CCENT Certification - Cisco Certified Entry Network Technician
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Achieving Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT) certification validates your ability to install, operate and troubleshoot a small enterprise branch network, including enabling basic network security.
Preparing for CCENT certification, you will learn about networking fundamentals, WAN technologies, basic security and wireless concepts, routing and switching fundamentals, and configuring simple networks. Becoming a CCENT confirms that you have the knowledge and skills required for entry-level network support positions and that you are well positioned for a successful career in networking.
CCENT is the first step toward achieving CCNA certifications in routing and switching, network design, network security and wireless networking, enabling you to work with medium-size enterprise branch networks with more complex connections.
CCENT certifications are valid for three years. To recertify, pass one of the following before the certification expiration date:
- Current ICND1 exam
- Any current associate-level exam
- Any current 642-XXX professional-level or any 300-XXX professional-level exam
- Any current 642-XXX Cisco Specialist exam
- Any current CCIE written exam
- Current CCDE written or practical exam
- Cisco Certified Architect (CCAr) interview and the CCAr board review to extend lower certifications
Visit Cisco site for additional recertification information.