As the world of networks grew, CISCO decided to cut these CISCO certifications into areas of expertise:
– Service provider
CISCO has also created different skill levels for these different areas of expertise:
– Associate: CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associated)
– Specialist: CCS (Cisco Certified Specialist)
– Professional: CCNP (Cisco Certified Network Professional)
– Expert: CCIE (Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert)
The Enterprise domain now replaces our good old Routing and Switching.
Important point: There are no longer any prerequisites, you can prepare the CCNP directly without having the NACC.
The new CISCO certifications
CCNA – Cisco Certified Network Associated
In order to obtain the NACC, simply pass the exam: CCNA 200-301
No more ICND1 and ICND2! No more CCENT certifications! We now have only one review. Good news or not? I will leave it to you to comment on that. 😉
The CCS – Cisco Certified Specialist
In order to obtain a CCS certification, you must pass a CONCENTRATION (Specialist) exam.
(see list in CCNP chapter for more details)
CCNP – Cisco Certified Network Professional
To obtain the CCNP, you must have the CORE exam and a CONCENTRATION (or Specialist) exam in the same area.
300-401 ENCOR – Enterprise Core
300-410 ENARSI – Enterprise Advanced Infrastructure Implementation
300-415 ENSDWI – Enterprise SD-WAN Implementation
300-420 ENSLD – Enterprise Design
300-425 ENWLSD – Enterprise Wireless Design
300-430 ENWLSI – Enterprise Wireless Implementation
300-435 ENAUTO – Automating Cisco Enterprise Solutions
300-601 DCCOR – Core Data Center
300-701 SCOR – Security Core
300-710 SNCF – Firepower Network Security
300-715 SISE – Security Identity Management Implementation
300-720 SESA – Email Content Security
300-725 SWSA – Web Content Security
300-730 SVPN – Network Security VPN Implementation
300-501 SPCOR – Core Service Provider
300-801 CLCOR – Core Collaboration
CCIE – Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert
To be a CCIE, you had to have the written exam as well as pass the CCIE lab.
Today, if you have the CCNP, all you have to do is register a CCIE LAB!! Good news, right? 🙂
The official link: RE CERTIFICATION CISCO
The validity of your certification: 3 years
In order to keep its certification up to date, several solutions are available to us:
– Take a same-level or higher exam
– Continuing education
– A mixture of the two
CISCO Migration Tool: Link
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