Taking A Look At The CCVP
I hardly have to tell you how important
voice technologies are in today's networks; what we all need
to keep in mind to maximize our career potential is how important
knowing voice is going to be tomorrow.
We've always got to look forward in IT, both in our work and
out studies. Cisco, always the pioneer in technical certifications,
now offers a Cisco Certified Voice Professional certification
that is gaining a lot of attention from IT professionals looking
to add to their skills and their resume.
Cisco's CCVP track is a rigorous five-exam track that requires
you to earn your CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate) certification
before getting started. The five exams cover a myriad of topics
- they're not giving this one away! Here are the exam numbers
and codes you'll need to know to register for the exams:
642-642 Quality Of Service (QOS)
642-432 Cisco Voice Over IP (CVOICE)
642-425 IP Telephony Troubleshooting (IPTT)
642-444 Cisco IP Telephony (CIPT)
642-452 Cisco Voice Gateways (GWGK)
Many newly-minted CCNAs wonder if they should pursue this or
the Security Professional certification immediately after getting
their CCNA. I recommend that a new CCNA pursue and achieve the
CCNP before going after these more-specialized certifications.
While it is not required by Cisco, the routing and switching
knowledge your will acquire on your way to the CCNP will be
invaluable to your career as well as being helpful with your
Besides, these certifications won't be going anywhere soon.
Think of how valuable you will be with a CCNP, CCVP, and CCSP!
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