When it comes to the world of certifications there are many to choose from. It doesn’t matter what area of expertise that you are going in, there will always be sub sections that you will have to know more than others. It is the same in technology. When a company hires you for a tech position, they want to know if you have a broad range of knowledge but also if you are a specialist in the field that they are hiring you for. The one way to show that you are a specialist is by getting a certification in that area. Besides an actual demonstration, there is no better way to prove that you can do what you say you can. The only problem is, what do you want to be your specialty?
When you sit down and decide to get a job in the tech field, you have to really think about what you like the best. Luckily, Cisco offers a wide range of technology that you can specialize in. Their certifications are considered top notch in the industry. Once you have one, there will be a lot of doors opened to you.
Some of the areas that Cisco offers a certification in includes, Data Center, Advanced Routing, Video, Network security, Voice, Wireless and a whole lot of others. There will be something in the group, that you will like more than the others. You have to look at yourself and figure out what you like the best. You will also have to weigh that decision with what employers are looking for in your area. If you are in a major tech hub, then you can most likely study any of these areas and find a job in it. But if you are in a smaller town, then you should really look at the local newspaper and see what the employers in the area are looking for. There is no need to waste time studying for a certification that employers are not hiring for in your area. That is, unless you are willing to move.
There are a lot of Cisco Certifications that are available for you to achieve. It all comes down to two major factors. What are you interested in? Also, what are the employers looking for in your area? If you are able to answer these two questions, then you will be on the road to getting the proper certification that fits best to your own situation.