...directly study for the ccna certs
AFter I get my network+ cert, do I need to get a CCENT cert or should I just go ....
The CCENT has a lot of Cisco specific stuff that is not on the Net+, cuz of the vendor neutrality and all. I guess the question is whether or not you want to be comfortable with Cisco specific material of CCENT's baby steps before diving into CCNA. How familiar with Cisco protocols and jargon are you?
There is a lot of overlap in the networking fundamental of CCENT and the CompTIA Network+. The key differences here will be based detailed understanding from a Cisco equipment point of view. For example, subnetting is required, fast subnetting is required. Working directly to configure, manage, and maintain cisco routers and switches in a small lan or branch environment.
For the CCNA R/S, you already need to have the fundamental knowledge and detailed knowledge of Configuring and Troubleshooting switches and routers.
I would recommend you start with CCENT if you haven't been working with Cisco routers and switches in a professional work environment.
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Thanks for the reply guys
I would still do CCENT to get the foundation down.