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    New CCNA exam goes live on February 24, 2020

    Rob

      We have substantial change in certifications. See this link https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/training-events/training-certifications/next-level-certifications.html

       

      And I also found this interesting FAQs pdf https://www.cisco.com/c/dam/en_us/training-events/training-certification-faqs.pdf

       

      The new training and certification portfolio will be announced on June 10, 2019. New and updated training courses will be rolled out over time beginning in June 2019, representing a breadth and depth of critical skills in key technology areas. New certification exams, including those for CCNA, CCNP, CCIE, Cisco Certified DevNet Associate, Cisco Certified DevNet Professional and Specialist certifications will be available February 24, 2020. Continuing education will be available for CCNA, Cisco Certified Specialist and CCNP beginning February 24, 2020.You’ll be able to start earning training badges for courses completed after February 24, 2020.

       

      So changes not only in CCNA but CCNP and CCIE as well. And new Devnet certifications.

       

      What do you think about it?

         
        • 1. Re: New CCNA exam goes live on February 24, 2020
          Gus

          Hi Rob,

          Thank you for sharing with us, this very important update and links regarding the CCNA R&S exam coming in February 2020.

          Regards,

          Gus

          • 2. Re: New CCNA exam goes live on February 24, 2020
            Martin

            On February 24, 2020, the new CCIE Enterprise Infrastructure v1.0 certification will replace the current CCIE Routing and Switching v5.0 certification.

             

            I think technically it should be CCIE Routing and Switching v5.1

            • 3. Re: New CCNA exam goes live on February 24, 2020
              Karlo Bobiles

              Hello Folks,

               

              Please tune in to the Cisco live Keynote this morning.

               

              Link: Cisco Live Broadcast - Cisco Live US 2019 - Cisco


              Thank you,

              Karlo Bobiles

              Cisco Learning Network

              • 4. Re: New CCNA exam goes live on February 24, 2020
                Juergen Ilse CCNA R&S

                Thank you for this really important information.

                • 5. Re: New CCNA exam goes live on February 24, 2020
                  Rob

                  It looks like a paradigm shift

                   

                  I read that pdf and what I found most interesting:

                   

                  Generally:

                  At the associate level, users will take a single, comprehensive exam. At the professional level, users will need to take a core exam

                  and their choice of concentration exam in the same technology track. At the expert level, users will need

                  to take a core exam the corresponding lab exam. Specialist certifications will be awarded for passing any

                  written, proctored exam, with the exception of associate level exams.

                   

                  CCNA:

                  We’ve consolidated and updated CCNA training and certification into one course, one comprehensive

                  exam that covers entry-level networking skills across technologies, such as basic IP fundamentals,

                  network access, IP connectivity, and basics of automation and network programmability, and security

                  fundamental skills.

                   

                  CCNP:

                  The CCNA certification will no longer be required as a prerequisite for professional certifications,

                  giving learners the ability to start where they choose in their learning journey.

                   

                  CCNP and CCIE:

                  In the new CCNP program, each CCNP certification requires only two exams: one core exam and one concentration exam of your choice, so you can focus on your interests and needs. And core exams in each technology track also serve as qualifying exams for CCIE lab exams.

                   

                  Devnet:

                  Cisco is announcing new DevNet certifications focused on validating the skill sets of software

                  developers, DevOps engineers, automation specialists, and other software professionals.

                  The new offering will help unleash the full capabilities of the new network by educating network

                  infrastructure engineers and software developers in application development, automation, DevOps,

                  Cloud, and IoT.

                  • 6. Re: New CCNA exam goes live on February 24, 2020
                    Tode

                    Hi to every one. I'd like to ask if anyone know what with the students who just started with CCENT. So my question is should i push and get my CCENT before february 2020 or wait, and what if i pass my CCENT can i go for CCNA with the updated version?

                    • 7. Re: New CCNA exam goes live on February 24, 2020
                      Karlo Bobiles

                      Hello Tode,

                       

                      You have options:

                       

                      If you push to get CCENT certified, you'll need to take and pass the second exam (ICND2) before February 24, 2020 to become CCNA Routing and Switching Certified. Becoming CCNA Routing and Switching certified before February 24, 2020, will grant you the new CCNA certification.

                       

                      Since there are no formal prerequisites for the new CCNA certification, you can take the new exam when it's available on February 24, 2020.

                       

                      For more information, do check out the CCNA Certification at-a-glance PDF: https://www.cisco.com/c/dam/en_us/training-events/certifications/associate/ccna-at-a-glance.pdf


                      Thank you,

                      Karlo Bobiles

                      Cisco Learning Network


                      • 8. Re: New CCNA exam goes live on February 24, 2020
                        Brett Lovins, Community Manager

                        Seems like you've got to make a decision and consider "going for it" - getting your CCNA R&S before Feb 24, 2020. You could consider switching from studying for the ICND1 and ICND2 exams separately... and just take the plunge and target the CCNA R&S composite exam. If you can get all of that work done by Feb 24, 2020... you'll have a CCNA R&S cert for 3 years AND you'll get the new CCNA as well. Or take both exams and get your CCNA R&S cert that way... you've got 8 months. Depending on how much you can study per day, should have plenty of time.

                         

                        Maybe pop over to the interview podcast I had with our Senior Manager of Global Certifications, Yusuf Bhaiji and listen to the CCNA episode (and probably the into episode too). You can find links on the blog I posted earlier this morning: Cisco Certifications Podcast

                         

                        Brett

                        • 9. Re: New CCNA exam goes live on February 24, 2020
                          ciscodaze1

                          Brett, the update seems to imply there is just "one" CCNA exam...have they dropped the CCENT?

                          It only mentions an update to CCNA, but does not mention the ICND1 exam (that I could see anyway).

                           

                          UPDATE:

                           

                          Never mind, Rob pointed that out in his post above (Thanks Rob)

                           

                          Q: How will the certification updates change the number of exams a user will take for certifications?

                          A: It will depend on each learner’s path. Our goal is to make it more convenient for learners to become certified and enable them to customize learning to best meet their needs. At the associate level, users will take a single, comprehensive exam. At the professional level, users will need to take a core exam and their choice of concentration exam in the same technology track. At the expert level, users will need to take a core exam the corresponding lab exam. Specialist certifications will be awarded for passing any written, proctored exam, with the exception of associate level exams.

                          • 10. Re: New CCNA exam goes live on February 24, 2020
                            Philipe

                            I was wondering if any current CCNA certification would be migrated to the new one. I mean, if I have a valid CCNA Sec, would I get the new CCNA?

                            • 11. Re: New CCNA exam goes live on February 24, 2020
                              Brett Lovins, Community Manager

                              That is correct... there will be only one CCNA Exam after Feb 24, 2020. CCENT/ICND1 is an excellent way for students to break the existing CCNA R&S cert into two pieces. Many candidates go that route... and it is an excellent way to go. So people can continue forward and get their CCENT (which will be valid for 3 years) and if they can't get the ICND2 exam done in time to get their CCNA R&S done... you will have likely been learning much of what you'd need to pass the refreshed CCNA. Knowledge is something that is always yours to keep. But all that said... if you folks can do it... march forward and try to get your CCNA R&S cert done by Feb 24, 2020 by taking 2 (ICND1 and ICND2) exams or 1 exam (CCNA R&S Composite exam). If you fall short... you'll be knowledge rich toward taking the refreshed CCNA Exam. You'll just need to add some items from the new Exam Topics (a bit of security and automation).

                               

                              Best to you.

                              Brett

                              • 13. Re: New CCNA exam goes live on February 24, 2020
                                Rob

                                Yes.

                                 

                                Q: If my current Cisco certification transitions to a different certification in February 2020, will I receive a new certificate for my certification?

                                A: Yes, if you hold an active certification on February 24, 2020, you will be granted the corresponding updated certification. For example, if you have an active CCNA Routing and Switching on February 24, 2020, you will be granted the CCNA certification. Please note that when you are granted the updated certification(s), your recertification deadline will remain unchanged.


                                • 14. Re: New CCNA exam goes live on February 24, 2020
                                  Rob

                                  And when we can expect new books:

                                   

                                  Fall 2019

                                  • CCNA 200-301 Official Cert Guide, Volume 1
                                  • CCNA 200-301 Official Cert Guide, Volume 2
                                  • CCNA 200-301 Official Cert Guide Library
                                  • CCNP Security Core SCOR 300-701 Official Cert Guide
                                  • CCNA 200-301 Portable Command Guide

                                   

                                  2020

                                  • 31 Days Before Your CCNA 200-301 Exam
                                  • CCNP Data Center DCCOR 300-601 Official Cert Guide
                                  • CCNP Enterprise Core ENCOR 300-401 Official Cert Guide
                                  • CCNP Enterprise Advanced Routing ENARSI 300-410 Official Cert Guide
                                  • CCNP Enterprise Core and Advanced Routing Official Cert Guide Library
                                  • CCNP Enterprise and Advanced Routing Portable Command Guide
                                  • CCNP Collaboration Core CLCOR 300-801 Official Cert Guide

                                   

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