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CTT Routing & Switching: Cisco Certified Technician Routing & Switching

Best Computer Hardware Certifications 2018
By , Mary Kyle

Cisco certifications are valued throughout the tech industry. The Cisco Certified Technician, or CCT, certification is an entry-level credential that demonstrates a person's ability to support and maintain Cisco networking devices at a customer site.

There are three CCT tracks: Routing & Switching, and Data Center. The Routing & Switching credential best fits our list of best computer hardware certifications, and it serves as an essential foundation for supporting Cisco devices and systems in general.

The CCT requires passing a single exam. Topics includes identification of Cisco equipment and related hardware, such as switches and routers, general networking and service knowledge, working with the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) and describing Cisco IOS software operating modes. Candidates should also have working knowledge of Cisco command-line interface (CLI) commands for connecting to and remotely servicing Cisco products.

CCT Routing & Switching Facts & Figures

Certification NameCCT Routing & Switching
Prerequisites & Required CoursesNone. Recommended Training: Supporting Cisco Routing and Switching Network Devices (RSTECH) ($299)
Number of ExamsOne exam: 640-692 RSTECH (60-70 questions, 90 minutes)
Cost per Exam $125. Exam administered by Pearson VUE.
Self-Study MaterialsCisco Study Material page provides links to the course, study groups, exam tutorials, and other related content including exam syllabus, training videos, seminars and more.