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IT News Announcement: New CCNA 640-802 from Cisco and New Entry-Level Certification CCENT
26 June 2007 - Cisco Systems has announced major updates to its Certified Network Associate (CCNA) foundation and entry-level certifications, which take effect from August 1, 2007.
A new version, 640-802, of its highly successful and popular CCNA certification as well a freshly minted new entry-level title, the Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT), will be available from August 1, 2007.
CCNA has been completely updated to go beyond routing and switching to include wireless, security, VOIP, DHCP/DNS/IPV.6, VPN and other important topics. The new exams will still contain hands-on simulation questions like previous CCNA exams.
The new CCNA will still be available in the two options format - either
the one exam option
the two-exam option
However, with the new development, candidates who pass the first track of the two-option CCNA exams will now achieve the CCENT certification.
The present and current exams 640-801 CCNA, 640-821 INTRO, Introduction to Cisco Networking Technologies (INTRO) and 640-811 ICND Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices (ICND) will expire on November 6, 2007.
to the pervasive effect of networking technologies and infrastructure,
all over the world in different spheres of life, there is steady and
increasing demand for skilled network professionals. Networking spans a
wide expertise range and network certifications, such as CCNA, CCENT,
Network+, MCP/MCSE , aim to
equip individuals with the skills needed to build successful careers in
networking. For many candidates the focus is usually on new job and
business opportunities, recognition and better compensation.
While it is true that certifications give individuals the opportunity to
showcase their skills and talents there must be realistic
expectations. Achieving certification is key to the continuing
educational development of the individual and is a sign of initiative -
it differentiates you from the competition and is recognized by clients
and employers. However, though certifications like other educational
programs may confer advantage they do not guarantee anything.
While it is true that certifications give individuals the opportunity to showcase their skills and talents there must be realistic expectations. Achieving certification is key to the continuing educational development of the individual and is a sign of initiative - it differentiates you from the competition and is recognized by clients and employers. However, though certifications like other educational programs may confer advantage they do not guarantee anything.
GETTING OPPORTUNITIES ALSO DEPENDS ON YOUR CONTRIBUTION, ATTITUDE, EXPERIENCE AND MARKETING SKILLS. Candidates need to bear this in mind at all times. Certifications are NOT guarantees or "quick-fix", shortcut career solutions. As you take advantage of certification, make sure you have realistic expectations and know how the certification fits into your career plan.
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January 2, 2008
Rapheal A. of Ondo state.:
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December 1, 2007
Your CCNA expires 3 years from the date on which you passed the exam. You don't need to take the 640-802 within this period before taking any of the CCNP exams. But if after 3 years from the time you passed the CCNA you haven't passed a CCNP exam you will have to start your CCNA afresh before attempting CCNP.
November 27, 2007
Navin of Nagpur, India:
Sir i have passed ccna 640-801 in 2006 now i have to pass ccnp what do I have to do? Please solve my query - do i have to pass ccna 640-802?
July 19, 2007
Update from Cisco website:
The new CCNA exams will now be available from August 15, 2007.
| July 6, 2007
Emeka O from Enugu, Nigeria says:
Thanks for the update and career tips. Some certs are good but also some times the hype can be too much. Thank you for balancing issues.
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