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    
- New!
  CCNA CyberOps     
 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



How to Recertify

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).

Recertification Renewal Timeframes

 Entry-level, Associate-level, and Professional level
3 years
 All CCIE certifications
2 years
 Specialist certifications
2 years
 Cisco Certified Architect
5 years

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).


   Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 1 (ICND1)
   Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 2 (ICND2)
   CCNA EXPRESS (ICND Part 1 + ICND Part 2)
   Implementing Cisco IP Routing (ROUTE)
   Implementing Cisco Switched Networks (SWITCH)
   Troubleshooting and Maintaining Cisco IP Networks (TSHOOT)
   CCIE® Routing and Switching Workshop 1 - Cisco 360 Learning Program (CCIER1)
   CCIE® Routing and Switching Workshop 2 - Cisco 360 Learning Program (CCIER2)
   Designing for Cisco Internetwork Solutions (DESGN)
   Designing Cisco Network Service Architectures (ARCH)
   Implementing Cisco IOS Network Security (IINS)
   Implementing Cisco Secure Access Solutions (SISAS)
   Implementing Cisco Edge Network Security Solutions (SENSS)
   Implementing Cisco Secure Mobility Solutions (SIMOS)
   Implementing Cisco Threat Control Solutions (SITCS)
   CCIE® Security Lab Bootcamp (CCIESL)
   Building Cisco Service Provider Next-Generation Networks, Part 1 (SPNGN1)
   Building Cisco Service Provider Next-Generation Networks, Part 2 (SPNGN2)
   Deploying Cisco Service Provider Network Routing (SPROUTE)
   Deploying Cisco Service Provider Advanced Network Routing (SPADVROUTE)
   Implementing Cisco Service Provider Next-Generation Core Network Services (SPCORE)
   Implementing Cisco Service Provider Next-Generation Edge Network Services (SPEDGE)
   CCIE® Service Provider (CCIESP)
   Implementing Cisco Collaboration Devices (CICD)
   Implementing Cisco Video Network Devices, Part 2 (CIVND2)
   Implementing Cisco IP Telephony and Video, Part 1 (CIPTV1)
   Implementing Cisco IP Telephony and Video, Part 2 (CIPTV2)
   Troubleshooting Cisco IP Telephony and Video (CTCOLLAB)
   Implementing Cisco Collaboration Applications (CAPPS)
   CCIE® Collaboration Bootcamp (CCIECO)
   Introducing Cisco Data Center Networking (DCICN)
   Introducing Cisco Data Center Technologies (DCICT)
   Implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Computing (DCUCI)
   Implementing Cisco Data Center Infrastructure (DCII)
   Implementing Cisco Data Center Virtualization and Automation (DCVAI)
   Designing Cisco Data Center Infrastructure (DCID)
   Troubleshooting Cisco Data Center Infrastructure (DCIT)
   CCIE® Data Center Bootcamp (CCIEDC)
   Implementing Cisco Wireless Network Fundamentals (WIFUND)
   Designing Cisco Wireless Enterprise Networks (WIDESIGN)
   Securing Cisco Wireless Enterprise Networks (WISECURE)
   Deploying Cisco Wireless Enterprise Networks (WIDEPLOY)
   Troubleshooting Cisco Wireless Enterprise Networks (WITSHOOT)
   CCIE® Wireless Bootcamp (CCIEWI)
   Understanding Cisco Cloud Fundamentals (CLDFND)
   Introducing Cisco Cloud Administration (CLDADM)
   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)
   Managing Industrial Networks for Manufacturing with Cisco Technologies (IMINS2)
   Implementing Advanced Cisco ASA Security (SASAA)
   Implementing and Configuring Cisco Identity Services Engine (SISE)
   Implementing & Configuring Cisco Identity Services Engine for Wireless Engineers (SWISE)
   Implementing Cisco Bring Your Own Device Solutions (SBYOD)
   Implementing Core Cisco ASA Security (SASAC)
   Securing Cisco Networks with Open Source Snort (SSFSNORT)
   Securing Cisco Networks with Sourcefire FireAMP for Endpoints (SSFAMP)
   Securing Cisco Networks with Sourcefire Intrusion Prevention System (SSFIPS)
   Securing Cisco Networks with Snort Rule Writing Best Practices (SSFRULES)
   Securing Email with Cisco Email Security Appliance (SESA)
   Securing the Web with Cisco Web Security Appliance (SWSA)
   Securing Cisco Networks with Threat Detection and Analysis (SCYBER)
   Designing and Implementing Cisco Network Programmability (NPDESI)
   Cisco Sales Essentials (CSE)
   Implementing Cisco MPLS Traffic Engineering & Other Features (MPLST)
   Implementing Cisco Quality of Service (QOS)
   Configuring BGP on Cisco Routers (BGP)
   Implementing Cisco MPLS (MPLS)
   Building Core Networks with OSPF, IS-IS, BGP, and MPLS (BCN)
   Implementing Cisco Secure Access Control System (ACS)
   Implementing Cisco Network Admission Control (NAC)
   Implementing Cisco NAC Appliance (CANAC)
   Implementing Cisco Security Monitoring, Analysis and Response System (MARS)
   Securing Networks with Cisco Routers and Switches (SECURE)
   Implementing Cisco Intrusion Prevention System (IPS)
   Deploying Cisco ASA Firewall Solutions (FIREWALL)
   Deploying Cisco ASA VPN Solutions (VPN)
   Deploying Cisco Unified Contact Center Express (UCCXD)
   Implementing Cisco Multicast (MCAST)
   Administering Cisco Unified Communication Manage (ACUCM)
   Configuring Cisco MDS 9000 Series Switches (DCMDS)
   Configuring Cisco Nexus 7000 Switches (DCNX7K)
   Configuring Cisco Nexus 9000 Switches in ACI Mode (DCAC9K)
   Implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric (DCUFI)
   Designing Cisco Data Center Unified Computing (DCUCD)
   Designing Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric (DCUFD)
   Troubleshooting Cisco Data Center Unified Computing (DCUCT)
   Troubleshooting Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric (DCUFT)
   SD-WAN Workshop (SD-WAN)
   Cisco Digital Network Architecture Implementation Essentials (DNAIE)