Looking for a bright Cisco career
With ever advancement in IT industry and the new upcoming technologies, there has been tremendous rise in the opportunities available for the candidates taking up Cisco Networking as their career. The students from diverse backgrounds are adopting these programs and are moving ahead in their career ladder. In India and many countries abroad, there is a huge scope in the Cisco training as it opens tremendous opportunities for a bright future.
In IT industry, there are a few thousands of active CCIE experts throughout the world while the requirement for experts needed is in lakhs. There is a huge difference between the required number of available experts and those who are available with their advanced skills and expertise. There are currently 6 tracks offered in which the training from basic level CCNA certification training to the most advanced level CCIE certification training is undertaken by aspirants. The tracks may be listed as Routing & Switching, Security, Wireless, Collaboration, Data Center and Service Provider.
The students from different backgrounds get trained for these certifications since there are no prerequisites for taking up any of the CCNA, CCNP and CCIE certifications. There are many aspirants who plan right after their SSC, Diploma and Graduates from engineering/science/ humanities/commerce background and same for the following Post Graduates while others choose after gaining a little experience in the area of their interest. A fresher candidate begins with associate level training CCNA and then move ahead with higher level programs CCNP and CCIE training. A candidate though with little or no experience in any particular domain is also recommended to commence their training at CCNA level only.
There is huge number of career opportunities after the training in the programs offered which widens post certifications. In the meanwhile, the knowledge and experience gained during job role performance, theoretical and training helps candidate move ahead in their career ladder.
A CCIE certification exam is conducted in two steps by Cisco. A 2 hour online written exam is conducted on successful completion of which a candidate appears in an 8 hour lab exam. The lab exam may only be taken after success in written exam within 18 months of success. Though the pattern and mode of exam may change and latest information regarding the process to appear for certification may be obtained from official Cisco website.