The New Cisco Certification Track

I have spent more than 20 years in my career, and I have about 15 years until my retirement. I started with technical support and ended up in unified communications, but I spent most of my time networking at all levels. Now at a bend of life, I am evaluating how to utilize this last chapter of my professional life.

A viable alternative is to return to the Cisco networking. In this case, as I recommend to newbies, the certification has a crucial but limited role when you apply for a job. If I am sure of my intention, I should also add necessary up-to-date certificates to my inventory. I only had an expired CCNA certificate from 2007 until now. That’s why I started researching the new Cisco Certification Track.

First impressions

  • The new certification track looks prominent than before
  • Even CCNP certificates do not require any prerequisites
  • However, the exams seem more massive, so I am afraid to start with CCNP
  • They are still expensive. 300$ for CCNA worth it for sure, but a significant amount of money for me.
  • They add some scripting/automation subjects that need clarification

The new CCNA Exam (200-301) will be available at the end of February 2020. I should start studying today to catch this train.

Note1: There is nothing about the content of this new exam on the certification site. The same generic sentences repeat everywhere. Two links worth visiting;

  1. CCNA Study Group
  2. CCNA Study Materials

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