Cisco systems; the information technology major across the globe; by virtue of their size; products and services range have been the market leaders with their innovative and world class offerings. The organization has graduated from just an IT giant to an end to end enterprise solution provider; which includes the entire gamut of IT related solutions; whether it is hardware related or software related to their clients. Often it joked that there would be no house in the world which has a computer system installed would not be availing any of the products or services which are from Cisco Systems range.
Such a wide portfolio of products and services is very difficult to maintain; and to continuously innovate to come up with new technologically advanced products and to maintain the market leader’s position based on these is not an easy task. The main reason why Cisco systems have been able to achieve this immensely difficult feat is that they are very strong with their systems and processes. Continuous development and advancement of available resources has been the main key to their success. One such important process or tool has been the training and certification programs that are conducted or run by Cisco; imparting training about various products and services. The basic emphasis of these certification programs is to keep the professionals up to date with the latest advancements in technologies. Additionally the professionals are required to get re-certified after a gap of two years either at the same certification level or a higher one.
• The Training and Certification Modules
The training modules are devised around 5 different categories which are further subdivided into sub categories or Path’s as they are called in Cisco and certifications are also given based on these parameters as well. The certifications start from the beginner level and go up to advanced/ expert levels; with a few of the certifications or training modules being considered to be the toughest and the most technologically advanced training modules across the globe. One such effective training module is the “Cisco Certified Network Professional Voice” module which is alternatively also code named as CCNP Voice 642-427. The 642-427 certification enhances the skill levels of the professionals by providing advanced knowledge which helps in effective use of right kind of technology to provide effective solutions on Cisco certified networks. The 642-427 certification imparts advanced troubleshooting skills to the professional to tackle network infrastructures in communication services.
The certification shares knowledge on skill sets which enable the professionals to utilize techniques which help in optimizing several communication based technologies into a single integrated solution.