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Cisco recently announced that they will be making major changes to their certifications, including eliminating the CCENT certification, condensing and eliminating some of the CCNA associate level certifications, and removing the prerequisite exams for their CCNP level certifications (which they’re also changing by the way.)

We did a quick video to cover our thoughts (based on what we know right now) about whether you should continue or stop your work toward one of Cisco’s certifications.

Here’s our basic thoughts:

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  • If you have the CCENT, you should probably start working on the CCNA and complete that as soon as possible.
  • If you are close to sitting for one of Cisco’s certifications (in other words you’ve already invested a lot of study time), you should probably keep going and finish it up as soon as you’re ready.
  • If you are interested in a Cisco certification, especially one of the non-traditional ones such as CyberOps or Wireless or Security but haven’t started studying, you may be better off just to wait.

We’ll come back and add more as we know it, but in the meantime, you can check out our video about our thoughts on this new news.

About the author 

Matt Day

Matt Day is a cybersecurity professional with over twenty years of experience in the IT, cybersecurity and technology training fields. He has a degree in Computer Information Science and CompTIA A+, Network+, Security+, Server+, CySA+, and Cisco CCNA certifications. Matt is the author of the courses CCNA Troubleshooting Mastery and Cybersecurity Career Launch, and the book CCENT Troubleshooting Guide.

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