9 Ways CCNA Classroom Training can Increase your Productivity

9 Ways CCNA Classroom Training can Increase your Productivity
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Eshna Verma

Last updated September 12, 2017


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Cisco CCNA training and boot camps are becoming some of the most valuable training that is available in the IT field. The fact that Cisco has managed to award more than a million certifications since 1998 is a clear suggestion that there are benefits in the training. 

Those who have been trained formally in Cisco technologies show an increase in productivity. They have been found to make fewer errors than those who just receive training on the job. They develop skills that are valued by customers and employees alike. Participants at the training camps have come back and reported better speed, quality and depth in their customer interactions. Employers have reaped the benefits of more productive employees. 

While the growth of online courses today has made many online CCNA courses available, classroom training in CCNA continues to be the most sought after and the most effective. Even with ten years of experience in networking, many individuals are still feeling the need to opt in for CCNA classroom training. Here's a look at what makes the training special. 

9 Ways CCNA Classroom Training Can Increase Your Productivity:

1. You gain current knowledge directly from experts

Classroom training gives you the update on advances in networking knowledge and skills with hands-on training that is far more effective and quick in helping to assimilate this knowledge. Classroom training camps in Routing and Switching, Security, SP Operations, Voice and Wireless offer intensive coaching in the latest innovations and improvements in these fields. Courses typically run for five days or more. Certification exams are also taken on-site, so participant engagement is maximum. 

2. Real-life scenarios are better teachers 

CCNA Classroom training uses real-life scenarios to teach skills that could potentially crop up on the job. Webinars are just not enough to give you the skills and training with the minimum amount of downtime that you need to gain expertise and employment prowess. Hands-on CCNA boot camps are bound to be of high quality and with the best instructors who have experience in the field. Market-leading training with the latest advances in Cisco technology can best be imparted when you are face to face with someone who is well-versed in these advancements. 

3. Troubleshooting is easier in the classroom 

Engagement in the classroom with qualified coaches gives you plenty of opportunity for problem solving as soon as you face stumbling blocks in your training. A day with a traditional training instructor typically runs a full workday from 9 to 5. Classrooms provide you with as much access as is possible, so that you are able to resolve queries and solve problems much faster than you could in an online scenario. 

4. You learn faster in the classroom 

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You learn faster when the onsite training provider delivers the material to you through a combination of audio, visual and tactile methods. E-learning and online CCNA courses may allow you to read and view material at your own pace. But any learning is best done through a variety of mediums, and that is what classrooms offer. Once you are done with a classroom course, you can immediately go back to work and begin to apply the knowledge that has been ingrained in you through conscious and subconscious learning. 

5. Flexible learning modules are available 

Most CCNA course providers try to offer intensive training in as short a time as possible, so you don't have to spend too much time out of your workplace. You will be usually given the choice of attending a public classroom or a private group. Public classrooms typically are live and led by instructors at the training facilities of the training provider. These classrooms also typically offer labs for experiencing real life scenarios. Private groups, usually the best option for corporate training, can also be arranged with instructors and tailored curriculum delivered at the location of your choice. Private training can be made cost effective and more efficient than public groups. You can also supplement these classroom courses with self-paced online modules for maximum efficiency. 

6. Classrooms offer more than study courseware

Besides scenario labs, classroom training also offers practice tests and case studies for in-depth learning. They give you the opportunity to apply your new knowledge to your work environment, not just for Cisco CCNA exams. Instructors will typically use demonstrations to keep the lessons engaging and relevant all the way. 

7. Higher chances of qualifying the exams

There are effectively two aims of CCNA training: one is to prepare you for the CCNA certification exam and the other is to better equip you to manage Cisco networks at your workplace. When you attend classroom training, you are more likely to qualify for the exams and be able to write the qualifications next to your name. There have been many individuals who have failed to achieve certification through online courses, while diligent classroom training has had a higher success rate in preparing you for the CCNA exams and for your workplace. 

8. Business networking is easier in the classrooms 

The classroom will give you the opportunity to interact with industry professionals and others like you preparing for certification. Establishing a relationship with instructors and experts can add to your business network, which is always a bonus in the professional sphere. 

9. You have a greater sense of satisfaction 

Completing an intensive classroom training of five full working days or more will give you an immense sense of satisfaction and the confidence in managing Cisco networks like online courses may not. When you have spent around 40 hours looking at Cisco networking technologies from every angle, with the help of experts and other students like you, you are bound to become more familiar with the subject. You will then be able to approach the certification exams and networking at your workplace with a greater sense of confidence and familiarity than you would after an online course. 

Clearly CCNA Classroom training is the best way to boost productivity in managing Cisco networks at the workplace. It is far more focused and comprehensive than on the job training can ever be, for lack of time or expert course scheduling. There is no better time to get more familiar with the latest Cisco advancements than now, so get started and turn your productivity and employment prowess around today. 

About the Author

Eshna writes on PMP, PRINCE2, ITIL, ITSM, & Ethical Hacking. She has done her Masters in Journalism and Mass Communication and is a Gold Medalist in the same. A voracious reader, she has penned several articles in leading national newspapers like TOI, HT, and The Telegraph. She loves travelling and photography.


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