My parents say that it is unnecessary to complete CCNA, CCNP, and CCIE certifications because they have no scope, but I want to try for these exams. I want to know the job opportunities and the salaries or salary ranges associated with them so that I may show them that Cisco is a fast-growing, major sector of IT. How can I prove that earning these certifications will help further my career?
There is definitely scope for these certifications, but with any job opportunity, the scope is affected greatly by the amount of experience that goes along with the certification.
The job opportunity scale from a CCNA to a CCIE ultimately maps to the size of the networks you would be working with. A CCNA technician would typically be some type of network administrator with a possible salary around 50K (in the U.S.). With the CCNP and CCIE, you are looking more at a career as a network engineer or architect whose salary can range from 70-100K depending on the responsibilities and size of the network (and, of course, aforementioned experience).
I hope this helps sway their judgment.
Dig deeper on Networking Certs and Careers
Related Q&A from Retired Expert - David Minutella
Learn in depth details about the cost and logistics of how and where to take the two part CCIE (Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert) exam.continue reading
Get advice on which wireless networking certificate to pursue after completing a CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate) course, from our expert ...continue reading
Understand how a CCIE (Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert) security certificate can aid you in pursuing a career in network security from our Cisco ...continue reading
Have a question for an expert?
Please add a title for your question
Get answers from a TechTarget expert on whatever's puzzling you.