Cisco Certifications


Cisco Certifications

Widely respected throughout the world, Cisco Certifications substantiate the knowledge and skills of certified specialists. They rank among the most sought-after qualifications for internetworking professionals.

Fast Lane offers training courses that effectively prepare network specialists for the various Cisco Certifications.

General Certifications

Cisco Career Certifications: CCIE, CCNA, CCNP

Five Certification Levels: Cisco offers five levels of certification: from Entry and Associate, the basic levels of networking certification, to the advanced level of Professional, up to Expert and Architect, the highest certification level for network specialists.

Ten Certification Tracks: Certification can be attained in various fields: Routing & Switching, Design, Security, Service Provider, Service Provider Operations, Data Center, Storage Networking, Voice, Video and Wireless.


Certification Paths Entry-Level Associate Professional Expert

Borderless Networks Solutions

Routing & Switching

CCENT

CCNA Routing & Switching

CCNP

CCIE Routing & Switching

Design

CCENT

CCNA Routing & Switching & CCDA

CCDP

CCDE

Network Security

CCENT

CCNA Security

CCNP Security

CCIE Security

Wireless

CCENT

CCNA Wireless

CCNP Wireless

CCIE Wireless

Collaboration Solutions

Voice

CCENT

CCNA Voice

CCNP Voice

CCIE Voice

Video

CCNA Video

Collaboration

CCIE Collaboration

Data Center Solutions

Data Center

CCNA Data Center

CCNP Data Center

CCIE Data Center

Service Provider Solutions

Service Provider

CCENT

CCNA Service Provider

CCNP Service Provider

CCIE Service Provider

Service Provider Operations

CCENT

CCNA
Service Provider Operations

CCNP
Service Provider Operations

CCIE
Service Provider Operations

Cisco Specialist Certifications

The Specialist designation certifies the specific expertise of technical professionals, including those with Cisco Career Certifications at the associate, professional or expert levels. By earning specialist certifications, network professionals can enhance their core networking knowledge in technologies such as security, data center or video.

Many Specialist certifications align with the requirements of the Cisco Partner Specialization program.


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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
Certification Duration

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).

Please use the following links for detailed information on how to recertify a specific Cisco certification:

Certification Recertification Table
Certification Paths Entry-Level Associate Professional Expert

Borderless Networks Solutions

Routing & Switching

CCENT

CCNA

CCNP

CCIE Routing & Switching

Design

CCENT

CCNA & CCDA

CCDP

CCDE

Network Security

CCENT

CCNA Security

CCNP Security

CCIE Security

Wireless

CCENT

CCNA Wireless

CCNP Wireless

CCIE Wireless

Collaboration Solutions

Voice

CCENT

CCNA Voice

CCNP Voice

CCIE Voice

Data Center Solutions

Video

CCNA Video

Data Center

CCNA Data Center

CCNP Data Center

CCIE Data Center

Storage Networking

CCENT

CCIE Storage Networking

Service Provider Solutions

Service Provider

CCENT

CCNA SP

CCNP Service Provider

CCIE Service Provider

Service Provider Operations

CCENT

CCNA
Service Provider Operations

CCNP
Service Provider Operations

CCIE
Service Provider Operations


Cisco Specialist Recertification Table
Certification Paths Specialization

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Cisco Data Center Unified Computing Design Specialist
Cisco Data Center Unified Computing Support Specialist
Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric Design Specialist
Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric Support Specialist

Operating System Software

Cisco IOS XR Specialist

Security

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Video

Cisco Video Network Specialist
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Cisco TelePresence Solutions Specialist

Sales

Cisco Sales Expert (CSE)

Retired Certifications

Jun 1, 2013 - Cisco Data Center Networking Infrastructure Design Specialist
Jun 1, 2013 - Cisco Data Center Networking Infrastructure Support Specialist
Jun 1, 2013 - Cisco Data Center Storage Networking Design Specialist
Jun 1, 2013 - Cisco Data Center Storage Networking Support Specialist
Oct 29, 2012 - CCIP Certification
Apr 12, 2012 - Cisco Advanced Wireless LAN Design Specialist
Apr 12, 2012 - Cisco Advanced Wireless LAN Field Specialist
Nov 22, 2011 - CCSP Certification
Oct 31, 2009 - Cisco Data Center Storage Networking Sales Specialist
Jan 18, 2009 - Cisco IOS Security Specialist
Nov 17, 2008 - Cisco Firewall Specialist
Nov 17, 2008 - Cisco Information Security Specialist
Mar 31, 2008 - Cisco VPN Specialist
Jul 30, 2007 - Cisco Advanced Security Field Specialist
Apr 17, 2007 - Cisco IP Communications Support Specialist
Feb 15, 2007 - Cisco Optical Specialist
Nov 24, 2006 - Cisco Storage Networking Design Specialist
Nov 24, 2006 - Cisco Storage Networking Support Specialist
Aug 3, 2006 - Cisco Content Networking Specialist
Jul 29, 2006 - Cisco Access Routing and LAN Switching Sales Specialist
Jul 29, 2006 - Cisco Access Routing and LAN Switching Specialist
Jul 29, 2006 - Cisco VPN/Security Sales Specialist
Jul 29, 2006 - Cisco Wireless LAN Design Specialist
Jul 29, 2006 - Cisco Wireless LAN Sales Specialist
Jul 29, 2006 - Cisco Wireless LAN Support Specialist
Jun 14, 2006 - Cisco IP Telephony Operations Specialist
Dec 27, 2005 - Cisco IP Telephony Express Specialist
Nov 19, 2005 - Cisco Network Management Specialist
Nov 19, 2005 - Cisco Network Management Sales Specialist
Oct 7, 2005 - Cisco Content Networking Sales Specialist
Apr 22, 2005 - Cable Communications Sales Specialist
Apr 22, 2005 - Cable Communications Specialist 1
Dec 2, 2004 - Public Access Design Specialist
Dec 2, 2004 - Public Access Support Specialist
Jul 4, 2004 - Multiservice Switching Specialist
Nov 10, 2003 - Cisco MxU Specialist
Oct 31, 2003 - CCIP with electives
Feb 28, 2003 - Cisco Security Specialist 1
Feb 25, 2003 - Cisco Internet Solutions Specialist
Feb 25, 2003 - February 25, 2003 - SNA/IP Design Specialist
Feb 25, 2003 - SNA/IP Support Specialist
Dec 31, 2001 - CCDP WAN Switching
Dec 31, 2001 - CCNA WAN Switching
Dec 31, 2001 - CCNP WAN Switching
May 14, 2001 - CCDP Specializations
May 14, 2001 - CCNP Specializations
Jul 31, 2000 - CCNA 1.0
Jul 31, 2000 - CCNP 1.0

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