THE NEW CISCO 2020 CERTIFICATION MAP
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Cisco offers globally recognized certifications for network design and architecture professionals. There are multiple levels of Cisco certifications:
Cisco announced a significant evolution of their certification tracks, set to release February 24, 2020. These changes will address the needs of the modern network, requiring both infrastructure and software expertise. This is Cisco’s biggest change to certifications in 25 years. New recommended training courses will be released in the coming months ahead of the new certification releases.
Summary of Changes:
Cisco Routing and Switching
Cisco Certified Network Associate Routing and Switching certification demonstrates your knowledge to deploy, maintain, secure and operate a medium-sized network using Cisco technologies.
To earn your CCNA Routing and Switching you can either take a single exam or two exams.
Cisco® Interconnecting Cisco® Networking Devices Part 1 v3.0 (ICND1)
Cisco® Interconnecting Cisco® Networking Devices Part 2 v3.0 (ICND2)
Cisco® Interconnecting Cisco® Networking Devices Accelerated v3.0 (CCNAX)
200-125 CCNA® v3.0
100-105 ICND1 v3.0
200-105 ICND2 v3.0
Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
Cisco® Implementing Cisco® IP Routing v2.0 (ROUTE)
Cisco® Implementing Cisco® Switched Networks v2.0 (SWITCH)
Cisco® Troubleshooting and Maintaining Cisco® IP Networks v2.0 (TSHOOT)
Most CCNP certifications will also be retiring. Right now, networking professionals start a specialization track at the CCNA level. For example, CCNA Security leads to CCNP Security. However, after February 24, 2020, the one CCNA exam (200-301 CCNA) will cover networking basics and then you specialize at the CCNP level. You will be required to pass 2 exams: a core exam and one concentration exam. Here’s the complete list of the new CCNPs: