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January 24, 2013

Cisco News - Cisco Unveils CCNA Video and Cisco Video Network Specialist Certifications

By Meenakshi Shankar, TMCnet Contributor

Internet video traffic is growing at an unprecedented pace. Globally, Internet video traffic is predicted to be 55 percent of all consumer Internet traffic in 2016, up from 51 percent in 2011. The sum of all forms of video is predicted to be approximately 86 percent of global consumer traffic by 2016.

To meet the growing demand for video job roles, Cisco (News - Alert), a networking specialist, announced its two new certifications that include; Cisco CCNA Video and Cisco Video Network Specialist. Through training and certification programs, voice and networking professionals will be able to extend their skills and job opportunities

"Cisco's establishment of the medianet concept as a platform for integrating video and other rich-media collaboration technologies represents an opportunity for all Cisco partners and customers to implement networked video solutions to meet escalating rich-media demands and rapidly growing content volume,” Jeanne Beliveau-Dunn, vice president and general manager at Learning@Cisco, said in a statement.

As indicated, CCNA Video is designed for video professionals who design, install and support video solutions on Video-Voice-over-IP networks. The new Cisco Video Network Specialist certification enables traditional analog audiovisual (Pro A/V) specialists, as well as other networking professionals.

Cisco also made a note on the purpose of its new CCNA Video certification. This certification is aimed at establishing an individual's ability to deploy video endpoints, set up new users, and operate networked voice and video solutions for job duties, like configuring voice and video single-screen endpoint devices, supporting telephony and video applications and troubleshooting.

According to Cisco, these programs expand career opportunities for employees of enterprise, government, service provider and reseller partner organizations transitioning from other areas such as routing and switching, voice networking and unified communications.

The certification also validates a candidate's knowledge of the architecture, components, functionalities and features of Cisco Unified Communications (News - Alert) Manager solutions.

VIVND 200-001 and ICOMM 640-461 exams are requirements for the CCNA Video certification. Individuals that achieve these new certifications and utilize the related training will be optimally positioned to support increasingly sophisticated video needs and offer added value to their employers.

Recommended training is available from Cisco and authorized Cisco Learning Partners.

In another release, Cisco confirmed that it has awarded Accenture with 2012 Supplier of the Year.

Edited by Ashley Caputo

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