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Cisco Certifications are in High Demand

For individuals, attaining a certification means increased job security, additional career opportunities and increased credibility in the workplace. For businesses, hiring certified workers means higher customer satisfaction, increased productivity and lower employee turnover.


Directions Training offers flexible education options to gain certifications faster, including one on one attention with instructors, and empowers students to land their next job.


Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Training and Facts

Routing and Switching Certification

CCNA is the first step in helping you prepare for a career in networking. Pursuing this certification will help you improve your skill sets, and provide you with the ability to manage and optimize network systems. CCNA Routing and Switching focuses on network infrastructure, mainly routing and switching, but it also includes wireless access, security, and connectivity to branch offices using WAN.


In-Demand Jobs:

IT Manager: $58,000

Network Admin: $73,000

Network Analyst: $75,000

Network Engineer: $91,000

Sr. Systems Engineer: $98,000

Sr. Network Engineer: $100,000


Target Audience

CCNA Routing and Switching is geared towards Network Specialists, Network Administrators, and Network Support Engineers with 1-3 years of experience. CCNA Routing and Switching validates the ability to install, configure, operate, and troubleshoot medium-size routed and switched networks.

*All information taken from Cisco.


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