Top Computer Networking Certifications in 2014
Maintaining and managing modern computer networks requires a high level of expertise and dedication to modern developments in IT. There are so many different types of servers, clients, routers, switches and network appliances that a professional certification can really demonstrate your high level of skill in the field of computer networking.
One of the most widely known entry-level certifications for computer networking is the CompTIA Network+ certification. This is one of the first certifications pursued by most professionals looking to get an early step up on the career ladder, and will open the doors to more advanced networking qualifications, providing you with the solid basis for all further knowledge and learning.
Another, more advanced certification is the Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE), which covers a range of specialised job skills such as Messaging Exchange Servers and SharePoint. Microsoft offer not only this, but the Microsoft Certified Master, which is an advanced systems administrator certification with a high level of prestige behind it.
Another of the most sought after networking certifications by employers is the Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert, or CCIEcertification. This is the highest level of networking qualification Cisco offers, and shows a high level of dedication to becoming a master in a very specific area.
For a more budget friendly option, Cisco’s Certified Network Professiona (CCNP) and CCNA is a cheaper and quicker journey to securing a complete certification that is still very highly regarded by employers who want to see proof that their workers can handle VPNs and more advanced security features as well as the basics of installing and configuring networks of all different types.
Knowledge of security systems in networking is always very important, and the ISC(2) Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification is a key qualification for any IT professional who is interested in working in systems access control and any time of overall network security, especially in larger and wireless networks.