Problem solve Get help with specific problems with your technologies, process and projects.

Top ten certification Q&As

These ten quetions and answers represent the some of the best certification advice our career experts have to offer.

Dave Minutella, our Cisco certifications specialist, and Ed Tittel, our training and certification expert, understand that the alphabet soup of certifications can sometimes be a bit confusing and even overwhelming for networking pros. These ten questions and answers represent some of the best certification advice they have to offer.

Ed Tittel
Dave Minutella

1. What is the best way to prepare for CCNA?

2. Will CCNA certification be enough to get me into the networking field, even though I have no technical degree?

3. How do I handle the configuration questions on the CCNA exam?

4. How do I represent expired certs on my resume?

5. Is it worth it to go for the Microsoft certification?

6. Is it possible to adequately prepare for the CCNP on my own without taking any training classes?

7. What is the future of VoIP and what are the certifications available for it?

8. How should I prepare for the CCIE in VoIP?

9. Is the CCVP worth getting or should I concentrate on getting the specialized Cisco voice certs?

10. What are your thoughts on CWNA, CWSP, CWNE certifications?

You can take advantage of all our networking experts by visiting our Ask the Experts section.

This was last published in April 2005

Dig Deeper on Networking careers and certifications

Start the conversation

Send me notifications when other members comment.

Please create a username to comment.





  • How do I size a UPS unit?

    Your data center UPS sizing needs are dependent on a variety of factors. Develop configurations and determine the estimated UPS ...

  • How to enhance FTP server security

    If you still use FTP servers in your organization, use IP address whitelists, login restrictions and data encryption -- and just ...

  • 3 ways to approach cloud bursting

    With different cloud bursting techniques and tools from Amazon, Zerto, VMware and Oracle, admins can bolster cloud connections ...