If you are looking for any networking certification for your career, you must be very specific in choosing for the right course. There are many options which you can choose from; you can opt from Cisco – CCNA CCNP CCSP CCIE CCVP or Microsoft’s MCSE or any certification by any other vendor in market.
Why you need these certifications?
This is the most important question before opting for any of the above mentioned courses or certifications. Will it be beneficial for you or not. You must spend some time on this before you for any classes or training center.
If your objective is to get certified to get a good job and earn lots of money and you may be thinking off that companies will throw off money on you, I would suggest doing an analysis on the same. There is no such factor as a common salary in the IT Industry. It varies from company to company and the job profile you are selected for. This vary from place to place, you may get 25k at the one and 75k at some other firm. You can see where such variations in salary can result in some misleading statistics. And if you are looking to attend any technical school for the training of the same, before that you have to look at the money you will be requiring for the certification and how will you be benefited by the same.
In case you have planned for your career, you will know if these certifications can fit into your plans or is your pocket contains sufficient bugs for the certification. When you don’t know what you will be doing after the certification, or worse, I must suggest not to plan it for your future. Until you are not aware of the certification or training that how it can benefit you or will you be able to get these jobs after you get it and many other questions. Set aside and make your mind after asking it a lot of such questions. Otherwise, it’s just wastage of time & money and obviously your future also.
How the vendor does helps in utilizing my time & money for sure?
Let’s calculate it; getting you certification will cost you precious time and off course money. You will also have to spare time for study; you will be requiring books, maybe workbooks, etc. If you are spending the time & money, it should be to make yourself more valuable in that arena.
The vendor should have the interest in holding your certification valuable. For instance Cisco, it been a 3 years ago I have been puzzled for what to pursue for, Should I go for an MBA or opt for CCIE after my Bachelors. Finally I selected for some networking professional i.e. CCIE and I felt it’s quite worth. Cisco did one of the best jobs in maintaining the worth for their certification. That’s the reason I felt secure in choosing Cisco certification for my future and didn’t waste my time and money with any other vendors in market which exists with no worth in the market.
Before making a funding for any computer certification, consider the steps that a vendor does or does not help in protecting your investment Cisco Certification has helped me a lot in building my career in IT. By inquiring the proper questions and taking a thorough look at your motives and plans before opting for any computer certification, they will do the same for you.
I would suggest all the readers if you are choosing for the right career in computer networking, then Cisco is the best for it. Here are some modules provided by Cisco for which you can inquire from the local tech school and opt anyone of them for your career.