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Breaking News: Cisco Certification Exams are ONLINE Now (Online Test)

Now you can take your Cisco certification exams online from 15th April 2020.

Covid-19, an epidemic which we all are facing these days is rapidly increasing and we are well aware that the situation is still not in control yet. Keeping this in mind People from organizations, companies, schools, and even the government are left with no option other than working remotely and is maintaining social distancing across the world.

We all are frustrated and confused how to get back to the things but it’s just a lockdown. You can lockdown cities, states and countries but you can’t lockdown our passion, our dreams.

For once in life uncondition your thoughts, your dreams desperate to be set free who you were at the core of your heart before you were told what to be. The most effective task is to level up yourself in this quarantine without heading outdoors. Take advantage of the situation and master yourself in the area where you think you are lacking in.

Moreover, let’s talk about the most breaking and upgraded news from Cisco. The time has gone when to need to go to centers and give your examination. Keeping the epidemic in mind Cisco certified and DevNet communities have enabled you to take your Cisco certification written exams online from yesterday itself i.e 15 April 2020.

Candidates who were seeking to do something effective can show their skills and knowledge now. You don’t have to wait from the right time for test centers to reopen. The right time is itself here. As it is well said that when god closes one door he opens many. In this ongoing epidemic they are supporting us in fulfilling our dreams.

Now you can opt for your certification today itself and if your certification is coming for renewal, then to remind you regarding this they also have extended all active certifications for the next six months from March 16, 2020.
Do you still want to wait for the right time? Grab the opportunity, enroll and qualify your exam soon. The new online testing allows you to advance your IT skills, software skills, and credentials which is critical for you, your organization and for the future as of today.

You can enroll for your Cisco certification written exam 24 hours a day, 7 days a week or whenever you want to at your convenience. It’s the best time to move your career forward you don’t need to go the testing center in person. Be safe and secure yourself in this challenging time.

One question which many of you might be thinking is about testing centers. So, there is important thing to should know that if this online option is not feasible for you, testing centers are still an option available for you. You can check the status of testing centers whenever you feel like.

The best thing is we have focused on upholding the same standard of excellence, with a highly secure testing surrounding. Highly secure Online testing is done by Pearson VUE.

The registration process
Before you go for online testing, it’s important for you to go through terms and conditions and have complete a system readiness check on the Pearson VUE website than you can probably decide that are you ready for online testing or not. Once you read given terms and conditions you will ensure that your surroundings, device and Internet connectivity are safe and stable for online testing.

Specifically, you’ll need to meet the following prerequisites to pass for online testing:

  • OnVUE software
  • Quiet, private location
  • Reliable device with a webcam
  • Strong Internet connection
  • Government-issued identification

Country specific prerequisites also apply.

Once you’re ready you meet the following, sign up for your Cisco certification exam. Register, and choose the option for online testing. It’s the same process as you always have.

Available Online Exams
All written, proctored certification exams except the following can now be taken online:

  • 100-110 ENU CCENT (Invitation Only)
  • 352-001 ENU Cisco Certified Design Expert Qualification Exam
  • 352-011 ENU Cisco Certified Design Expert Practical Exam

The examinations are only proctored in English at this time. But the cost of the exams remains the same.

The exam experience
You will need to log into OnVUE, whenever the date and time you decide to take your examination. Before taking your exam, you’ll be led through a series of automated checks with prompts that will have you capture photos of yourself, your ID and workspace, test the equipment, and close other applications that may be running on the exam delivery computer.

Whatever branch of IT you are in, it’s challenging time for each one of us and having a Cisco certified and Cisco DevNet certified shows that you have appropriate skills and knowledge to be one in a crowd, especially when the world is facing plenty of challenges. This online training supports you and gives you an opportunity to add value to your resume and show the world your skills of securing connectivity, solving problems by giving new and creative solution.

At the conclusion of the exam, you will be able to get your web-based score report through your Pearson VUE aspirants profile. You can access and print your score sheet at any time.

The world needs IT, and you, more than ever. If you wish to form a sway, we are always there to welcome you.

Announcement: Cisco is going to Change Training Certifications with Next Level Certifications from Feb 2020

Hello Learners,

Have you heard about Cisco training certification updates announced on 10th June 2019. They are going to replace Cisco certification programs with next level certification programs. Cisco is aiming to offer job role based certifications and training to the aspirants which will be relevant for IT professionals and enterprises as well.

Lets first look on this training table:

Current (Valid Till Feb 2020)

Entry Level Associate Level Professional Level Expert Level Architect Level
CCENT CCDA CCDP CCDE CCAr
CCT CCNA Cloud CCNP Cloud CCIE Collaboration
CCNA Collaboration CCNP Collaboration CCIE Data Center
CCNA Data Center CCNP Data Center CCIE Routing and Switching
CCNA Industrial CCNP Routing and Switching CCIE Security
CCNA Routing and Switching CCNP Security CCIE Service Provider
CCNA Security CCNP Service Provider CCIE Wireless
CCNA Service Provider CCNP Wireless
CCNA Wireless

 

Next Level Certification (Valid From 24 Feb 2020) 

Entry Level Associate Level Professional Level Expert Level Architect Level
CCT DevNet Associate DevNet Professional CCDE CCAr
CCNA CCNP Enterprise CCIE Enterprise Infrastructure

CCIE Enterprise Wireless

CCNP Collaboration CCIE Collaboration
CCNP Data Center CCIE Data Center
CCNP Security CCIE Security
CCNP Service Provider CCIE Service Provider

 

Let’s us understand these changes by images:

Entry Level

Entry Level Changes in Cisco Certifications

Associate Level

Associate level cisco certification

Professional Level

Professional level cisco certification

Expert Level 

Expert Level Cisco Certification Changes

 

Let us dig out the difference between current and upcoming certifications plans.

Entry Level:

In this level where CCENT and CCT certifications serves as entry level for candidates who are interested to make their career in networking, now Cisco has decided to keep only CCT for entry level individuals from Feb 2020. CCENT would be no longer available from the date.

Associate Level:

This announcement will affect the individuals who are doing and preparing for CCNA track exams. In current, CCNA have 9 tracks as of now as you can see above in table where individuals might choose one of them as their interests. These tracks are Routing and Switching, Security, Data Center, Collaboration, Service Provider, Wireless, Cloud, CCDA, and Industrial. But from the year of Feb 2020, Cisco will offer consolidated certification CCNA instead of based on different tracks. In this CCNA certification candidates would be prepare for associate level job roles in IT technology. CCNA includes automation, security and programmability in new syllabus.

New CCNA certification would cover all foundational topics which build your networking base strong. Topics will cover Network fundamental, Network access, IP connectivity, IP services, Security fundamentals, Automation and Programmability.

In Associate level Cisco has introduced new certification exam DevNet. This certification will prove your skills and knowledge in developing and maintaining applications built on Cisco platforms. It validates the skills and knowledge of software developers, DevOps, Automation engineers, and other software professionals.

Professional Level:

Currently, individuals have 8 tracks to choose career path in networking. These 8 certifications are CCDP, CCNP Cloud, CCNP Collaboration, CCNP Data Center, CCNP R&S, CCNP Security, CCNP Service Provider and CCNP wireless. These certifications proves your advanced level of expertise in networking. But now, there would be only 6 certifications in professional level. Now CCNP Routing and Switching and CCNP Wireless would be replaced by CCNP Enterprise.

CCDP and CCNP Cloud would be no longer available separately, DevNet Professional level certification would replace both.

 Expert Level:

In this expert level certifications where world’s most prestigious certifications are available in IT industry such as CCDE, CCIE Collaboration, CCIE Data Center, CCIE Routing and Switching, CCIE Security, CCIE Service Provider and CCIE Wireless. In new announcement, Cisco has decided to end CCIE Routing and Switching certification and CCIE Wireless certification. Instead of these two, new certifications would be introduced named with CCIE Enterprise Infrastructure and CCIE Enterprise Wireless.

Architect Level:

No change in this level.

 

Reference: https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/training-events/training-certifications/next-level-certifications.html

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