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The Time Is Now

On February 24, 2020, Cisco will release new certification exams for CCNA and CCNP. New training will roll out over the next several months, but if you’ve been pursuing any Cisco certifications, the best time to enroll in any of our training and certification courses is NOW. It is critical to note that if you pass the full exam path for any Cisco track before the February 24th deadline, you will be granted the equivalent certification under the new program.

The new CCNA will now include security, automation, and programmability. The program has one certification that covers a broad range of fundamentals for IT careers, with one exam and one training course to help you prepare.

In the new CCNP program, each CCNP certification requires only two exams: one core exam (Implementing Cisco Enterprise Network Core Technologies “ENCOR”) and one concentration exam of your choice, so you can focus on your interests and needs. And core exams in each technology track also serve as qualifying exams for CCIE lab exams.

The new CCNP concentration certifications are as follows:

CCNP Enterprise*
CCNP Data Center
CCNP Security
CCNP Service Provider
CCNP Collaboration
Cisco Certified DevNet Professional

* The current CCNP Routing and Switching certification will be replaced by CCNP Enterprise certification.

If you have started working toward any current CCNA and CCNP Routing and Switching certification(s), keep going. you have until February 23, 2020 to complete our current CCNA and CCNP certifications.

If you complete any current CCNA before February 24, 2020, you’ll receive the new CCNA certification and a training badge in the corresponding technology area by Cisco.

If you complete any current CCNP Routing and Switching certification before February 24, 2020, you’ll receive credit toward CCNP Enterprise certification for work you’ve completed in the current CCNP Routing and Switching certification.

As soon as Cisco releases the new curriculum content for the new CCNA, ENCOR and CCNP courses, thinQtank® Learning will begin reviewing and developing the courses.

Cisco CCNA Quad Training Course
Routing Switching Security Design
When: December 9 – 15, 2019
Where: Sterling VA and Live Online

Cisco CCNA Quad Training Course
Routing Switching Security Design
When: January 6 – 12, 2020
Where: Sterling VA and Live Online

Cisco CCNP Training Course
When: January 22 – 30, 2020
Where: Sterling VA and Live Online

Cisco CCNA Quad Training Course
Routing Switching Security Design
When: February 17 – 23, 2020
Where: Sterling VA and Live Online

As with all of our Cisco Training Experiences – exams are delivered in the classroom. Cisco has provided a migration tool for their professional exam tracks, which you can access here: Migration Tool. Details about the Certification Program can be found HERE.

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