Abdus SamadFeb 05, 2013
I am Graduate, diploma in H/W and Networking, working as a system Administrator in MNC, my co. prefe...
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YoungBuzz Counselor - Dear Abdus,
Let us have a look at some of the top hardware and networking programs in India and you can do any of these courses as per your job requirements :-

Linux: Linux certification is obtained by completing these three levels of tests. The different levels of Linux international certification are : Certification Level 1 (Junior Level LPIC –
• LPIC-1 is a junior level certification course for Linux administrators. This course will certify you to perform maintenance tasks in networks with the command line, install and configure a workstation and be able to configure a basic network.
• Certification Level 2 (Advance Level - LPIC-2): LPIC-2 is aimed at advanced Linux professionals. To be awarded LPIC level 2 you should be able administer small to medium sized mixed networks and provide suggestions to upper management.
• Certification Level 3 (Senior Level LPIC-3): LPIC-3 is designed for senior-level Linux professionals in an enterprise environment. This course will certify you to concept, architect, install and troubleshoot LDAP software and integrate with Active Directory.

Cisco Certifications: There are five levels of certification in Cisco, are Entry, Asociate, Professional, Expert, Architect.
• The CCENT (Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT) is the entry level course in general Cisco certification. The courses duration is 10 to 15 days.
• The second level is the associate level certifications such as CCNA and CCDA.
- CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate) is the entry-level network certification which includes LAN and WAN operations. The minimum course duration is 15 to 30 days. In CCNA, the speciality paths are CCNA security, CCNA voice, CCNA Wireless, CCNA service provider.
- CCDA (Cisco Certified Design Associate) is the associate level program which includes LAN, WAN, and dials access services, applying modular design practices. The minimum course duration is 15 to 30 days. CCDA certified professionals can design routed and switched network infrastructures involving LAN, WAN, and dial access services for businesses and organizations.
• The third level is professional level certifications such as CCNP and CCDP, CCIP.
- Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) is the professional level program for the candidates who would like a professional certification in the networking field. CCNP test your skill in installation, configuration and maintaining larger networks. Those who achieve CCNP have demonstrated the skills required in enterprise roles such as network technician, support engineer, systems engineer or network engineer. The eligibility required is any IT and computer professionals. The CCNP certification is valid for three years.
Cisco Certified Design Professional (CCDP) is the advance level of network design courses. - - The CCNP professional can design routed and switched networks involving LAN, WAN, and dial access services. The eligibility criteria required for CCDP certification is any graduates from science stream.
- Cisco Certified Internetwork Professional (CCIP) certification validates an individual's detailed understanding of the diverse networking technologies in the service provider arena, including IP routing, IP quality of service (QoS), BGP, and MPLS.
• The fourth level is the expert level certifications such as CCDE and CCIE.
Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) is the highest level of technical networking certification offered by Cisco. CCIE certification validates the expert level skills required for implementing and troubleshooting today’s complex converged networks. Network Engineers holding an active Cisco CCIE certification are recognized for their expert network engineering skills and mastery of Cisco products and solutions.
• Cisco Certified Design Expert (CCDE) certification is one of the highest technical networking certifications offered by Cisco. The CCDE certification is quickly becoming accepted worldwide as one of the most prestigious networking certifications in the industry. The deep technical networking knowledge that a CCDE brings ensures that they are well qualified to address the most technically challenging network infrastructure design assignments.
- In cisco certification process, the fifth level is architect level certification such as Cisco Certified Architect Certification Process (CCAp) and Cisco Certified Architect Responsibilities (CCAr). Cisco Certified Architect is the highest level of accreditation achievable within the Cisco Career Certification program. CCAr recognizes those who can effectively translate complex business strategies into infrastructure requirements and clearly communicate and advocate the proposed architecture

JetKing Certifications: JCHNE (Jetking Certified Hardware & Networking Engineer): It is one of the famous and basic level courses in hardware & networking and the duration of the course will vary depending on the modules chosen. There are four modules in JCNNE certification.
Masters in Network Administration (MNA): It is master level course networking and it consists of three modules. The course duration will vary depending on the modules chosen.
SmartGrad courses: The smartgrad course consists of 2 modules and the course duration is 216 hours for each module.

• Red Hat Linux International Certification: The Red Hat Linux training from Jetking is a 3-month add-on course for students interested in acquiring Linux administration skills. This upgrade course is mapped to RHCE (Red Hat Certified Engineer) Certification and provides hands-on, real world skills one will need to design execute and maintain Redhat Linux installations.
• Network Security and Ethical Hacking course: The duration of the course is 80 hours. The course ensuring that the enterprise network is secure from external as well as internal attacks and threats is a full-time job.
- IIHT Certifications:
- IIHT Certified Hardware & Networking professional (ICHNP) is the one of the famous course offered by IIHT. It is a 6 months course designed for the novice entries into IMS the world of Infrastructure Management Service.
Advanced Certified Hardware and Networking Professional (ACHNP) is a well structured course that is suitable for all students who have completed their 10th standard or above. It provides the right certifications over a period of one year (2 semesters) to enable students to get placed as hardware and networking professionals.
• RedHat and Novell offers various levels of certification courses such as Red Hat Certified Security Specialist (RHCSS) and Red Hat Certified Architect (RHCA)) and Novell Certified Linux Administrator (CLA) through the Novell Certified Linux Engineer.
Opportunities for the hardware and networking professionals in India are huge. One of the important pointers for the students to remember is to choose the right course for making their career progress on the right track.

Good Luck!
Feb 05, 2013

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