Top 5 reason to get CCNA certified

morbotemorbote Posts: 14Member ■□□□□□□□□□
I want to know your top 5 reason why people should get the ccna certification.

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  • D-boyD-boy Posts: 595Member
    For me I would have to say, to gain the knowledge, which I hope will lead me to gaining solid experience in Cisco products and networking...
  • SlowhandSlowhand MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure, MCSA: Windows Server 2003/2012/2016, CCNA Routing & Switchi Bay Area, CaliforniaPosts: 5,163Mod Mod
    My top reasons are as follows:

    1. To learn new skills, as well as expanding on some of the old ones from before. (Believe me, there's lots to learn if you study everything you need for the exam.)

    2. To lay a foundation for future certs, such as CCNP, CCDA/CCDP, and help in the development of other areas such as MCSE, LPIC, CISSP, etc. . .

    3. To help advance my career, help me obtain the type of work I really want to be doing, as well as earn the money I need to be able to go to school, pay my bills, and tuck some away in savings.

    4. I enjoy networking, the topics are interesting and I really do like being "more than just a Windows guy", which is why I'm aiming to take the CCNA exam someday.

    5. Recognition from peers, coworkers, and supervisors. The CCNA, along with most other certs, (MCSA/MCSE, SSCP, CISSP, the various CompTIA exams, etc.,) help to show the industry, and you, that you've reached a certain level of knowledge and experience in your career and your education.

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  • borumasborumas Posts: 244Member
    1. advance career and make more $
    2. possibly get a better job at another employer in the future
    3. learn more about the subject matter of my current job
    4. setup foundation for future CCDA and CCNP certification
    5. let my boss know I'm serious about moving up in my current job
  • PashPash Posts: 1,601Member ■■■■■□□□□□
    I love networking :)
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  • garv221garv221 Posts: 1,914Member
    My 5 reasons are:


    1.) The knowledge acquired on the road to CCNA
    2.) Feeling of accomplishment
    3.) It will benefit your career
    4.) Validates experience
    5.) Resume Candy
  • aquillaaquilla Posts: 148Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    My top 5 are similar to other posts:

    1. Earn a skill
    2. Career advancement
    3. Financial benefits
    4. Respect from boss (possibly! ;) ).
    5. Looks good on the CV
    Regards,

    CCNA R&S; CCNP R&S
  • bighornsheepbighornsheep Posts: 1,506Member
    1. Extensive amount of knowledge through learning and studying
    2. Recognized achievement
    3. Distinction among others
    4. Important skill sets
    5. Excuse to buy cool toys
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  • sprkymrksprkymrk Posts: 4,884Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    5. Bragging rights on co workers who do not have CCNA.

    4. Add a cool logo to business card.

    3. Impress the ladies (for you single guys).

    2. My mother thinks I had to go to medical school to get it.

    And the #1 reason for getting a CCNA.......

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  • bighornsheepbighornsheep Posts: 1,506Member
    sprkymrk wrote:
    icon_arrow.gif 1. Maybe then I could understand some of DarbyWeaver's posts.

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    hands AND feet up in support of this one...but may I add that the keyword is "some".......maybe "some" day, I will understand more than just "some" of the posts.
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  • kadshahkadshah A+, Network+, Security +, MCP & CCNA From NYC but currently living in ThailandPosts: 386Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    1.knowledge
    2.love of Technology
    3.ego
    4.$$$ :D
    5.Does good for the soul
  • GeorgeMcFly22GeorgeMcFly22 Posts: 109Member
    sprkymrk wrote:

    3. Impress the ladies (for you single guys).

    Where is that club where you can impress ladies with a CCNA cert ?
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  • etv23etv23 Posts: 6Member ■□□□□□□□□□
    sprkymrk wrote:

    3. Impress the ladies (for you single guys).

    Where is that club where you can impress ladies with a CCNA cert ?
    I'm going out tonight icon_lol.gif icon_lol.gif icon_lol.gif

    ha! let me know where that is as well... :D
  • KaminskyKaminsky Posts: 1,235Member
    and what about the lady CCNAs or should we just not go there?
    Kam.
  • SlowhandSlowhand MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure, MCSA: Windows Server 2003/2012/2016, CCNA Routing & Switchi Bay Area, CaliforniaPosts: 5,163Mod Mod
    And, number six: Working with Elizabeth Hurley. (Don't know if it's a real story or not, but it's pretty funny.)

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  • PashPash Posts: 1,601Member ■■■■■□□□□□
    Slowhand wrote:
    And, number six: Working with Elizabeth Hurley. (Don't know if it's a real story or not, but it's pretty funny.)

    Haha good find!
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  • marlon23marlon23 Posts: 164Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    I can write you what CCNA after 6 months brought to me:

    1. I am working in Networking and I am still a college student
    2. I have a offer to work for one of the cisco's gold partners after graduating
    3. Goals to achieve - CCNP -> CCSP -> CCIE -> ...
    4. Courage to apply for Cisco ASE
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  • rogers42rogers42 Posts: 12Member ■□□□□□□□□□
    So my job won't be outsourced to a " low cost location" around the world.
  • wintermutewintermute Posts: 11Member ■□□□□□□□□□
    just one reason for me.

    Because employment agencies can't see that a Masters in internetworking (which covered a lot of CCNP level stuff) + 8 years of cisco experience in scoping, design, implementation and management of cisco networks qualify me to do networking jobs... If I don't have a CCNA I'm not even considered!

    I took a 12 month break from work and now I appear to be unemployable without CCNA... it is getting a bit crazy here in Australia, I see 1st level support jobs that REQUIRE CCNP certification!!

    But I'm getting there ;) it is the rote learning part that I have trouble with... all of the stuff I never had to know in order to do a real job, is the stuff I have problems with ;)

    Tony.
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  • EdTheLadEdTheLad Posts: 2,112Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    wintermute wrote:
    just one reason for me.

    Because employment agencies can't see that a Masters in internetworking (which covered a lot of CCNP level stuff) + 8 years of cisco experience in scoping, design, implementation and management of cisco networks qualify me to do networking jobs... If I don't have a CCNA I'm not even considered!

    I took a 12 month break from work and now I appear to be unemployable without CCNA... it is getting a bit crazy here in Australia, I see 1st level support jobs that REQUIRE CCNP certification!!

    But I'm getting there ;) it is the rote learning part that I have trouble with... all of the stuff I never had to know in order to do a real job, is the stuff I have problems with ;)

    Tony.

    Tell me about it, i've arrived in Oz three weeks ago, i havent been able to get an interview yet.The agencies are creating a brick wall between me and the potential employers.I'm either lacking in Cisco commercial experience or i'm over qualified! theres supposed to be a tech shortage here, but i'm not so sure,employers want everything routing,switching,security,voice, mcse etc etc its a little bit ridiculous.
    Networking, sometimes i love it, mostly i hate it.Its all about the $$$$
  • IncInc Posts: 184Member
    1. To mark a milestone
    2. To remain confident
    3. To gain leverage in [salary|job] raise discussion
    4. To hit more job offers
    5. To evade basic networking literacy questions in a job interview

    Those are the most constructive reasons I can think off.
  • mikej412mikej412 Posts: 10,090Member
    Inc wrote:
    1. To mark a milestone
    Yeah! That was my only reason. The CCNA is the first milestone on the way to CCIE.
    sprkymrk wrote:
    3. Impress the ladies (for you single guys).
    Um... That's the #1 reason for going for the CCIE. icon_lol.gif
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  • sprkymrksprkymrk Posts: 4,884Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    mikej412 wrote:
    sprkymrk wrote:
    3. Impress the ladies (for you single guys).
    Um... That's the #1 reason for going for the CCIE. icon_lol.gif

    Hey, some drive a Mustang to impress, others drive a Porsche or Mercedes-Benz. icon_lol.gif
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  • netcom2000netcom2000 Posts: 117Member
    1: To expand on the Network+ certification

    2: To widen scope of networking, cisco routers etc

    3: To keep away from MS certs

    4: Love the field of networking

    5: To impress the ladies, and say bollocks to all those employers who think they know it all
    Future planned exams are as follows: CCNA, Windows 2003 Server 70-290

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  • NightShade1NightShade1 Posts: 431Member
    1-Im starting to love networking field
    2-To start my cisco career and reach the CCIE(R&S) maybe also CCIE(ISP) depends where im working.
    3-Lot of money(im planning to reach CCIE level and do 100k a year at least :) )
    4-To expand my knowledge in networking
    5-Hit more job offers

    Btw
    What do you mean by marking a milestone? sorry my english sucks sometimes :)
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  • sprkymrksprkymrk Posts: 4,884Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    What do you mean by marking a milestone? sorry my english sucks sometimes :)

    It means a stepping stone. One more step towards your goal.

    Like if a journey to a destination is several miles away, and every mile there is a marker telling you how many more miles you have to go.
    All things are possible, only believe.
  • shednikshednik Posts: 2,005Member
    1-networking is what interest me the most.
    2-to start my cisco career and hopefully get myself off help desk/desktop support.
    3- become more knowledgeable and its fun for me.
    4- to provide a better salary to do more for my family.
    5- self achievement.
  • NightShade1NightShade1 Posts: 431Member
    sprkymrk wrote:
    What do you mean by marking a milestone? sorry my english sucks sometimes :)

    It means a stepping stone. One more step towards your goal.

    Like if a journey to a destination is several miles away, and every mile there is a marker telling you how many more miles you have to go.

    Ty man, got it :)
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  • ObligedObliged Posts: 39Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    Several of the previous answers are how I felt in the begginning...

    Now, the number one reason to get my CCNA is the fact that I started studying for it a long while ago. I have not yet motivated myself enough to take the exam, and I am upset with myself about that. I need to overcome my fear of failure and rise to the challenge.

    I no longer want to be the only member of my companies Data Network team that does not have their CCNA.

    Today I am making a promise that I will be taking my 801 CCNA within one month.

    Thank you
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  • sprkymrksprkymrk Posts: 4,884Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    Obliged wrote:
    Several of the previous answers are how I felt in the begginning...

    Now, the number one reason to get my CCNA is the fact that I started studying for it a long while ago. I have not yet motivated myself enough to take the exam, and I am upset with myself about that. I need to overcome my fear of failure and rise to the challenge.

    I no longer want to be the only member of my companies Data Network team that does not have their CCNA.

    Today I am making a promise that I will be taking my 801 CCNA within one month.

    Thank you

    Good luck. We'll be here to help and motivate. icon_cool.gif
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  • johnnyBoyjohnnyBoy Posts: 8Registered Users ■□□□□□□□□□
    The top 5 reason to get CCNA certified for me:


    1. Love it, live it. Networking.
    2. The lifestyle.
    3. The job.
    4. The money.
    5. The challenge when sh*t hits the fan.
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