Information technology is a large field and it is still rapidly expanding. There is so much to learn in so many different areas of IT that it can be difficult for a newcomer to the field to understand what he or she should be learning for his or her goals, and where to start. Not starting the right way can add a significant amount of time onto your learning journey, sometimes even months or years, since you may need guidance from an established industry leader before starting to learn on your own. Therefore, an established industry leader like Cisco, as well as Cisco equipment, is a great starting point.
There are many routes to learning IT. You can learn IT by watching YouTube videos, tinkering with discounted used Cisco equipment you found on ebay, working your way up in an IT service company, or studying for certifications, like Cisco’s CCNP certification. While there are many ways to achieve this, perhaps the best route, in terms of employability for young people is to obtain professional certifications like those of Cisco.
Cisco is an industry leader, not just in terms of their certifications, but their equipment as well. When you pair the two, you receive a world-class education at a small town price. It is a great way for anyone looking to make his or her way into the IT industry in as little time as possible.
However, even in the certification ladder, there are certain rungs that you have to land on if you want to be a professional IT worker. The Cisco certification ladder, from lowest to highest, are: entry certifications, associate certifications, professional certifications, and expert-level certifications. A CCNP certification is on the professional certification rung.
Obtaining a CCNP certification shows that you have a good knowledge of IT in your area of study within the IT industry. Obtaining a CCNP certification is simple, since that you have access to great courses and great CCNP equipment, as well as other used Cisco equipment.
You can either study by yourself, purchasing books and other materials online, or you can attend a class. The best learning method for you while you work towards obtaining your IT certifications will obviously depend on your learning style, but, regardless, having CCNP equipment with you to practice and train on is vital to understanding the material and acing the testing.
As long as you know which CCNP certification exams you will be sitting, since they range in subject matter from routing and switching, collaboration, data center, security, service provider, and wireless, you will know which equipment to purchase and use.
This is a great route for any IT worker who wishes to upgrade their skills and is not their own employer. For entrepreneurs, business owners, and operators, who simply want to become more capable at their jobs, they may not need a course, or course material, but they will still need to purchase CCNP equipment in order to learn the technology.
Cisco equipment is readily available in the marketplace and is affordable too, since it lasts a long time. As such, you can purchase equipment within your price bracket fairly easily, as long as you know where to go.
If you are looking for used Cisco equipment, either for your business, or for yourself, you should visit Network IT in Toronto and the GTA. We have used Cisco equipment like CCIE equipment, CCNA equipment, and CCNP equipment for sale, which you can use to either boost the IT capabilities of your business, or which can serve as great training equipment for your certification exams. For more information, please visit us, either in-store or online at our website today.