Cisco Training & Certification

Cisco offers a range of IT certification, training, and testing programs to meet the needs of IT professionals, partners, employees, and students.

Security

By level of expertise, choose a certification to view its details and required exams.

Cisco Certified Entry Network Technician

IP Networking (CCENT)

Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT) validates the ability to install, operate and troubleshoot a small enterprise branch network, including basic network security. With a CCENT, a network professional demonstrates the skills required for entry-level network support positions - the starting point for many successful careers in networking. The curriculum covers networking fundamentals, WAN technologies, basic security and wireless concepts, routing and switching fundamentals, and configuring simple networks. CCENT is the first step toward achieving CCNA, which covers medium-size enterprise branch networks with more complex connections.

Title Optional training Exam Certification earned by passing any one exam
Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices, Part 1 (ICND1) 2.0

ICND1

100-101

Earn Cisco CCNP

Cisco Certified Network Associate Routing and Switching (CCNA Routing and Switching) Beyond basic networking skills, the Cisco CCNA Routing and Switching curriculum will expose IT professionals to software driven networking principles, virtualized networking functions and resources, IPv6, VPN technologies, QoS and the power of next generation technologies.

Step Title Optional training Required exam Certificate earned
1


Implementing Cisco Network Security (IINS)

210-260


210-260


Implementing Cisco Edge Network Security Solutions SENSS

Cisco Certified Network Professional Security (CCNP Security) certification program is aligned specifically to the job role of the Cisco Network Security Engineer responsible for Security in Routers, Switches, Networking devices and appliances, as well as choosing, deploying, supporting and troubleshooting Firewalls, VPNS, and IDS/IPS solutions for their networking environments. In addition, The National Security Agency (NSA) and the Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS) recognizes that Cisco CCNP Security courseware meets the CNSS 4013 training standard.

Step Exam Title Optional training Required exam Certificate earned
1

Implementing Cisco Edge Network Security Solutions

300-206

300-206

CCIE® Security Certification

The globally recognized standard for IT Professionals

Cisco CCIE Security certification recognizes individuals who have expert-level knowledge and skills to implement, maintain, and support extensive Cisco Network Security Solutions using the latest Cisco Security products and security best practices. Candidates are expected to have in-depth understanding of the written and lab exam topics. In addition, candidates are strongly encouraged to have at least 3–5 years of job experience in network security.

Step Title Optional training Exam Certificate earned
1
2

CCIE Security Written Exam
CCIE Security Lab Exam
350-018
Lab
350-018
Lab

Routing & Switching

Cisco Certified Entry Network Technician

IP Networking (CCENT)

Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT) validates the ability to install, operate and troubleshoot a small enterprise branch network, including basic network security. With a CCENT, a network professional demonstrates the skills required for entry-level network support positions - the starting point for many successful careers in networking. The curriculum covers networking fundamentals, WAN technologies, basic security and wireless concepts, routing and switching fundamentals, and configuring simple networks. CCENT is the first step toward achieving CCNA, which covers medium-size enterprise branch networks with more complex connections.

Title Optional training Exam Certification earned by passing any one exam
Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices, Part 1 (ICND1) 2.0

ICND1

100-101

CCNA Routing and Switching Certification

Cisco Certified Network Associate Routing and Switching (CCNA Routing and Switching) Beyond basic networking skills, the Cisco CCNA Routing and Switching curriculum will expose IT professionals to software driven networking principles, virtualized networking functions and resources, IPv6, VPN technologies, QoS and the power of next generation technologies.

Step Title Optional training Required exam Certificate earned
1
2
3
Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 1 (ICND1)
Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 2 (ICND2)
Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices: Accelerated (CCNAX)
Opens in new window100-105
Opens in new window200-105
Opens in new window200-120
100-105
200-105
200-125

CCNP® Routing and Switching Certification

Cisco Certified Design Associate

Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) Routing and Switching certification validates the ability to plan, implement, verify and troubleshoot local and wide-area enterprise networks and work collaboratively with specialists on advanced security, voice, wireless and video solutions. The CCNP Routing and Switching certification is appropriate for those with at least one year of networking experience who are ready to advance their skills and work independently on complex network solutions. Those who achieve CCNP Routing and Switching have demonstrated the skills required in enterprise roles such as network engineer, support engineer, systems engineer or network technician. The routing and switching protocol knowledge from this certification will provide a lasting foundation as these skills are equally relevant in the physical networks of today and the virtualized network functions of tomorrow.

Step Title Optional training Exam Certificate earned
1
2
3
4
Implementing Cisco IP Routing (ROUTE) v3.0
Implementing Cisco IP Switched Networks (SWITCH) v3.0
Troubleshooting and Maintaining Cisco IP Networks (TSHOOT) v3.0
300-101
300-115
300-135
300-101
300-115
300-135
Step Title Optional training Exam Certificate earned
1
2
3
4
Implementing Cisco IP Routing (ROUTE) v2.0
Implementing Cisco IP Switched Networks (SWITCH) v2.0
Troubleshooting and Maintaining Cisco IP Networks (TSHOOT) v2.0
300-101
300-115
300-135
300-101
300-115
300-135

Design

Cisco Certified Entry Network Technician

IP Networking (CCENT)

Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT) validates the ability to install, operate and troubleshoot a small enterprise branch network, including basic network security. With a CCENT, a network professional demonstrates the skills required for entry-level network support positions - the starting point for many successful careers in networking. The curriculum covers networking fundamentals, WAN technologies, basic security and wireless concepts, routing and switching fundamentals, and configuring simple networks. CCENT is the first step toward achieving CCNA, which covers medium-size enterprise branch networks with more complex connections.

Title Optional training Exam Certification earned by passing any one exam
Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices, Part 1 (ICND1) 2.0

ICND1

100-101

CCDA® Certification

Cisco Certified Design Associate

The Cisco CCDA® certification is for network design engineers, technicians, and support engineers, who require a basic understanding of network design fundamentals. The CCDA curriculum focuses on but is not limited to designing basic campus, data center, security, voice, and wireless networks.

Step Title Optional training Required exam Certificate earned
1


Designing for Cisco Internetwork Solutions (DESGN) v3.0


200-310


200-310


CCDP® Certification

Cisco Certified Design Associate

Enterprise environments require networks designed for performance, availability and scalability to achieve outcomes. Seasoned IT professionals with progressive end-to-end network design expertise are crucial to ensure networks deliver to today’s requirements while future proofing investments. For Senior Network Design Engineers, Principle System Engineer, Network/Solution Architects and CCDA professionals looking to build upon your fundamental Cisco network design expertise the Cisco CCDP certification program focuses on advanced addressing and routing protocols, WANs, services virtualization, and integration strategies for multi-layered Enterprise architectures.

Step Title Optional training Exam Certificate earned
1
2
3
Designing Cisco Network Service Architectures (300-320)
Implementing Cisco IP Routing (300-101)
Implementing Cisco IP Switched Networks (300-115)
300-320
300-101
300-115
300-320
300-101
300-115

CCDE™ Certification

CCDE Design Expert

CCDE certifies advanced-level skills in network infrastructure design principles and fundamentals for large networks. CCDEs have proven their ability to develop solutions which address planning, design, integration, optimization, operations, security and ongoing support at the network infrastructure level.

Step Title Optional training Exam Certificate earned
1
2

CCDE Written Exam (352-001) Version 2.1
CCDE Practical Exam v2.0

352-001
Practical

300-101
300-115
300-135

Wireless

Cisco Certified Entry Network Technician

IP Networking (CCENT)

Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT) validates the ability to install, operate and troubleshoot a small enterprise branch network, including basic network security. With a CCENT, a network professional demonstrates the skills required for entry-level network support positions - the starting point for many successful careers in networking. The curriculum covers networking fundamentals, WAN technologies, basic security and wireless concepts, routing and switching fundamentals, and configuring simple networks. CCENT is the first step toward achieving CCNA, which covers medium-size enterprise branch networks with more complex connections.

Title Optional training Exam Certification earned by passing any one exam
Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices, Part 1 (ICND1) 2.0

ICND1

100-101

CCNA® Wireless Certification

Cisco Wireless technology growth places increased demands on networks and the professionals that support them. Ensuring this technology is optimally configured, monitored, and supported is paramount to achieving business outcomes and requires a workforce of skilled wireless professionals. Earn the CCNA Wireless certification and amplify your basic Cisco Wireless LAN’s configuration, monitoring, troubleshooting and support skills for optimal performance of Cisco Wireless networks.

Step Title Optional training Required exam Certificate earned
1


Implementing Cisco Wireless Network Fundamentals (WIFUND)


200-355


200-355


CCNP® Wireless Certification

CCNP Wireless certification addresses the need for designing, implementing, and operating Cisco Wireless networks and mobility infrastructures. CCNP Wireless certification emphasizes wireless networking principles and theory. It also recognizes the expertise and technical acumen of wireless professionals who can assess and translate network business requirements into technical specifications that in turn, are incorporated into successful installations.

Step Title Optional training Exam Certificate earned
1
2
3
Conducting Cisco Unified Wireless Site Survey (CUWSS)
Implementing Cisco Unified Wireless Voice Networks (IUWVN)
Implementing Cisco Unified Wireless Mobility Services (IUWMS)
Implementing Advanced Cisco Unified Wireless Security (IAUWS)
642-732
642-742
642-747
642-737
642-732
642-742
642-747
642-737

CCIE Wireless® Certification

CCDE Design Expert

The Cisco CCIE Wireless certification assesses and validates wireless expertise. Candidates who pass the CCIE Wireless certification exams must demonstrate broad theoretical knowledge of wireless networking and a solid understanding of wireless LAN technologies from Cisco, the market leader in WLAN technology.

Step Title Optional training Exam Certificate earned
1
2

CCIE Wireless Written Exam (400-351) Version 3.1
CCIE Wireless Lab Exam

400-351
Lab

400-351
Lab

Data Center

CCNA® Data Center Certification

For data center network administrators who want to save time and money on data center design, equipment installation, and maintenance, the Cisco CCNA Data Center certification is a job-role-focused training and certification program that allows you to maximize your investment in your education and increase the value of your data center network.

Step Title Optional training Required exam Certificate earned
1
2

Introducing Cisco Data Center Networking (DCICN)
Introducing Cisco Data Center Technologies (DCICT)

640-911
640-916

640-911
640-916

CCNP® Data Center Certification

For business services and technology architects, and presales, design, and implementation engineers who want to save time and money on their data center design, installation, and maintenance, the Cisco CCNP Data Center certification is a job-role-focused training and certification program that allows you to maximize your investment in your education and increase the value of your data center network.

Step Title Optional training Exam Certificate earned
1
2
3
4
Implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Computing (DCUCI)
Implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric (DCUFI)
And
Designing Cisco Data Center Unified Computing (DCUCD)
Designing Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric (DCUFD)
OR
Troubleshooting Cisco Data Center Unified Computing (DCUCT)
Troubleshooting Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric (DCUFT)
642-999
642-997
642-998
642-035
642-980
642-998
642-997
642-998
642-035
642-980

CCIE Data Center

CCIE® Data Center Certification

CCDE Design Expert

CCIE Data Center certification validates the expert-level skills required for planning, designing, implementing and troubleshooting today’s complex Data Center infrastructure .

Step Title Optional training Exam Certificate earned
1
2

CCIE Data Center Written Exam v2.0
CCIE Data Center Lab Exam v2.0

400-151
Lab

400-351
Lab

Cloud

CCNA Cloud Certification

The CCNA Cloud certification is a job role focused certification and training program that helps Cloud engineers, Cloud Administrators, and Network Engineers to develop, advance, and validate their cloud skill set, and enables them to help their IT organization meet changing business demands from technology transitions.

Step Title Optional training Required exam Certificate earned
1
2

Understanding Cisco Cloud Fundamentals (CLDFND)
Introducing Cisco Cloud Administration (CLDADM)

210-451
210-455

210-451
210-455

CCNP Cloud Certification

Cloud adoption is driving new roles and responsibilities. Cloud engineers need the skills to work with private, public and hybrid cloud models, and leverage Intercloud solutions. The CCNP Cloud certification is a lab based training and certification program that is targeted at Cloud engineers, Cloud Administrators, Cloud Designers, and Architects working in Data Centers. This program delivers the knowledge and skills necessary to design, provision, automate and manage Cloud and Infrastructure-as-a-Service deployments. Learn from the only company that has an end-to-end Cloud and Intercloud story.

Step Title Optional training Exam Certificate earned
1
2
3
4
Implementing and Troubleshooting the Cisco Cloud Infrastructure (CLDINF)
Designing the Cisco Cloud (CLDDES)
Automating the Cisco Enterprise Cloud (CLDAUT)
Building the Cisco Cloud with Application Centric Infrastructure (CLDACI)
300-460
300-465
300-470
300-475
300-460
300-465
300-470
300-475

Architect

Cisco Certified Architect Certification

Cisco Certified Architect (CCAr®)

Cisco Certified Architect is the highest level of accreditation achievable within the Cisco Career Certification program. CCAr recognizes those who can effectively translate complex business strategies into infrastructure requirements and clearly communicate and advocate the proposed architecture.

Step Title Optional training Required exam Certificate earned
1


Cisco Certified Architect Board Exam (CCAr®)

CCAr®


CCAr®