New Cisco Certifications and Changes Coming in 2020

Introduction: Jump start your career with vendor-specific Cisco certifications

Cisco Systems, Inc. offers a line of vendor-specific certifications for its products. Cisco’s many credentials suit every level of IT practitioner, offering entry-level, intermediate, specialist or even expert-level credentials. Network professionals and managers who pursue any of their certifications will definitely bring value to the organizations that employ them; in particular, network engineers undergoing training to earn these certs can prove their skills and technical knowledge and are potentially headed to highly rewarding careers.

If you are looking into Cisco programs and certification, however, you need to be aware of the many changes that are being implemented soon, so as to better plan your credentialing (and career) path.

What are the new changes to Cisco’s training and certification programs?

Professionals who are ready to take their career to the next level will have access to new learning portfolios. Cisco’s Training and Certification Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) is the place to start to note the changes in the new structure and keep abreast of the new programs offered.

According to the company, the new training and certification portfolio is able to do a better job in covering in-depth critical skills in key IT areas and in addressing newer technologies. Adjustments have been made to CCNA, CCNP, CCIE. In addition, Cisco has also added a new layer of ‘Specialist’ certifications in between its CCNA and CCNPs.

Also, in the offer structure will be many new training courses that will roll out over the next several months and IT practitioners will be able to start earning training badges for courses completed after February 24, 2020 just in time for challenging the new exams set to go live.

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