10 year Job Growth
Avg. Starting Salary1
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CCT Certification

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Cisco's broad range of routing, switching and security technologies remains a popular choice with organizations seeking to interconnect their business systems, critical services, and client connectivity. This is reflected in the growing demand for Cisco-competent employees and the rise in salary levels for candidates who can offer Cisco networking skills.

CCT Certification Detail

Cisco Certified Technician Routing and Switching certification focuses on the skills required for onsite support and maintenance of Cisco routers, switches, and operating environments. Technicians in this area must be able to identify Cisco router and switch models, accessories, cabling, and interfaces; understand the Cisco IOS software operating modes and identify commonly found software; and be able to use the Cisco Command Line Interface (CLI) to connect and service products. Achieving Cisco Certified Technician Routing and Switching certification is considered the best foundation for supporting other Cisco devices and systems. 

The Supporting Cisco Routing and Switching Network Devices v3.0 (RSTECH 100-490) is a 90-minute, 60-70 question exam associated with Cisco Certified Technician Routing and Switching certification. The exam is closed book and no outside reference materials are allowed.

Selecting the Right Training Option Program Comparisons

MedCerts training programs are some of the most competitively price ways to start a new career.

MedCerts Community College Online College
Program & Tuition Cost $4,000 average Up to $20,000 $3,000 average
Exam Fees, Books & Materials Included Up to $750 Up to $750
Job Ready In 3–6 months 24–48 months 3–6 months
Schedule Flexibility On-demand 24/7 Set class schedule On-demand 24/7
Travel Requirements None: 100% online On-campus classrooms None: 100% online
Student Support Personal Advisors: text, call, and email access Professors: scheduled office hours Support inbox
Career Coaching Exam-tailor + soft-skill training to build well-rounded careers Exam-based + prerequisites and electives to meet credit hour requirements Exam-specific only
Content Delivery 3D animations, immersive environments, interactive activities, game-based learning Professor lectures Varies: typically videos and presentations

This table is provided for reference only. Actual pricing may vary or change without notice. Pricing is based on an estimated full-cost tuition with fees for a Medical Assistant program or similar program before financial aid or other assistance. Data sampled from MedCerts, Oakland Community College, and Kaplan University.

CCT Certification Skills Gained

  • Understand networks, the types of networks, and how network communications work.
  • Understand the Cisco Internetwork Operating System (Cisco IOS) software operating modes
  • Identify Cisco router and switch models, accessories, cabling, and interface.
  • Troubleshoot and support Cisco Routers, switches, and operating environments.
  • Understand routing and switching basics.

CCT Career PathwaysAttainable Jobs

highest Paying

Network Technician

Network technicians are responsible for designing and installing computer networks, connections and cabling, testing and configuring software and maintaining and repairing hardware devices.

$30000 - $67000
Estimated Salary1

highest Paying

Network Administrator

Network Administrators duties can be wide or narrow depending on the organizations infrastructure. They may install, configure and maintain network infrastructure.

$39000 - $79000
Estimated Salary1

highest Paying

Network Installer

Network installers install computer networks such as local area network (LAN), wide area network (WAN), the internet, intranet, and other data communication systems.

$29000 - $61000
Estimated Salary1
1All available job and salary information is from Burning Glass Labor Insights and is updated annually to reflect industry changes.

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