Many persons who participated in the Cisco certification exam holding unrealistic expectations usually got a frustrated ending. Many people owned below expectations before participating in certification exams:
- The CCSP certification is only way by which I can find a job;
- CCSP certification is the golden key to the success;
- to be a CCSP means to get my ideal job;
- CCSP certification is the rule of the IT industry;
- CCSP certification is a big golden mine....
Does the certification of CCSP really have such a big function? Maybe it is the mistaken concept of the certification that contributes to such unpractical expectations.
In the fact, certification exam is designed to assess candidate's knowledge about a certain software, logical thinking ability, as well as a problem-solving ability, such as the Cisco 642-504 test. however, the rich skills and experiences are also needed for the customers and employers. It should be noticed that certification exams will not add to your practical experience.
Besides, 642-504 is mainly concerned with technical skills, and you won't be able to succeed in the IT industry with skills. Therefore, to be successful in the IT industy, you need to be a skilled staff with more other knowlege, such as knowledge of interpersonal relationship, negociation skills, team work, ect.
In a word, you should think before leap, and make sure that you have sufficient time and resources to fulfill the exam. You might as well get more useful experience from the media, the Internet or even your boss.
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