Although the CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate) is the most popular Cisco certification for beginners, it can be challenging for your new employees. This is why Cisco initiated the Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician certification.
This certification was introduced in the year 2007 and it covers topics that entry-level networking technician are expected to know, including DNS basics, the OSI model, routing, NAT, and router configuration. To earn this certification your employees have to successfully complete the ICNDI or Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 1 exam.
Benefits of the CCENT Certification
Cisco is the leading manufacturer of networking tools and equipment and that’s why it offers comprehensive certification for those working in the IT vertical. Whether you use Cisco systems in your workplace or not the CCENT certification will have numerous benefits to your business and your employees as well.
For your business to thrive, you need your new IT employees to understand IT. The CCENT will help them to understand technical terminology, which will smooth technical support in your workplace. Other benefits of this certification include:
Skills mastery: Your CCENT certified employees will master the skills needed to install, maintain, and troubleshoot your business network.
Prerequisite to more advanced certifications: Your new employees want to work for you, get the necessary experience, get promoted, and become team leaders. The CCENT certification is a stepping-stone to other professional and expert level certifications that can help your employees achieve their personal career goals.
Increased customer satisfaction: Through the CCENT certification, your new IT employees will learn how to solve technical problems in your workplace more quickly and successfully.
Updates your employees’ skills: Although the CCENT is an introductory certification, it will provide valuable knowledge to your new IT employees. This certification combines both technical details with foundational knowledge. The certification will also equip your employees with an understanding of basic networking mechanics.
Opportunity to connect with a peer IT community: By enrolling your employees in the CCENT certification, they will become part of the Cisco Learning Community where they will get help from other learners and assist other learners. Through the Cisco learning network, your employees will get access to training videos, study groups, and peer advice before and after the exam.
What your Employees will Learn by Training for the CCENT Certification
As your employees prepare for the CCENT certification, they will learn about WAN technologies, networking fundamentals, wireless concepts, basic security, and how to configure simple business networks. The CCENT certification will confirm that your IT employees have acquired the necessary knowledge and skills for entry-level network positions.
Additionally, the CCENT certification is the first step to acquiring the CCNA certification in network security, routing and switching, wireless networking, and network design which will enable your employees to work in more complex connections.
One of the ways that your employees can prepare for the CCENT certification is by taking the Cisco-approved training. This course will provide your employees with a foundational understanding of network layers from 1 to 3 which are relevant to routing and switching and other advanced technologies. This course has several topics including connections and network functions of wireless controllers, and access points as well as focus on basic network security and IPV6.
Reasons Why You Should Invest in Beginning IT Employee Training
Employees are the lifeblood of your business and having the right team of workers is an important factor for the success of your business. However, recruiting the right talent to create a strong and successful team can be challenging and expensive.
As an employer, you need skilled employees that are motivated and productive, and the best way to achieve this is by investing in the right IT training, especially because information technology is always evolving. Ensure that you invest in new IT employee training because:
It is an incentive: When you invest in new employee training, they will feel valued and this will make them loyal employees that are more likely to stay longer and refer their friends to work at your company.
Inspires your employees: Paying for your new employee CCENT training will motivate them to acquire further education in the direction that suits your IT department.
Motivates your employees: After hiring new IT employees, it is important that you keep them motivated so that they can be more productive.
Information technology is always changing: The IT field undergoes frequent development and it’s important that you ensure your new IT employees have the right knowledge and skill-sets that are up-to-date. This will help your business and employees to keep up with the latest developments.
The CCENT certification requires learning and application of large amounts of information, and your employees will need trained instructors and a classroom environment. To get started, visit Infotec's CCENT training course page or contact a skilled training professional today.
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