Cisco Career Certification

Cisco is the largest networking company in the world, situated in USA. Cisco was founded in December, 1984 by two Stanford University  computer scientists named Leonard Bosack and Sandy Lerner.

Cisco offers five level of network certifications.

  • Entry level
  • Associate level
  • Professional level
  • Expert level
  • Architect

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Entry level

  • CCENT [Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician]
  • CCT [Cisco Certified Technology]
  • CCT Data Center
  • CCT Routing and Switching

Associate level

  • CCDA [Cisco Certified Design Associate]
  • CCNA Cloud
  • CCNA Collaboration
  • CCNA Cyber Ops
  • CCNA Data Center
  • CCNA Industrial
  • CCNA Routing and Switching
  • CCNA Security
  • CCNA Service Provider
  • CCNA Wireless

Professional level

  • CCDP [Cisco Certified Design Professional]
  • CCNA Cloud
  • CCNA Collaboration
  • CCNA Data Center
  • CCNA Routing and Switching
  • CCNA Security
  • CCNA Service Provider
  • CCNA Wireless

Expert level

  • CCDE [Cisco Certified Design Expert]
  • CCIE Collaboration
  • CCIE Data Center
  • CCIE Routing and Switching
  • CCIE Security
  • CCIE Service Provider
  • CCIE Wireless

Architect

  • CCAr [Cisco Certified Architecture]

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Except above categories there is another Certifications named as Specialist.

Specialist Certification

This certifies specific expertise of technical professionals, including Cisco Career Certifications,

(Associate, Professional, Expert levels)

Business Certifications

  • Cisco Enterprise IT Business Specialist
  • Cisco Business Specialists – For Sales Professionals
  • Cisco Learning Virtual Classroom Instruction

Collaboration Certifications

  • Cisco TelePresence Solutions Specialist
  • Cisco Unified Contact Center Enterprise Specialist
  • Cisco Video Network Specialist

Data Center Certifications

  • Cisco Data Center Unified Computing Design Specialist
  • Cisco Data Center Unified Computing Support Specialist
  • Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric Design Specialist
  • Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric Support Specialist
  • Cisco and NetApp FlexPod Design Specialist
  • Cisco and NetApp FlexPod Implementation and Administration Specialist
  • Additional Training and Testing

Internet of Things Certifications

  • Cisco Industrial Networking Specialist

Network Programmability Certifications

  • Cisco Business Application Engineer Specialist
  • Cisco Network Programmability Design and Implementation Specialist

Operating System Software Certifications

  • Cisco IOS XR Specialist

Security Certifications

  • Cisco Cyber security Specialist
  • Source fire Supplemental Training

Service Provider Certifications

  • Cisco Service Provider Mobility CDMA to LTE Specialist
  • Cisco Service Provider Mobility UMTS to LTE Specialist

EXPIRE or become INACTIVE

Certification Duration
Entry level

Association level

Professional level

  3 years
Expert level   2 years
Specialist   2 years
CCAr   5 years

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