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CCENT

This certification validates the ability to install, operate and troubleshoot a small enterprise branch network, including basic network security.

CCENT
CCENT Certification

The CCENT exam and training will be revised from v2.0 to v3.0. Candidates can choose to take either the 100-101 ICND1 v2.0 exam or 100-105 ICND1 v3.0 exam. The last day to test for the 100-101 ICND1 exam will be August 20, 2016.

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The CCENT certification validates the skills required for entry-level network support positions, the starting point for many successful careers in networking. CCENT certified professionals have the knowledge and skill to install, operate, and troubleshoot a small enterprise branch network, including basic network security.

It opens doors to a career in networking. Having your CCENT means you have what it takes to manage a small, enterprise branch network. A CCENT is your first step toward CCNA certification and will help you stand out from the crowd in entry-level positions.

Prerequisites

No prerequisites

CCENT Exams & Recommended Training

Required Exam(s) Recommended Training
100-101 ICND1 v2.0
Last day to test: August 20, 2016
Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 1 (ICND1)
OR
100-105 ICND1 v3.0 Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 1 (ICND1)
NOTE: Updated ICND1, ICND2, and CCNA Composite exams can be applied towards the achievement of several Cisco associate-level certifications.

Self-Study Materials

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The best way to prepare for this certification is to take the Cisco-approved training:

Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 1 (ICND1) v2.0

Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 1 focuses on providing the skills and knowledge necessary to implement and support a small switched and routed network.
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Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 1 (ICND1) v3.0

The Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices, Part 1 (ICND1) v3.0 course provides the foundational understanding of network layers 1-3 that are applicable to core routing and switching plus other advanced technologies. Several topics have been added including; understanding the interactions and network functions of firewalls, wireless controllers and access points, along with additional focus on IPv6 and basic network security.
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100-101 ICND1 v2.0

Last day to test: August 20, 2016

This exam tests a candidate's knowledge and skills required to successfully install, operate, and troubleshoot a small branch office network. The exam includes topics on the Operation of IP Data Networks; LAN Switching Technologies; IP Addressing (IPv4 & IPv6); IP Routing Technologies; IP Services (DHCP, NAT, ACLs); Network Device Security; Basic Troubleshooting.

100-105 ICND1 v3.0

This exam tests a candidate's knowledge and skills related to network fundamentals, LAN switching technologies, routing technologies, infrastructure services, and infrastructure maintenance.

CCENT certifications are valid for three years. To recertify, pass ONE of the following exams before the certification expiration date:

  • Pass the current ICND1 exam, or
  • Pass any current Associate-level exam or
  • Pass any current 642-XXX Professional-level or any 300-XXX Professional-level
  • Pass any current 642-XXX Cisco Specialist exam (excluding Sales Specialist exams or MeetingPlace Specialist exams, Implementing Cisco TelePresence Installations (ITI) exams, Cisco Leading Virtual Classroom Instruction exams, or any 650 online exams), or
  • Pass any current CCIE Written Exam, or
  • Pass the current CCDE Written Exam OR current CCDE Practical Exam, or
  • Pass the Cisco Certified Architect (CCAr) interview AND the CCAr board review to extend lower certifications

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