Switching gears for today, Cisco has introduced a certification for onsite support technicians, who need product-specific technical skills to diagnose, restore, repair, and replace critical Cisco equipment. This certification which was introduced this summer now has questions about it from CLN (Cisco Learning Network) and other Cisco sites. So what is this new cert and any changes to ICND1 or ICND2?
Short answer is no, this certification is on par with ICND1 or CCENT according to Cisco but is focused on support groups like TAC (Technical Assistance Center), NOC (Network Operations Centers) and 3rd party support. Also this exam focuses on more hardware products instead of theory like in ICND and ICND2. People who are certified in this area are opened up to more Cisco products and services compared people who take ICND1 and or CCNA. If you do have this certification and a CCNA or CCENT you can renew it by taking the ICND2 or ICND1 and renew the CCT certification.
These certs work together but offer a different path to follow the CCT is focused on hot swaps, troubleshooting and working for TACs. Anybody that is interested in taking the CCT course must complete the CCT Routing and Switching first (640-692 RSTECH) and then can choose to either get CCT Data Center (640-893 DCTECH)or CCT TelePresence (640-792 TPTECH) or both!
You can find more information at the Cisco Learning Network and on Cisco’s main site CCT Routing & Switching Certification Questions? Post them below and like always I hope this information is helpful and as always if you have an idea about ICND1 or ICND2 let me know!
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