Cisco’s New Next Level Certifications: An Overview

This post is shared: Cisco announced their Next Level IT certifications this week at the Cisco Live event. Ronnie Wong, a resident Cisco and networking educator, will guide you through the new certifications, what you should study, and what it means for you.

The New Kids on the Block
New Cisco certification paths are bringing new players to the scene: DevNet Associate and Professional, as well as the new CCNA.
Ronnie Wong guides you through the new Cisco certification paths in this video.

Current exams will be retired on February 23, 2020. New exams will be active on February 24, 2020.
This is the new Cisco certification path
Current path retiring Feb 23, 2020:
Associate:CCDACCNA CloudCCNA Cyber OpsCCNA Data CenterCCNA IndustrialCCNA Route & SwitchingCCNA SecurityCCNA Service ProviderCCNA Wi-Fi
Professional:CCDPCCNP CloudCCNP CollaborationCCNP Data CenterCCNP Routing & SwitchingCCNP SecurityCCNP Service ProviderCCNP Wireless
Expert:CCDECCIE CollaborationCCIE Routing & SwitchingCCIE SecurityCCIE Services ProviderCCIE Wireless
New path to launch on February 24, 2020
Associate:DevNet Associate (New!) )CCNA
Professional:DevNet Professional (New!) )CCNP EnterpriseCCNP CollaborationCCNP Data CenterCCNP SecurityCCNP Service Provider
Expert:CCDE (New! )CCIE Enterprise InfrastructureCCIE Enterprise WirelessCCIE CollaborationCCIE Data CenterCCIE SecurityCCIE Service Provider
What to do if your goal is to take the CCENT or CCNA exam right now?
Some of you who are studying for the CCENT and CCNA may not be clear on what to do after Cisco announced their new certification paths. This QuickByte is a guide by Ronnie Wong, an edutainer.

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Where can I find the new Cisco exam objectives?

What’s the CCNP doing?
How do I become a Cisco Certified Specialist

Check out our comprehensive guide to IT certifications for more information about renewing and earning certifications.