CCNA vs Network+ Certifications

DBrown51

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I am wondering if one of these certifications is better than the other. I have studied pretty good on the Comptia side and I think I am close to ready to take to the test. I also have been reading a little bit on the CCNA cert. Do these go hand in hand or is one better?

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abartkiewicz

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Well the CCNA is okay for teaching some fundamentals. But don't think you will be able to get a job right after getting either of these certifications. Also, I got a CCNA back in the day when CIsco was the only game in town and it was actually helpful. But Cisco is not the best name in networking anymore so don;t think it's the end all be all.
 

1etherer

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Ignore what the above said!

CCNA is brilliant for learning enough about switching and routing to get a junior job in IT, but you will want to of worked in IT Support 1st /2nd for a bit too, to prove you understand IT overall as well.

Cisco is still the biggest name in Networking.

I done my CCNA nearly 2 years ago and helped me get my job as an IT Infrastructure engineer.

It is not a easy exam to do by the way, best thing to do is buy cisco kit and/or download cisco packet tracer to help you study.

I'd say look at doing Network+ first or you could do CCENT, which is just 1 of the 2 exams needed for CCNA.
 
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zeitgeist29

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I am wondering if one of these certifications is better than the other. I have studied pretty good on the Comptia side and I think I am close to ready to take to the test. I also have been reading a little bit on the CCNA cert. Do these go hand in hand or is one better?

Thanks
CCNA is the way to go. I was in the same boat but chose CCNA. I think CCNA will prepare you more and you actually do hands on issues, rather than just learning theory. On my linkdin profile i mentioned I was working towards my CCNA and I somehow was contacted by a recruiter, so take it for what you will. It just depends what you want to do. CCNA is one giant test now so...it's a beast. Now they're doing at home testing so...i would get on it. Testing in a familiar setting is enough of a variable to get you a few couple points.
 
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