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Cisco Certification Practice Test Index

C CCENT100-101 CCNA ICND2 200-101    CCNA 200-120  
  CCNA Voice 640-461 CCNA Security 640-554 CCNA Wireless 640-722  
 

CCNP 642-902

CCNP 642-813 CCNP 642-832  
  CCDP 642-902 CCDP 642-813 CCDP 642-873  
  CCDA 640-864 CCNP Voice 642-437 CCNP Voice 642-447  
  CCNP Voice 642-457 CCNP Voice 642-427 CCNP Voice 642-467  
         

What is Cisco Certification

Cisco career certification is a digital networking certification provided by the company Cisco Systems . Cisco is one of the pioneers in providing networking devices such as routers, switches, modems, and gateway devices. The company is also specialized in providing networking solutions to Internet, and corporate intra/internets. 

A Cisco career certification readily recognizes your expertise in relevant technology areas, and makes you more marketable in the job world. Employers feel confident knowing that they have an IT employee with standardized and up-to-date training concerning their network infrastructure. If you already have a job, a Cisco career certification enables you in developing your career to next level.

Types of Cisco Certification:

Cisco career certifications can be broadly categorized in to eleven separate categories. These are:

  1. Architect

  2. Collaboration

  3. Data Center

  4. Design

  5. Routing and Switching

  6. Security

  7. Service Provider

  8. Video

  9. Voice

  10. Wireless

Levels of Cisco Certifications:

 

 

Cisco offers three levels of certification depending upon the depth of knowledge required in each stream. This something like a diploma, graduate, and post graduate courses. The levels, represented here in order of lowest to highest achievement, are as follows:

Entry Level

CCENT (Cisco Certified Entry Network Technician) will act as the entry level certification.

Associate

Associate certifications include CCNA Routing and Switching, CCDA, CCNA Voice, CCNA Wireless, CCNA Security, CCNA Video, CCNA Collaboration, CCNA Data Center and CCNA Service Provider.

Overview of Associate Certifications:

  1. CCNA Wireless

    • 640-722 IUWNE

  2. CCNA Voice

    • 640-461 ICOMM

  3. CCNA Video

    • 640-461 ICOMM

    • 200-001 VIVND

  4. CCNA SP

    • 640-875 SPNGN1

    • 640-878 SPNGN2

  5. CCNA Security

    • 640-554 IINS

  6. CCNA Routing and Switching

    • 100-101 ICND1

    • 200-101 ICND2

    • 200-120 CCNA

  7. CCDA
    • 640-864 DESGN
  8. CCNA Data Center
    • 640-911 DCICN
    • 640-916 DCICT
  9. CCNA Collaboration

    • 210-060 CICD
    • 210-065 CIVND

Professional

Professional certifications include CCNP Collaboration, CCNP Data Center, CCDP, CCNP Routing and Switching, CCNP Security, CCNP SP, CCNP Voice, and CCNP Wireles.

Overview of professional Certifications:

  1. CCNP Wireless

    • 642-732 CUWSS

    • 642-742 IUWVN

    • 642-747 IUWMS

    • 642-737 IAUWS

  2. CCNP Voice

    • 642-437 CVOICE

    • 642-447 CIPT1

    • 642-457 CIPT2

    • 642-427 TVOICE

    • 642-467 CAPPS

  3. CCNP SP

    • 642-883 SPROUTE

    • 642-885 SPADVROUTE

    • 642-887 SPCORE

    • 642-889 SPEDGE

  4. CCNP Security

    • 300-206 SENSS

    • 300-207 SITCS

    • 300-208 SISAS

    • 300-209 SIMOS

  5. CCNP Routing and Switching

    • 300-101 ROUTE
    • 300-115 SWITCH
    • 300-135 TSHOOT
  6. CCDP
    • 642-874 ARCH
    • 300-101 ROUTE
    • 300-115 SWITCH
  7. CCNP Data Center
    • 642-999 DCUCI
    • 642-997 DCUFI
    • 642-998 DCUCD
    • 642-996 DCUFD
    • 642-035 DCUCT
    • 642-980 DCUFT
  8. CCNP Collaboration

    • 300-070 CIPTV1
    • 300-075 CIPTV2
    • 300-080 CTCOLLAB
    • 300-085 CAPPS

Expert

CCIE (Cisco Certified Internetworking Expert) is the most widely known expert level certification. Another stream available is CCDE (Cisco Certified Design Expert) and CCAr Architect.

Expert level Certifications are:

  1. CCAr Architect

  2. CCIE Collaboration

  3. CCIE Data Center

  4. CCDE

  5. CCIE Routing & Switching

  6. CCIE Security

  7. CCIE SP

  8. CCIE Wireless

Apart from the above, Cisco also offers the "Specialist" certification. The 'Specialist' is a certification focused on a specific technology, solution, or job role. Specialist certifications are useful for those who are interested in a job specific specialization such as Wireless, Internet Protocol (IP) telephony, and security.

Cisco updates the certification paths from time to time to keep up with the current technologies and innovations. Cisco certifications are usually valid for a period of 3 years. The candidates need to renew their certifications on or before the expiry of validity.

 

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