Cisco certified network associate is one of the networking certifications where several candidates from the information technology background are learning it for getting better career options. This is the entry level certification that includes about certain information’s about networking and also this certification is the prerequisite certification for certifying CCNP as well as CCIE. Candidates can gain skills from this certification on how to troubleshoot, install, and configure all switched and routed networking aspects.
CCNA certification requirements:
Since 2007, Cisco has announced some changes in CCNA examinations as well as the certification. Cisco has launched 640- 802 (CCNA exam), 640- 822 (ICND1) and 640- 816 (ICND2). In these three examinations, 640- 802 exam is a single exam option to achieve CCNA and passing in 640- 822 and 640- 816 examinations will be the other option to certify the CCNA certification. There is no prerequisite required for the candidates to write this examination but it is an advantage to have some knowledge in networking concepts.
CCNA exam cost:
CCNA examination can be registered in any one of the Pearson VUE office or even it can be registered in online from Pearson VUE website. Candidates can register the examination by just paying the exam fee of 250$. Exam fee is not included with any tax or any special discounts and the fee may vary according to the country’s exchange rate.
CCNA Jobs and average salary:
After completing with this certification, candidates can get several job roles in top fortune companies around the world. Network support professional, networking administrator and system analyst are some of the job roles included in CCNA certification. In the United States, the average salary for a successful CCNA certified candidate is around 44, 000 USD/ year. Salary differs in candidate’s experience, performance level as well as in GPA. If the performance is very good and also if candidate has got some minimum of 5 years of experience then the salary can range up to 85,000 USD/ year.