The attainment of a Cisco Certification is a key objective for many individuals and a benchmark for companies looking to employ networking professionals. Cisco's accreditation program can be split into two very distinct categories, Career Certification and Channel Partner accreditation.
Global Knowledge has been involved in training networking professionals since the introduction of these programs and as the world's leading and most trusted Specialized Cisco Learning Partner has the capability and flexibility to deliver the full range of Cisco Certified training solutions at locations throughout EMEA.
Cisco's Career Certifications are split into five certification levels within which there are 8 different technology tracks, Routing & Switching, Design, Security, Service Provider, Storage Networking, Voice, Wireless and Service Provider, alongside this are Cisco Qualified Specialists that focus on specific product sets. This focused approach to accreditation ensures that anyone can choose a career path that is relevant to their specific technology focus.
Entry-level accreditation is the first step on Cisco's Career Certification ladder, there is a choice between Cisco Certified Entry Level Technician (CCENT) or Cisco Certified Technician (CCT) certification. The right route for you very much depends on your specific career goals.
Cisco's CCNA accreditation is probably one of the most recognised certifications in the industry. The associate-level certifications have been redesigned to align with evolving industry job roles and provide the skills networking professionals need to successfully manage cutting edge network solutions. Associate -level certification is available for the following technologies; Design, Routing and Switching, Voice, Video, Wireless, Security, Data Center and Service Provider.
The network is continually evolving so it is important that employees can feel confident that their engineers have the skills required to manage today's complex networks. The CCNP Certification allows engineers to specialise in their chosen technology field. CCNP Certifications is now available for Routing and Switching, Data Center, Voice, Video, Security, Wireless, Service provider and Design
The Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) certification is accepted worldwide as the most prestigious networking certification in the industry. Network Engineers holding an active Cisco CCIE certification are recognised for their expert network engineering skills and mastery of Cisco products and solutions.CCIE status is currently available for Routing and Switching, Design, Collaboration, Security, Wireless and Service provider
Cisco Certified Architect is the highest level of accreditation achievable within the Cisco Career Certification program. It is the pinnacle for individuals wishing to show their formal validation of Cisco technologies
Recertification is an important indicator to IT professionals and their employers, ensuring that the certification holder has kept up with current trends in networking technology. Valid certifications may be renewed indefinitely, but without timely renewal, certifications expire or become inactive. To keep certifications current, individuals should recertify by advancing to the next level of certification or passing the designated recertification exam(s).
Cisco's Channel Partner Program
Cisco's Channel Partner Program focuses on a partners ability to deliver intelligent networks and technology architectures built on integrated products, services, and software platforms. The program offers training in the latest Cisco solutions and architectures in addition to valuable branding resources. Global Knowledge works closely with Cisco to ensure we have the latest available information, this combined with our market leading Fit4Business program <link to page>ensures that you can stay up-to date with the latest requirements.