October 10, 2021

Will I need to take the CCNA

I am currently in school, working towards getting my degree in cybersecurity. Right now I am going to my local community college to get my associates in information technology, specializing in cybersecurity. I spoke with my advisor, and after I graduate from here, I will be going to get my bachelors at a university (he mentioned going to one of the online universities).
I have been doing a lot of research, on my own time, do go in more depth on what I am learning. I keep hearing about having to take the CCNA course, and I have seen other courses that people have to take, as well.
Will I end up having to take these once I graduate from school? Or are these for other people who are taking different courses for IT/Cybersecurity?
I am sorry if this is a silly question, I cannot seem to find much information on the specifics of this.
Thank you.



CCNA is vendor specific (the course is specially designed to work with Cisco hardware and software).

For an entry level job, it’s best if you get a vendor neutral certification such as CompTIA Network+. You don’t necessarily need a CCNA unless the recruiter is very specific.

In my uni (not US, BSc. Cybersecurity year 3), CCNA framework is integrated into our networking modules because our uni has an active partnership with Cisco – so we just have to do CCNA exam at the end.

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