Why cisco certification
Because of the increasing importance of VoIP and Cisco's growing emphasis on it, the networking giant has increased the significance of VoIP in its certification exams. In this tip, David Davis looks at the VoIP focus in popular Cisco certifications, compares the old and updated topics covered in the popular CCNP exam and points you to resources where you can learn more.
Voice over IP (VoIP) is becoming more and more common in homes and companies. IDC estimates that the number of.
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IP telephones activated will triple between 2006 and 2010. Because of the increasing importance of VoIP and Cisco's growing emphasis on
it, the networking giant has increased the significance of VoIP in its certification exams. Let's review the emphasis on VoIP in popular Cisco certifications.
Cisco offers five different certification tracks. each with its own level of expertise. Specifically, I want to talk about two of these tracks: Routing & Switching, and Voice.
Routing & Switching
You might not expect to see any VoIP topics when taking Cisco certifications that revolve around routing and switching, but there have recently been some changes in that area.
CCIE (Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert) Routing & Switching
Recently, Cisco has increased the amount of VoIP knowledge needed to pass the CCIE R&S written exam.
Just like other Cisco certification tracks, there are three levels of expertise in Cisco's voice specialization certifications, starting with the CCNA as the associate (entry level) certification. The professional and expert level certifications are:
- CCVP (Cisco Certified Voice Professional)