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Last date to test: February 23, 2020

We are updating our certification and training program to validate your skills with the latest solutions for today's job roles. New training courses will roll out over the next several months, and new exams go live on February 24, 2020.

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Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT)

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.

Overview

Why certify?

The CCENT certification 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

Exams and recommended training

Last day to test: February 23, 2020

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Exam information

100-105 ICND1

Last day to test: February 23, 2020

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

Classroom training

Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 1 (ICND1)

This 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.

Recertification

On February 23, 2020, the recertification policy for this exam will be changing.

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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