Cisco Career Certifications

1. Cisco Certified Technician

The Cisco CCT Routing and Switching certification is designed for engineers on field working on Cisco switches and routers. Cisco CCT R&S certification offers technical skills for conducting maintenance and onsite support for Cisco operating environments including routers and switches.

Course Objectives:

Technicians enrolled in this course will learn to identify Cisco R&S models, cabling, accessories, and interfaces.
Participants will gain expertise in:
• Networking fundamentals, like LAN/WAN, connectivity, subnetting, OSI models and addressing
• Identifying and Deploying Cisco switching and routing models, cabling, accessories and interfaces
• Application of operating modes for Cisco IOS Software and other common software
• Cisco CLI (command line interface) for connecting and servicing products
• Technical servicing on field including equipment replacement and hot swap taking support from Technical Assistance Centre of Cisco.

Modules Covered include:

• Identifying Cisco hardware and equipment
• Application of software operations on Cisco IOS
• Working knowledge of networking
• Service related skills and knowledge

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2. Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT V2.0)

CCENT is an entry course for any would be successful networking professionals. CCENT certification validates the skills essential for entry-level network support positions, providing skills in support services, such as installing, managing and troubleshooting a small enterprise branch network, including network security.

Course Objectives:

The curriculum covers basic security, WAN technologies, networking fundamentals, switching and routing, and configuration of simple networks. CCENT qualified individuals will be able to:
• Build small enterprise networks such as LANs
• Establish internet connectivity in the network
• Manage the security of network devices
• Expand a small or medium sized network using WAN connectivity
• Understand the fundamentals of IPv6

Course Modules:

The CCENT certification is an interim step to Associate level or directly with CCNA and CCDA certifications, the applicable training is the ICND1 examination or Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices 1. The following topics are covered in this module:
1. Operation and Management of IP Data Networks
2. LAN and VLAN technologies
3. Support for both forms of IP addressing – IPv4 and IPv6
4. IP Routing Fundamentals
5. IP Services
6. Security of Network Devices
7. Monitoring and Troubleshooting

CCENT training and certification is the first step towards getting the highly sought-after CCNA credential, which encompasses medium sized networks with complex connections. So take this first step towards a rewarding career in networking.

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3. Associate CCNA Routing & Switching V2.0

The CCNA Routing and Switching validates the ability to install, configure, operate, and troubleshoot medium-size routed and switched networks. CCNA Routing and Switching is designed for Network Specialists, Network Administrators, and Network Support Engineers. CCNA Routing and switching training equip IT professionals with the skills required for successful management of cutting-edge and innovative network keys. Individuals qualifies in CCNA Routing and Switching Certification will be competent in installing, configuring, operating and troubleshooting medium-size routed and switched networks.
The course is designed for Network Specialists, Network Administrators and Network Support Engineers with 1-3 years of experience.

Required Examination

640-802 CCNA (Last day to test September 30, 2013) or 200-120 CCNA (NEW)
640-822 ICND1 (Last day to test September 30, 2013) or 100-101 ICND1 (NEW)
640-816 ICND2 (Last day to test September 30, 2013) or 200-101 ICND2 (NEW)

To better prepare for this certification, it is important that you have taken the Cisco-approved training:
Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 1 (ICND1)
ICNDI Part 1 focuses on providing the skills and knowledge necessary to implement and support a small switched and routed network.
Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 2 (ICND2)
ICNDI Part 2 focuses on using Cisco Catalyst switches and Cisco routers that are connected in LANs and WANs typically found at medium-sized network sites.
Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices: Accelerated (CCNAX)
This is a five-day training which comprises ICND1 and ICND 2 curriculum merged into a single course.
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Course Fee covers:

Pre-course technical evaluation and baseline training
Hands-on classroom training
Examination Fee
In-house testing in all locations
Hotel room and meals
Internet and Wi-Fi facilities
Three months after-course usability reinforcement
Airport pick and drop (where applicable)
Desk Support – Renting / buying of laptop, tablet pcs and others.

No extra charges will be borne by students.

4. CCNA Voice (ICOMM v8.0)

CCNA Voice (ICOMM v8.0) certification validates an individual’s ability to administer a cisco voice network. The CCNA Voice certification confirms that an individual has the required skill set for specialized job roles in voice technologies including Voice Administrator, Voice Technician, and Telecom Analyst. It validates skills in VoIP technologies such as IP PBX, IP telephony, handset, call control, and voicemail solutions.

Course Objectives

Upon completing this course, the learner will be able to meet these overall objectives:

Describe the components of a Cisco Unified Communications solution and identify call signaling and media stream flows.
Provide an overview of administrator and end-user interface options in Cisco Unified Communications Manager, Cisco Unified Communications Manager Express, Cisco Unity Express, Cisco Unity Connection, and Cisco Unified Presence.
Understand call flows in Cisco Unified Communications Manager and Cisco Unified Communications Manager Express.
Perform endpoint and end-user administration tasks in Cisco Unified Communications Manager and Cisco Unified Communications Manager Express.
Describe the telephony features supported in Cisco Unified Communications Manager and Cisco Unified Communications Manager Express.
Administer users in Cisco Unity Connection and Cisco Unified Presence, and enable the most commonly used features for both applications.
Describe how to maintain a Cisco Unified Communications solution.


Course Introduction
Overview of Cisco Unified Communications Solutions
Overview of Administrator and End-User Interfaces
Call Flows in Cisco Unified Communications Manager and Cisco Unified Communications Manager Express
Endpoint and End User Administration
Enablement of End User Telephony and Mobility Features
Enablement of Cisco Unity Connection and Cisco Unified Presence
Cisco Unified Communications Solutions Maintenance

CCNA is pre-requisite for CCNA Voice (ICOMM v8.0).
A combination of CCNA and CCNA Voice can be provided.
It is recommended that individuals who are new to IP telephony should have a 2-Days introductory class on IP Telephony program before CCNA Voice training.

5. CCNA Wireless

CCNA Wireless is a certification for engineers that require skills needed to configure, monitor, and troubleshoot basic tasks of a wireless LAN. Cisco CCNA specifically those networks using Cisco equipment. With a CCNA Wireless certification, network professionals can support a basic wireless network on a Cisco WLAN in a SMB to enterprise network. Wireless certifications can increase IT job opportunities in Wireless Network Technologies at the associate level.


Any valid Cisco CCENT, CCNA Routing and Switching or any CCIE certification can act as a prerequisite.
The CCNA Wireless curriculum includes information and practice activities to prepare them for configuring, monitoring and troubleshooting basic tasks of a Cisco WLAN in SMB and Enterprise networks.

6. Cisco Certified Design Associate (CCDA)

CCDA is for network design engineers, technicians, and support engineers. Individuals with CCDA will understand network design fundamentals and be able to design routed and switched network infrastructures and services involving LAN, WAN, and broadband access for businesses and organizations. A CCDA certified network professional demonstrates the skills required to design basic campus, data center, security, voice, and wireless networks.


A valid CCENT or a valid CCNA Routing and Switching or any CCIE certification can act as a prerequisite.