Published On: Sat, Jan 7th, 2012

Cisco Certification Exams for IT Professionals Specializing in IP

ciscoInternetworking professionals looking to validate their skills and abilities with IP solutions will find Cisco cert exams are a great place to start. There are two exams in the field for those who need to show their level of expertise with Quality of Service and IP technologies.

The first exam you’ll want to consider taking is the 642-642. While it has been retired as a certification qualification for the now defunct CCIP credential, it can still be applied to a number of other Cisco certifications in validating other skill sets. It is also a useful exam for anyone who needs to certify they are able to implement, configure and troubleshoot Cisco IOS routers in a Quality of Service, Service Provider or Enterprise environment.

You will additionally want to consider taking the 642-902 exam, which measures your ability to implement Cisco IP Routing. It is also an exam that can be applied to a number of formal Cisco certifications at the professional level. This particular exam validates your ability to implement appropriately scaled and secure ISR routers for LAN and WAN connections. Routing solutions for mobile and branch offices are also covered on this exam.

Regardless of which Cisco certification exam you decide to take in order to further your career, you will want to ensure you’re successful in passing your exam on the first attempt. Devising and following a good study plan is essential to achieving your goals, and you should consider using a reputable and robust certification exam prep package like those offered by sites like

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