Networking Certifications

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Computer networking certifications demonstrate proficiency in IT skills that are highly in-demand. Passing an official certification exam from CompTIA, Cisco, Microsoft, or Juniper gives you credentials that are widely recognized in the IT industry.

Here’s a brief overview of the top networking certifications available, and what they mean for you.

CompTIA A+

  • Vendor: CompTIA
  • Level: Beginner
  • Topic focus: foundational IT skills in networking, troubleshooting, and security. CompTIA A+ 220-901 focuses on PCs and mobile devices, while CompTIA A+ 220-902 covers Windows, Linux, and iOS systems as well as cloud computing.
  • Job titles with this certification: IT Specialist, IT Engineer

CompTIA Network+

  • Vendor: CompTIA
  • Level: Beginner/Intermediate
  • Topic focus: configuration, management, and troubleshooting of common wired and wireless network devices. Introduction to mobile, cloud, and virtualization technologies.
  • Job titles with this certification: Network Specialist, Senior IT Specialist, Network Engineer

CompTIA Security+

  • Vendor: CompTIA
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Topic focus: network security, compliance, threats and vulnerabilities, and application, data and host security. Introduction to access control, identity management, and cryptography.
  • Job titles with this certification: IT Specialist, System Security Officer, IT Security Analyst, Network Engineer, Network Administrator

Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT)

  • Vendor: Cisco
  • Level: Beginner
  • Topic focus: networking fundamentals, routing and switching, infrastructure services and maintenance
  • Job titles with this certification: Network Administrator, Network Engineer, Network Analyst

Cisco CCNA Routing and Switching

  • Vendor: Cisco
  • Level: Beginner
  • Topic focus: networking fundamentals, LAN switching technologies, IPv4 and IPv6 routing, WAN technologies, and infrastructure services, security, and management
  • Job titles with this certification: Network Specialist, Network Administrator, Network Support Engineer

Cisco CCNP Routing and Switching

  • Vendor: Cisco
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Topic focus: Cisco routers and switched, LAN, WLAN, and WAN technologies, networking configurations
  • Job titles with this certification: Network Engineers, System Engineers, Network Support Specialists, Network Administrators, Network Consultants, System Integrators

Juniper Networks Certified Associate Junos (JNCIA-Junos)

  • Vendor: Juniper
  • Level: Beginner/Intermediate
  • Topic focus: networking fundamentals, and proficiency in Juniper Networks Junos OS
  • Job titles with this certification: Network Analyst, Network Engineer, Network Technician

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