

I have completed BE in Electronics and Telecommumnication.I wanted to know that is CCNA + CCNP(Security) cources are good for my profile? what exact role I'll play in industry after completing this in Security.? Also how much demand is there for this position, As CCNA is not having any criteria for completion(i.e any graduate can do it.)

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dvarian
08/08/2012

CCNA certification has some value if you want to work with Cisco gear, but you have to be realistic about it.  It is a entry level, starting point sort of certification, so I wouldn't expect it to open too many doors in and of itself.  Still, it does show some effort by you, and it isn't going to hurt to have it on your resume.  After all, everyone has to start somewhere, and it does show you put forth the effort to get it.  There are a few places that even require CCNA certification for new hires.   

 

CCNP has greater value, in my eyes, which is a pretty uncontroversial statement considering you only get it after CCNA.  

 

Certifications generally are best at getting you past the HR stage of the hiring process.  Experience is best at getting you hired.  Obviously there is something of a chicken/egg thing about it, because you have to get hired to get experience.  I would expect to start in an entry level IT position if I was relying on certs, but that's just the first step.  After some help desk (or whatever) time, you will move up, your experience will matter more and more, and you will have more options.  Just stick with it, and don't get discourages starting out.        

jimlynch
08/08/2012
You might want to do begin some searches on job sites like Simply Hired to see what the exact requirements are for that role. This will also give you a rough idea of how in demand the job actually is with today's employers. It's also a good way to begin targeting companies for resumes, interviews, etc.

jimlynch
08/08/2012
You might want to do begin some searches on job sites like Simply Hired to see what the exact requirements are for that role. This will also give you a rough idea of how in demand the job actually is with today's employers. It's also a good way to begin targeting companies for resumes, interviews, etc.

Here's a sample search that isn't defined by location. Obviously you would want to specify where you live or want to live:

http://www.simplyhired.com/a/jobs/list/q-CCNA+%2B+CCNP
jimlynch
08/08/2012
You might want to do begin some searches on job sites like Simply Hired to see what the exact requirements are for that role. This will also give you a rough idea of how in demand the job actually is with today's employers. It's also a good way to begin targeting companies for resumes, interviews, etc.

Here's a sample search that isn't defined by location. Obviously you would want to specify where you live or want to live:

http://www.simplyhired.com/a/jobs/list/q-CCNA+%2B+CCNP
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