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What’s the Difference Between CCNA and CCNA Security?

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 18, 2019 8:38:29 AM / by Paul Ricketts posted in CCNA

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Cisco networking technologies remain the IT infrastructure backbone of many organizations. As a result, Cisco-certified professionals are always in high demand; qualifications such as CCNA and CCNA Security are now prerequisites for many mid- and high-level technology positions.

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CCNA Training Cost in Maryland (2021)

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 18, 2019 1:32:00 PM / by Paul Ricketts posted in CCNA, Cisco

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(**Updated July 2021)

With a huge skills gap in the IT sector, organizations in Washington DC and Maryland are looking for Cisco network specialists to build and maintain their IT infrastructure. IT professionals with hands-on experience and certifications in network technologies are commanding high salaries in rewarding roles.

One of the most sought-after networking qualifications is the CCNA certification, which covers networking fundamentals with a focus on Cisco network architecture and functionality. Given the sheer number of businesses around Maryland that rely on Cisco networks and services, earning this qualification offers substantive benefits for any IT professional looking to work in network planning, implementation, and management.

Preparing for the CCNA exam has associated time and financial costs, so let’s break down what CCNA is, the CCNA training cost, and how it can help boost long-term career success.

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4 Transferable IT Skills To Achieve Career Advancement

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 22, 2019 10:31:26 AM / by Paul Ricketts posted in CCNA, CEH, PMP, Network+, Security+, A+, career advice, CAPM

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Highly skilled IT professionals are in demand. Expanding corporate need is outstripping current candidate pools, and as a result, companies are now looking for outside-the-box IT skills that are transferable across job markets and can fill expanding cyber vacancies.

IT pros, meanwhile, aren’t static in their job searches. Recent data suggests the average worker changes jobs between 10 and 15 times over the course of his/her career. The reasons vary — better pay, improved benefits, greater autonomy — but IT career advancement often depends on transferable IT skills that are in demand across multiple industries. Let’s tackle the top four.

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Choosing the Best Cisco Certification for You

[fa icon="calendar'] May 8, 2018 11:56:29 AM / by Paul Ricketts posted in CCNA, CCNP, CCENT

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Whether you’re a seasoned network administrator, a developer, or are just starting out in the computer networking industry, understanding the best Cisco certification to suit your needs is something that will be very beneficial to you. With Cisco owning over 60% of the enterprise network market you are sure to be working with their technology at some point in your career. So how do find the best Cisco certification for you to get started or take the next step in your networking career?

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Increase your Demand: Top 5 Benefits of CCNA Certification

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 8, 2017 9:00:00 AM / by Jeff Rinehard posted in CCNA, Cisco

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The Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification is an important credential for IT professionals to have because it’s the first step to pursuing other, more advanced Cisco certifications. It will provide you with the foundational understanding of core technology concepts, and it looks great on a resume. But those are not the only reasons you should consider getting a CCNA certification – there are many others. Here are five of the best.

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5 Best Entry-Level IT Certifications

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 13, 2017 10:03:54 AM / by The TrainACE Team posted in CCNA, Network+, Getting Started in IT, A+

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If you are thinking about a career in the information technology (IT) industry, the quickest way to get your foot in the door with an entry-level job is by earning IT certifications. But there are so many different certifications out there, it’s hard to know which ones to start with. You don’t have to wonder anymore. To help you know where to begin, we’ve put together a list of the first five IT certifications newcomers should work to earn.

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The Most Common Jobs for Cisco CCNA Certified Professionals

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 10, 2013 4:13:18 AM / by Ryan Corey posted in CCNA, Cisco, Jobs, Networking, Online Training

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Professionals who are certified through the Cisco CCNA program are qualified for a number of jobs in the technology field. The exams required for this certification demand that each candidate demonstrate an ability to install, configure, and operate a variety of networks, making these qualified individuals flexible workers. Successful CCNA graduates are able to troubleshoot systems, operate under a number of different protocols, and demolish threats to a network’s security. This is a broad range of skills, and the Cisco CCNA certification provides each professional with a comprehensive understanding of networks. These skills allow CCNA certificate-holders to tackle a number of technology-related occupations.

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Introducing the Cisco ISR-AX

[fa icon="calendar'] May 3, 2013 11:40:22 AM / by Ryan Corey posted in CCNA, Cisco, Networking, Online Training

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Two IT hosting trends, the central data center and the cloud, are changing Internet infrastructure requirements. Organizations are seeking to lower cost and complexity while better serving internal and external customers in diverse locations. As IT centralizes application hosting, Cisco has responded with the introduction of the Integrated Services Router with Application Experience or ISR-AX. ISR-AX combines a branch router, application optimization, and security and performance features in one box.

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All About the CCNA Certification Exam

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 23, 2013 4:16:42 AM / by Ryan Corey posted in CCNA, Exams, Cisco, Networking

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There is no doubt that the CCNA certification exam is considered one of the most daunting exams in the networking certification field. This exam has more first time failures than almost any other. In this post we explore some things that can help you prepare yourself better before sitting in front of that Pearson VUE testing station for the CCNA exam.

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How the CCNA Certification Relates to IPv6

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 27, 2012 8:54:58 AM / by Ryan Corey posted in CCNA, Cisco

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Before taking the Cisco Certified Network Associate exam, or CCNA, it is absolutely essential to understand both the "why" and the "how" of the new and emerging IPv6 technology. This is a crucial part of the exam and, as the future of the internet in generally, it's pretty important to understand how it works. Before that, though, it's even more important to understand why there is even a need for IPv6 technologies, as well as how they're implemented in a world that has largely been completely constructed based on the IPv4 specification.

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