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What do i need to become a Qualified CISCO network operator?

Just a thought as to if i come out of Uni with an Accountants degree and want to switch to the IT field what qualification would i need to get a job in CISCO networking and where would i get it and how much would it cost?. Also would i get employed for the job and what is the starting salary?

Asked By: - 9/12/2010
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Well it will be hard for you coz your degree is not IT nor ECE. But still you can study Cisco coz they teach starting from the basics. Now what you want to do is study Cisco courses. Find a Cisco Networking Academy near your place then enroll. It depends on the institution on how long each course would take. The course... More
Answered By: Ceffy - 9/14/2010
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Google "CCNA Objectives" and study those.
Answered By: Facepalm - 9/12/2010
 
to become a CISCO network admin is more complex than just learning Cisco, you need to know and certify in other network groups to understand the interaction of what travels in a network. It is a very crowded field as it was over populated a few years back with promises of CCIEE all making 100k plus. Never happens of... More
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Answered By: Carl P - 9/12/2010
 
At the very least you will need a CCNA which to do properly is 200-500 hours work depending on your current level of experience and will probably cost you a couple of grand. That without experience will equip you for entry level positions - to go further you'll need experience and probably a higher certification under... More
Answered By: Andrew S - 9/12/2010
 
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