Some people are planning to be network engineers, but they don’t know which technical direction to choose. Cisco certification system is designed for network engineers and has many technical directions, so many friends often ask questions about how to choose the right direction. Here are some suggestions.
Firstly, which direction of Cisco certification to choose depends on your work.
Why is that? Many friends who are confused about which technical direction of Cisco certification they should choose are basically novices in the IT industry. They don’t know which direction is most beneficial to them. Therefore, to put it simply, choose the direction that is most helpful to you.
For example, if you have already had a job, your company leader or your company indeed have specific technical requirements. If the company is making wireless products or data communication products, it naturally requires that its employees or network engineers have certificate in the corresponding direction. Therefore, you just need to choose the technical direction related to the company’s business directly when you participate in Cisco certification for network engineers, which is the most beneficial for your work.
When choosing the Cisco certification direction, you must pay attention to the related job positions provided in the market. Because if you take an examination of an unpopular technical direction, you will find that most companies do not provide so many related jobs and the employment rate is not high. Remember that your ultimate goal is to find a better job, instead of obtaining a Cisco certificate only.
Secondly, when choosing the Cisco certification direction, you need to make a decision based on the related job positions provided in the city.
According to the incomplete statistics collected by the author of The Growth Diary of Network Engineers, more than 50% of the people who have applied for Cisco certification have no previous experience and do not work in the system integration industry.
Their purpose of taking the Cisco certification exam is very simple, which is to find a network related job. For these people, the most important thing to consider when choosing the right direction is the employment rate of Cisco certified people in this direction, and whether there are enough jobs is the decisive factor.
For people who are currently engaged in the IT industry on a zero basis, the data communication direction of Cisco certification is the best choice because it has the highest employment rate in the first, second and third tier cities in China, while other directions are relatively not so popular among employers.
Thirdly, people with zero foundation should choose a popular direction. To put it bluntly, the best choice is the one which can help you find a good job easily.
At present, the Enterprise direction is the most popular choice among novices who are learning for Cisco certification. This direction is the most basic among all directions of network engineer certification. In most cities there are a large number of related jobs. When you search for posts such as network engineer, system integration engineer or after-sales engineer on Zhaopin Recruitment, if these posts do not specify their technical direction, they involve data communication by default 90% of the time, and the work content is about configuring Cisco routers and switches.
Data communication is the most basic technical direction compared with network security, cloud computing, storage, wireless, or data center. If you are zero based, I don’t think you need to be so tangled. You can choose data communication directly, that is, the direction of routing and switching.
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