Career In MCSE & CCNA
If you want to make your career in networking field then CCNA & MCSE certification is really beneficial for you.
Networking is one of the highest paying fields in IT sector. MCSE & CCNA is all about the depth knowledge of networking field in term of computer oriented.
“MCSE and CCNA are the two but parallel certifications in the field of IT”.
MCSE stands for Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert and CCNA is an acronym for Cisco Certified Network Associate.
Let us discuss CCNA & MCSE separately.
What is CCNA? the definition is:
“CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate) is an IT certification from CISCO”. CISCO certified experts are specialized in Routing and Switching.
By taking the certification in CCNA, your basics and foundation in networking will get strong.
“CCNA certification confirms that the professional has the skills and talent to understand, operate, configure and configure routed and switched networks”.
What is MCSE? the definition is:
“MCSE is the certification given by Microsoft to those candidates who have successfully go through the related training courses and passed MCSE examination and have the knowledge of Microsoft operating system and other products of Microsoft”.
“MCSE Certification validates that professionals have proficiency in installing, configuring, and troubleshooting network systems based on Microsoft Windows Server”.
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It is a certification course for entry-level network engineers. In this course, you will learn about routers and switches. The aim of doing this course is to enhance your networking knowledge & increases the knowledge of your employer’s network.
This course not only provides knowledge & skills but also offers a ticket to success. A CCNA is one of the best IT course.
Advantage of Being CCNA certified
- It will definitely enhance your knowledge and understanding of the core networking concepts. Those working in the IT industries also find training beneficial.
- Candidates holding CCNA certification can demand hike in their salary.
- Nowadays, several industries are looking for the CCNA professionals for complex networking projects.
- Being a CCNA certified, you will get promotions easily.
Eligibility & Qualification
Aspirants can apply for the CCNA certification after passing 12th level examination with minimum 50% marks.
There is no prerequisite eligibility required for taking the CCNA & MCSE certification exam. Microsoft advised the candidates to earn one or two years experience in the related technologies before appearing the test.
CISCO conducts the exam and those who have cleared the examination will be eligible for the certification.
There are various Cisco training courses & particular college degrees featuring coursework in Cisco networking.
CCNA & MCSE certification is valid for three years. Candidates are required to retake the examination for again acquiring CCNA certification. This will be done due to constantly changing technology and software upgrades.
How will I get my CCNA Certification?
To get CCNA certification, you are required to pass either:
- ICND1 Exam (100-101) and the ICND2 Exam (200-101)
- Combined CCNA Exam (200-120)
Exam Format: CCNA Exam consists of multiple testing formats such as multiple choice, fill-in-the-blank, testlet, drag-and-drop, simlet & simulations.
Apart from core CCNA certification, CISCO also offers certification in the following specializations:
- Service Providers
The modules under the CCNA programme consist of IP routing, IP traffic management with ACL, basic router configuration, NAT/PAT, catalyst switch operation, virtual LAN, etc.
There are various institutions that offer training to students and prepares them for the CCNA examination. Some of the institutions are listed below:
To earn MCSE certification, you have to pass the exams. The number of exams that you are required to take will depends upon the specialization you are chosen.
MCSE Certifications are offered in the following specializations:
- Server Infrastructure
- Desktop Infrastructure
- Private Cloud
- Data Platform
- Business Intelligence
- Enterprise Devices and App
“Having Certification in CCNA & MCSE will separate you from those who don’t have it. CCNA & MCSE certified title will leave a great impact on your CV”.
There is a good scope of networking professionals in IT sector. Every organization has computers and they are looking for the professionals who manage their computer networks.
Huge set up of IT industries will also increase the demand for networking professionals in India as well as in abroad.
Job Profiles available for CCNA Certified professionals are as follows:
- IT Network Administrator
- Network Engineer
- Sr. Network Engineer
- Systems Engineer
- IT Manager
- IT Director
- Software Engineer
- Technical Support Engineer
Job Profiles for MCSE Certified Professionals:
- Computer support specialist
- Network and computer systems administrator
- Computer systems analyst
- Information security analyst
- Database Administrator
- Desktop Support Engineer
- Technical Support Engineer
- Systems Engineer
- Technical Consultant
- HCL Technologies Ltd.
- TATA Consultancy Services Limited
- International Business Machines (IBM) Corp.
- Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp
- Accenture Technology Solutions
- Cisco Systems Inc
- Ericsson Inc.
“If you are holding the degree in Computer science/IT and also have CCNA & MCSE certification then it will open lucrative career opportunities for you”.
After earning CCNA certification, you will get increment in your salary. In U.S., the average salary of a CCNA certified professionals is $87,790. If you have an MCSE certificate, you can earn $96,215 per annum from abroad.
A Network administrator will be earning an average salary of $50,268 per year. In India, you may get the salary of 2.5 lacs per annum.
Books & Study Materials
What are the books that I can refer to MCSE & CCNA exam preparation?
Here is the answer…
Cisco Certified Network Associate Study Guide: Exam 640-802 by Richard Deal
Cisco Certified Network Associate Study Guide, Third Edition by Todd Lammle
CCNA Routing and Switching 200-120 Official Cert Guide Library 1st Edition by Wendell Odom
CCNA Routing and Switching Portable Command Guide (3rd Edition) 3rd Edition by Scott Empson
Exam Ref 70-332: Advanced Solutions of Microsoft SharePoint Server by Michael Doyle
Exam 70-461: Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2012 (With CD) by Dejan Sarka, Itzik Ben-Gan, Ron Talmage
MCSE Fast Track: Internet Information Server 4 by Emmett Dulaney
MCSA Windows Server 2012 R2 Complete Study Guide: Exams 70-410, 70-411, 70-412, and 70-417 by William Panek
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