Cisco-Certifications

Associate Certifications

Cisco offers three Associate-level certifications to help you learn how to connect, secure and automate the networks that run the world.

CCNA has been changing lives and shaping the network since 1998. Now, with the recent additions of security and automation, the certification is poised to launch a new generation of IT careers. One of them could be yours.

  • Launch your career with the CCNA certification.
  • Master the essentials including security, automation, and programmability, for rewarding work in a broad range of roles.
  • Rev up your resume with the most highly respected associate- level certification in the industry.
  • Boost your confidence by gaining real-world know-how

As the sophistication, stealth, and frequency of cybersecurity threats continue to increase, the complexity of attacks means every organization needs security expertise before, during, and after an attack. For this reason, the demand for cybersecurity operations (CyberOps) personnel keeps going up. The CyberOps Associate certification validates the knowledge and skills related to security concepts, security monitoring, host- based analysis, network intrusion analysis, and security policies and procedures.

  • Launch your career in cybersecurity operations with the Cisco® Certified CyberOps Associate certification 
  • Master the essentials to prevent, detect, and respond to cybersecurity threats and breaches 
  • Rev up your resume with training and certification on cybersecurity operations knowledge and skills 
  • Boost your confidence by gaining real-world knowledge 
  • Link that digital certification badge to all your social media profiles to tell the world what you’ve achieved 

Software and IT infrastructure are growing more and more interconnected. Software lets you automate infrastructure tasks that used to be manual, rote,
and repetitive. And with applications, you can create business innovations that leverage connectivity. But writing code for infrastructure requires a new, hybrid set of skills. How can you show hiring managers that you know your stuff? One word: certification. In fact, 71% of hiring managers say that certification increases their confidence in an applicant’s abilities.

Cisco Certified DevNet Associate validates your skills in designing applications that leverage Cisco platforms, from code that helps run the infrastructure, to apps that bring that infrastructure to life. 

  • Launch your career in network automation
  • Master the essentials of developing applications built on Cisco® platforms 
  • Harness the power of Cisco technology in your applications and user experiences 
  • Join the Cisco ecosystem of innovation to share your code and leverage others 
  • Link your Cisco DevNet certification badge to all your social media profiles to tell the world what you’ve achieved 

Professional Certifications - CCNP

Build your career with Cisco

Cisco’s professional-level certifications prepare you for today’s job roles in IT technologies. These certifications validate the breadth and depth of your knowledge, covering the core concepts that span a technology area while also providing the flexibility to choose a focus area. 

Each professional-level certification requires only two exams: one core exam and one concentration exam of your choice, so you can focus on your interests and needs. And core exams in each CCNP technology track also serve as qualifying exams for CCIE lab exams.

Expert Certifications - CCIE

Become an expert in your field by earning the most prestigious certification in the technology industry.
Take your place as a technical leader in the fast-paced world of IT infrastructure.
Among the industry’s most widely recognized and respected certifications, Cisco expert certifications tell the world in no uncertain terms that you know what you’re talking about.

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CCNP Enterprise

Prove your skills with Enterprise networking solutions

Software and networking become more and more interconnected every day. Technology advances are enabling new applications and businesses that connect everything—people, devices, machines, and applications. And with intent-based networking, organizations can take advantage of automation to scale and secure their networking infrastructure. To capitalize on these opportunities, today’s networking professionals need a broader range of skills and deeper focus in strategic technology areas. The CCNP Enterprise certification program gives you exactly that breadth and depth.

  • Show the world you know your stuff with a high-value certification
  • Customize your certification to your technical focus
  • Position yourself for advancement in the fast-paced world of enterprise technologies
  • Add networking automation skills to your areas of expertise
  • Earn a Specialist certification for passing any CCNP exam – core or concentration
  • Qualify for the CCIE Enterprise lab exam by passing the CCNP core exam
  • Link that CCNP certification badge to all your social media profiles

CCNP Enterprise

Core exam

Concentration exams (choose one):

CCNP Data Centre

Prove your skills with Data Centre solutions.
Technology advances are generating more data than ever before, by enabling new applications and businesses that connect everything—people, devices, and machines. With intent-based networking, data centre teams can take advantage of automation to scale and secure their infrastructure. To capitalize on these opportunities, today’s data centre professionals need a broader range of skills and deeper focus in strategic technology areas. The CCNP Data Centre certification program gives you exactly that breadth and depth.

  • Show the world you know your stuff with a high-value certification 
  • Customize your certification to your technical focus 
  • Position yourself for advancement in the fast-paced world of data centre technologies 
  • Add data centre automation skills to your areas of expertise 
  • Earn a Specialist certification for passing any CCNP exam – core or concentration 
  • Qualify for the CCIE Data Centre lab exam by passing the CCNP core exam 
  • Link that CCNP certification badge to all your social media profiles 

CCNP Data Centre

Core exam

Concentration exams (choose one):

CCNP Security

Prove your skills with Security solutions
Software and networking become more and more interconnected every day, creating ever greater need for robust, scalable security across all platforms—from networks
to mobile devices. With intent-based networking, security teams can take advantage of automation to scale their security solutions. To capitalize on these opportunities, today’s security professionals need a broader range of skills and deeper focus in strategic technology areas. The CCNP Security certification program gives you exactly that breadth and depth.

  • Show the world you know your stuff with a high-value certification 
  • Customize your certification to your technical focus 
  • Position yourself for advancement in the fast-paced world of security technologies 
  • Add security automation skills to your areas of expertise 
  • Earn a Specialist certification for passing any CCNP exam – core or concentration 
  • Qualify for the CCIE Security lab exam by passing the CCNP core exam 
  • Link that CCNP certification badge to all your social media profiles 

CCNP Security

Core exam

Concentration exams (choose one):

CCNP Service Provider

Prove your skills with Service Provider solutions
Software and networking become more and more interconnected every day. Technology advances are enabling new applications and businesses that connect everything—people, devices, machines, and applications. And with intent-based networking, service providers can take advantage of automation to scale and secure their infrastructure. To capitalize on these opportunities, today’s service provider professionals need a broader range of skills and deeper focus in strategic technology areas. The CCNP Service Provider certification program gives you exactly that breadth and depth.

  • Show the world you know your stuff with a high-value certification 
  • Customize your certification to your technical focus 
  • Position yourself for advancement in the fast-paced world of service provider technologies 
  • Add service provider automation skills to your areas of expertise 
  • Earn a Specialist certification for passing any CCNP exam – core or concentration 
  • Qualify for the CCIE Service Provider lab exam by passing the CCNP core exam 
  • Link that CCNP certification badge to all your social media profiles 

CCNP Service Provider

Core exam

Concentration exams (choose one):

CCNP Collaboration

Prove your skills with Collaboration solutions
Technology advances are enabling new collaboration applications and businesses that connect everything—people, devices, machines, and applications. With intent- based networking, collaboration teams can take advantage of automation to scale their infrastructure. But to capitalize on these opportunities, today’s collaboration professionals need a broader range of skills and deeper focus in strategic technology areas. The CCNP Collaboration certification program gives you exactly that breadth and depth.

  • Show the world you know your stuff with a high-value certification 
  • Customize your certification to your technical focus 
  • Position yourself for advancement in the fast-paced world of collaboration technologies 
  • Add collaboration automation skills to your areas of expertise 
  • Earn a Specialist certification for passing any CCNP exam – core or concentration 
  • Qualify for the CCIE Collaboration exam by passing the CCNP core exam 
  • Link that CCNP certification badge to all your social media profiles 

CCNP Collaboration

Core exam

Concentration exams (choose one):

Certified CyberOps Professional

Protect, detect, and defend against cybersecurity threats
As the complexity of cyberattacks continues to increase in size and scale, your organization needs highly qualified personnel to provide security expertise before, during, and after an attack. The demand is greater now than ever before for professionals with the knowledge and skills to detect and respond to cybersecurity threats, manage security incidents, automate security tasks, and secure the sensitive information of your organisation.

  • Enhance your earning potential with the new Cisco® Certified CyberOps Professional certification 
  • Learn how to prevent, detect, and respond to cybersecurity threats and breaches 
  • Prove your knowledge in cloud computing security, risk management, and threat intelligence analysis 
  • Boost up your confidence with tested and relevant skills 
  • Share your achievement with a digital certification badge on your social media profiles 

Certified CyberOps Professional

Core exam

Concentration exams

Certified DevNet Professional

Prove your skills with software and infrastructure
Software and IT infrastructure are growing more and more interconnected. Applications deliver innovative new experiences, and IT professionals can now take advantage of automation and DevOps through NetDevOps. NetDevOps brings network teams together with development and operations teams, so you can
scale and secure your infrastructure faster and more efficiently than ever before. To maximize all this potential, NetDevOps professionals need a broad-based foundation of skills, and deeper focus in strategic technology areas.

  • BuildyourcareerwithCisco®
    by certifying your skills in developing and maintaining applications built on Cisco platforms 
  • Customize your certification to your technical focus 
  • Harness the power of Cisco technology in your applications and user experiences 
  • Position yourself for advancement in the NetDevOps world 
  • Earn a Specialist certification for passing any professional-level exam – core or concentration 
  • Join the Cisco ecosystem of innovation to share your code and leverage others 
  • Link your Cisco DevNet certification badge to all your social media profiles to tell the world what you’ve achieved 

Certified DevNet Professional /2

Core exam

Concentration exams (choose one):

CCIE Enterprise Infrastructure

Distinguish yourself as a leader in Enterprise Infrastructure technologies
Software, networking, and infrastructure grow more and more interconnected every day. Applications deliver exciting new experiences, and with intent-based networking, organizations can take advantage of automation to scale and secure their networking infrastructure. With CCIE Enterprise Infrastructure certification, your opportunities to help maximize that potential are boundless. Just ask hiring managers: 71% of them say that certifications increase their confidence in an applicant’s abilities.

  • Take your place as a technical leader in the fast-paced world of enterprise networking 
  • Combine your technical expertise with design skills to position your organization for digital transformation 
  • Distinguish yourself as the best of the best from deploying to operating and optimizing complex technologies 
  • Add networking automation and network programmability skills to your areas of expertise 
  • Earn a Specialist certification for passing the qualifying exam 
  • Put that CCIE certification badge on all your social media profiles 
  • Take your place as a technical leader in the fast-paced world of enterprise networking 
  • Combine your technical expertise with design skills to position your organization for digital transformation 
  • Distinguish yourself as the best of the best from deploying to operating and optimizing complex technologies 
  • Add networking automation and network programmability skills to your areas of expertise 
  • Earn a Specialist certification for passing the qualifying exam 
  • Put that CCIE certification badge on all your social media profiles 

CCIE Enterprise Infrastructure

Step 1: Pass the qualifying exam

Implementing and Operating Cisco Enterprise Network Core Technologies (ENCOR 350-401)

The qualifying exam, Implementing and Operating Cisco Enterprise Network Core Technologies, focuses on your knowledge of enterprise networking infrastructure.

The qualifying exam earns a specialist certification, so you can get recognized for your accomplishments along the way.

Recommended training:
Implementing and Operating Cisco Enterprise Network Core Technologies (ENCOR)

CCIE Enterprise Infrastructure

Step 2: Pass the lab exam

CCIE Enterprise Infrastructure v1.0

This 8-hour hands-on lab exam covers the end-to-end lifecycle of complex enterprise networks, from designing and deploying to operating and optimizing:

  1. Network infrastructure
  2. Software-Defined infrastructure
  3. Transport technologies & solutions
  4. Infrastructure security & services
  5. Infrastructure automation & programmability

CCIE Enterprise Wireless

Distinguish yourself as a leader in Enterprise Infrastructure technologies
Software, networking, and infrastructure grow more and more interconnected every day. Applications deliver exciting new experiences, and with intent-based networking, organizations can take advantage of automation to scale and secure their networking infrastructure. With CCIE Enterprise Infrastructure certification, your opportunities to help maximize that potential are boundless. Just ask hiring managers: 71% of them say that certifications increase their confidence in an applicant’s abilities.

  • Take your place as a technical leader in the fast-paced world of enterprise networking 
  • Combine your technical expertise with design skills to position your organization for digital transformation 
  • Distinguish yourself as the best of the best from deploying to operating and optimizing complex technologies 
  • Add networking automation and network programmability skills to your areas of expertise 
  • Earn a Specialist certification for passing the qualifying exam 
  • Put that CCIE certification badge on all your social media profiles 
  • Take your place as a technical leader in the fast-paced world of enterprise networking 
  • Combine your technical expertise with design skills to position your organization for digital transformation 
  • Distinguish yourself as the best of the best from deploying to operating and optimizing complex technologies 
  • Add networking automation and network programmability skills to your areas of expertise 
  • Earn a Specialist certification for passing the qualifying exam 
  • Put that CCIE certification badge on all your social media profiles 

CCIE Enterprise Wireless

Step 1: Pass the qualifying exam

Implementing and Operating Cisco Enterprise Network Core Technologies (ENCOR 350-401)

The qualifying exam, Implementing and Operating Cisco Enterprise Network Core Technologies, focuses on your knowledge of enterprise networking technologies.

The qualifying exam earns a specialist certification, so you can get recognized for your accomplishments along the way.

Recommended training:
Implementing and Operating Cisco Enterprise Network Core Technologies (ENCOR)

CCIE Enterprise Wireless

Step 2: Pass the lab exam

CCIE Enterprise Wireless v1.0

This 8-hour hands-on lab exam covers the end-to-end lifecycle of complex enterprise wireless networks, from designing and deploying to operating and optimizing:

  1. Radio frequency and standards
  2. Enterprise wired campus
  3. Enterprise wireless network
  4. Wireless security and identity management
  5. Wireless business applications and services
  6. Automation, analytics, and assurance

CCIE Data Centre

Distinguish yourself as a leader in Data Centre technologies,
Technology advances are generating more data than ever before, by enabling new applications and businesses that connect everything—people, devices, machines, and applications. With intent-based networking, data centre teams can take advantage of automation to scale and secure their infrastructure. CCIE Data Centre certification can open your opportunities to help maximize that potential. Just ask hiring managers: 71% of them say that certifications increase their confidence in an applicant’s abilities .

  • Take your place as a technical leader in the fast-paced world of data center infrastructure 
  • Combine your technical expertise with design skills to position your organization for digital transformation 
  • Distinguish yourself as the best of the best from deploying to operating and optimizing complex data centre infrastructures 
  • Add data centre automation skills to your areas of expertise 
  • Earn a Specialist certification for passing the qualifying exam 
  • Put that CCIE certification badge on all your social media profiles 

CCIE Data Centre

Step 1: Pass the qualifying exam

Implementing and Operating Cisco Data Centre Core Technologies (DCCOR 350-601)
The qualifying exam, Implementing and Operating Cisco Data Center Core Technologies, focuses on your knowledge of data center infrastructure.
The qualifying exam earns a specialist certification, so you can get recognized for your accomplishments along the way.
Recommended training:
Implementing and Operating Cisco Data Centre Core Technologies (DCCOR)

CCIE Data Centre

Step 2: Pass the lab exam

CCIE Data Center v3.0

This 8-hour hands-on lab exam covers the end-to-end lifecycle of complex data center networks, from designing and deploying to operating and optimizing:

  1. Data centre L2/L3 connectivity
  2. Data centre fabric infrastructure
  3. Data centre fabric connectivity
  4. Data centre compute
  5. Data centre storage protocols and features
  6. Data centre security and network services
  7. Data centre automation and orchestration

CCIE Security

Distinguish yourself as a leader in Security technologies.
Software and networking become more and more interconnected every day, creating an ever greater need for robust, scalable security across all platforms— from networks to mobile devices. And with intent-based networking, security teams can take advantage of automation to scale their security solutions. With CCIE Security certification, you can help lead these changes, and hiring managers know it: 71% of them say that certifications increase their confidence in an applicant’s abilities.

  • Take your place as a technical leader in the fast-paced world of security 
  • Combine your technical expertise with design skills to position your organization for digital transformation 
  • Distinguish yourself as the best of the best from deploying to operating and optimizing complex security solutions 
  • Add security automation skills to your areas of expertise 
  • Earn a Specialist certification for passing the qualifying exam 
  • Put that CCIE certification badge on all your social media profiles 

CCIE Security

Step 1: Pass the qualifying exam

Implementing and Operating Cisco Security Core Technologies (SCOR 350-701)

The qualifying exam, Implementing and Operating Cisco Security Core Technologies, focuses on your knowledge of security infrastructure.

The qualifying exam earns a specialist certification, so you can get recognized for your accomplishments along the way.

Recommended training:
Implementing and Operating Cisco Security Core Technologies (SCOR)

CCIE Security

Step 2: Pass the lab exam

CCIE Security v6.0

This 8-hour hands-on lab exam covers the end-to-end lifecycle of complex security solutions and technologies, from designing and deploying to operating and optimizing:

  1. Perimeter security and intrusion prevention
  2. Secure connectivity and segmentation
  3. Infrastructure security
  4. Identity management, information exchange, and access control
  5. Advanced threat protection and content security

CCIE Service Provider

Distinguish yourself as a leader in Service Provider technologies.
Software, networking, and infrastructure grow more and more interconnected every day. Applications deliver exciting new experiences, and with intent-based networking, service providers can take advantage of automation to scale and secure their infrastructure. With CCIE Service Provider certification, your opportunities to help maximize that potential are boundless. Just ask hiring managers: 71% of them say that certifications increase their confidence in an applicant’s abilities.

  • Take your place as a technical leader in the fast-paced world of next-generation networks 
  • Combine your technical expertise with design skills to position your organization for digital transformation 
  • Distinguish yourself as the best of the best from deploying to operating and optimizing complex service provider networks 
  • Add service provider automation skills to your areas of expertise 
  • Earn a Specialist certification for passing the qualifying exam 
  • Put that CCIE certification badge on all your social media profiles 

CCIE Service Provider

Step 1: Pass the qualifying exam

mplementing and Operating Cisco Service Provider Network Core Technologies (SPCOR 350-501)

The qualifying exam, Implementing and Operating Cisco Service Provider Network Core Technologies, focuses on your knowledge of service provider infrastructure.

The qualifying exam earns a specialist certification, so you can get recognized for your accomplishments along the way.

Recommended training:
Implementing and Operating Cisco Service Provider Network Core Technologies (SPCOR)

CCIE Service Provider

Step 2: Pass the lab exam

CCIE Service Provider v5.0

This 8-hour hands-on lab exam covers the end-to-end lifecycle of complex service provider networks, from designing and deploying to operating and optimizing:

  1. Core routing
  2. Architectures and services
  3. Access connectivity
  4. High availability and fast convergence
  5. Security
  6. Assurance and automation

CCIE Collaboration

Distinguish yourself as a leader in Collaboration technologies.
New collaboration solutions deliver opportunities to connect in ways we never did before, and with intent-based networking, organizations can take advantage of automation to scale and secure their collaboration solutions. With CCIE Collaboration certification, your opportunities to help maximize that potential are boundless. Just ask hiring managers: 71% of them say that certifications increase their confidence in an applicant’s abilities.

  • Take your place as a technical leader in the fast-paced world of collaboration solutions 
  • • Combine your technical expertise with design skills to position your organization for digital transformation 
  • Distinguish yourself as the best of the best from designing to deploying to operating and optimizing complex collaboration solutions 
  • Add collaboration automation skills to your areas of expertise 
  • Earn a Specialist certification for passing the qualifying exam 
  • Put that CCIE logo on all your social media profiles 

CCIE Collaboration

Step 1: Pass the qualifying exam

mplementing and Operating Cisco Service Provider Network Core Technologies (SPCOR 350-501)

The qualifying exam, Implementing and Operating Cisco Service Provider Network Core Technologies, focuses on your knowledge of service provider infrastructure.

The qualifying exam earns a specialist certification, so you can get recognized for your accomplishments along the way.

Recommended training:
Implementing and Operating Cisco Service Provider Network Core Technologies (SPCOR)

CCIE Collaboration

Step 2: Pass the lab exam

CCIE Service Provider v5.0

This 8-hour hands-on lab exam covers the end-to-end lifecycle of complex service provider networks, from designing and deploying to operating and optimizing:

  1. Core routing
  2. Architectures and services
  3. Access connectivity
  4. High availability and fast convergence
  5. Security
  6. Assurance and automation

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