Cisco Certification Changes

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Cisco Certification Changes Made Easy

On Feb 24, 2020, Cisco changed the way you certify.  We’ve broken down the Cisco Certification changes to help you easily stay on course or start a entirely new certification goal from the very beginning. 

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What's Changing

Click on the Cisco Certifications below to see the new course and exam requirements.

Required Exam:
200-301 CCNA

Recommended Training:
Implementing & Administering Cisco Solutions

View CCNA Certification details

Cloud
210-451 CLDFND – Understanding Cisco Cloud Fundamentals 
210-455 CLDADM
Introducing Cisco Cloud Administration

Collaboration
210-060 CICD

Implementing Cisco Collaboration Devices
210-065 CIVND

Implementing Cisco Video Network Devices, Part 1 & Part 2

Data Center
200-150 DCICN 
Introducing Cisco Data Center Networking 
200-155 DCICT
Introducing Cisco Data Center Networking Technologies

Industrial
200-601 IMNS2
Managing Industrial Networking for Manufacturing with Cisco Technologies

Routing & Switching
200-125 CCNA 

Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices: Accelerated
100-105 ICND1
Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Pt 1
200-105 ICND2
Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Pt 2

Security
210-260 IINS

Implementing Cisco Network Security

Service Provider
640-875 SPNGN1
Building Cisco Service Provider Next-Gen Networks, Pt 1
640-878 SPNGN2
Building Cisco Service Provider Next-Gen Networks, Pt 2

Wireless
200-355 WIFUND

Implementing Cisco Wireless Network Fundamentals 

CCDA

200-310 DESGN
Designing for Cisco Internetwork Solutions

CCNP (Professional Level)

Core Exam: 300-401 ENCOR

Recommended Training:
Implementing & Operating Cisco Enterprise Network Core Technologies (ENCOR)  



Concentration Exams (choose 1):

Exam: 300-410 ENARSI
Training: Implementing Cisco Enterprise Advanced Routing & Services (ENARSI)

Exam: 300-415 ENSDWI
Training: Implementing Cisco SD-WAN Solutions (ENSDWI)

Exam: 300-420 ENSLD
Training: Designing Cisco Enterprise Networks (ENSLD)

Exam: 300-425 ENWLSD
Training: Designing Cisco Enterprise Wireless Networks (ENWLSD)

Exam: 300-430 ENWLSI
Training: Implementing Cisco Enterprise Wireless Networks (ENWLSI)

Exam: 300-435 ENAUTO
Training: Automating & Programming Cisco Enterprise Solutions (ENAUTO)

View CCNP Enterprise certification details
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Retired Exams & Certifications: 
CCNP Routing & Switching
300-101 (ROUTE)
300-115 (SWITCH) 
300-135 (TSHOOT) 

CCNP Wireless
300-360 (WIDESIGN)
300-365 (WIDEPLOY)
300-370 (WITSHOOT)
300-375 (WISECURE)

CCDP
300-101 (ROUTE)
300-115 (SWITCH)
300-320 (ARCH)

Core Exam: 300-601 DCCOR

Recommended Training:
Implementing & Operating Cisco Data Center Core Technologies (DCCOR)



Concentration Exams (choose 1):

Exam: 300-610 DCID
Training: Designing Cisco Data Center Infrastructure (DCID)

Exam: 300-615 DCIT
Training: Troubleshooting Cisco Data Center Infrastructure (DCIT)

Exam: 300-620 DCACI
Training: Implementing Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (DCACI)

Exam: 300-625 DCSAN
Training: Configuring Cisco MDS 9000 Series Switches (DCMDS)

Exam: 300-635 DCAUTO
Training: Introducing Automation for Cisco Solutions (CSAU) |  Automating & Programming Cisco Data Center Solutions (DCAUTO)

View CCNP Data Center certification details
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Retired Exams & Certifications: 
300-165 (DCII)
300-175 (DCUCI)
300-170 (DCVAI)
300-160 (DCID)
300-180 (DCIT)

Core Exam: 300-701 SCOR

Recommended Training:
Implementing & Operating Cisco Security Core Technologies (SCOR)



Concentration Exams (choose 1):

Exam: 300-710 SNCF 
Training: Securing Networks with Cisco Firepower Next Generation Firewall (SNCF)

Exam: 300-715 SISE
Training: Implementing & Configuring Cisco Identity Services Engine (SISE) 

Exam: 300-720 SESA
Training: Securing Email with Cisco Email Security Appliance (SESA)

Exam: 300-725 SWSA
Training: Securing the Web with Cisco Web Security Appliance (SWSA)

Exam: 300-730 SVPN
Training: Implementing Secure Solutions with Virtual Private Networks (SVPN)

Exam: 300-735 SAUTO
Training: Automating & Programming Cisco Security Solutions (SAUTO)

View CCNP Security certification details
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Retired Exams & Certifications 
300-206 (SENSS)
300-208 (SISAS)
300-209 (SIMOS)
300-210 (SITCS)

Core Exam: 300-501 SPCOR

Recommended Training:
Implementing & Operating Cisco Service Provider Network Core Technologies (SPCOR)



Concentration Exams (choose 1):
Exam:300-510 SPRI
Training: Implementing Cisco Service Provider Advanced Routing Solutions (SPRI)

Exam: 300-515 SPVI
Training: Implementing Cisco Service Provider VPN Services (SVPI)

Exam: 300-535 SPAUTO 
Training: Automating & Programming Cisco Service Provider Solutions (SPAUTO)

View CCNP Service Provider certification details
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Retired Exams & Certifications:
642-887 (SPCORE)
642-883 (SPROUTE)
642-885 (SPADVROUTE)
642-889 (SPEDGE)

Core Exam: 300-801 CLCOR 

Recommended Training:
Implementing & Operating Cisco Collaboration Core Technologies (CLCOR)



Concentration Exams (choose 1):

Exam: 300-810 CLICA 
Training: Implementing Cisco Collaboration Applications (CLICA)

Exam: 300-815 CLACCM
Training: Implementing Cisco Advanced Call Control & Mobility Services (CLACCM)

Exam: 300-820 CLCEI
Training: Implementing Cisco Collaboration Cloud & Edge Solutions (CLCEI)

Exam: 300-835 CLAUTO
Training: Automating Cisco Collaboration Solutions (CLAUTO)

View CCNP Collaboration certification details
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Retired Exams & Certifications: 
300-070 (CIPTV1)
300-075 (CIPTV2)
300-085 (CAPPS)
300-080 (CTCOLLAB)

Core Exam: 300-901 DEVCOR

Recommended Training:
Developing Applications Using Cisco Core Platforms (DEVCOR)


Concentration Exams (choose 1):
Exam: 300-435 ENAUTO
Training: Automating & Programming Cisco Enterprise Solutions (ENAUTO)

Exam: 300-835 CLAUTO
Training: Automating & Programming Cisco Collaboration Solutions (CLAUTO)

Exam: 300-635 DCAUTO
Training: Automating & Programming Cisco Data Center Solutions (DCAUTO)

Exam: 300-535 SPAUTO
Training: Automating & Programming Cisco Service Provider Solutions (SPAUTO)

Exam: 300-735 SAUTO
Training: Automating & Programming Cisco Security Solutions (SAUTO)

Exam: 300-910 DEVOPS
Training: Implementing DevOps Solutions & Practices using Cisco Platforms (DEVOPS)

Exam: 300-915 DEVIOT
Training: Developing Solutions using Cisco IoT & Edge Platforms (DEVIOT)

Exam: 300-920 DEVWBX
Training: Developing Applications for Cisco Webex & Webex Devices (DEVWBX)

View DevNet Professional certification details

Enterprise Infrastructure
Core Exam: 300-401 ENCOR + Lab v1

Recommended Training:
Implementing & Operating Cisco Enterprise Network Core Technologies (ENCOR)

Enterprise Wireless
Core Exam: 300-401 ENCOR + Lab v1

Recommended Training:
Implementing & Operating Cisco Enterprise Network Core Technologies (ENCOR)



Data Center
Core Exam: 300-601 DCCOR + Lab v3
Recommended Training:
Implementing & Operating Cisco Data Center Core Technologies (DCCOR)



Security
Core Exam:
300-701 SCOR + Lab v6


Recommended Training:
Implementing & Operating Cisco Security Core Technologies (SCOR)



Service Provider
Core Exam:
300-501 SPCOR + Lab v5


Recommended Training:
Implementing & Operating Cisco Service Provider Network Core Technologies (SPCOR)



Collaboration
Core Exam:
300-801 CLCOR + Lab v3

Recommended Training:
Implementing & Operating Cisco Collaboration Core Technologies (CLCOR)

Enterprise Infrastructure replaces
current CCIE Routing & Switching v5.0

Enterprise Wireless v1.0 replaces
current CCIE Wireless v3.1


Data Center v3.0 replaces
current CCIE Data Center v2.1

Security v6.0 replaces
current CCIE Security v5.0

Service Provider 5.0 replaces
current CCIE Service Provider v4.1

Collaboration v3.0 replaces
current CCIE Collaboration v2.0

Core Exam: 300-901 DEVCOR

Recommended Training:
Developing Applications Using Cisco Core Platforms (DEVCOR)



Concentration Exams (choose 1):

Exam: 300-435 ENAUTO
Training: Automating & Programming Cisco Enterprise Solutions (ENAUTO)

Exam: 300-835 CLAUTO
Training: Automating & Programming Cisco Collaboration Solutions (CLAUTO)

Exam: 300-635 DCAUTO
Training: Automating & Programming Cisco Data Center Solutions (DCAUTO)

Exam: 300-535 SPAUTO
Training: Automating & Programming Cisco Service Provider Solutions (SPAUTO)

Exam: 300-735 SAUTO
Training: Automating & Programming Cisco Security Solutions (SAUTO)

Exam: 300-910 DEVOPS
Training: Implementing DevOps Solutions & Practices using Cisco Platforms (DEVOPS)

Exam: 300-915 DEVIOT
Training: Developing Solutions using Cisco IoT & Edge Platforms (DEVIOT)

Exam: 300-920 DEVWBX
Training: Developing Applications for Cisco Webex & Webex Devices (DEVWBX)

View DevNet Professional certification details

Software Specialist:
Focus: Core 
Exam:
Developing Applications using Cisco Core Platforms and APIs v1.0 (350-901)

Focus: DevOps
Exam:
Implementing DevOps Solutions and Practices using Cisco Platforms v1.0 (300-910)

Focus: IoT
Exam:
Developing Solutions Using Cisco IoT and Edge Platforms v1.0 (300-915)

Focus: WebEx
Exam:
Developing Applications for Cisco Webex and Webex Devices v1.0 (300-920)



Automation Specialist:
Focus: Collaboration Automation
Exam:
Automating and Programming Cisco Collaboration Solutions v1.0 (300-835)

Focus: Data Center Automation
Exam:
Automating and Programming Cisco Data Center Solutions v1.0 (300-635)

Focus: Enterprise Automation
Exam:
Automating and Programming Cisco Enterprise Solutions v1.0 (300-435)

Focus: Security Automation
Exam:
Automating and Programming Cisco Security Solutions v1.0 (300-735)

Focus: Service Provider Automation
Exam:
Automating and Programming Cisco Service Provider Solutions v1.0 (300-535)

View DevNet Specialist certification details

Data Center
Required Exam: 010-151 DCTECH 

Recommended Training:
Supporting Cisco Data Center System Devices (DCTECH)



Routing & Switching

Required Exam: 640-692 RSTECH

Recommended Training:
Supporting Cisco Routing & Switching Network Devices (RSTECH)
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Retired Exams & Certifications: 
CCENT

100-105 ICND1
Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Pt 1

Required Exam:
Cisco Certified Architect (CCAr) Board Exam

View CCAr certification details

Valid Cisco CCDE certification can act as a prerequisite, along with a thorough understanding of networking infrastructure principles.

 

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