Cisco Certification Tracks

Cisco offers five levels of network certification: Entry (CCENT), Associate (CCNA), Professional (CCNP), Expert  (CCIE) and Architect.

The CCENT certification serves as starting points for individuals interested in starting a career as a networking professional.

The Associate level of Cisco Certifications can begin directly with CCNA for network installation, operations and troubleshooting or CCDA for network design. Think of the Associate Level as the foundation level of networking certification.

The Professional level (CCNP) is an advanced level of certification that shows more expertise with networking skills. Each certification covers a different technology to meet the needs of varying job roles.

The Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) certification is accepted worldwide as the most prestigious networking certification in the industry.

Cisco Certified Architect is the highest level of accreditation achievable and recognizes the architectural expertise of network designers who can support the increasingly complex networks of global organizations and effectively translate business strategies into evolutionary technical strategies.

Certification Tracks Entry  Associate Professional Expert Architect
Collaboration   CCNA Collaboration CCNP Collaboration CCIE Collaboration  
Data Center   CCNA Data Center CCNP Data Center CCIE Data Center  
Design   CCENT CCDA CCDP CCDE CCAr
Routing & Switching  CCENT CCNA Routing & Switching CCNP Routing & Switching CCIE Routing & Switching  
Security  CCENT CCNA Security CCNP Security CCIE Security  
Service Provider   CCNA Service Provider CCNP Service Provider CCIE Service Provider  
Video   CCNA Video      
Voice  CCENT CCNA Voice CCNP Voice    
Wireless  CCENT CCNA Wireless  CCNP Wireless CCIE Wireless   

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