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Available February 24, 2020: Updates to the CCNA certification and training program

On February 24, 2020, Cisco will release a new, consolidated CCNA exam. If you have started working toward CCNA Industrial certification, keep going. If you earn CCNA Industrial before February 24, then on February 24, you will keep your CCNA Industrial and you will receive the new CCNA certification plus a training badge.

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Bring your networks together

The CCNA Industrial certification is for plant administrators, control system engineers and traditional network engineers in the manufacturing, process control, and oil and gas industries, who will be involved with the convergence of IT and Industrial networks.


Why certify?

The CCNA Industrial certification provides candidates the necessary skills to successfully implement and troubleshoot the most common industry standard protocols while leveraging best practices needed for todays connected networks.

Combining theoretic knowledge with practical lab exercises, this curriculum provides the real-world skills that allow information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT) professionals to ensure that their current infrastructures are maximized while developing a converged platform for flexibility to support future business outcomes.


Industrial Networking Specialist or CCENT or CCNA Routing and Switching, or any valid CCIE certification can act as a prerequisite.

Migration to the new program

The new CCNA certification replaces the current CCNA certifications for:

If you have started working toward any current CCNA or CCDA certification, keep going. You have until February 23, 2020 to complete your current CCNA/CCDA. 

  • If you complete any current CCNA/CCDA certification before February 24, you’ll receive the new CCNA certification and a training badge in the corresponding technology area.
  • If you already have Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT) certification and would like to earn CCNA, you have until February 23 to complete your CCNA certification in the current program. As of February 24, you will need to take the new exam to complete CCNA certification.

Exams and recommended training

Last date to test: February 23, 2020

Required exam Recommended training
200-601 IMINS2 Managing Industrial Networking for Manufacturing with Cisco Technologies (IMINS2)

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Exam information

To earn the Cisco CCNA Industrial certification, you must pass the following exam:

200-601 IMINS2

Last date to test: February 23, 2020

This exam tests concepts and technology commonly found in the automated manufacturing environment. This exam tests candidates on the Common Industrial Protocol (CIP) and ProfiNET industrial protocols and the underlying support network infrastructure design to maximize efficiency within Industrial Ethernet.

200-601 IMINS2 exam topics

Classroom training

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

Managing Industrial Networking for Manufacturing with Cisco Technologies (IMINS2)

This course builds upon Managing Industrial Networks with Cisco Networking Technologies (IMINS) and is designed to ensure that industrial network engineering professionals are able to design, configure, and troubleshoot networked industrial products and solutions.


On February 24, 2020, the recertification policy for this exam will be changing.

To recertify, pass ONE of the following before the certification expiration date:

  • Pass any current Associate-level exam except for the ICND1 exam or
  • Pass any current 642-XXX Professional-level or any 300-XXX Professional-level exam, or
  • 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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