IT Certifications and Career Paths

CCENT Recertification

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

Associate Exam Logic Tool

Use the Associate Exam Logic Tool to determine the best exam pathway for you in achieving a Cisco Associate-level certification.

Associate Exam Logic Tool

Assess Your Skills

Explore our resources to determine your IT readiness.

Visit Self-Assessments

Cisco Learning Locator

Locate training at a center near you.

Find Training

Track your Progress

View your certification progress and exam history, request logos for your earned certifications, and more.

Certification Tracking System