There are various network certifications in networking world. Until now, the most valuable certifications were Cisco Certifications. And the entry-level certification of Cisco, CCNA was the most valuable beginner certification to networking. But in recent years this is changing with new certification paths of new network vendors. These are Huawei and Nokia. And the certifications are Huawei HCIA and Nokia NRS I.
Now, let’s look these entry-level network engineering certifications more closely.
Huawei is one of the rising-star in networking world. With its network certifications, Huawei also became an important actor, in network world. There are various network certifications of Huawei. But if you would like to go deeper on Huawei networks, you should start with HCIA. Huawei HCIA is the entry-level certification of Huawei. The previous name of this certification was HCNA.
In an HCIA Training, you cover all the fundamentals of network. Especially you will be familiar with routing and switching lessons with an HCIA R&S Course. You learn routing protocols like OSPF, BGP, switching protocols like VLAN, sTP, RSTP, ip services like DNS, DHCP and more.
You cover not only theorical lessons of networking in HCNA (HCIA) Course, but also you learn how to configure Huawei routers and Huawei switches. After completing such a course, you will also gain hand on experience on Huawei network devices.
Nokia NRS I
Another rising-star in networking world is Nokia. Especially in Service Provider area, Nokia is perfect. After buying Alcatel-Lucent, Nokia become one of the important players in this area. Especially with its Service Routers, Nokia is a well-known vendor in Service Provider Networks. And so, Nokia Certifications especially Nokia Service Routing Architect (SRA) Certification is a perfect expert certification in this area. It is equivalent of Cisco CCIE. But to go through it, you should start with an entry-level certification. Nokia entry-şevel certification to networking is Nokia NRS I.
Nokia NRS I course covers the network fundamentals and basic Nokia configurations. Nokia MPLS services and more. By completing such a course, you will be familiar with Nokia Service Router configurations. You will not only learn theorical parts of service provider networking, but also you will gain Nokia hands on experience.
If you would like to be an expert Service Provider network engineer, if you would like to be an mpls expert, a bgp expert, Nokia NRS I can be a nice starting point for you. Because, Nokia is a good vendor in service provider networks. If you follow Nokia Certification paths, you can be a perfect Service provider network engineer, an ipmpls expert or more.