CCNA Exams and Training

By | March 20, 2021

The CCNA Exam is really a beginning level exam. It is of interest for many It professionals around the planet. This is a difficult exam but a test that is considered entry level because it may be the first exam that Cisco Systems offers to its professionals. Many young people like to research to CCNA certified engineers because of their elite status.
Human Resource departments around the country also value the CCNA. This can be a certification that means typically that you have studied hard. In addition, it relays a message to employers that you have a certain amount of perseverance and brains. Additionally, most CCNA’s are people that have had at least 2 years experience.
No HR department or hiring manager within their right mind would hire a CCNA without experience. That is a red flag that they have not had proper training & most likely achieved the cert by an unsavory means, like a brain dump.
There’s something in the Cisco World that is not only exclusive to Cisco, but famous in Cisco Circles. This something is referred to as the NDA. NDA means Non-Disclosure Agreement. Basically in the event that you spill the beans then you might be stripped of your certification. Not only this is true but also you won’t be allowed to get any future Cisco Certifications like the CCNP or CCDP, and you could forget about the CCIE.
When one embarks on the CCNA journey they might be sure that you will see many books to be read. The CCNA candidate will spend many nights pouring over Cisco web pages, reviewing labs that don’t seem sensible and so on. Non-CCNA’s will covet the candidate’s newfound success should she or he pass this exam.
In the USA the average CCNA with 5 years experience tends to make around $42,000.00 per year. This is a substantial amount of cash for sitting around pining wouldn’t you say. Now, I’m only making light, but the truth is that it is a significant position that of the Network Engineer. Suppose you are Desktop Support, assuming you have an Internet issue then this is a user issue. But when the internet goes down and you will be the Network Engineer then everybody is your issue.
Therefore we can say that the CCNA should make much more than the Desktop Support. This is simply not the case. But, the CCNA does not have any limit to the upside potential. So, go on it in stride and understand that no desktop support personnel make 150k each year, but some Cisco professionals do make that much money. These professionals are often CCIE or better, meaning their experience level.
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Have you ever heard the term paper CCNA? I doubt you have if you don’t reside in the Cisco world. It really is thrown around and is a very big insult to those who have achieved the status of the CCNA. The kind of people that usually say the words “Paper CCNA” are nearly always non-CCNA. Isn’t this interesting and when you know much of the human ego and condition this speaks volumes of the accuser. Doesn’t it?
Who hurl an insult such as this besides a classic bully? Most bullies are driven with what? They are driven by insecurities and a lack of confidence. Have no fear, I can tell you that it’s very rare for someone whom has achieved the CCNA to ever utter what “Paper CCNA.” This is simply because they know very well what it requires and the sacrifice that one must make to become CCNA. There are “Paper CCNA’s” and there are people on the market who use brain dumps but their early careers are hard and by enough time they are seasoned they will have paid the price when you are nervous under the pressure. Far better to do the effort up front and go in to work each day with great confidence and pride in your efforts and capabilities, than to cheat. This is a job you love and treasure.
We hope that people can stay in such an area like Networking. And let us address one final issue. The CCNA does not cause you to a network engineer. The term engineer is not applicable unless you have an engineering degree. Many true Engineers are upset by us using the term network engineer. So let us resolve to use the term technician or architect or manager. This can enable us to learn ruffle the ego’s of our true Engineering colleagues.