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The design, installation, management, and troubleshooting of a computer network are tested by exams that focus on hardware, software, vendor-specific products, and vendor-neutral theories of network management. They range from entry-level support certifications to high-end architect credentials that can be essential for career advancement.

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Kevin Wallace

The CompTIA Network+ N10-005 certification is designed to prove that a candidate has competency in the networking arena. Learn what you can expect to see on the exam and about recommended resources to help you prepare for it.

Ed Tittel

Ed Tittel, creator of the Exam Cram series, discusses the current network protocol analyzers that any real expert needs to know. Who exactly counts as an "expert?" Ed also sorts out which of the many available certifications are really useful in identifying true masters of protocol analysis.

In this article, you’ll take a look at relevant certifications, technical skills and knowledge, higher education, and subject matter expertise of greatest interest to employers hiring IT internetworking professionals.

Emmett Dulaney

IT certification expert and Anderson College professor Emmett Dulaney describes both vendor-neutral and vendor-specific networking certification options and offers tips for exam preparation.

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Ed Tittel

Several of my recent blog posts have described materials aimed at the latest Linux+/LPIC-1 exams; here I do likewise for the latest and greatest versions of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 exams for the Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) and Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) credentials.

Ed Tittel

Yes, although Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) have been out and about in the technology space for more than three years now, and plenty of major players offer interesting products and services in this vein, I'm still seeing enough of a gap between technology makers and service providers hawking these wares, and companies taking up such offers, to provide continuing ground for concern. This goes double for basic training and certification on SDN and NFV, where the number of options and offerings come nowhere near the number of players jockeying for advantage on this playing field.

Jamie Shoup

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Jamie Shoup

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