MPC's IT Department Expands Capabilities
Huge kudos to Vince "Goose" Santos, Network Technician at MPC for his recent achievements, completing 3 valuable certifications in the Networking/Security field this past August.
His determination and focus resulted in successful completion of the following certifications:
Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT)
The Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician certification is the first stage of Cisco's certification system. The CCENT certification is an interim step to Associate level or directly with CCNA and CCDA certifications.
Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
CCNA certification is an associate-level Cisco Career certification. To achieve CCNA Routing and Switching certification, one must earn a passing score on Cisco exam #200-125, or combined passing scores on both the "Interconnecting Cisco Network Devices" ICND1 #100-105 and ICND2 #200-105 exams. Passing the ICND1 grants one the Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT) certification. Passing scores are set by using statistical analysis and are subject to change. At the completion of the exam, candidates receive a score report along with a score breakout by exam section and the passing score for the given exam. Cisco does not publish exam passing scores because exam questions and passing scores are subject to change without notice.
Cisco Certified Network Associate Security (CCNA Security) validates associate-level knowledge and skills required to secure Cisco networks. With a CCNA Security certification, a network professional demonstrates the skills required to develop a security infrastructure, recognize threats and vulnerabilities to networks, and mitigate security threats. The CCNA Security curriculum emphasizes core security technologies, the installation, troubleshooting and monitoring of network devices to maintain integrity, confidentiality and availability of data and devices, and competency in the technologies that Cisco uses in its security structure.
Vince joined MPC's IT department as a temporary employee in July 2015 as a Helpdesk Technician and proved to be an invaluable asset with significant abilities and skills which enabled him to convert successfully to full-time as a Network Technician in August of 2016. Through the successful completion of these certifications, Vince continues to demonstrate a commitment to developing his technical skills through rigorous study and dedication to his field. Well done, Vince!