Introduction

About Cisco Certifications and CCNA

Congratulations! If you’re reading far enough to look at this book’s Introduction, you’ve probably already decided to go for your Cisco certification, and the CCNA certification is the one place to begin that journey. If you want to succeed as a technical person in the networking industry at all, you need to know Cisco. Cisco has a ridiculously high market share in the router and switch marketplace, with more than 80 percent market share in some markets. In many geographies and markets around the world, networking equals Cisco. If you want to be taken seriously as a network engineer, Cisco certification makes perfect sense.

The first few pages of this Introduction explain the core features of ...

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