The CCENT (Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician) certification is the first stage of Cisco's certification system. This certification does validate the skills essential for entry-level network support positions. CCENT qualified individuals have the knowledge and skill to install, manage, maintain and troubleshoot a small enterprise branch network, including network security. However, while the CCENT covers basic networking knowledge; it does not get involved with the more intricate technical aspects of the Cisco routing and switching and network design.
The applicable training is Cisco ICND1 and the exam is 640-822. The CCENT certification is an interim step to Associate level or directly with CCNA and CCDA certifications.
- Networking fundamentals;
- Connecting to a WAN;
- Basic security and wireless concepts;
- Routing and switching fundamentals;
- The TCP/IP and OSI models; IP addressing;
- WAN technologies;
- Operating and configuring IOS devices;
- Configuring RIPv2,
- Static and default routing;
- Implementing NAT and DHCP;
- Configuring simple networks.
Find complete information about CCENT exam topics on CiscoTM website : http://www.cisco.com/web/learning/le3/current_exams/640-822.html
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CCENT certifications are valid for three years. To recertify, you have to pass either the ICND1 or ICND2 exam, or pass the current CCNA exam.
No pre-qualification is necessary to take CCENT exam
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