Packet Tracer 7.1 - Tips for CCENT Exam preparation

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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.

Exam topics

  • 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 :


Recommended books for exam preparation (self-study)

CCENT/CCNA ICND1 Official Exam Certification Guide, Second Edition, is a best of breed Cisco® exam study guide that focuses specifically on the objectives for the CCENT™ and CCNA® ICND1 exam. This fully updated edition presents complete reviews and a more challenging and realistic exam preparation experience.“Do I Know This Already?” quizzes open each chapter and allow you to decide how much time you need to spend on each section. Chapter-ending Exam Preparation Tasks sections help you drill on key concepts you must know thoroughly and help increase your speed in answering questions.

The material is focused on increasing your understanding of exam topics and preparing you for the numerous challenges the exams present.



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


Test Scheduling

Pearson VUE delivers tests for associate, professional, and expert level certifications for Cisco Systems. Select your test center and schedule your CCENT exam on Pearson VUE website.