Cisco Certifications

Cisco Certifications

Demonstrating industry-standard knowledge and practical skills, Cisco Certifications are amongst the most important, influential and sought-after qualifications for professionals in internet-based industries. Fast Lane offers training courses to help professionals effectively prepare for the five levels of Cisco certification.

Whether you are preparing for certification in entry, associate, professional, expert or architect level; Fast Lane can provide comprehensive training and resources. The certification can be attained in ten different certification tracks, including: collaboration, data centre, design, routing and switching, security, service provider, wireless and more.

General Certifications

Cisco Career Certifications: CCIE, CCNA, CCNP

Five Certification Levels: Cisco offers five levels of certification: from Entry and Associate, the basic levels of networking certification, to the advanced level of Professional, up to Expert and Architect, the highest certification level for network specialists.

Ten Certification Tracks: Certification can be attained in various fields: Routing & Switching, Design, Security, Service Provider, Data Center, Voice, Video and Wireless.


Certification Tracks Entry-Level Associate Professional Expert

Cloud

CCNA Cloud

CCNP Cloud

Collaboration

CCNA Collaboration

CCNP Collaboration

CCIE Collaboration

Data Center

NEW - CCNA Data Center

NEW - CCNP Data Center

CCIE Data Center

Industrial

CCNA Industrial

Design

CCENT

CCDA

CCDP

CCDE

Routing & Switching

CCENT

CCNA Routing & Switching

CCNP

CCIE Routing & Switching

Security

CCENT

CCNA Security

CCNP Security

CCIE Security

Service Provider

CCENT

CCNA Service Provider

CCNP Service Provider

CCIE Service Provider

Wireless

CCENT

CCNA Wireless

CCNP Wireless

CCIE Wireless

Cisco Specialist Certifications

The Specialist designation certifies the specific expertise of technical professionals, including those with Cisco Career Certifications at the associate, professional or expert levels. By earning specialist certifications, network professionals can enhance their core networking knowledge in technologies such as security, data center or video.

Many Specialist certifications align with the requirements of the Cisco Partner Specialization program.


Business
Data Center
Internet of Everything
Operating System Software
Networking Programmability
Security
Video

How to Recertify

Recertification is an important indicator to IT professionals and their employers, ensuring that the certification holder has kept up with current trends in networking technology. Valid certifications may be renewed indefinitely, but without timely renewal, certifications expire or become inactive. To keep certifications current, individuals should recertify by advancing to the next level of certification or passing the designated recertification exam(s).

Recertification Renewal Timeframes
Certification Duration

Entry-level, Associate-level, and Professional level

3 years

All CCIE certifications

2 years

Specialist certifications

2 years

Cisco Certified Architect

5 years


Renewal requires certification holders to register for and pass the appropriate Cisco recertification exam(s). In order to recertify, exam requirements must be met prior to the certification expiration date. Individuals with an expired certification(s) must repeat the entire certification exam process in order to regain their certification(s). Visit the Cisco Career Certifications Tracking System to check the status of your certification(s).

Please use the following links for detailed information on how to recertify a specific Cisco certification:

Certification Recertification Table
Certification Tracks Entry-Level Associate Professional Expert

Collaboration

NEW CCNA Collaboration

NEW CCNP Collaboration

CCIE Collaboration

Data Center

CCNA Data Center

CCNP Data Center

CCIE Data Center

Design

CCENT

CCDA

CCDP

CCDE

Routing & Switching

CCENT

CCNA Routing & Switching

CCNP

CCIE Routing & Switching

Security

CCENT

CCNA Security

CCNP Security

CCIE Security

Service Provider

CCENT

CCNA Service Provider

CCNP Service Provider

CCIE Service Provider

Wireless

CCENT

CCNA Wireless

NEW CCNP Wireless

CCIE Wireless


Cisco Specialist Recertification Table
Certification Paths Specialization

Data Center

Cisco Data Center Unified Computing Design Specialist
Cisco Data Center Unified Computing Support Specialist
Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric Design Specialist
Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric Support Specialist

Operating System Software

Cisco IOS XR Specialist

Security

Cisco Cybersecurity Specialist

Video

Cisco Video Network Specialist
Cisco TelePresence Solutions Specialist

Retired Certifications

Jul 1, 2014 - Cisco Data Center Application Services Design Specialist
Jul 1, 2014 - Cisco Data Center Application Services Support Specialist
May 15, 2014 - Cisco Unity Design Specialist
May 15, 2014 - Cisco Unified Presence Specialist
Apr 22, 2014 - Cisco ASA Specialist
Apr 22, 2014 - Cisco Firewall Security Specialist
Apr 22, 2014 - Cisco IOS Security Specialist
Apr 22, 2014 - Cisco IPS Specialist
Apr 22, 2014 - Cisco Network Admission Control Specialist
Apr 22, 2014 - Cisco VPN Security Specialist
Feb 13, 2014 - CCIE Voice
Jul 1, 2013 - CCIE Storage Networking
Jun 1, 2013 - Cisco Data Center Networking Infrastructure Design Specialist
Jun 1, 2013 - Cisco Data Center Networking Infrastructure Support Specialist
Jun 1, 2013 - Cisco Data Center Storage Networking Design Specialist
Jun 1, 2013 - Cisco Data Center Storage Networking Support Specialist
Oct 29, 2012 - CCIP Certification
Apr 12, 2012 - Cisco Advanced Wireless LAN Design Specialist
Apr 12, 2012 - Cisco Advanced Wireless LAN Field Specialist
Nov 22, 2011 - CCSP Certification
Oct 31, 2009 - Cisco Data Center Storage Networking Sales Specialist
Jan 18, 2009 - Cisco IOS Security Specialist
Nov 17, 2008 - Cisco Firewall Specialist
Nov 17, 2008 - Cisco Information Security Specialist
Mar 31, 2008 - Cisco VPN Specialist
Jul 30, 2007 - Cisco Advanced Security Field Specialist
Apr 17, 2007 - Cisco IP Communications Support Specialist
Feb 15, 2007 - Cisco Optical Specialist
Nov 24, 2006 - Cisco Storage Networking Design Specialist
Nov 24, 2006 - Cisco Storage Networking Support Specialist
Aug 3, 2006 - Cisco Content Networking Specialist
Jul 29, 2006 - Cisco Access Routing and LAN Switching Sales Specialist
Jul 29, 2006 - Cisco Access Routing and LAN Switching Specialist
Jul 29, 2006 - Cisco VPN/Security Sales Specialist
Jul 29, 2006 - Cisco Wireless LAN Design Specialist
Jul 29, 2006 - Cisco Wireless LAN Sales Specialist
Jul 29, 2006 - Cisco Wireless LAN Support Specialist
Jun 14, 2006 - Cisco IP Telephony Operations Specialist
Dec 27, 2005 - Cisco IP Telephony Express Specialist
Nov 19, 2005 - Cisco Network Management Specialist
Nov 19, 2005 - Cisco Network Management Sales Specialist
Oct 7, 2005 - Cisco Content Networking Sales Specialist
Apr 22, 2005 - Cable Communications Sales Specialist
Apr 22, 2005 - Cable Communications Specialist 1
Dec 2, 2004 - Public Access Design Specialist
Dec 2, 2004 - Public Access Support Specialist
Jul 4, 2004 - Multiservice Switching Specialist
Nov 10, 2003 - Cisco MxU Specialist
Oct 31, 2003 - CCIP with electives
Feb 28, 2003 - Cisco Security Specialist 1
Feb 25, 2003 - Cisco Internet Solutions Specialist
Feb 25, 2003 - February 25, 2003 - SNA/IP Design Specialist
Feb 25, 2003 - SNA/IP Support Specialist
Dec 31, 2001 - CCDP WAN Switching
Dec 31, 2001 - CCNA WAN Switching
Dec 31, 2001 - CCNP WAN Switching
May 14, 2001 - CCDP Specializations
May 14, 2001 - CCNP Specializations
Jul 31, 2000 - CCNA 1.0
Jul 31, 2000 - CCNP 1.0

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Fast Lane’s Cisco Certification

With ten certification tracks across five different levels, Fast Lane can help you specialise in specific areas and attain the level of knowledge and qualification you desire or require. Achieving the certifications could open up a huge selection of professional opportunities and enhance your core knowledge and practical skills.

At Fast Lane we also offer recertification courses, helping established Cisco professionals keep abreast and updated of the latest industry developments and changes. Recertification is also available to professionals whose certificates have expired or become inactive due a period without renewal.

Achieving Cisco Certification

Whether you are looking to achieve your first Cisco Certification or would like to enhance your qualifications or core knowledge, Fast Lane can help you realise these aspirations. For more information about and schedules for all the certification tracks and levels, contact us by telephone on 0845 470 1000 or by email at enquiries@flane.co.uk.
Our fully-trained and certified Cisco experts can help you achieve a higher level of Cisco Certification – enhancing knowledge and employment opportunities.

 

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