Thursday, June 13, 2013

What are the different types of networking certifications?

There is no doubt that technology is changing and evolving every now and then. These rapid changes in technology give a boost to the demand of IT professionals. Almost all companies that directly or indirectly deal with networking technology prefer to hire those professionals who have certification in the respective area.

There are literally numerous computer networking courses are available to polish your skills by providing theoretical as well as practical knowledge about the course you joined. These certifications validate an individual’s knowledge, skills and abilities to work in the particular field. Lets’ have a brief knowledge about the most common types of n/wing certifications available, so that you can choose the one depending upon your interest.

N+: This certification provides students clear understanding of various networking concepts such as identification of various networking component, their purpose, and functionality, clear understanding of the layers of OSI model, the purpose, and functioning of all protocols used in TCP/IP etc.

CCNA: Cisco Certified Network Associate is a popular networking certification program developed by Cisco Systems. During course students will learn about how to install and configure routers (n/wing devices) to create multi-protocol networks, create router configuration files, configuration of IP routing protocols, up-gradation of hardware and software, manage and maintain routers with SNMP.

CCNP: Cisco Certified Network Professional is a computer networking training in NYC developed to recognize advanced skills in installation and support of medium-sized LAN/WAN networks. Individual who have certification in CCNA, is an eligible candidate for CCNP. During the course, one will be able to learn how to successfully optimize router configuration for complex IP inter-networks, control the flow of information with Cisco routers, deployment of various routing protocols, mapping between public and private address with NAT (network address translation), construct Access Control Lists for network security, and more.

MCTS: A Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist certification authorizes an individual’s skills and knowledge in a particular Microsoft technology, such as a Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft Exchange Server, Windows operating system, or Microsoft Visual Studio.

MCITP: The Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP) certification validates an individual’s skills necessary to perform a particular job role, such as enterprise messaging or database administrator. The candidate must have certification in the Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) in to be eligible for the MCITP.

During the course, student will learn how to install, troubleshoot, and maintain a network with Window 7 Operating System, customization and configuration of user group and accounts, protect local and network accessible resources, preform backup and recovery, confirm functionality and compatibility of application, and more.

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