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Beyond the Top 5: More Networking Certifications

Best Computer Networking Certifications 2018

Outside the top five networking certifications, there are lots of other choices for networking professionals to investigate and pursue. Networkers interested in a mostly vendor-neutral certification that includes a vendor-specific component for network management should look at the SolarWinds Certified Professional certification. The certification recognizes general network fundamentals, planning, management and troubleshooting skills, as well as proficiency in using the SolarWinds Orion network performance monitor.

Many major networking vendors, including Brocade, Nokia (formerly Alcatel-Lucent), F5 and HPE, offer networking-focused credentials that ascend all the way to advanced or expert credentials. Serious network professionals will also want to check out the certifications from Avaya, Citrix and Extreme Networks.