What does a novice network
engineer need to learn? We talked about the network engineer as an emerging hot
career, it not only has a promising development prospect and has a great
advantage in terms of salary when compared with other professions.
And we also mentioned that
in order to be a qualified network engineer, you need to pass certification
from large and well-known enterprises like Cisco and Huawei. These exams often
have a certain degree of difficulty, many novices do not know how to get
started. Self-studying is inefficient and often comes with a low pass rate.
Today we want to conclude what should you know first as a novice?
If you are determined to
get the certification, first of all, you must have a macro understanding of the
entire certification system. You need to understand the role of the different
certification levels, the content of the exam, the format of the exam, and the
help it will give you in your career, so that you can make choice according to
your actual situation.
Cisco Network Certifications
Today we’re going to take
Cisco certification as an example. Cisco certification is divided into three
levels: CCNA Cisco Certified Network Assistant Engineer (primary), CCNP Cisco
Certified Network Engineer (intermediate), CCIE Cisco Certified Internet Expert
(expert). The content and value of the three certifications are very different.
CCNA certification marks
the network engineer’s ability to install, configure, operate, medium routing
and switched networks, and troubleshooting. CCNA certified professionals have
the knowledge and skills to establish connections with remote sites over a wide
area network, eliminate basic security threats, and understand the requirements
for wireless network access.
CCNA certification only
needs to pass a written test to obtain the certification. The certification is
valid for three years. Re-certification requires you to take the CCNA exam
The main content of the
exam is Interconnection of Cisco Network Equipment (ICND). The exam code is CCNA 200-301 (V1.0).
The total score is 1000, the pass score is 825 and the time is 120 minutes.
indicates that a certified person has extensive network knowledge. CCNP
certified professionals can install, configure, run LAN, WAN and services of
dial-up access for large enterprise networks with 100 to 500 + nodes.
In 2020, all CCNP exams
have been revised. The original CCNP routing and switching direction and
wireless direction have been merged into the new CCNP enterprise direction.
Subject 350-401 is compulsory and subjects 300-410/415/420/425/430/435 are
optional. After updating the new version, candidates can only apply for the new
version of the exam. After the revision, there is no need to pass the CCNA exam
The CCNP certificate is
valid for 3 years. If re-certification is required, you must pass one of the
CCNP core exams in any direction, or pass two CCNP elective exams, or pass the
existing CCIE lab exam within the validity period of the certificate.
Therefore, although the
value of CCNP is higher than that of CCNA, there is still a big gap compared
with CCIE. We suggest that candidates take the CCIE certification first, which
is the most cost-effective in terms of time and money.
CCIE sets a professional
standard for networking technology that is widely recognized by the industry.
Holding the CCIE certification is considered to be the best proof of professional
network technical knowledge and extensive work experience.
The CCIE certification
requires not only a written test (the score is valid for 18 months), but also a
lab test that includes TS (Troubleshooting), GIAG (Diagnose), and CFG
(Configuration), making it the most difficult of the three.
However, CCIE is also the
most valuable certification, which is recognized as the most authoritative
certification in the IT industry. Currently, there are only about 50,000 people
holding CCIE certification (including all directions of CCIE).
It is difficult to pass the
exam by self-study alone. Therefore, it is necessary to seek the help of
professional training institutions.
Lecturers at SPOTO not only have rich experience in
teaching, but also have a lot of practical experience in network projects,
providing rich theories for teaching. We provide the whole service for
students. For outstanding students who meet the requirements, they will receive
our gift after class.
We also provide you with a
free re-study service until you pass the certification. According to the actual
situation of enterprises and students, we provide free employment recommendation
service. We promise an unconditional full refund within 7 natural days from the
date of accepting the service!