Cisco Certifications

General Certifications



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 Cisco certification level for network specialists.

Certification Tracks: Cisco certification can be attained in various fields: Routing & Switching, Design, Cloud, Collaboration, Service Provider, Security, Wireless, Industrial and Internet of Things (IoT), and Data Center.

Cloud

NEW: CCNA Cloud

NEW: CCNP Cloud

Collaboration

NEW: CCNA Collaboration

NEW: CCNP Collaboration

CCIE Collaboration

Cyber Ops

NEW: CCNA Cyber Ops

Data Center

CCNA Data Center

CCNP Data Center

CCIE Data Center

Design

CCENT

CCDA

CCDP

CCDE

Routing & Switching

CCENT

CCNA Routing & Switching

CCNP Routing & Switching

CCIE Routing & Switching

Industrial/IoT

NEW: CCNA Industrial

Security

CCENT

CCNA Security

CCNP Security

CCIE Security

Service Provider

CCENT

CCNA Service Provider

CCNP Service Provider

CCIE Service Provider

Wireless

CCENT

CCNA Wireless

CCNP Wireless

CCIE Wireless

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.


Business
Customer Success
Data Center
Network Programmability
Internet of Things
Operating System Software
Security
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Service Provider
Collaboration

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 completing the recertification requirements.

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


NEW – Cisco CCIE and CCDA Optional Renewal Recertification Program

Renewal requires certification holders to register for and pass the appropriate Cisco recertification exam(s). In addition to passing the designated recertification exam(s), Cisco Continuing Education Program offers expert-level certification holders an alternative option to recertify by earning credits.

In order to recertify, certification holders must complete the recertification requirements prior to the certification expiration date. If an individual allows their certification(s) to expire, then the individual must repeat the entire certification process to regain their certification(s).

Visit the Cisco Career Certifications Tracking System to check the status of your certification(s). Please use the following link for detailed information on how to recertify a specific Cisco certification.


Retired Certifications

  • July 2017 - Cisco Data Center Unified Computing Design Specialist
  • July 2017 - Cisco Data Center Unified Computing Support Specialist
  • July 2017 - Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric Design Specialist
  • July 2017 - Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric Support Specialist
  • April 2017 - Cisco Business Application Engineer Specialist
  • January 2017 - Cisco Network Programmability Design Specialist
  • January 2017 - Cisco Network Programmability Engineer Specialist
  • November 2016 - CCT TelePresence
  • Oct 20, 2015 - CCNP Voice
  • Sep 17, 2015 - CCNA Voice
  • Jan 31, 2015 - CCNA Service Provider Operations
  • Jan 31, 2015 - CCIE Service Provider Operations
  • Jul 1, 2014 - Cisco Data Center Application Services Design Specialist
  • Jul 1, 2014 - Cisco Data Center Application Services Support Specialist
  • May 15, 2014 - Cisco Unity Design Specialist
  • May 15, 2014 - Cisco Unified Presence Specialist
  • Apr 22, 2014 - Cisco ASA Specialist
  • Apr 22, 2014 - Cisco Firewall Security Specialist
  • Apr 22, 2014 - Cisco IOS Security Specialist
  • Apr 22, 2014 - Cisco IPS Specialist
  • Apr 22, 2014 - Cisco Network Admission Control Specialist
  • Apr 22, 2014 - Cisco VPN Security Specialist
  • Feb 13, 2014 - CCIE Voice
  • Jul 1, 2013 - CCIE Storage Networking
  • 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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