Cisco certification ensures high standards of technical expertise. Achieving Cisco certification at any level means joining the ranks of skilled network professionals who have earned recognition and respect in the industry.

The first three levels of certification and specialization that Cisco provides for IT professionals can follow several different tracks to meet individual needs. There are many paths to Cisco certification, but only one requirement: passing one or more exams for demonstrating the knowledge and skill.

1st Level of Certification

Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)

  • Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices (ICND1)
  • Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices: Accelerated (CCNAX) V2 (Bootcamp)

Cisco Certified Voice Associate (CCVA)

  • Introducing Cisco Voice and UC Administration v8.0 (ICOMM)

Cisco Certified Service Provider (CCNA SP)

  • Building Cisco Service Provider Next-Generation Networks, Part 1 (SPNGN1)
  • Implementing Cisco IOS Unifed Communication

Cisco Certified Design Associate (CCDA)

  • Designing for Cisco Internetwork Solutions

Cisco Certified Security: Security Associate (IINS)

  • Implementing Cisco IOS Network Security

Cisco CCNA Wireless Certification (IUWNE)

  • Implementing Cisco Unifed Wireless Networking Essentials (IUWNE)

Cisco Certified Network Associate Data Center (CCNA Data Center)

  • Introducing Cisco Data Center Networking (DCICN)
  • Introducing Cisco Data Center Technologies (DCICT)

Cisco Certified Network Associate Industrial

  • Managing Industrial Networks for Manufacturing with Cisco Technologies (200-601 IMINS2)
  • Managing Industrial Networks for Manufacturing

CCNA Cloud

  • Understanding Cisco Cloud Fundamentals (CLDADM)
  • Introducing Cisco Cloud Administration

2nd Level of Certification

Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)

Three courses to be taken in preparation for the CCNP exam

  • Implementing Cisco IP Routing (ROUTE)
  • Implementing Cisco IP Switched Networks (SWITCH)
  • Troubleshooting and Maintaining Cisco IP Networks

Cisco Certified Design Professional (CCDP)

Three courses to be taken in preparation for the CCDP exam

  • Implementing Cisco IP Routing (ROUTE)
  • Implementing Cisco IP Switched Networks (SWITCH)
  • Designing Cisco Network Service Architectures (ARCH)

CCNP Voice

Five courses to be taken in preparation for the CCVP exam

  • Implementing Cisco Unifed Communications and QoS v8.0 (CVOICE)
  • Implementing Cisco Unifed Communications Manager, Part 1 v8.0 (CIPT1)
  • Implementing Cisco Unifed Communications Manager, Part 2 v8.0 (CIPT2)
  • Troubleshooting Cisco Unifed Communications (TVOICE)
  • Integrating Cisco Unifed Communications Applications (CAPPS)

CCNP Security

Four courses to be taken in preparation for the CCSP exam

  • Implementing Cisco Secure Access Solutions (SISAS)
  • Implementing Cisco Edge Network Security Solutions (SENSS)
  • Implementing Cisco Secure Mobility Solutions (SIMOS)
  • Implementing Cisco Threat Control Solutions (SITCS)

CCNP Service Provider

Four courses to be taken in preparation for the CCNP Service Provider exam

  • Deploying Cisco Service Provider Network Routing (SPROUTE)
  • Deploying Cisco Service Provider Advanced Routing (SPADVROUTE)
  • Implementing Cisco Service Provider Next-Generation Core Network Services (SPCORE)
  • Implementing Cisco Service Provider Next-Generation Edge Network Services (SPEDGE)

3rd Level of Certification

Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE)

Specialist Certifications

Cisco Wireless Technology Specialist Certifications

  • Implementing Cisco Unifed Wireless Networking Essentials
  • Cisco Advanced Wireless LAN Field Specialist
  • Wireless Security

Securing Cisco Networks with Threat Detection and Analysis (SCYBER)

Financial aid eligibility

This program is not Federal Financial Aid/Pell Eligible.

Scholarships, payment plans, and other financial aid options may be available.  For more information, call 216-987-0272.

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