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Nov 30 2009   5:07AM GMT

Use the CCENT certification to qualify junior techs

Raj Perumal Raj Perumal Profile: Raj Perumal

Hi folks! It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of certification. I love it when I’m looking for new techs to hire and they have a great combination of certification and real world experience. But what do you do if you are just a budding juinor tech starting out in the network world?

Well, enter Cisco. Most people believe that the CCNA is the first level certification you can get from Cisco but that is not true. There is one certification that comes before it that might be easier for junior techs to write. It’s called the CCENT (Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician). Most people know that getting Cisco certs are a great way to break into the industry but are daunted by the difficulty of them. The CCENT is a great way to ease in and prove your basic networking skills.

Some of the topics covered are things such as IP addressing, the OSI model, and implementing small networks. A great starting point for any junior tech and it’s only one exam! You can read more about it here.

What’s the best part of all this? After getting this certification you will only have one more exam to get your CCNA!


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