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CCNA certified professionals can install, configure and operate LAN, WAN and
dial access services for small networks (100 nodes or fewer), including, but not
limited to, use of these protocols: IP, IGRP, IPX, Serial, AppleTalk, Frame
Relay, IP RIP, VLANs, RIP, Ethernet, Access Lists.
CCDA certified professionals can design routed and switched network
infrastructures involving LAN, WAN, and dial access services for businesses and
With a CCSP, a network professional can secure and manage network
infrastructures to protect productivity and reduce costs. The content emphasizes
topics such as perimeter security, virtual private networks, intrusion
protection as well as how to combine these technologies in a single, integrated
network security solution.
An intermediate-level certification in the Cisco certified professional program
aimed at full-time network or system administrators, or those who work with
local and/or wide area network infrastructure.
CCIP professionals have detailed understanding of networking technologies in the
service provider arena including IP routing, IP QoS, BGP, and MPLS.
With a CCDP, a network professional can design routed and switched networks
involving LAN, WAN, and dial access services, applying modular design practices
and making sure the whole solution responds optimally to the business and
technical needs and is designed to be highly available.
CCVP is aimed at IT professionals responsible for deploying and maintaining
Internet Protocol telephony systems and incorporates several of Cisco's
preexisting specialist-level IP telephony certifications.
CCIE is Cisco's premium networking certification and includes a written exam and
a long, one-day lab exam (a.k.a. practicum in other program's terminology) that
is widely regarded as one of the toughest, most demanding exams around a senior
level certification for expert networking professionals who design, build,
implement, maintain and/or troubleshoot complex enterprise- or global-level
networking infrastructures. Furthermore, CCIEs may specialize in routing and
switching, communications and services, security, or voice systems and
Cisco VPN and security specialists focus on securing network access using Cisco
IOS software and Cisco PIX Firewall technologies, operating and monitoring Cisco
IOS software and IDS technologies to detect and respond to intrusion activities,
and configuring VPNs across shared public networks using Cisco IOS software and
Cisco VPN 3000 Series Concentrator technologies.
The Cisco Wireless LAN focused certifications indicates significant knowledge of
relevant factors involved in designing, deploying and maintaining end-to-end
Cisco Wireless LAN solutions throughout or between buildings, without the
limitations of wires or cables.
Wireless LAN Design Specialist
Wireless LAN Support Specialist
Wireless LAN Sales Specialist
The Cisco IP telephony focused certifications validate proficiency in designing,
installing, and supporting a multi-service network solution.
IP Contact Center Express Specialist
IP Telephony Design Specialist
IP Telephony Express Specialist
IP Telephony Operations Specialist
IP Telephony Support Specialist
Unity Design Specialist
Unity Support Specialist
Networks Certified Design Specialist (NNCDS)
For entry to mid-level individuals who wish to demonstrate skill to design and
plan solutions that use Nortel Networks products.
Networks Certified Support Specialist (NNCSS)
This designation recognizes a fundamental level of technical expertise to
deploy, operate and troubleshoot Nortel Networks products and solutions. It is
intended for entry- to mid-level technical support, help desk and field support
Networks Certified Design Expert (NNCDE)
For mid- to senior-level Systems Engineers and Network Consultants who design
and plan solutions that use Nortel product lines.
Networks Certified Support Expert (NNCSE)
This designation recognizes an advanced level of technical expertise to
implement, configure support, troubleshoot and optimize Nortel Networks products
and solutions. Intended for mid- to senior-level technical support, help desk,
field support and network managers.
Nortel Networks Certified Architect (NNCA)
For Senior Networking Consultants, Network Architects, Design Engineers and
Network Engineers who design complex Nortel network solutions. Nortel's highest
level of certification.
This certification is for entry-level (6 months experience) PC hardware
technicians. This is a popular first certification, especially for individuals
switching from another career to computers.
For individuals who are foundation-level IT security workers. This
vendor-neutral certification will cover such topics as firewalls, viruses, user
authentication and encryption.
This certification is for networking technicians with 18-24 months of
Enterasys Specialist (ES)
Enterasys' most basic certification requires completion of one exam.
Enterasys Systems Engineer (ESE)
Requires the completion of five exams, individuals completion the certification
track have the ability to implement, operate, configure, and support solutions
and networks that are using Enterasys networking products.
Security Systems Engineer (ESSE)
Individuals completing this series of five exams have the knowledge to implement
Enterasys network product capabilities to support the design and implementation
of security solutions.
Enterasys Certified Internetworking Engineer (ECIE)
This is the highest level of certification within the Enterasys network
certification program it requires the completion of 10 exams. The Enterasys
Certified Internetworking Engineer (ECIE) certification program is designed to
certify networking professionals in all Enterasys-specific offerings.
Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
A high intermediate to senior level information security certification, the
CISSP is one of the best recognized information security certs, and the most
frequently mentioned credential in job postings and classified ads this
credential aims to identify people with broad practical working knowledge of all
key topics, tools, and technologies in the field, with at least three or four
years of relevant work experience in the field (three for college degree
holders, four for others).
Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP )
For individuals involved in network and systems security administration who are
responsible for developing the information security policies, standards, and
procedures and managing their implementation across various hardware and
software programs in their organization.
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