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    Default CCNA Data Center Job Outlook?

    I've read a few times that CCNA Data Center is quickly gaining traction to be one of the most looked for CCNA's. Primarily because a lot of places are migrating to data center technologies. What do you think? Should it be a goal for next year, or wait another year or two?
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    I don't know if the certification will necessarily be looked for, but the skills will be. I still don't think most people pay much attention to the NA level specializations.
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    Is the DC a cert that is only necessary if your working in a data center?
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    Quote Originally Posted by networker050184 View Post
    I don't know if the certification will necessarily be looked for, but the skills will be. I still don't think most people pay much attention to the NA level specializations.
    Would you say the NA specialisations are more for people looking at growing once they have CCNP & Beyond?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dontstop View Post
    Would you say the NA specialisations are more for people looking at growing once they have CCNP & Beyond?
    Not exactly. You could easily branch into separate specializations while holding just an NA R/S. I would suggest anyone at a minimum go as deep as NP R/S though to gain the fundamental understandings of core networking topics.

    I myself hold an NP in R/S and am tossing up the idea of snagging a couple specializations prior to going into IE R/S to better diversify my knowledge in other networking topics before slapping a number at the end of my name; because once you have an IE number people hold you to a much higher level of expectation even if it's an area you may have little experience with however is a "networking topic".

    I may just study the concepts though instead of paying for the specialization certs. Like Networker said: it's not necessarily about the cert but the experience level. I'd rather invest my money into IE instead of NA / NP level specializations but it's not to say one should not study those specialization topics.
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