Importance of CCNA Certifications in IT Industry

Computer Networking is a fast growing field in IT Industry. Computer Networking Industry provides ample opportunities to skilled professionals and fresh students. Nowadays apart from doing graduation in the field of IT and Computer Science such as B.E./ B.Tech, BCA, B.Voc., B.Sc. IT/CS is not sufficient to compete in todays job market. Industry demands skilled and employable students who can be productive from the day one of their getting hired. Now most of the companies don't have time and resources to hire and train their employee for 3 to 4 months. The Industry demands employable workforce. It makes job hunting a tedious task especially for fresher students. As per NASSCOM only 25% graduating students are employable in IT industry. How to improve this situation. Experts suggests that aligning their skills as per industry requirements graduating students can make them more employable. Students can enhance their employability through improving their technical and soft skills. Technical Certifications also play an important role in increasing the employability of a student making them more visible in the job market. Doing industry oriented certifications distinguish you from the rest of the crowd of job seekers. How a certification can make a difference? To answer this question just take an example of two students A and B, pursuing the same course say B.Tech. in Computer Science from some College of Engineering and Technology Lucknow. They study same subjects throughout their semesters. They are having similar talents and skills, both are hard working and getting reasonably good grades. However A is having interest in Computer Networking field and he does additional certifications in the field of Computer networking. Now after spending 3 years of their life both A and B are in their final year of their course. Placement season starts and a good IT company say XYZ Infotech Ltd. Conducts interview to recruit Graduates at Engineering Trainee post. Both A and B appear for initial rounds of test and clear it and face the final interview. Now what do you think who is at advantage A or B? Who is more employable? Who has a better chance of getting the offer? We believe you must agree that being other factors equal A has certain advantage and is more employable than B. So A has a better chance of getting the offer. So we may conclude that A is more employable.

Networking can be defined as the process of formation, development, and maintenance of computer networks. It can work on any geographical distance involved between computers. In this article, we will guide you about all the aspects to make a Career in Networking field.

we are going to discuss one such industry oriented Certifications offered by CISCO. CISCO offers job oriented certification courses in the field of Computer Networking.

CISCO offers: CCENT, CCNA, CCNP, and CCIE at different level of expertise in Computer Networking.


Most demanded CISCO Certifications



CCNA Certifications and Trainings:

Obtaining CCNA Certification is first step in preparing for a career in Networking field. To earn CCNA certification, you pass an exam that covers a broad range of fundamentals for IT careers, based on the latest networking technologies, software development skills, and job roles. The CCNA certification validates your skills and knowledge in network fundamentals, network access, IP connectivity, IP services, security fundamentals, and automation and programmability.  To achieve a CCNA certification, candidates must earn a passing score on Cisco exam #200-301. As your skills increase you can move upward in career ladder through upgrading your certifications from CCNA to CCNP ,CCIE and upto CISCO certified Architect.

Job profiles and salaries:

Now we come to the point of much importance that is job profiles and salaries for Networking professionals that you can expect after earning CISCO Certifications.

Following are the profiles and salaries generally offered by recruiters:

  1. Network Engineer:

Sr. NO.

Job Profiles

Roles and Responsibilities

Expected CTC(in Rs.)


Network Solution Architect

Leading the design process of the Networking Systems and managing the existing system.

9-11 Lakh P.A.


Network Engineer

Designing and managing the computer networks. Installation and configuration of Network devices and troubleshooting.

6 – 8 Lakhs P.A.



Network Analyst

Assessing the designed Network and policy making etc.

4 – 5 Lakhs P.A.



Network  Technician

Troubleshooting and Repairing Network Hardware devices and Softwares.

3-5 Lakhs P.A.

Note: The salaries given shown above are indicative only and may vary depending on organizations and job locations.

Companies and Institute offering CISCO Certifications in India:

Institutes offering CISCO certifications are listed here for the reference.

  • SMS CISCO Academy , School of Management Sciences Lucknow
  • CyberX Technologies, Kanpur.
  • CCNA training Noida
  • IANT- Institute of Advanced Network Technology
  • UPTEC Computer Consultancy
  • IIHT

The Course fee ranges from Rs. 8000 to 10000 for CCNA  depending upon the Institute. Some of them like SMS CISCO Academy also provides summer training and Internship opportunities to B.Tech., BCA, and other Computer Science and IT students.

These professional CISCO Certifications will help students in enhancing their skills , validate and make them more employable and ready to take challenging , lucrative career in the field of Computer Networking.