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Cisco is extending all active Certifications!

The global pandemic has had an impact on every member of the Cisco Certified family. To support your certification goals, Cisco is extending the expiration date for all active certifications by six months (180 days) as of March 16, 2020. This covers all Cisco and DevNet Specialist, Associate, Professional, and Expert certifications as well as CCT and CCAr.  

Your expiration date will automatically be extended, and there is no action required on your part. You will be able to check your personalcertification manager page to validate your new expiration date within the next two weeks. 

For more details and frequently asked questions, please visit the Cisco  blog. 

Online Testing: As effective April 15, 2020 Cisco will deliver certification exams using online proctoring from Pearson VUE. The software employs live proctors, augmented with artificial intelligence that uses techniques, such as facial recognition and eye movement tracking, to help proctors perform their duties and quickly flag potential security violations.

There are requirements to note, and if this option is not feasible for the student, taking a live, in-person proctored exam will still be an option as soon as it is appropriate to re-open testing centers. Bonus: Cisco Learning Credits may be applied.

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All Cisco trainings also available as
virtual instructor led training!

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Cisco introduced a new certification program,
which will go live in February 2020.

The main changes are:

  • Introduction of the Cisco Certified DevNet certification track
  • There are no more prerequisites for the associate and professional certification
  • In the new program you will receive credit for exams you have already passed and can check your status via the CCNP migrations tools
  • Trainings and certifications (also CCNA and CCNP tiers) are consolidated and updated
  • The CCIE status is valid for 3 years

CCNA certification:

There will only be one training and only one exam for the new CCNA certification. This course contains all the basic knowledge for all further certifications, but is no prerequisite.

CCNP certification:

With the CCNP certification you can choose your specialisation:

  • Enterprise
  • Collaboration
  • Data Center
  • Security
  • Service Provider

For every CCNP certification there is one basic exam and - depending on the specialisation - one additional exam.

If you have started working toward any current CCNP certification, keep going. In the new program, you'll receive credit for work you've already completed in the current program.

For more information about how to migrate your certification in progress, visit the Cisco CCNP migration tool

CCNA Certification
CCDA Certification
CCNP Enterprise Certification
CCDP Certification
CCNP Collaboration
CCNP Data Center
CCNP Security
CCNP Service Provider