Check for Cisco-related course offerings at your local community college–this is often a cheaper route to a certification.
Dear Molly: How can I find out about schools in my area that teach Cisco courses, particularly CCNA courses?
Molly says: Your first stop should be the Cisco Web site where you can use the training locator to find Cisco-certified training schools in your area. You can search for schools anywhere in the world by putting in a few pieces of information.
If you don’t find any schools in your area by doing that, check with the local community college to see if they offer any classes. Cisco has started to partner with many community colleges to offer its training through this channel. Since community colleges are non-profit, they often offer the training at greatly reduced prices compared to what you would pay at for-profit IT training schools. Same curriculum, same instructors in some cases–and you pay a lot less.
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