Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician certification validates the ability to install, operate and troubleshoot a small enterprise branch network, including basic network security. With a CCENT, a network professional demonstrates the skills required for entry-level network support positions - the starting point for many successful careers in networking. (This is also the first ½ of the CCNA certification. Two courses are required – NCVOC11 + NCVOC12.)
Cisco Certified Network Associate certification validates the ability to install, configure, operate, and troubleshoot medium-size route and switched networks, including implementation and verification of connections to remote sites in a WAN. CCNA curriculum includes basic mitigation of security threats, introduction to wireless networking concepts and terminology, and performance-based skills. This new curriculum also includes (but is not limited to) the use of these protocols: IP, Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (EIGRP), Serial Line Interface Protocol Frame Relay, Routing Information Protocol Version 2 (RIPv2),VLANs, Ethernet, access control lists (ACLs). (Four courses total are required, 2 beyond the CCENT preparation. NCVOC11, NCVOC12, NCVOC13, NCVOC14)
Generally certifications are valid for 3 years. For those who wish to re-certify, we offer the opportunity to cover new test topics that have been added in the last 3 years. It is not necessary for those recertifying to complete all courses. Students who are recertifying should call for advisement as to which course to enroll in.