The CCNA is the way to go for Cisco training. This allows you to handle the maintenance and installation of routers and switches. The internet is made up of many routers, and large companies that have different locations utilise them to connect their computer networks.
It’s important to have an understanding of the operating and functioning of computer networks, as networks are connected to routers. If not, the chances are you’ll fall behind. Better to find a course teaching basic networking skills (CompTIA Network+ as an example – maybe with the A+ as well) before you start a CCNA course. Look for a training provider that can offer this as a career package.
Find a tailored route that covers everything to make sure that you have comprehensive skills and abilities before embarking on the Cisco skills.
Don’t accept anything less than accredited simulation materials and an exam preparation system included in your course. Confirm that the exams you practice haven’t just got questions a course in miracles in the right areas, but ask them in the way the real exams will formulate them. This really messes up people if they’re faced with unrecognisable phrases and formats. Why don’t you verify your knowledge through quizzes and mock ups of exams to get you ready for the actual exam.
Student support is absolutely essential – ensure you track down something that provides 24×7 direct access, as anything else will annoy you and definitely impede your ability to learn. Always avoid training courses that only support trainees via a call-centre messaging service when it’s outside of usual working hours. Training schools will give you every excuse in the book why you don’t need this. Essentially – you want to be supported when you need the help – not at times when they find it cheaper to provide it.
Be on the lookout for study programmes that have multiple support offices across multiple time-zones. Each one should be integrated to give a single entry point and also access round-the-clock, when it’s convenient for you, with no fuss. Don’t compromise where support is concerned. Most trainees that give up, would have had a different experience if they’d got the right support package in the first place.