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What is a CCNA Average Salary in Washington DC?

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 26, 2021 4:53:04 PM / by Paul Ricketts posted in CCNA, Cisco

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If you’re looking to build an IT career and are trying to decide whether a network engineering career path is right for you, one question you’re probably asking yourself is how much salary you will be able to make once you have your CCNA.

Let's outline what CCNA is and why it’s important, then break down the CCNA average salary both nationally and locally for the Washington DC region.

 

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Is CCNA Entry-Level?

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 2, 2021 2:49:59 PM / by Paul Ricketts posted in CCNA, Cisco

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You’ll often see Cisco’s CCNA certification referred to as an entry-level accreditation, but closer examination of Cisco’s suggested prerequisites recommends that candidates have at least two years of network experience before taking the test. This can be confusing as the term 'entry-level' suggests that a candidate with limited experience can pass the exam in a relatively short period of time and get an entry-level IT job.

So, if Cisco is recommending candidates need years of experience, is CCNA entry-level?

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How Hard is CCNA in Maryland?

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 18, 2021 3:38:31 PM / by Paul Ricketts posted in CCNA, Cisco

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Cisco Systems dominates the IT networking industry. Nearly 50% of the world’s Ethernet configurations run on Cisco equipment, which means, if you are interested in pursuing a career that involves computer networking and communication, at some point, you are likely to have to handle Cisco Systems. For this reason, the entry-level Cisco CCNA certification is an important one to have under your belt.

That is all well and good, but how hard is CCNA to pass?

 

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What CCNA Entry Level Jobs are Available in Maryland?

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 17, 2020 10:16:24 AM / by Paul Ricketts posted in CCNA, Cisco

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You've learned about the exciting possibilities of a career in IT and are looking to jump in. You have some computer experience but need a qualification to help you get the entry-level role you need to get started. So, let us break-down Cisco's CCNA certification and the CCNA entry level jobs you can expect to get once you have it.

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Is CCNA going away?

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 14, 2020 8:52:12 AM / by Paul Ricketts posted in CCNA, Cisco

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CCNA is Cisco’s entry-level certification exam for anyone looking to get started in IT, especially in network support and network management roles. In February 2020, Cisco made significant changes to the CCNA accreditation by bringing together the old multi-track program under one comprehensive exam. Consequently, elements of the specialist exams such as CCNA Security were consolidated into the new CCNA 200-301.

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How to Get a CCNA Certification in Maryland

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 5, 2020 10:09:00 AM / by Paul Ricketts posted in CCNA, Cisco

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Cisco certifications are some of the most sought after and globally recognized in the information technology industry. The Cisco Certified Networking Associate (CCNA) credential is an important first step for many IT professionals. The CCNA has become one of the most popular certifications in the world. It provides certificate-holders with validation that they have comprehensive associate-level knowledge of the technologies and solutions needed to implement and administer a wide range of modern networking and IT infrastructure.

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How to Get a CCNP Certification in Maryland

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 30, 2020 10:05:00 AM / by Paul Ricketts posted in CCNP, Cisco

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IT certifications, like the Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP), are designed to test the skills that you will use on the job, not merely the knowledge you memorize from training (though there is a lot to remember, too). Most IT certification exams have a hands-on component that requires you to have practical experience that can only be learned by doing. The CCNP certification exams tend to be highly technical, with some questions that are more like lab exercises.

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Cisco’s CCNA and CCNP Certifications in Maryland

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 24, 2020 9:59:56 AM / by Paul Ricketts posted in CCNA, CCNP, Cisco

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Cisco has some of the most popular IT certifications available to technology professionals. They are among the most well-known and widely recognized in the industry. Two of Cisco’s valuable certifications are Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) and Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP). These two certifications have recently undergone some changes (February 2020), and it’s essential to understand the new requirements if you’ve decided to begin or advance your IT career.

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Why is CCNA important in Maryland?

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 10, 2020 2:48:26 PM / by Paul Ricketts posted in CCNA, Cisco

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If you intend to work in the field of computer networking, system administration, or cybersecurity, getting to grips with Cisco based technology is critical to your future. With Cisco supplying two-thirds of the world's networking technology, you are sure to encounter Cisco equipment and software at some point in your career. This is particularly true in Maryland and the rest of the Washington DC region, where Cisco is heavily favored by the large organizations, agencies, and associations headquartered here.
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Streamlined Certification: The Value of New CCNA Training in Washington, DC

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 18, 2020 3:35:00 PM / by Paul Ricketts posted in CCNA, Cisco

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Washington, DC, is now considered one of the top cites in the country to launch a technology company or grow a tech-based startup. It makes sense: Expanding government IT investment combined with the rapid expansion of the Dulles Technology Corridor makes this a hotbed of technology development — and puts certified IT professionals in high demand.

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