Maintaining Your CCNA Certification – Renewal Requirements

Cisco is one of the biggest network device manufacturers, and a university for millions of network professionals around the globe who want to learn advanced networking technologies. Cisco offers a series of certifications in various networking technologies, and Cisco-certified professionals are recognized worldwide and accepted by top companies.

The CCNA certification is valid for three years from the day of passing. Because of increasing business demands and technology advancements, Cisco updates its curriculum every two to three years to ensure a more role-focused certification program for network engineers. This helps them to gain meaningful and up-to-date industry knowledge in networking, proving to employers that their job candidate understands the latest and most advanced networking skills.

Certification renewal is essential for IT professionals to align their skills with the current job market and the latest Cisco technology; if you don’t follow the dedicated renewal process, your certification will expire or become inactive. In this article, we will discuss all possible methods and tools for CCNA recertification, certification validity extensions, exam costs and syllabus updates.

How long is the CCNA certification valid?

CCNA certification is valid for three years from the day you pass the exam. Other CCNA tracks (such as CCNA Security and CCNA Cloud) and all professional-level certifications are also measured in three-year certification spans.

One method of retaining certification is to pass a higher-level certification. If an individual holding a valid CCNA certification is willing to earn a CCNP Routing and Switching certification, the validity of his/her CCNA certification will automatically be adjusted with a new expiration date after passing the CCNP exam. For example, if my CCNA certification is going to expire on July 15, 2018, and I pass any of the CCNP Routing & Switching exams on May 25, 2018, my CCNA certification expiration date will automatically (Read more...)

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