I have been thinking about following the cisco carrier path, but there are a few thinks that I would like to know, wich I have not been able to find.
1) what are the certifications equivalent to ?
Are the CC*A - CC*P - CCIE equivalent to College - University, diplomas - degrees ?
I'm asking this because I'm trying to understand what these certifications are seen as in real life education levels.
2) I am personaly interested in not only the configuration/administrative aspect of networking but also the design and implementation side of it, would persuing both CCNA/CCNP & CCDA/CCDP paths to then get to the CCIE something worth doing? Or is it better to just stick to one of them?
3) This question is linked to question 2.
Since you have to recertify every three years, if you had the CCNA, would taking the CCDA exam also recertify your CCNA? or would you have recertify separately for that?
Thanks in advanced for any clarifications that you might be able to give me.