How B.A/B.Sc/BCA students can start career in Networking Domain?
Recently we got a call from one of the Student and he asked a Question which we have encountered many times, so we thought to write an article and help students and networking aspirants to know more about it.
Question: I have done B.A./B.Sc/BCA, can I build my career in networking industry?
The Capacity to Learn is a Gift; The ability to learn is Skill: The willingness to learn is a Choice.– Brian Herbert
Yes, definitely, if you are willing to take the initiative to learn and work out of your comfort zone then you can build your dream career in computer networking industry, and on initial stage you can go for entry level certificate from Cisco i.e. CCNA. It is an international and most renowned entry level certification in networking field and your academic qualification doesn’t give any negative impact on it. Even than if anyone doesn’t have basic knowledge of networking, than he/she can join CCNA because for CCNA training, candidate needs only basic knowledge of computer.
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Now what about career in networking industry?
See, we have many fields like, Medical, IT and ITES Industry (Web Development, Software Development, IT Support, etc.) Automobile, Engineering and Machinery, Chemical, Refineries (Oil and GAS), Manpower Solutions, Defense, Airlines, Health, Tour and Travelling, Telecom, Metal, Petrochemicals, Cosmetics, Sugar mills, Pharmaceuticals, Education, Ecommerce, Food supply chains (Pizza HUT, Dominos, KFC etc.), Shopping malls, Retail and wholesale trade, Real Estate, Textile Industry, Transportation Industry, Banking and insurance, Agriculture and many more.
Each and every company of each field needs networking for data transfer from one location to another location. They need networking for enhancing their work efficiency. We use mobile for messaging, voice call, use internet for video chat, voice chat, SMS, use ATM for money, use internet banking for amount transfer, use smart phones and android apps for shopping and many more daily routine tasks. These entire tasks we can do easily due to networking only. We talk and hear about Internet that is the biggest network or we can say internet is the bunch of small-small networks. We hear different network speed types also like 2G, 3G, 4G, Broad band and etc.
Now days networking is an essential part of our life, we can’t expect our life without internet like we use social media like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and these sites are our habit, now. These things can accessible, only due to networking. Networking is the backbone of each person’s daily life and each company also. But on the other side only 40% of the total population of the world has connected through networking. Think; 60% people are still not connected means reaming to connect. And if we talk about India, only 24% of total population is connected in which 10% people is having broadband/ high speed internet. One side we use whatsapp for messaging, Flipkart, PayTM, YepMe, jabong, Amazon and many more ecommerce websites for shopping and on the other side 76% of Indians remaining to connect.
Our honorable Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi started “Digital India” on 1st July 2015. The main motive behind the Digital India is increasing penetration on internet, so that Government of India can collect the whole data under one roof and can provide government services, health services, education services, Judicial Services and many more services through internet.
So, there are plenty of opportunities are available in networking field. And when we talk about computer networking, then Cisco is the biggest company that provides the best networking solutions as per industry need. Cisco is USA based company that manufactures networking devices like Routers, switches, Firewalls, UTMs, IP phones, Wireless devices and many more and sale all over the world. 70% of entire market, covered by Cisco. This company provides cheap, best, future based and reliable solutions. So there are huge requirement of those candidates who are having good knowledge that how to configure, operate and troubleshoot these devices i.e. Cisco Routers, Cisco Switches, Cisco ASA and etc.
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Cisco engineers are highly demanded in the market but companies always hire good and potential talent. The Candidate must have practical knowledge (hand-on experience) on real devices with real scenario. Most of the training institutes provide training on simulators like “Cisco Packet Tracer”, GNS, Boson; it is not fruitful to join training only over simulators because many important commands, concepts, real scenario, are not available in simulators. In Delhi NCR, DLF, Gurgaon, India, I-Medita is one of the best networking training institutes that provide Cisco Training on real and latest version of Cisco devices. There are thousands of companies in DELHI NCR who are in the huge demand of Cisco Engineers. Anyone can make his/ her future bright by joining Cisco Courses.
There are many fields in Cisco Certifications like, Routing and Switching, Network Security, Collaboration, Data Centre, Service Provider, Network Design, but as a fresher you can start you r career from CCNA that is associate level certification and after that you can upgrade yourself with professional level certification that is CCNP (Cisco Certified Networking Professional). CCIE, Expert level certification is most renowned certification in networking industry but Cisco recommends that candidate must have minimum 4-5 years of working experience before going to achieve this, because expert belong to that person who are master in troubleshooting the real network, But without experience anyone can’t be like that. After successful completion of CCNA & CCNP Training, with excellent knowledge, you can easily get good job and upgrading your certification time to time to make your future bright.
Average salary of a network engineer is 3 Lac per annum. Technical skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Network Designing, Network management, Network Security Management, Router, Switches & Firewall Installation and Administration, and Telecommunication. Cisco engineers are one of the highest paid Network Engineers in this world. With 3-5 year of experience in same domain, you can get more than 6 Lac P.A. and it can be up to 16 Lac P.A. as salary. Delhi NCR, Gurgaon, is the highest paid salary territory for Network Engineers, in India.
Cisco Training and certification are as per the below:
Source: Cisco Official Website:
|The Associate level of Cisco Certifications can begin directly with CCNA for network installation, operations and troubleshooting or CCDA for network design. Think of the Associate Level as the foundation level of networking certification.||Associate Certifications · CCNA Routing and Switching · CCNA Security · CCNA Collaboration · CCNA Data Center · CCNA Industrial · CCDA · CCNA Cloud · CCNA Service Provider · CCNA Video · CCNA Voice · CCNA Wireless|
|The Professional level is an advanced level of certification that shows more expertise with networking skills. Each certification covers a different technology to meet the needs of varying job roles.||Professional Certifications · CCDP · CCNP Cloud · CCNP Collaboration · CCNP Data Center · CCNP Routing and Switching · CCNP Security · CCNP Service Provider · CCNP Voice · CCNP Wireless|
|The Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) certification is accepted worldwide as the most prestigious networking certification in the industry.||Expert Certifications · CCDE · CCIE Collaboration · CCIE Data Center · CCIE Routing and Switching · CCIE Security · CCIE Service Provider · CCIE Wireless|
|Cisco Certified Architect is the highest level of accreditation achievable and recognizes the architectural expertise of network designers who can support the increasingly complex networks of global organizations and effectively translate business strategies into evolutionary technical strategies.||Architect Certification · CCAr|