The great need for Cisco Certified Network Professionals (CCNP) in the world of information technology all over the world is accelerating. All students who are interested in IT is considering or dreaming to become a CCNP certified not just because of the skills, knowledge, and the stable job but also because it is one of the highest paying jobs in the world of information technology.
The examination to become a certified CCNP is hard but there are lots of training that a student could enrol into to gain competitive knowledge and abilities. One could also study through reading books. Cisco published books that are very helpful in the growth of students.
If a person is a CCNP certified, most likely he or she can troubleshoot any network problems that he might encounter in the future. A CCNP certified could also install and configure network. There are 100 to 500 nodes in the local and wide area networks that he has to manage. The CCNP certified also has mastered all the skills and knowledge they need in order to work well with routers and switches of the network core. Also, they have an edge in other aspects of Cisco networking like integrating voice and adding network security.
The landscape of Cisco certification has experienced many changes that help individuals who are interested to have a career in information technology. The original certification from Cisco is the Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE). Now the number of certification blooms into 26, with 2 certifications for the level of associate, 4 for the level of a professional, 3 for the level of an expert and 17 certifications for the specialists.