i have ccna, i am currently working in data networking for a telecommunication company, now i want to persue further certication, i am wondering which certification shall i persue next, ccnp or ccvp?
ccvp seems really really hot now.
I would like to say something about this subject. Like the other guys I believe that CCVP will be the best way to go but to be honest I have found that CCNP create the base for everything else. If you don't know routing is difficult to troubleshoot an issue related to voice even though it should be very straight forward since it should not be related with routing and switching. But guess what, it is very related.
Again, it is your call but if you demostrate hands on experience in voice and have CCNP you will be hired faster. I recently changed my job and I found that out.
Thanks and good luck.
If you have any interest in voice, the CCVP is the way to go. The CCVP offers better job prospects and wages are rivaling what R&S CCIE's are making. I know that in my area, employers are picking up CCVP's with little or no experience and then are investing training dollars into them to get them to where they need to be. There is that huge of a CCVP shortage right now.
As the other poster points out, it depends what you want to do. The two certifications will place you in one of two vastly different domains.
Good luck with whatever you decide!
Yes, the CCVP is a hot certification right now. And IP Telephony in general will be hot for a while.
Both are good certifications. The CCVP would probably result in a higher paying job and maybe an easier time getting a better job, since their is good demand and not a ton of CCVPs out there (from my understanding).
But I would go with what interests you the most. If you aren't really interested in IP telephony, it's going to be hard motivating yourself to study and you may not be as happy in your new position after you get your certification.
Also, remember that a certification is not a guarantee of a new job. If you get a certification that supports your existing experience, it'll be much easier to find a better job. A certification without experience to back it up will result in a much more difficult job search experience.