Information Technology Certification is a process, through which an organization grants recognition to an individual who has passed the Information Technology exam and been certified. To get IT Certification an individual has to meet the eligibility requirements like; education, or years of experience.
Worldwide companies and training institutes are authorized by the certification awarding organization to conduct and administer the exams. Most certification programs are created, sponsored or affiliated with professional associations, trade organizations or IT Vendors such as Microsoft or Cisco and gaining their certification is a major milestone for people in the IT profession. IT certification endorses an individual’s professional knowledge and experience.
The Most popular IT certification programs are CNNA, CCNA, CCNP, MCSE and MCP. Qualifying in any one of them almost guarantees a job in the vast field of IT.
Cisco Certified Network Associates commonly known as CNNA is certification for professionals who want to specialize in Cisco Products and computer networking. CNNA validates the ability to install, configure, operate and troubleshoot medium size routed and switched networks with implementation and verification of connections to remote sited in Wide Area Network WAN. CNNA certified engineers know how to configure EIGRP and OSPF. To gain CNNA certification a professional must pass Cisco exam # 640-802 CNNA or have a combined passing score on ICND1 # 640-822 and ICND2 # 640-816 exams. In case of passing only ICND1, candidate can get Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician CCENT Certification.
Cisco Certified Network Associate Exam CCNA is a qualifying exam for candidates who want to pursue the single-exam option to get CCNA certification. Successful candidates get the certification qualifying them to have the requisite knowledge and skills to select, connect, configure and troubleshoot various Cisco Networking devices. Topics of exam are Extending Switched Networks with VLANS, Managing IP Traffic with Access Lists, Determining IP Routes, Establishing Point to Point Connections and Frame Relay Connections.
Cisco Certified Network Professional CCNP certifies the ability to plan, verify, implement and troubleshoot local and wide area enterprise networks and work with specialists on advanced security, wireless, audio and video solutions. Course of CCNP includes642-902 ROUTE for implementing Cisco IP Routing, 642-813 SWITCH for implementing IP Switched networks and 642-832 TSHOOT for troubleshooting and maintaining IP Networks.
Microsoft Certified System Engineer MCSE certifies skills in designing, implementing and administering infrastructure for business solutions, which is based on Windows Server 2003. Course of MCSE includes 70-270 installing, configuring and administering MS Windows XP Professional, 70-281 planning, deploying and managing enterprise project management solution, 70-282 designing, deploying and managing network solutions, 70-284 installing, configuring and administering MS exchange 2003 server, 70-284 practice test, 70-285 designing a MS exchange Server 2003 Organization, 70-290 managing and maintaining MS windows server 2003 environment and 70-294 planning, implementing and maintaining MS windows server 2003 active directory infrastructure.
Microsoft Certified Professional MCP is a program of professional certifications. MCP program is designed for software developers. Course of MCP included 70-229 designing and implementing database with MS sever 2000, 70-270 installing, configuring and administering MS windows XP Professional and 70-272 supporting users and troubleshooting desktop applications.