Category Archives for "CCNA"

What Cisco’s Changes To Their Certifications Mean For You

Cisco recently announced that they will be making major changes to their certifications, including eliminating the CCENT certification, condensing and eliminating some of the CCNA associate level certifications, and removing the prerequisite exams for their CCNP level certifications (which they’re also changing by the way.) We did a quick video to cover our thoughts (based […]

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The Best Study Resources for the Cisco CCNA

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Time Saving Tips for CCNA Preparation in Packet Tracer and IOS

As you prepare for the practical elements of your CCENT or CCNA exam, you will often find yourself repeating certain key commands and configuration activities.  Depending on your lab environment—which may include live Cisco equipment, as well as simulators like Cisco Packet Tracer, Graphical Network Simulator-3 (GNS3), or Cisco Virtual Internet Routing Lab (VIRL)—you will […]

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Top Five Tips for Passing the Cisco CCNA Exam

If sitting for Cisco’s Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) exam is on your radar, you already know that you’ll need to put in a lot of study and combine that with practice time on Cisco routing and switching equipment (or worst case a simulator if you don’t have access to equipment.)  But for many of […]

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CCNA Next Steps: What To Do After The CCNA

If you’ve completed the CCNA routing and switching certification and have added that to your resume, congratulations.  The Cisco Certified Network Associate is a rather challenging intermediate certification exam that is well respected and well recognized in the field.  With the CCNA complete, many people wonder what they should do next. What should you take […]

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Can I Get a Job With Only the CCNA?

I’ve noticed quite a few people lately on the cyber security job boards and forums asking the question “Can I get a job with only the Cisco CCNA certification?”  That is an interesting question because the CCNA is not an easy exam to pass and usually isn’t the first certification that people go after. Either […]

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Should I Take the Network+ or CCNA?

A question that has come up a good bit recently is whether someone should pursue the CompTIA Network+ or focus their efforts on earning the Cisco CCNA certification. Both certifications certainly have their value and are a great addition to the resume, but if you’re short on time and have decided that you’re only going […]

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How to Pass the Cisco CCENT Exam

I’ve had several people ask me about Cisco’s CCENT certification, and specifically how to best prepare to pass the exam.  Cisco’s approach to certification exams is of course different than CompTIA’s, or anyone else’s for that matter, so in this post I want to lay out the best plan for you to follow in order […]

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5 Best Cybersecurity Certifications for Beginners

A lot of my students ask me which certifications they should take as they prepare to enter the field of cybersecurity. There are certainly a lot of certification options available, which can make this decision confusing to say the least.  Because this is a such a common question, let’s take a look at the best […]

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7 Reasons Why Cyber Certifications Are Worth It

This article is about the value of cybersecurity certifications. To see our list of recommended resources for preparing for certification exams, check out our listing here. If instead, you are looking for our list of the best certifications for beginners, you can see our article here. A lot of people question whether cybersecurity certifications are […]

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