Friday, 25 March 2016

Cisco CCNA Collaboration Certification Frequently Asked Questions

The CCNA Collaboration certification is essential to certify that one is equipped with the knowledge and skill set critical in the integration of underlying network system. Here are the answers to few frequently asked questions regarding the CCNACollaboration certification:

What is the CCNA Collaboration certification?

The Cisco CCNA Collaboration certification is a professional certification that is required to authorize and recognize engineers indulged in voice and video collaboration looking forward to develop their collaboration and video skills. It is given after a 3-year, professional-level certification program and training.

Who should get CCNA Collaboration certification?

CCNA Collaboration certification should be sought by Network Video administrators and operators, Voice / UC / Collaboration / Communications Engineer, Collaboration Tools Engineer, Collaboration Sales / Systems Engineer, IP Telephony VoIP Engineers and IP Network Engineers.

Why is Cisco introducing the CCNP Collaboration certification? 

The CCNA Collaboration certification addresses the convergence of multiple trends such as mobile and dispersed workers, video communication proliferation which demands the convergence of job roles such as the collaboration of voice and video job roles.

What job roles does the CCNA Collaboration certification prepare you for?

The CCNA Collaboration certification prepares you for the role of a UC / Collaboration / communications engineer and support staff.

What are the prerequisites for the CCNA Collaboration certification?

There are no such prerequisites for the CCNA Collaboration certification but possessing 1–3 years of experience working in a unified communications, voice, video, and/or collaboration network environment will be beneficial.

What are the formal training courses available to obtain the CCNA Collaboration certification?

ACIT educational institute offers following courses for CCNA Collaboration certification:
·         Implementing Cisco IP Telephony and Video Part 1 (CIPTV1)
·         Implementing Cisco IP Telephony and Video Part 2 (CIPTV2)
·         Troubleshooting Cisco IP Telephony and Video (CTCOLLAB)
·         Implementing Cisco Collaboration Applications (CAPPS)

If I have a valid CCNP Voice certification, am I still required to get a CCNA Collaboration certification to obtain CCNP Collaboration certification?

No. A candidate with a valid CCNP Voice certification is only required to pass the Implementing Cisco IP Telephony & Video, Part 2 v1.0 (CIPTV2 v1.0) exam to receive a CCNP Collaboration certification.

Thursday, 17 March 2016

What to Consider After Passing CCNA?

If you have just cleared or about to clear your CCNA exam, then you must be asking to yourself, what to consider next after passing CCNA exam? Well there are several options to go for after passing exam for CCNA certification depending upon several factors.

The most basic thing that influences what you will be doing after CCNA exam is whether you are new to the IT field and looking for your first job position as IT professional or you are already an experienced IT professional who has just recently got certified.

·         If you are new to this field and your primary concern is to find a job then it is advised that you start surveying big job sites for such opportunities as early as possible. You can start looking for job opportunities before you pass your CCNA exam too for this will help you to track these sites regularly to get some perspective on the job listings and companies.

·         Opting for a job directly after passing your CCA exam also enable you to gain hands on experience in your desired field. This will also set you apart in future from other candidate. Remember to be open to learn new technologies during your job which can lead to new opportunities in future too.

·         However, if you plan to become an expert on some particular networking technology area, than you can go for further certification programs too. You can do specialization on any particular topic from your CCNA topics, CCNP R&S and CCDA will enable you to learn about routes and switch you studied in IPv6, CCNA VOICE for user/hosts, CCDA for vendor/seller side and CCNA Security with security on routers and switches.

·         Socializing and networking is essential after and during your CCNA training. Socializing in virtual and real worlds will allow you to learn and attract opportunities in your life. Join social networking sites and tools to connect with other professionals of your field and placement specialists. Attending conferences can also help you to move in correct social circles.

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Saturday, 12 March 2016

Understanding the Different Types of Wireless Routers

Wireless routers are a type of internet router that functions both as a router and wireless access point. Many companies are using wireless routers to gain access to internet. We have listed a few key factors for you to understand the different type of wireless routers:


The first thing to look for in a wireless router is the wireless communication standards 802.11b, 802.1g and 802.11n. These are simply referred by the letters ‘b’, ‘g’ and ‘n’. First generation of wireless routers are ‘b’, followed by ‘g’ and ‘n’; with ‘n’ being the latest one. The primary difference among these routers is in their speeds and ranges.

Single Band versus Dual Band

Wireless communications operate in two bands of 2.4GHz and 5GHz. Routers that operate only in the band of 2.4GHz are called single band while wireless n routers that can operate in both bands are routers of dual band.
2.4GHz band is a frequency also used by other wireless devices as well therefore there is much interference and crowding resulting in lower speed and consistency. On the other hand, due to less interference, 5GHz delivers better performance and coverage than 2.4GHz.

The speed of wireless routers differs with different standards affecting the performance of your internet connection too. The speed of wireless routers increases with the development of technology so 802.11b provides the lowest speed, while 802.1g provides greater speed followed by 802.11n providing the greatest speed of 300Mbps.

Wired Connectivity

The wireless routers make use of Ethernet ports for better transmission rates as the transmission speed of wired Ethernet port are greater than wireless connections.

Single WAN or Dual WAN

Most wireless routers provide a single WAN port for internet connection. If that port fails, one will immediately lose all connection. This could prove dangerous in business, for your employees can lose access to other employees.

A wireless router with dual WAN ports ensures connectivity by providing a second link to the internet in the case first one fails. Therefore it’s a smart choice to opt for a dual WAN to ensure smooth connectivity to the internet.

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