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Cisco Certifications - Give Your Resume a Golden Touch

Market Value of Cisco Certifications

In the ever-growing field of IT, one has to keep pace with the emerging technologies and stay up-to-date. During the last decade the filed of IT has expanded so much that you can’t be an expert at everything. You have to select a track for yourself, look for the certifications recognized and accepted by the industry, and get on with it.

Certifications are the measure of your ability and specially knowledge in some specific area. They not only add a star on your resume, but also give you an edge in this ever-growing and evolving field. And not to forget, it does add up in your promotion and salary raises.

Cisco Networking Certifications:
As an IT Professional, if you are looking to pursue your career in the field of networking and specifically to indulge in the vast market of Cisco based networking products, The Cisco Certified Network Associate or the CCNA is a certification for you.

CCNA – Cisco Certified Network Associate:
Cisco Systems awards the CCNA certification. It measures the ability and expertise of your proficiency of managing and implementing the installation, configuration and operations of various networking services for smaller networks. If you are a CCNA certified professional, you are guaranteed to not only earn more than others non-certified personals in your field, but you would be preferred on others due to your level of competency. CCNA is surely going to get you paid very well and you would surely become an asset to your organization.

Advantages of Cisco Certifications
The average minimum salary of a CCNA professional in UK is £33,650 (US$ 48,000 approx) with an average of 10-15% increase with number of years of experience you gain. The demand for CCNA professionals has almost doubled during last 5 years and it’s constantly on the up. And CCNA is just the beginning in your path of being the Network Professional. Getting more certifications is directly related to considerable pay increase.

Though there is variation in the salaries of CCNA professionals as per different countries and even different regions as data analysis shows that in the US, salaries differ according to the place of work.Without a doubt the fees paid for CCNA certifications are nothing as compared to its benefits. CCNA professionals can work as network administrators. They are more suitable to work well in Local Area Networks, Wide Area Networks, and other fields of computing.

The Following Chart shows an increasing demand of Cisco Certified Professionals:

 

And here is the minimum and maximum salary average of Cisco Certified Professioanls.

For more discussions on Cisco Certifications visit the CertificationsTalk Frum, a highly esteemed community of IT Professionals.

 

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