There’s really a big advantage in being a certified CCNP. For one thing you have the title to show your current and future employers that you have the skills they are looking for. With the title come better salaries too.

As an IT professional, one would really want to take advantage that a CCNP certification would bring. In fact, many would really invest their time and money just to pursue this certification. Well, it s really a wise investment since the returns are pretty good.

Many employers would require job applicants for certain positions to possess CCNP certifications. If an individual doesn t have this, he would be disqualified right from the first screening. The other side of this though is that these companies requiring more qualifications would typically pay higher salaries as well. 

Some surveys indicate that companies would be willing to pay professionals with CCNP certifications an average of more than $80,000 a year. Now, this is just mean figure; meaning it could also vary depending on your skills, experience and the position one is supposed to occupy. Still, this is a good benchmark of the salary one can expect.

It is not only companies who require the services of CCNPs. Government offices, schools and colleges do too.  On average, these sectors would pay about $60,000 to $75,000 a year. Again, this would depend on the demands of the position one would fill in. It would also depend on the company that would employ him. Some firms and practices also hire CCNPs and they typically pay about $76,000 a year. 

These figures can serve as a guide for IT professionals. But he must also take into consideration also that the salary one will be offered would also depend on his experience and the company hiring him.

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