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 skills in line with your job role and interests.

  • Your choice of concentration exams at the professional level that allows you to tailor your certification to your preferences.

  • New CCIE that validates core knowledge on end-to-end practical skills through the entire network lifecycle of designing, deploying, operating and optimizing complex network scenarios.

  • New DevNet certifications at the associate, specialist and professional levels, to validate your software development skills.

  • The ability to start where you want - no prerequisites to start earning your associate, specialist, professional or expert level certification.

  • Continuing education credits for recertification and ongoing development are available for CCNA, Cisco Certified Specialist, CCNP and CCIE.

  • New lifetime Emeritus for CCIE certifications maintained continuously for 20 years.

  • Badging for completing training courses.


Mike Adams, Learning@Cisco vice president and general manager shares his perspective on the announcement from Cisco Live.


The new learning portfolio showcases all-new Cisco DevNet certifications for software engineers and developers and opens new opportunities for upcoming and current professionals to expand their resumes into networking and software skills associated with “hybrid engineers.”


What’s a hybrid engineer? Learn more in “The Hybrid Engineer: Where Networking Meets Software Development” #CiscoChat.


The new associate, specialist, professional and expert-level certifications will continue to validate skills with the same high standards held by Cisco for the last 25 years. Plus, new DevNet training and certifications combine infrastructure expertise with the power of programming. As Cisco continues to lead the way in intent-based networking, the training and skills validated by Cisco certifications will also align to meet the needs of the new network.


The next level of Cisco certifications is coming. Book your exam today.


Learn more about the new Cisco certification suite here.