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Cisco Certification Testimonials

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Created on: Jun 21, 2011 12:00 PM by Ann Marcus - Last Modified:  Jun 25, 2011 11:02 PM by Ann Marcus

Cisco Certification Testimonials*

 

NameTitleCountry / Region
QuoteCert Level
Mahmoud TantawyUniversity StudentEgypt

As a Communication Systems Engineer, Cisco certifications help me by providing me with practical skills & knowledge i need to advance in my career path faster than the average engineer, to be more professional and aware of technology standards and reach jobs with respected salaries!


 

I first thought that Cisco certificates--CCNA for example--is all about Networks only, but during my study i discovered that IT IS A MUST for all communication students, whether you are intending to be Mobile Communications Engineer, Networks Engineer, or any other branches like Security, VOIP, Design, etc.


 

I found that Cisco Certifications cover all these fields, and such certifications are the way to become professional and expert in your field, and get involved in learning materials that provide you with that much knowledge, side-by-side with hands-on implementing in labs on Industry-level systems and devices!


 

For me, i am interested in VOIP & Security. I like both branches & found in Cisco Certificates what can help me & guide me throughout my career pathway with all i need to excel in these branches and become on top of my competitors.

CCNA Candidate
Asad A.Sr. Network Security EngineerSaudi Arabia

I started my career into networking with CCNA. Once i was done with CCNA, i found CISCO has various domains to offer like VOICE, Network SECURITY in all forms--associate to professional to expert level. I found interest toward Security, and went on to this track. I am Currently CCSP and looking forward to expert level CCIE. CISCO certifications are highly recognized in the IT Industry. In terms of networking CISCO is the leader. I am proud to be a CISCO Certified professional. Cisco certification have made me achieve in my career and what i am today. CISCO has a lot more to give to my career in the near future I hope. Currently I work for a CISCO Gold Partner Company as Senior Security Engineer!

CCNA, CCSP, going for CCIE
Raghava RaoEngineer - Network ConsultingMumbai Area, India

Cisco certifications helped me find my current job.


Way back in May 2007 when i started my job as IT Recruiter, doing recruitments for IT Companies...i never wanted to get into technical line, but after working a year in recruitments.. i heard about Cisco and how big and cool technologies its related to.


 

This was the time i thought i should learn technical, so here i started i quit my good paid job..i started searching things on internet about how to start, someone told me that CCNA is the stepping stone, so here i start reading, studying through Cisco Website and Cisco press books.After 3 months of extensive study; i passed my CCNA scoring pretty good. That was the biggest turning point of my life holding that Cisco CCNA cert. It was little slow, i got my first job, after working for few months i thought i should its time to move ahead so i went on to study CCNP & CCIP. i was loving this cisco technology. Only learning everyday one single new language CISCO IOS.


 

Soon after this studying for almost 8-9 months i passed my CCIE SP Written exam, there it goes i got a good position in one of the bigger companies...so not stopping on my technology hunger i re-studied really well and went onto crack a position with leading MNC dealing with Mobile Networks for a Network Designer position, here is where i work now where i look after end-to-end IP solutions designing for top telecom players.


 

So here's my story how Cisco & Cisco Certifications helped me. With lots of techonology hunger and learning in less than 2 years i am working for biggest MNC in a very good position. Love you Cisco.

CCNA, CCIE SP
Balaji M.Engineer global communications companyChennai Area, IndiaCisco Certification gave me a strong foundation for my networking  career. It made me recognize my skills & gave me more confidence on  my job. Now being Cisco certified I have more clarity &  confidence on what iam doing in my daily work. I started CCNA & now I am a CCNP. The best part is that Cisco certifications concentrate more on  the core technology & concepts rather than giving more importance tor their products. They also keep updating the certifications with  the current technology & requirements. If we really follow the  materials of Cisco press & cisco.com, we can easily understand the  technology & will have a great future.CCNA, CCNP
Sufyan Ali ShaikhNetwork Engineer at BankPakistanThe benefits of being Cisco certified is that you are professionally and  technically sound in almost every aspect of Cisco equipment. The  certifications are tricky and require you completely understand Cisco  and networking in general. Not surprising there aren't many out there.  With all of that though, you'll probably never have to look for a job  and you'll be paid top dollar for what you know.CCNA, CCDA, CCNP
Robert L.Senior Network EngineerUSA, Charlotte, North Carolina Area

Simply put: This certification has been a HUGE differentiator between me and others seeking the same job. As a CCNP/CCDP for the past 10 years, I have never had to worry about getting interviews and landing great jobs in the Network Engineering/Architecture career!


Not to mention portability. The certifications give companies assurance that as a candidate, I KNOW MY STUFF. Whatever industry!


Thanks Cisco!

CCNP/CCDP
Marc EdwardsData Center Networking Infrastructure Specialization Field Engineer, DCNISSUSA, Reno, Nevada I am pursuing my CCIE in Routing & Switching. It has been an  expensive pursuit. I thank everyone showing me support in tech sessions I  host and across the WWW in the boards i post to and the blogs I visit.

 

Distant and close relations know that Cisco  Certifications has provided stability for myself and family. I strive to  achieve in this arena and appreciate any opportunity to help with this  massive expense taken on (in large part) out of my pocket.

CCIE Candidate

 

* These selected quotes are from the “How Cisco Certification Helps My Career” contest hosted on Linkedin  from May 9 – May 24, 2011. Each of these participants has agreed to have their information shared with the Cisco Learning Network community.

 

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Alternatively, the testimonials could be presented in the document this way:

 

Cisco Certification Testimonials

 

ASSOCIATE

 

"As a Communication Systems Engineer, Cisco certifications help me by providing me with practical skills & knowledge i need to advance in my career path faster than the average engineer, to be more professional and aware of technology standards and reach jobs with respected salaries!

 

I first thought that Cisco certificates--CCNA for example--is all about Networks only, but during my study i discovered that IT IS A MUST for all communication students, whether you are intending to be Mobile Communications Engineer, Networks Engineer, or any other branches like Security, VOIP, Design, etc.

 

I found that Cisco Certifications cover all these fields, and such certifications are the way to become professional and expert in your field, and get involved in learning materials that provide you with that much knowledge, side-by-side with hands-on implementing in labs on Industry-level systems and devices!

 

For me, i am interested in VOIP & Security. I like both branches & found in Cisco Certificates what can help me & guide me throughout my career pathway with all i need to excel in these branches and become on top of my competitors." 

 

          -- Mahmoud Tantawy, CCNA Candidate, University Student, Egypt

 

PROFESSIONAL

 

 

"I started my career into networking with CCNA. Once i was done with CCNA, i found CISCO has various domains to offer like VOICE, Network SECURITY in all forms--associate to professional to expert level. I found interest toward Security, and went on to this track. I am Currently CCSP and looking forward to expert level CCIE. CISCO certifications are highly recognized in the IT Industry. In terms of networking CISCO is the leader. I am proud to be a CISCO Certified professional. Cisco certification have made me achieve in my career and what i am today. CISCO has a lot more to give to my career in the near future I hope. Currently I work for a CISCO Gold Partner Company as Senior Security Engineer!"

 

          -- Asad A., CCNA, CCSP, going for CCIE; Sr. Network Security Engineer; Saudi Arabia

 

~*~

 

"Cisco Certification gave me a strong foundation for my networking  career. It made me recognize my skills & gave me more confidence on  my job. Now being Cisco certified I have more clarity &  confidence on what iam doing in my daily work. I started CCNA & now I am a CCNP. The best part is that Cisco certifications concentrate more on  the core technology & concepts rather than giving more importance tor their products. They also keep updating the certifications with  the current technology & requirements. If we really follow the  materials of Cisco press & cisco.com, we can easily understand the  technology & will have a great future."


          -- Balaji M.;  CCNA, CCNP; Engineer global communications company; Chennai Area, India

 

~*~

 

 

"The benefits of being Cisco certified is that you are professionally and  technically sound in almost every aspect of Cisco equipment. The  certifications are tricky and require you completely understand Cisco  and networking in general. Not surprising there aren't many out there.  With all of that though, you'll probably never have to look for a job  and you'll be paid top dollar for what you know."

 

          -- Sufyan Ali Shaikh; CCNA, CCDA, CCNP; Network Engineer at Bank; Pakistan

 

 

EXPERT

 

"Way back in May 2007 when i started my job as IT Recruiter, doing recruitments for IT Companies...i never wanted to get into technical line, but after working a year in recruitments.. i heard about Cisco and how big and cool technologies its related to.

 

This was the time i thought i should learn technical, so here i started i quit my good paid job..i started searching things on internet about how to start, someone told me that CCNA is the stepping stone, so here i start reading, studying through Cisco Website and Cisco press books.After 3 months of extensive study; i passed my CCNA scoring pretty good. That was the biggest turning point of my life holding that Cisco CCNA cert. It was little slow, i got my first job, after working for few months i thought i should its time to move ahead so i went on to study CCNP & CCIP. i was loving this cisco technology. Only learning everyday one single new language CISCO IOS.

 

Soon after this studying for almost 8-9 months i passed my CCIE SP Written exam, there it goes i got a good position in one of the bigger companies...so not stopping on my technology hunger i re-studied really well and went onto crack a position with leading MNC dealing with Mobile Networks for a Network Designer position, here is where i work now where i look after end-to-end IP solutions designing for top telecom players.

 

So here's my story how Cisco & Cisco Certifications helped me. With lots of techonology hunger and learning in less than 2 years i am working for biggest MNC in a very good position. Love you Cisco."

 

          -- Raghava Rao, CCNA, CCIE SP, Engineer - Network Consulting, Mumbai Area, India

 

~*~

 

"Simply put: This certification has been a HUGE differentiator between me and others seeking the same job. As a CCNP/CCDP for the past 10 years, I have never had to worry about getting interviews and landing great jobs in the Network Engineering/Architecture career! Not to mention portability. The certifications give companies assurance that as a candidate, I KNOW MY STUFF. Whatever industry! Thanks Cisco!"

 

          -- Robert L.; CCIE Candidate; Data Center Networking Infrastructure Specialization Field Engineer, DCNISS; USA, Reno, Nevada


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