Validates Entry Level Job Skills
– such as the ability to install and verify basic network configurations—a requirement for most entry level network support positions
- Assesses practical abilities and competence with Cisco routers, switches and IOS
Is a step towards CCNA
– CCENT is a tangible first step towards CCNA certification, though not a prerequisite
Differentiates and reduces hiring risk
– CCENT will differentiate job applicants and reduce risk of hiring for entry level positions.
This new certification is aimed at IT professionals who previously would have felt that CCNA was a higher level than they needed or would have considered other certifications such as CompTIA A+ or Net+. This is also ideally suited for those delegates who preparing to enter IT or networking field.
CCENT certifications are valid for 3 years. To recertify delegates should pass the current ICND1 exam or pass any 642 professional level or Cisco specialist exam (excludes Sales Specialist), or pass a current CCIE written exam.
CCENT is awarded ONLY to those who pass the ICND1 exam from 1st August onward. Please note that it is NOT awarded to those who pass INTRO, the old ICND, ICND2 or any combined CCNA exam, nor can it be awarded in arrears for any reason.