Resources › For Students and Parents Top Computer Networking Certifications Share Flipboard Email Print Pixnio / Public Domain For Students and Parents Test Prep Certifications Test Prep Strategies Test Registration Study Skills SAT Test Prep ACT Test Prep GRE Test Prep LSAT Test Prep Homework Help Private School College Admissions College Life Graduate School Business School Law School Distance Learning View More By Dori Reuscher Computer Science Expert B.A., English Language and Literature, Texas A&M University Dori Reuscher is an IT consultant, journalist, and technical writer specializing in computer certifications for graphic design and tech jobs. our editorial process Dori Reuscher Updated February 01, 2020 Networking certifications — like any reputable IT certification — verify your skills to current and future employers and pay off in increased income. Networking skills are valuable, and certification gives you leverage over the competition when you are looking for a networking job. Some of the most valued networking certifications are listed here. 01 of 05 CCNA, Cisco Certified Networking Associate Wireless Certification The CCNA Wireless certification is one of the associate level certifications offered by Cisco to networking professionals. The CCNA is the foundation level of networking. Participants in the CCNA program expand their skills in Cisco network configuration, monitoring, and troubleshooting The Cisco training website supplies a list of self-study materials and network resources to help exam participants. It also recommends the Cisco-approved training available for this certification: the Implementing Cisco Wireless Network Fundamentals (WIFUND) course, which focuses on installing configuring, operating, and troubleshooting. Prerequisite: Any Cisco CCENT, CCNA Routing, and Switching, or CCIE certification. 02 of 05 EMC Proven Professional Certification EMC certifications deal in information storage and management. The Architect level is the highest of the certifications offered. As you work towards this, you focus on five areas: foundations, consolidation, backup, archiving, and protection of information. Certificate holders are qualified to analyze, design, and architect EMC information infrastructure solutions. Areas of specialties include Backup Recovery Solutions, Isilon Solutions, VMAX3 Solutions, VNX Solutions, EMC Availability Solutions, and XtremiO Solutions. 03 of 05 CWNP, CWNA Certified Wireless Network Administrator Certification The CWNA Certified Wireless Network Administrator is a wireless LAN certification. It serves as the foundation of the CWNP program. It requires only a single exam and is an excellent certification for entry-level professionals. Areas covered by the CWNA include: Wireless LAN Hardware and SoftwareWireless Standards and OrganizationsNetwork Design, Installation, and ManagementAntenna ConceptsRF Technologies802.11 Network Architecture The CWNP website contains recommended self-study publications. 04 of 05 Micro Focus, CNE Certified Novell Engineer The CNE certification for the Open Enterprise Server for NetWare track requires three exams and one technical skill assessment, while the Current Netware 6 CNE track requires only one course and exam. The CNE is considered an intermediate certification and does a good job of rounding out a certification profile by adding it to your CCIE or MCSE. CNE certificate holders are qualified to solve advanced support problems and high-level network problems. Check the Micro Focus site for details. 05 of 05 CompTia The Network+ certification is a popular and valued certification for those who need general networking knowledge that is not vendor-based. It covers the basics of installing, troubleshooting, and configuring networking protocols and services. Most people need some experience before taking the exam and A+ certification is recommended. Sources "CCNA Wireless." Cisco, 2020."CompTIA Network+." CompTIA, Inc., 2020."CWNA — Certified Wireless Network Administrator." CWNP, 2020, Durham, NC."Home." Dell Inc., 2019."Micro Focus Certification." Micro Focus, 2020.