The success of any IT organization is contingent upon its ability to adapt to new situations; and that ability to adapt depends on whether professionals in the field can gain the knowledge and skill set to fulfill needed job roles. IT provider Cisco (News - Alert) is taking steps to ensure that education is offered to those who could benefit most.
Cisco recently announced a major revision of its Cisco Certified Network Program (CCNP) Routing and Switching certification, among other changes to its education-in-business model. The alteration in CCNP aims to keep pace with evolving job roles and provide learners with topics for further education. The company also introduced a specialist certification regarding network programmability that will help organizations take advantage of open networks and their ease of use; technical staff accreditation will support integration and networking with business applications. All of these enterprise solutions training sessions aim to help professionals overcome the challenges that accompany technology and transitions within a company.
Indeed, the climate of IT is constantly shifting in the face of these transitions, to say nothing of business pressures for higher productivity and the globalization and consumerization of IT. Systems will inevitably become easier to deploy on their own as technology improves, but comprehensive staff training is a must if everyone is to be up to date and able to perform future IT fixes.
Zeus Kerravala (News - Alert), founder and principal analyst at ZK Research, said in a statement, "Cisco's approach to technology innovation in the areas of automation, analytics and software-defined networking, or network programmability, results in systems that will be easier for organizations to deploy, operate, use and evolve. Following this innovation with comprehensive staff education, across both technical and business disciplines, will ensure IT organizations are getting the most from every IT staff member, as well as the technical systems and business processes they direct."
Cisco is setting a new standard for professional development that will hopefully endure into the ever-changing future.