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Advancing after obtaining CCNA

Dear Sir,
I am currently working in a Network Support group for our organization. I am interested in doing Cisco certification. I have done my CCNA two years back.

Now, I want to advance my career in Networking but I don't understand how to start and from where to start. I need your guidance in this regard.
If your CCNA is already two years old, you may be interested to learn it will expire in another year. Thus, you may want to study for and take the newest version of that exam -- namely, 640-607--to get yourself started. I'd recommend moving on from there to the CCNP and possibly to a Cisco Qualified Specialist cert in some topical area that interests you or that is strongly related to your current job. The pinnacle of Cisco certification is the coveted CCIE, but you'll need a few more years of seasoning and experience to prepare yourself for that oh-so-difficult program.

Good luck with your certification adventures.

This was last published in October 2002

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