New Changes in CISCO Exams

19th Apr 2020
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From students to engineers to software developers – CISCO has got everyone covered with its certification programs. CISCO helps them acquire up-to-date knowledge to perform the most critical jobs in today’s dynamic IT environment.

Learn the changes made by CISCO to its certifications and exam patterns on February 24, 2020.

CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate) Certification

CCNA is the first step in preparing for a career in IT technologies.

To earn CCNA certification (valid for three years), you pass one exam that covers a broad range of fundamentals for IT careers, based on the latest networking technologies, software development skills, and job roles.

What’s NEW

New CCNA program prepares you for today’s associate-level job roles in IT technologies. CCNA now includes security and automation and programmability.

Exam: 200-301 CCNA | Duration: 120 minutes | Available languages: English, Japanese

This exam tests your knowledge and skills related to:

  1. Network fundamentals
  2. Network access
  3. IP connectivity
  4. IP services
  5. Security fundamentals
  6. Automation and programmability

Prerequisites

There are no formal prerequisites for CCNA certification, but you should have an understanding of the exam topics before taking the exam.

The job roles best suited after CCNA

  1. Entry-level network engineer
  2. Network administrator
  3. Network support technician
  4. Help desk technician

 CCNP Enterprise Certification

CCNP Enterprise certification validates your skills with enterprise networking solutions. To earn CCNP Enterprise certification, you pass two exams: one that covers core enterprise technologies and one concentration exam of your choice, so you can customize your certification to your technical area of focus.

What’s included in core exam

Knowledge of enterprise structure including dual-stack (IPv4 and IPv6) architecture, virtualization, infrastructure, network assurance, security, and automation.

Concentration exams focus on emerging and industry-specific topics such as network design, SD-WAN, wireless, and automation. You can prepare for concentration exams by taking corresponding Cisco training courses.

What’s NEW

CISCO withdraws 6 old CCNP certifications, and replaces them with new ones. The list is below.

OldNew
CCNP Routing and SwitchingCCNP Enterprise
CCNP CollaborationCCNP Data Center
CCNP WirelessCCNP Security
CCNP Data CenterCCNP Service Provider
CCNP Service ProviderCCNP Collaboration
CCDPCisco Certified DevNet Professional

CISCO makes structural changes to the eligibility of taking a CCNP Exam. In the new CCNP Certification, you are awarded credit for work you completed in the legacy program before February 24. Here is how the credit pays off by serving the foundation for the new advanced CCNP Certification. Check the combination of core and concentration exam REQUIRED to appear in the NEW CCNP Certification Exam.

From CCNP Routing and Switching to CCNP Enterprise 

If you passed these CISCO exams by February 24After February 24, you are eligible to appear in the new CCNP Certification Exam
ROUTE (300-101)Core: 350-401 ENCOR

Concentration: (anyone of the following)

1.     300-410 ENARSI

2.     300-415 ENSDWI

3.     300-420 ENSLD

4.     300-425 ENWLSD

5.     300-430 ENWLSI

6.     300-435 ENAUTO

 SWITCH (300-115)Core:350-401 ENCOR

Concentration: (anyone of the following)

1.     300-410 ENARSI

2.     300-415 ENSDWI

3.     300-420 ENSLD

4.     300-425 ENWLSD

5.     300-430 ENWLSI

6.     300-435 ENAUTO

TSHOOT (300-135)Core: 350-401 ENCOR

Concentration: Not required

Migrating to CCNP Collaboration

If you passed these CISCO exams by February 24After February 24, you are eligible to appear in the new CCNP Certification Exam
CIPTV1 (300-070)Core: 350-801 CLCOR

Concentration: (anyone of the following)

1.     300-810 CLICA

2.     300-815 CLACCM

3.     300-820 CLCEI

4.     300-835 CLAUTO

CIPTV2 (300-075)Core: 350-801 CLCOR

Concentration: (anyone of the following)

1.     350-801 CLCOR

2.     300-810 CLICA

3.     300-815 CLACCM

4.     300-820 CLCEI

5.     300-835 CLAUTO

CAPPS (300-085)You received: Cisco Certified Specialist – Collaboration Applications Implementation

Core Exam: 350-801 CLCOR

CTCOLLAB (300-080)You received: Cisco Certified Specialist – Collaboration Cloud & Edge Implementation

Core Exam: 350-801 CLCOR

From CCNP Wireless to CCNP Enterprise

If you passed these CISCO exams by February 24After February 24, you are eligible to appear in the new CCNP Certification Exam
WIDESIGN (300-360)You received: Cisco Certified Specialist – Enterprise Wireless Design

Core Exam: 350-401 ENCOR

WIDEPLOY (300-365)You received: Cisco Certified Specialist – Enterprise Wireless Design

Core Exam: 350-401 ENCOR

WITSHOOT (300-370)You received: Cisco Certified Specialist – Enterprise Wireless Implementation

Core Exam: 350-401 ENCOR

WISECURE (300-375)You received: Cisco Certified Specialist – Enterprise Wireless Implementation

Core Exam: 350-401 ENCOR

From CCDP to CCNP Enterprise

If you passed these CISCO exams by February 24After February 24, you are eligible to appear in the new CCNP Certification Exam
300-101 ROUTECore Exam: 350-401 ENCOR

Choose one from these concentration exams:

 

300-410 ENARSI

300-415 ENSDWI

300-420 ENSLD

300-425 ENWLSD

300-430 ENWLSI

300-435 ENAUTO

300-115 SWITCHCore Exam: 350-401 ENCOR

Choose one from these concentration exams:

300-410 ENARSI

300-415 ENSDWI

300-420 ENSLD

300-425 ENWLSD

300-430 ENWLSI

300-435 ENAUTO

300-320 ARCHYou received: Cisco Certified Specialist – Enterprise Design

Core Exam: 350-401 ENCOR

Check more information about how you can earn New CCNA certification to boost your career.

  • CCNP Cloud migration tool
  • CCNP Data Center migration tool
  • CCNP Security migration tool
  • CCNP Service Provider migration tool

CCIE (Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert) Certification

Recognized as one of the most valued certifications in IT industry, CCIE (Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert) has been classified into six tracks. Each CCIE Certification examination has three stages, viz., Qualifying Exam, Lab Exam, and Practical Exam.

CCIE Enterprise Infrastructure

Qualifying Exam: ENCOR 350-401 | Exam duration: 120-minute

Lab Exam: Configure and troubleshoot a series of complex networks to given specifications | Exam duration: 8 hours

Practical Exam: Plan, design, deploy, operate, and optimize dual stack solutions (IPv4 and IPv6) for complex enterprise networks | Exam duration: 8 hours

CCIE Enterprise Wireless

Qualifying Exam: ENCOR 350-401 | Exam duration: 120-minute

Lab Exam: configure, diagnose, and troubleshoot a series of complex network scenarios| Exam duration: 8 hours

Practical Exam: Plan, design, implement, operate, and optimize complex Enterprise Wireless networks| Exam duration: 8 hours

CCIE Collaboration

Qualifying Exam: ENCOR 350-401 | Exam duration: 120-minute

Lab Exam: configure, diagnose, and troubleshoot a series of complex network scenarios| Exam duration: 8 hours

Practical Exam: Plan, design, implement, operate, and optimize complex enterprise collaboration solutions| Exam duration: 8 hours

CCIE Data Center

Qualifying Exam: DCCOR 350-601| Exam duration: 120-minute

Lab Exam: Diagnosing, configuring and troubleshooting a complex data center topology |: 8 hours (two parts)

Practical Exam: Plan, design, deploy, operate, and optimize complex Data Center networks | Exam duration: 8 hours

CCIE Security

Qualifying Exam: COR 350-701 | Exam duration: 120-minute

Lab Exam: Plan, design, implement, operate, and troubleshoot complex security scenarios for a given specification | Exam duration: 8 hours

Practical Exam: Plan, design, deploy, operate, and optimize network security solutions to protect your network | Exam duration: 8 hours

CCIE Service Provider

Qualifying Exam: SPCOR 350-501 | Exam duration: 120-minute

Lab Exam: Configure, optimize, diagnose, and troubleshoot a series of complex network scenarios for a given specification based on dual stack solutions | Exam duration: 8 hours

Practical Exam: Plan, design, implement, operate, and optimize dual stack solutions (IPv4 and IPv6) of complex service provider networks | Exam duration: 8 hours

New DevNet Certification Track

Cisco has introduced new certification track called DevNet. DevNet certification program aims at enhancing the skills of software developers, automation specialists, DevOps engineers and other software-based professions. It equips them with the latest skills for application development, automation, infrastructure development and design within the cloud, network, Internet of Things (IoT) and DevOps. It provides career directions starting from DevNet Associate (CCNA) to Specialist to Professional. The Cisco Certified DevNet Professional certification tests a candidate’s knowledge of software development and design using APIs, Cisco platforms, application deployment and security, and infrastructure and automation.

Exam: DEVCOR 350-901 | Exam duration: 120-minute

CISCO Certification Training Course

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