They say that the rewards after achieving a Cisco certification are truly exceptional. But then again, the road to becoming a Cisco certified professional is not that easy. It takes a lot of courage, determination and passion for learning to make that huge step in undertaking such challenging yet worthwhile experience. There are a lot of things to consider, in which training plays a critical role in enhancing one s knowledge and developing the required skill sets before the actual exam will take place. This also means that a candidate has to pay more than what is expected, though taking advantage of training courses give one better chances of achieving that much coveted Cisco certification.
Cisco Certified Networking Professional (CCNP) is one of most in-demand Cisco certifications nowadays. Because of this, a lot of training institutions have developed courses to provide a candidate better understanding of the four major CCNP subjects. These are
(a) Building Scalable Cisco Internetworks (BCSI),
(b) Building Cisco Multilayer Switched Networks (BCMSN),
(c) Implementing Secure Converged Wide Area Networks (ISCW) and
(d) Optimizing Converged Cisco Networks (ONT). Classroom training duration and fees depend on the training institution that the candidate is enrolled in.
Other CCNP candidates also resort to purchasing online training courses on the internet. This is very typical to those who have years of networking experience. Some read books, while others prefer checking on various exam certification guides to give them an idea of what is in store for them on the CCNP exam. Indeed, merely revisiting networking concepts may be enough for some. As what they always say, Experience is the best teacher.