Websites such as Cisco.com and MHprofessional.com offer online self-assessments of Internet and networking knowledge and skills. Cisco.com's self-assessment gives resources at multiple levels to help you decide if Cisco certification is right for you and how to become certified if it is. MHprofessional.com assessments are available to test your networking and PC troubleshooting skills in a textbook-based assessment.
Aside from self-assessments, the Cisco Learning Network Store's website, learningnetworkstore.cisco.com, also provides in-depth information regarding Cisco-authorized certifications for networking professionals and how these certificates can be earned.
Cisco offers many different certificates in a wide range of networking careers. Many networking professionals earn many different Cisco certifications, ranging from a Cisco certified network associate to a Cisco certified network expert. Certifications are earned in a number of different specialties, such as cloud computing, data centers, routing and switching, security and wireless. Cisco certifications are a standard in the networking industry for professionals who are seeking a career in the IT field.
MHprofessional.com, McGraw-Hill Professional's website, offer textbook-based self-assessments for any of their textbooks as a way of testing for completion of the material. These self-assessments are available for each chapter of material, with each chapter covering a different set of skills and a specific set of information that must be mastered.