The widely respected IT certification programs available through Cisco Career Certifications bring valuable and measurable rewards to network professionals, their managers, and the organizations that employ them.
Five Levels of IT Certification
We offer five levels of general IT certification: Entry, Associate, Professional, Expert and Architect, the highest level of accreditation within the Cisco Career Certification program.
Ten Certification Tracks
Certification can be attained in various fields: Routing & Switching, Design, Security, Service Provider, Data Center, Wireless, Cloud, Collaboration, Industrial and Cyber Ops.
IT Certification in Focused Areas
In addition to general certifications, network professionals can enhance their core networking knowledge by achieving specialist certification in technologies such as security, IP telephony, and wireless.
|Cisco Career Certifications|
|Certification Paths||Entry-Level||Associate Level||Professional Level||Expert Level|
|Routing & Switching|
|Security||CCENT||CCNA Security||CCNP Security||CCIE Security|
|Wireless||CCENT||CCNA Wireless||CCNP Wireless||CCIE Wireless|
|Industrial / IoT - New!||CCNA Industrial|
Operations - New!
|Service Provider||CCNA SP||CCNP SP||CCIE SP|
|Collaboration - New!||CCNA Collaboration||CCNP Collaboration||CCIE Collaboration|
|Cloud - New!||CCNA Cloud||CCNP Cloud|
|Data Center||CCNA Data Center||CCNP Data Center||CCIE Data Center|
Recertification is an important indicator to IT professionals and their employers, ensuring that the certification holder has kept up with current trends in networking technology. Valid certifications may be renewed indefinitely, but without timely renewal, certifications expire or become inactive. To keep certifications current, individuals should recertify by advancing to the next level of certification or passing the designated recertification exam(s).
|Entry-level, Associate-level, and Professional level||
|All CCIE certifications||
|Cisco Certified Architect||
Renewal requires certification holders to register for and pass the appropriate Cisco recertification exam(s). In order to recertify, exam requirements must be met prior to the certification expiration date. Individuals with an expired certification(s) must repeat the entire certification exam process in order to regain their certification(s). Visit the Cisco Career Certifications Tracking System to check the status of your certification(s).