Two very common ways of getting a CCNA certifications, the CCNA or CCDA, and the CCNP, are to take a traditional class like Cisco Specialist or Cisco Certified Network Associate. Both of these paths are popular due to their low costs relative to the alternative of taking an expensive Cisco exam which will only give you your Cisco certifications after a year or two of study. On the other hand, the CCNA exam can be taken online and is very accessible to just about everyone, so there’s no problem there. For the CCNA exam, if you want to take an actual exam rather than take a class, then you’ll need to buy the materials and arrange to do it at a community college. For more information, please contact your local community college IT department.
A small number of people are still doing the old fashioned way and attempting to pass the Cisco certifications by themselves, even though they know that an automated system cannot pass the real thing. One reason why it may be difficult to do this is because the people who would have otherwise gone ahead and taken the exams would have been busy working for Cisco. When people work for Cisco, they either work in labs or support the labs. It is a bit of a chicken and egg scenario.
If you are a lab technician or someone in IT support who is dealing with routers and switches, and if you are trying to make the most of the CCNA exam, then it may be time to consider a CCNA Reschedule. The CCNA or CCDA is one of the most popular exams for people wanting to go straight to the CPE or Cisco certifications. However, since so many people already have their CCNA certifications, it is no longer an automatic path to the CPE or Cisco certificate. The CCNA exam is getting harder every year, and the CCNA exam was never intended to be easy. In fact, Cisco prides itself on the fact that their exam is the hardest of any Cisco certification available today.
Some may find it easier to go through the process of rescheduling their exam in another manner. The way to reschedule is to contact the school that administered the CCNA exam and explain your situation. Let them know the reasons you need the break in preparation for the Cisco exam. This may mean that there will be the added time needed to complete the class and that you cannot commit to going right before the exam. They will likely give you the correct date and time to reschedule.
If this means that you will have to push back your exams, then find another school that is willing to work with you. Do not make the mistake of trying to reschedule with schools that cannot or will not give you the time off. Chances are that these schools would rather sit you out and not get any credit at all than to make you take additional time to study. The best way to make sure that this does not happen to you is to contact the schools directly, and let them know that you need time off to prepare for the Cisco certification test.
When you have rescheduled your exam times, try to keep things on a schedule. Make sure that you take care of any other obligations you may have such as rent or mortgage payments. You do not want to be pulled out of class mid semester because you did not get the time off. It may be a good idea to find someone to accompany you when you reschedule your exam so that you have someone to help you push through anything that might prevent you from getting back into the swing of things. This can be a big benefit of taking the time off in the spring when you can push through a number of tasks without thinking about your studies.
When you reschedule your exams, it can change the way you think about your Cisco studies. It can provide you with the momentum you need to keep pushing forward with your career. Remember to ask the school if there is a specific time period that you can apply for their assistance with rescheduling your exams. If they cannot give you an answer right away, try to find out why. They likely have a few reasons for not letting you reschedule and might be willing to work with you.