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Jeremy Cioara
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Cisco CCENT (100-105 ICND1) FAQs: Cost, Training, Value

What will you learn in this introductory IT training?

You'll learn everything you need to be a fully vetted, entry-level IT professional for Cisco equipment that's just a little bit dated. This course was designed with a now-retired certification in mind and relates to hardware and software that Cisco was selling around 2015. If you need to master that slightly dated equipment, this is the perfect course.

Who should take this CCENT Cisco IT fundamentals course?

Networking professionals who find themselves working on out-dated Cisco equipment or software and can't find good training should take this IT fundamentals course. If you're stuck with older equipment, you don't want a cutting-edge course – you'll have to 'unlearn' half of what's on the course. Learn only the skills you need with this course.

Is this training in the fundamentals of networking and computing associated with any certifications?

Yes, this course was originally meant to prepare learners for the certifying exam for Cisco's CCENT certification. That was an entry-level certification that Cisco was maintaining around 2015. The CCNA replaced the CCENT, but the information on this course is still useful for learning the fundamentals of IT and networking on Cisco tech.

What certification should you consider after taking this course in Cisco entry-level networking?

If you're sure that you want a career in IT, the CCNA is the best certification to aim for after you finish this CCENT training. The CCT Collaboration, CCT Data Center, or CCT Routing & Switching could also be good certs to aim for if you want to find out if those IT specialties are interesting.

Why should you take this fundamental IT training?

This course on IT fundamentals comes from a very specific moment in time. So, if you need an introduction to the hardware, software, protocols and syntaxes that make IT possible, all centered around 2015, you should take this course. Maybe you're working on dated equipment or with an older network – no matter why, this is a helpful time capsule.
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