The CCNA Service Provider certification is for service provider network engineers, technicians, and support personnel who want to configure and implement robust baseline Cisco Service Provider IP next-generation networks.
Cisco Certified Network Associate Service Provider (CCNA SP) certification is for service provider network engineers, technicians and designers who focus on the latest in Service Provider industry core networking technologies and trends. With the ability to configure, implement, and troubleshoot baseline Cisco Service Provider Next-Generation networks, CCNA SP certified individuals deploy, maintain and improve carrier-grade network infrastructures.
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.
|Required exams||Recommended training|
|640-875 SPNGN1||Building Cisco Service Provider Next-Generation Networks, Part 1 (SPNG1)|
|640-878 SPNGN2||Building Cisco Service Provider Next-Generation Networks, Part 2 (SPNGN2)|
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To earn the Cisco CCNA Service Provider certification, you must pass the following exams:
Last date to test: February 23, 2020
This exam tests the basic knowledge and skills that are necessary to support a service provider network.
The best way to prepare for this certification is to take the Cisco-approved training:
This course introduces IP Next-Generation Network (IP NGN) architecture that helps service providers to build modern, scalable, and reliable networks.
This course provides knowledge of the major components of a service provider network construction and the Cisco service provider IP NGN architecture.
To recertify, pass ONE of the following exams before the certification expiration date:
When using a higher level of certification to extend other certifications, the expiration date of other certifications will extend to the expiration date of the higher certification (i.e.: If you have one year left on your CCNA certification and you earn a CCIE certification (which has a two-year certification life) then both your CCIE certification and your CCNA certification will expire two years from the date you achieved the CCIE certification). For more information, access the How to recertify page.