Cisco certification can help you get your first networking job or more money and a promotion if you are already in the field. Cisco certification can also improve your understanding of the internetworking of more than just Cisco products: You will develop a complete understanding of networking and how different network topologies work together to form a network. This is beneficial to every networking job and is the reason Cisco certification is in such high demand, even at companies with few Cisco devices.
Cisco is the king of routing, switching, and security, the Microsoft of the internetworking world. The Cisco certifications reach beyond the popular certifications. By deciding that you want to become Cisco certified, you are saying that you want to be the best—the best at routing and the best at switching.