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WASHINGTON, DC, January 07, 2009 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Most employers recognize that the performance and reliability of their computer networks is vital to the successful operation of their businesses. Leaders in the daily operations management of business computer networks are the server administrators - http://trainace.com/news/mcitp-server-administrator/ . Their performance is critical in maximizing their organization's return on technology investment. Both Cisco and Microsoft have developed certification programs to provide an objective validation of the ability of server administrators to perform critical IT roles. These certifications are widely recognized and sought after by most employers in the IT area and are essential for anyone who is serious about a career in IT.
So what are the main credentials and why should you choose the Academy of Computer Education (ACE) to help you achieve a certification? The answer to the second question is simple: ACE provides industry leading educational programs in the heart of the nation's IT infrastructure (Washington, DC). If you're not close to DC, but you're interested in ACE's expert IT training for your corporate group, organization, or government agency ACE will come to you and provide a custom IT training - http://www.trainace.com/custom/ - course.
Now let's answer that first question:
The 'Cisco Certified Network Associate' (CCNA) - http://trainace.com/courses/ccna/ - is the first in a series of three certification programs for Cisco routing and switching, the other levels being 'Professional' and 'Expert'. The CCNA covers the technology and skills needed to work with networks of 100 nodes or fewer. It covers both IP and non IP networks including IPX and AppleTalk.
For professionals working with Windows Server 2008 Microsoft recently launched the 'Microsoft Certified IT Professional - Server Administrator' qualification (MCITP-SA) -http://trainace.com/courses/mcitpsa/ . For the full certification three exams must be passed with the first exam providing the title of 'Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist' (MCTS).
Both the Cisco and Microsoft certification programs cover basic network design principles, local and wide area networks, TCP/IP protocols, routing protocols, network management and security. The CCNA focuses on Cisco's Internetwork Operating System (IOS) whereas the MCITP-SA is based around the Active Directory in Window Server 2008.
Whether working in Cisco or Microsoft environments the certification programs are essential for anyone who wants to be a Server administrator, Server systems administrator, Monitoring operator or Network administrator. They are an objective demonstration of leadership and problem solving skills and an important addition to your technical resume. They can help you secure a better job or negotiate a promotion and increase in salary where you work now.
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