Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician

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The Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT)[1] certification was the first stage of Cisco's certification system. The certification was retired on 24 February 2020.[2] The CCENT certification was an interim step to Associate level or directly with CCNA and CCDA certifications. While the CCENT covered basic networking knowledge; it did not get involved with the more intricate technical aspects of the Cisco routing and switching and network design. The certification validated the skills essential for entry-level network support positions. CCENT qualified individuals have the knowledge and skill to install, manage, maintain and troubleshoot a small enterprise branch network, including network security. The CCENT curriculum covered networking fundamentals, WAN technologies, basic security, routing and switching fundamentals, and configuring simple networks.[3] The applicable training was the Cisco ICND1 ("Interconnecting Cisco Network Devices, Part 1") and the exam was ("100-105" ICND1), costing $165 retail.[4] The certification was valid for 3 years.

The CCENT qualifying exam, ICND1 was retired on 24 February 2020. [2] Existing CCENT holders will continue to have active and valid CCENT certification 3 years from issue date.

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  1. ^ "CCENT". Cisco.
  2. ^ a b "Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 1 (ICND1)".
  3. ^ Cisco. "CCENT Certification". Retrieved May 3, 2011.
  4. ^ "CCENT - Career Certifications & Paths - Cisco Systems".

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