Top 10 CCNA Blogs That You Must Follow

We are in the midst of 2016 and Cisco certification blogs are making their rounds like never before. Here, our researchers have gone an extra mile to round up the top CCNA blogs that are attracting the maximum viewership for you. These blogs are relevant to various key topics and deal with the viewpoints of popular CCNA bloggers from across the world. So, set your seat upright and get started with these blogs; you will be happy that you reached this list!

Top CCNA blogs that YOU should read too!

1. Roadmap to Success: CCNA Cloud

“Roadmap to Success” is a much read series of blog posts that are specifically written to throw light on the career opportunities that are linked with CCNA certifications, the ways of achieving these credentials successfully, and what lies ahead for aspirants after they have been certified. 

2. Value of Cisco Certifications: Making Money Vs. Study

What is the monetary value of your certification plans? How should you sync your part time/ full time job with your network learning/ certification programs? This top CCNA blog weaves in ideas pertaining to the quantification of the value of certification, versus the time and efforts put in for getting the same. This blog has helped readers take more informed decisions with regards to whether they should pursue advanced learning or not.

3. CCNA: Age 13, CCNP: Age 14, CCIE: Age 19, BAM!

Authored by a member of Cisco’s Certifications and Lab Delivery team, this post shares the accomplishments of Jorge Ospina, a young lad who managed to make it big in the world of CCIE certifications. Speaking of an inspiring journey that will surely motivate aspirants with their own Cisco certification pursuits, this most viewed CCNA blog is quite exciting and motivating.

4. North American IPv4 Addresses Have Run Out

Recently published, this top CCNA blog post strives to enable global organizations to adopt the Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6), and hit the milestone that has been attained by developed nations. It brings networking engineers into the limelight and depicts how IPv6 is continuing to be tested for in diverse Cisco Certification Exams, CCNP Route Exams, entry level ICND1 exams, and other resources in the Cisco Learning Network.

5. Let’s Talk Money: Networking and Security Salaries

This very popular CCNA blog helps networking and security engineers understand their role in Canada and the United States by drawing on the changes in salary structures in the last two years. It shows how Cisco certifications are preparing candidates for enlisted jobs on the Cisco Learning Network. Basically, it aims at showing networking professionals, like you, the right direction.

6. 20 useful sites for Cisco Networking Professionals

Whether you are a CCIE pro or an aspirant who is confident of cracking the certification examinations, this informative CCNA blog shows how you can expand your horizons to the optimum limits. Compiled by Jim Duffy and Linda Leung, it collates 20 useful web resources that serve to be a must read for Cisco networking professionals.

7. Under the Hood of MPLS VPNs – Part 1 by Sean Evershed 

This blog ranks on the list of best CCNA blogs in 2016 as it elaborates upon the role of cloud computing and how it is becoming an indispensable tool for global enterprises. Here, certified networking professionals would know how Multiprotocol Label Switching Virtual Private Networks (MPLS VPNs) are preparing enterprises and cloud providers for the same. A must read for all CCIE candidates.

8. Fundamentals of VRF-Lite

With 146 Facebook shares to boast of, and still counting, this top CCNA blog helps networking engineers understand how virtualization software allows multiple virtualized servers to operate with the help of a physical server. It provides an introduction to the world of virtual routers, isolated network traffic, IP routing tables, and varied applications like video, data and voice – favourite topics for most certification examinations.

9. Learning By Doing: Challenges

Whoever said that “CISCO is easy” certainly knew what he was talking about. This well-researched CCNA blog helps beginners (and pros) refresh their knowledge on various networking topics like calculating subnets, installing packet tracers, analyzing TCP headers during transmission, etc. A very valuable resource, indeed!

10. Juicy Stats from Survey of 9,000 IT Pros About Most Urgently Needed Skills, Value of Certification, and Salary

The “2015 IT Skills & Salary Report,” published by Global Knowledge and Windows IT Pro, showcases the views of 9,611 IT professionals from USA and Canada on topics pertaining to networking, recent technology trends, and the way ahead. This blog is a collection of some interesting questions and answers for guiding CCIE professionals and other certified networking engineers up the right path. 

So, are you ready to harness all that is conveyed through the above-listed top CCNA blogs of 2015- 2016? These blogs will surely help you understand the way ahead with popular certification exams. Do leave your comments and views about other CCNA blogs that may have skipped our notice. 

All the best!

- Author
Shivam J


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