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CISCO & Microsoft

CISCO Systems, is an American national company that designs, manufactures and sells networking equipment. It is considered to be biggest networking company in the world. Cisco Systems was founded in December 1984 Leonard Bosack who was In-Charge of Stanford University Computer Science. 

Why CISCO Certifications?

IT Certification is highly recommended step for any individual planning a career in Information Technology. There are various kinds of certification that one can go for. The kind of certifications depend on the specific field chosen in IT.

In the field of networking, CISCO is a company well known for its hardware equipment. CISCO systems for the backbone of a many computer networks across the world.  Cashing in on this expertise, Cisco has also devised a system of certifications. CISCO certifications test an individual on various aspects of computer networking.

The basic certification level in Cisco is CCNA, which is an acronym for Cisco Certified Network Associate. This certification is designed to check skills such as installation and configuration of Cisco products. This is the basic certification that a candidate needs to acquire before progressing to CCNP and finally the CCIE.

CCNA(R&S) – CISCO Certified Network Associate

Course Code: 200-120

The CCNA certification exam is designed in such a way that it attempts to test all basic aspects of networking specifically in respect to Cisco networks. The exam is a combination of various theory and practice-oriented questions. The CCNA exam generally covers concepts such as:

  • TCP/IP
  • LAN Technology
  • WAN Technology
  • OSI Model
  • Communication Protocols
Cisco Certified Network Associate Exam
Exam Number Associated Certifications Duration Available Languages Register
200-120 CCNA CCNA Routing and Switching 90 Minutes (50-60 questions) English & Japanese Pearson VUE

Just as other certification exams, the CCNA exam is an online exam, consisting of a set of multiple-choice questions. The result is declared immediately on completion of the exam. The minimum passing percentage is 84.9%, which means the candidate must get 849 questions right out of a total of 1000.

CCNP(R&S) – CISCO Certified Network Professional

Once a candidate clears the CCNA exam, he/she becomes eligible to appear for the next level of Cisco certification, i.e., Cisco Certified Networking Professional (CCNP). The CCNP certification exam tests the networking professional’s ability to install and configure large networks typically covering 100 to 500 nodes. It covers technologies such as Broadband and VPNs.

The number of professionals holding CCNP is comparatively less, which is one reason that employers aggressively hunt around for them, and pay them handsomely. The major reason for this hot demand for CCNP professionals is that they possess demonstrated knowledge about high-end concepts such as routers, switches and even wireless networking applications.

CCNP(R&S) – ROUTE

Course Code: 300-101

Implementing Cisco IP Routing (ROUTE 300-101) is a qualifying exam for the Cisco CCNP Routing and Switching and CCDP certifications. The ROUTE 300-101 exam certifies the routing knowledge and skills of successful candidates. They are certified in using advanced IP addressing and routing in implementing scalable and highly secure Cisco routers that are connected to LANs, WANs, and IPv6.

Implementing Cisco IP Routing
Exam Number Associated Certifications Duration Available Languages Register
300-101 ROUTE CCNP Routing and Switching CCDP 120 minutes (45-65 questions) English & Japanese Pearson VUE

 

CCNP(R&S) – SWITCHING

Course Code: 300-115

This exam certifies the switching knowledge and skills of successful candidates. They are certified in planning, configuring, and verifying the implementation of complex enterprise switching solutions that use the Cisco Enterprise Campus Architecture.

Implementing Cisco IP Switched Networks
Exam Number Associated Certifications Duration Available Languages Register
300-115 SWITCH CCNP Routing and Switching CCDP 120 minutes (30-40 questions) English & Japanese Pearson VUE

CCNP(R&S) – TSHOOT

Course Code: 300-135

Troubleshooting and Maintaining Cisco IP Networks (TSHOOT 300-135) is a qualifying exam for the Cisco CCNP Routing and Switching certification. The TSHOOT 300-135 exam certifies that the successful candidate has the knowledge and skills necessary to:

  • Plan and perform regular maintenance on complex enterprise routed and switched networks
  • Use technology-based practices and a systematic ITIL-compliant approach to perform network troubleshooting
Troubleshooting and Maintaining Cisco IP Networks (TSHOOT)
Exam Number Associated Certifications Duration Available Languages Register
300-135 TSHOOT CCNP Routing and Switching CCDP 120 minutes (15-25 questions) English & Japanese Pearson VUE

Microsoft Certifications

­Microsoft Certifications are professional certifications verifying demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft products. They exist in the categories of Server, Desktop, Applications, Database, and Developer with a variety of tiers of proficiency certified, including Solution Associate (MCSA), Technology Professional (MCITP). They are bestowed on people who pass one or more exams.

MCP – Microsoft Certified Professional

Window Server 2008 Network Infrastructure, Configuring

Exam Code: 70-642

  • Configuring addressing and services
  • Configuring names resolution
  • Configuring Network Access
  • Configuring file and print services
  • Monitoring and managing a network infrastructure

MCTS – Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist

Windows Server 2008 Active Directory, Configuring

Exam Code: 70-640

  • Configuring Domain name System (DNS) for Active Directory
  • Configuring the Active Directory infrastructure
  • Configuring the Active Directory roles and services
  • Creating and Maintaining Active Directory objects
  • Maintaining the Active Directory environment
  • Configuring Active Directory Certificate services

 

MCP – Microsoft Certified Professional

Windows Server 2008, Server Administration

Exam Code: 70-646

  • Planning for Server Deployment
  • Planning for Server Management
  • Monitoring and Maintaining server
  • Planning application and data provisioning
  • Planning for business continuity and high availability

For Details, Contact

Mr. Kamran Javed (Lab Instructor)
Cisco: CCNP(R&S), CCNA(R&S), CCAI (USA)
Microsoft: MCITP, MCTS, MCP, MCSA (USA)
VMware: VCA (DCV, WM, Cloud) (USA)
Mobile: 052 52 39328
Email: Kamran.javed@biticrak.ae