I spent more than 20 years in my career and I have approximately 15 years more until my retirement. I have started with technical support and finished with unified communication but most of this time spent on networking at every level. Now on a bend of life, I am evaluating how to utilize this last chapter of my professional life.
One very strong alternative is to go back to Cisco networking. As I suggested to newbies, the certification has an important but limited role when you apply for a job. So if I am sure about my intention I should also add necessary up to date certifications to my inventory. So I started to research the new Cisco Certification Track. I had only one expired CCNA certification from 2007 until now.
- The new certification track looks simplified and clear compared to the previous one
- Even CCNP certifications do not require any prerequisites
- However, exams look more serious so I afraid to start with CCNP
- They are still expensive. 300$ for CCNA worth it for sure but it still considerable money for me.
- They add some scripting/automation subjects which need clarification
The new CCNA Exam (200-301) will be available at the end of February 2020. I should start studying today to catch this train.
Note1: There is nothing about the content of this new exam on the certification site. The same generic sentences repeat everywhere. Two links worth to visit;