The Job Outlook for CCNA Professionals

Being a network administrator is probably of the most important roles in any company. Your job is that of making the IT Infrastructure up-to-date and secure, protecting it from many forms of possible attack.

In this regard, some of the most widely-deployed networking technologies are those from Cisco Systems. Thus, having a certification demonstrating your knowledge in these tools will be a huge boon for any IT professional.

Probably one of the most valuable and prestigious networking certs that you can obtain is called the “Cisco Certified Network Associate,” or “CCNA” for short. In this article, we provide an overview into the job prospects of an individual that is in possession of this cert or is aspiring to obtain it.

Before embarking on the actual process of getting the CCNA, it is first important to know that the CCNA is not just a general type of cert. Rather, it is broken up further by the various IT specializations, which are as follows:

  • CCNA Cloud
  • CCNA Collaboration
  • CCNA Cyber Ops
  • CCNA Data Center
  • CCNA Industrial
  • CCNA Routing and Switching
  • CCNA Security
  • CCNA Service Provider
  • CCNA Wireless

So as you can see, there are quite a number of directions that you can take with the CCNA. A lot of this will depend upon what your own career aspirations are, and how you want to fit into the cybersecurity world with the CCNA cert. It should be noted that the most popular specializations are Cyber Ops and Routing and Switching.

Obviously with the former, the need for trained cybersecurity specialists is huge at the current time, and in the case of the latter, network infrastructures are growing complex on an almost daily basis, thus there will be strong need for individuals who can deploy and maintain the critical hardware that is needed to (Read more...)

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