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Back in June, we announced that certifications will be changing, beginning February 24, 2020, to reflect technology change and change in learner preferences. It’s an exciting new adventure, and it means a total transformation of the Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP). Effective February 24, 2020, CCNP technology tracks will be consolidated to five – enterprise, data center, ... Read more

On Monday, February 24, 2020, Cisco will launch its new certification exams.  This represents the most significant change to Cisco’s Certification program since its introduction over 25 years ago. The structure of the new CCNA certification will completely transform: rather than offering CCNAs for specific technology focus areas as it’s designed today, the new CCNA will be ... Read more

Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification is getting consolidated and updated to help you unleash the full capabilities of today’s most intuitive networks.  And we’re excited about the opportunity this unlocks for those entering the IT field!  Long viewed as the industry’s leading standard, CCNA is among IT’s most respected associate-level ... Read more

Cisco today opened up booking for our new certifications.   CEO Chuck Robbins announced the new training and certification program during his keynote address at Cisco Live in San Diego last June. The new exams go live on February 24, 2020, including:   A consolidated and updated associate-level certification for networking engineers. Specialist certifications that validate your ... Read more

The technological landscape has fundamentally changed in recent years as companies seek to globalize, automate and digitally transform their operations. A new network is emerging, and many leaders are grappling with the demands and implications this evolution will inevitably have on their businesses.  As priorities change, so too will the demands and skillsets of IT professionals, and ... Read more

As the technological landscape continues to expand, many leaders have been forced to grapple with the skills gap in the cybersecurity environment.  In June 2019, the International Information System Security Certification Consortium (ISC)2 published a study that revealed a three-million-person deficit in the cybersecurity space, which is particularly startling amid the rise in penetrable ... Read more

  Organizations need their teams to be up-to-date on the latest security risks, threats, technologies and best practices.  But, they have a difficult time finding people that have the skills and qualifications they need.  This makes IT security among the most sought after and most lucrative jobs in the IT industry.   Certifications play a key role in validating your skills to ... Read more

  As technology advances, businesses will connect more applications, devices, and people via the cloud and mobile devices. Sofware and networking are becoming more intertwined as a result. That means technology professionals like you need a broader skill base and more options for specialization.   Join us for a #CiscoChat to learn more about what makes a successful network engineer in ... Read more

“I can always remember the day I passed my first Cisco exam,” recalls Jesus Merchan Reina, “being the big day it was.” That day was a high point in every parent’s life: “I took my exam on my daughter's first birthday, the day she turned one year old.” Jesus laughs that he will never have trouble remembering either milestone.    “It was ... Read more

We're pleased to share with you the following insights from Joe Clarke, a distinguished services engineer and an integral part of the Cisco Engineering team for 20 years. Joe holds a CCIE and is a champion of network programmability and automation. He's a contributor to the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) and a regular speaker at Cisco Live.   The only constant is change. And in the ... Read more

Sharing high points, a few doubts, and lots of smart decision-making, Eric Taylor explains how he has put certifications to work building expertise and gaining the rewards that come with it.   “I've worked in the IT field for about 15 years now and am currently a VoIP network administrator,” says Eric. “I started out working at a web development company but my real ... Read more

Both of those security career paths have different focuses, and Cisco offers courses that will start you off on either one. In a casual yet super-informative webinar session about building a career in this fulfilling field, host Tom Gilheany, Cisco Portfolio Manager of Security Training and Certifications, brought together four cybersecurity pros from diverse backgrounds. The panelists shared ... Read more

Increasingly, the story of technology is a story about security. Whatever promising conceptual leap or paradigm shift captures the headlines, the news soon focuses on security. Nothing is immune to attack. Dante or Milton would understand the binary nature of today’s security struggle, if not its context: light versus dark; safety versus danger; mine versus yours. Nobody is looking to ... Read more

In autumn 2017, Cisco learning partner Global Knowledge emailed its annual IT Skills and Salary Report to professionals worldwide. More than 16,200 completed the survey upon which this report is based. Ninety-eight percent of responders identify themselves as IT professionals, either IT staff or decision-makers.   In this comprehensive study, many realities emerge about the individual ... Read more

What’s the formula for entering the top echelon of the technology workforce? Is there a key to the abilities and actions that drive promotions and hiring? How does one become included among the best and brightest? Throughout the last six months, I have conducted research aimed at answering just those questions. From focus groups to executive interviews, I’ve collected information from ... Read more

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