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CCNP Can Boost Your Career

How CCNP Certification Can Boost Your Career

How CCNP Certification Can Boost Your Career

Getting your Cisco Certified Network Professional, or CCNP, Certification is the best way to kick your career into high gear. It’s an investment in your future, and in your value as a skilled network professional with the knowledge and experience to excel in your field.

A CCNP Routing and Switching Certification enhances your value as an employee by demonstrating that you can plan, implement, maintain, and troubleshoot complex network solutions. It’s a symbol of your value as an employee, your positive potential, and the increased morale that comes with the satisfaction of knowing you’re a highly qualified professional.

It comes with more tangible rewards as well. CCNP Certification gives you more leverage in salary negotiations. According to Pluralsight’s analysis of salary data provided by and Global Knowledge, the average salary for a CCNP Certified employee is almost twice as much as that of the average Associate Network Engineer, and also more than the salary of the average Network Engineer.

Even if you’re a Network Engineer making an average salary, it's more than worthwhile to earn CCNP Certification. The addition to your yearly salary not only offsets the costs involved in obtaining your CCNP Certification, but it also demonstrates the increased value and respect that is given to certified network professionals.

CCNP Certification isn’t an end, it’s a means. It’s a step towards Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert, or CCIE certification. CCIE Certification denotes an individual at the pinnacle of their career, and is a highly coveted representation of a fully-trained Cisco network professional. According to those same resources, a CCIE Certification boosts the average salary even more.

It’s about more than money, though. Earning your CCNP Certification demonstrates that you can install, configure, maintain, and troubleshoot networks with up to 500 nodes. Moreover, you can build scalable networks, use multilayer switching technologies, and improve existing networks by enhancing efficiency, improving traffic flow, and increase overall network performance.

As you can see, it does more than simply show that you can do your job. It is proof that you are a true professional, and that you can perform all aspects network management with the specific, high-level knowledge to do your job better than an uncertified network professional.

CCNP Routing and Switching Certification demonstrates that you’re fully prepared for an enterprise role as a Network Administrator, Network Technician, Deployment Engineer, Level 2 Support Engineer, or Level 2 Systems Engineer.

If you desire to move up in a career as a network professional, CCNP Certification will give you a significant edge in a crowded job market. While it does require an investment of both time and money, your CCNP Certification comes free with confidence and career opportunities that will take your work to its full potential, and your life to another level.

STC's next CCNP course starts January 6th, 2015. Have you booked your seat yet?

Would you like more information about the courses on offer at STC Training which can help give your career a boost? Contact us today on 2145 3200 or, our staff will be happy to answer any questions and provide you with all the information you need!