Five reasons to become Cisco certified right now

Considering a Cisco certification but not sure what it can do for you?

If you’re looking to find a job in the technology sector, becoming Cisco qualified could be the perfect way to take your career (not to mention your bank balance) to the next level.

We’ve already covered everything you need to know about Cisco, but here are five reasons you should become Cisco certified right now:

1. You’ll become a certified professional in networking

First and foremost, you’ll have an industry leading qualification in the field of networking.

Not only could it help distinguish your skills from other people within the industry, it also validates your knowledge to potential employers, demonstrating your expertise in configuring, operating, managing and troubleshooting networks.

Essentially, Cisco is the yardstick by which all networking professionals are measured.

2. You’ll be globally respected

There are roughly around one million active Cisco students studying in 165 countries across the world.

By becoming Cisco qualified you’re adding a globally recognised and respected set of letters to your CV, which translate your credentials into any language.

They may also be your gateway to opportunities away from home, making them a great choice for people looking to travel.

3. You’ll be in demand

To put it simply, employers want qualified candidates.

In fact, 93% of employers believe that Cisco certified employees are not only valuable to their business, they’re also more knowledgeable than their non-qualified colleagues.*

Cisco partners are also specifically required to employ Cisco certified employees. As a result, more businesses see Cisco certifications as pre-requisites for their roles. Becoming CCNA or CCNP qualified means you’ll be instantly in-demand within the industry.

4. You’ll be a specialist

Cisco certifications allow you to specialise in an area of networking you’re most interested in.

That means that as well as pursuing an area you’re particularly passionate about, you also stand out as an expert within your own networking-specific field.

With nine different avenues for you to pursue, and an ever evolving range of content around each one, there’s plenty of choice when it comes to deciding which course is right for you.

5. You’ll be paid more

Finally, if you’re looking for a career with excellent pay potential, this is the qualification for you.

Cisco certified professionals earn as much as 10% more than their peers working within similar roles*, and annual salaries for the top qualification levels can easily reach in excess of £50,000.

So if you love technology and want to earn a great salary, look into a Cisco certification today.

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