CISCO Certification Information
Cisco Certified Network Associate
While Cisco certifications no longer have formal prerequisites, Cisco recommends that candidates attempting this Associate-level exam have at least one year of experience in an IT role.
The 200-301 exam tests your knowledge and skills related to network fundamentals, network access, security fundamentals, automation and programmability.
Cisco certification program will be drastically changed from Feb. 24, 2020. There will no longer be multiple different CCNA exams and certifications – only a single, comprehensive exam will be available. The new exam’s code is 200-301 CCNA and its full name is Implementing and Administering Cisco Networking Technologies. According to Cisco, the new exam “covers a broad range of fundamentals based on the latest technologies, software development skills, and job roles“.
Cisco Certified Network Professional
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.
You must first hold a valid CCNA or any CCIE designation.
You must pass three exams: Implementing Cisco IP Routing (ROUTE), Implementing Cisco IP Switched Networks (SWITCH), and Troubleshooting and Maintaining Cisco IP Networks (TSHOOT). Exams are 2 hours and $200 each.