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Cisco Training and Certification

Cisco Training Partner You’ve made the investment in Cisco hardware and software. Now what are you going to do? Trust the training you and your team need to a company that claims to be “just as good” as Cisco Authorized training? Or will you put your trust into the hands of a company that works directly with Cisco to bring you the most up-to-date and comprehensive courseware on every Cisco product?

New Horizons of East Tennessee (Knoxville, Chattanooga and Johnson City-Kingsport-Bristol) is part of the world’s largest vendor-authorized training provider. With classes taught by Cisco-certified Instructors, we have over 300 centers in over 70 countries worldwide that ensure you will get the kind of local attention you need to maximize your ROI.

Whether you need training on routing and switching, security, wireless, data center, Unified Communication, or any other Cisco product stack, New Horizons of East Tennessee (Knoxville, Chattanooga and Johnson City-Kingsport-Bristol) offers a complete training schedule to meet the needs of your business, your team, and your professional growth

Cisco announced a significant evolution of their certification tracks, set to release February 24, 2020. These changes will address the needs of the modern network, requiring both infrastructure and software expertise. This is Cisco’s biggest change to certifications in 25 years. New recommended training courses will be released in the coming months ahead of the new certification releases. Here is a quick summary of changes

  • New DevNet track of certification across all levels
  • CCENT entry level cert is being retired
  • CCNA will be consolidated to one certification, requiring one exam
  • CCNP will have only five concentration areas, requiring TWO exams
  • Specialist Level is earned after the first exam in a CCNP track
  • CCIE will require 2 exams, the first being a CCNP exam, the other a CCIE lab exam
  • New courses will roll out over the next 6 months, aligned with the new certifications
  • Recertification requirement will now be every 3 years

Have questions? Download the Cisco 2020 Certifications FAQ today!


What is the Cisco Customer Loyalty Program?

Approved customers in the Cisco Customer Loyalty program are eligible to receive loyalty points based on quarterly purchases of Cisco products and services. Customers use loyalty points to develop and implement a comprehensive learning roadmap for their business.

As a member you'll be able to:

  • Redeem loyalty points for your company's learning needs
  • Build stronger IT teams and reward team members
  • Encourage employees to grow their expertise

How the Cisco Customer Loyalty Program Works

  • First, you must be nominated to the Cisco Customer Loyalty Program by your Cisco Account Manager or Cisco Account Team
  • Each quarter, based on your spending with Cisco, you will be eligible to receive points
  • One loyalty point is valued as one USD.
  • Points automatically expire in 18 months, starting from the date the points are added to the account
  • Redeem Cisco Loyalty points for Cisco Learning Credits
  • Get Cisco authorized training at New Horizons Knoxville -- at no cost -- using Cisco Learning Credits

To learn more about the Cisco Customer Loyalty Program contact us at 865-234-4040 or info.knoxville@newhorizons.com or visit www.cisco.com/go/customerloyalty

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Cisco announced a significant evolution of their certification tracks, set to release February 24, 2020. These changes will address the needs of the modern network, requiring both infrastructure and software expertise. This is Cisco’s biggest change to certifications in 25 years. New recommended training courses will be released in the coming months ahead of the new certification releases.

Summary of Changes:

  • New DevNet track of certification across all levels
  • CCENT entry level cert is being retired
  • CCNA will be consolidated to one certification, requiring one exam
  • CCNP will have only five concentration areas, requiring TWO exams
  • Specialist Level is earned after the first exam in a CCNP track
  • CCIE will require 2 exams, the first being a CCNP exam, the other a CCIE lab exam
  • New courses will roll out over the next 6 months, aligned with the new certifications
  • Recertification requirement will now be every 3 years

Interested in more details? Download the Cisco 2020 Certifications FAQ

After achieving your CCNA Routing and Switching certification you are ready to take the next step and earn your Cisco Certified Network Professional Level (CCNP) in one or more specialty areas, including Routing & Switching, Design, Security, Wireless or Voice.

CISCO CCNP ROUTING AND SWITCHING

PREREQUISITES
  • CCNA or CCIE

2. TAKE THESE EXAMS

  • 300-101: ROUTE (v 2.0)
  • 300-115: SWITCH (v 2.0)
  • 300-135: TSHOOT (v 2.0)

EARN THIS CERTIFICATION

  • Cisco CCNP Routing and Switching

 

CISCO CCNP SECURITY

PREREQUISITES
  • CCNA or CCIE

 


 

CISCO CCNP COLLABORATION

The Cisco CCNP Collaboration certification is ideal for Cisco professionals who want to develop advanced collaboration skills designing, deploying, configuring, and troubleshooting Cisco Collaboration and Unified communications applications, devices and networks

PREREQUISITES
  • CCNA Collaboration or any CCIE certification

TAKE THESE EXAMS

  • 300-070: CIPTV1
  • 300-075: CIPTV2
  • 300-080: CTCOLLAB
  • 300-085: CAPPS

EARN THIS CERTIFICATION

  • CISCO CCNP Collaboration

 


 

CISCO CCNP DATA CENTER

The Cisco CCNP Data Center certification allows you to choose a concentration for your data center education according to specific needs.

PREREQUISITES
  • CCNA Data Center or any CCIE certification

TAKE THESE COURSES

AND

  • Cisco® Data Center Unified Computing Design v5.0 (DCUCD)
  • Cisco® Designing Cisco® Data Center Unified Fabric v5.0 (DCUFD)
OR
  • Cisco® Troubleshooting Cisco Data Center Unified Computing v5.0 (DCUCT)
  • Cisco® Troubleshooting Cisco® Data Center Unified Fabric v5.0 (DCUFT)

2. TAKE THESE EXAMS

  • 642-999: DCUCI
  • 642-997: DCUFI

AND

  • 642-998: DCUCD
  • 642-996: DCUFD

OR

  • 642-035: DCUCT
  • 642-980: DCUFT

3. EARN THIS CERTIFICATION

  • CISCO CCNP Data Center

 


 

CISCO CCDP

The Cisco CCDP certification is ideal for Cisco Senior Network Design Engineers, Principle System Engineer, Network/Solution Architects and CCDA professionals looking to build upon your fundamental Cisco network design expertise the Cisco CCDP certification program focuses on advanced addressing and routing protocols, WANs, services virtualization, and integration strategies for multi-layered Enterprise architectures.

PREREQUISITES
  • CCDA, CCNA Routing and Switching or any CCIE

CCNA CERTIFICATION TRAINING (2020 release)

Cisco designed the new CCNA program to prepare you for today’s associate-level job roles in IT technologies. CCNA now includes security and automation and programmability. The program has one certification that covers a broad range of fundamentals for IT careers, with one exam and one training course to help you prepare.

Newly retooled for the latest technologies and job roles, the CCNA training course and exam give you the foundation you need to take your career in any direction. CCNA certification covers a breadth of topics, including:

  • Network fundamentals
  • Network access
  • IP connectivity
  • IP services
  • Security fundamentals
  • Automation and programmability

To earn your Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) by taking a single exam.

PREREQUISITES

There are no formal prerequisites for CCNA certification, but you should have an understanding of the exam topics before taking the exam. CCNA candidates often also have:

  • One or more years of experience implementing and administering Cisco solutions
  • Knowledge of basic IP addressing
  • A good understanding of network fundamental

2. TAKE THIS EXAM

 

3. EARN THIS CERTIFICATION

  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)

 

CCNA SECURITY (legacy)

A Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Security certification proves your skills to develop a security infrastructure, recognize threats and vulnerabilities to networks, and mitigate security threats

PREREQUISITES
  • CCENT, CCNA Routing and Switching or CCIE

2. TAKE THIS EXAM

  • 640-554: (IINS)

3. EARN THESE CERTIFICATIONS

  • CCNA Security

 

CCNA CLOUD (LEGACY)

A Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Cloud certification proves your skills to perform entry-level provisioning and support of Cisco cloud solutions.

1. TAKE THESE COURSES

  • Cisco® Understanding Cisco® Cloud Fundamentals v1.0 (CLDFND)
  • Cisco® Introducing Cisco® Cloud Administration v1.0 (CLDADM)

2. TAKE THESE EXAMS

  • 201-451: CLDFND
  • 210-455: CLDADM

3. EARN THIS CERTIFICATION

  • CCNA Cloud

 

CCNA COLLABORATION (LEGACY)

A Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Collaboration certification proves your skills with the convergence of voice, video, data and mobile applications.

1. TAKE THESE COURSES

2. TAKE THESE EXAMS

  • 210-060: CICD
  • 210-065: CIVND

3. EARN THIS CERTIFICATION

  • CCNA Collaboration

 

CCNA DATA CENTER (LEGACY)

A Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Data Center certification proves your skills in data center network design, implementation, and maintenance.

2. TAKE THESE EXAMS

  • 640-911: DCICN
  • 640-916: DCICT

3. EARN THIS CERTIFICATION

  • CCNA Data Center

 

CCNA SERVICE PROVIDER

A Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Service Provider certification proves your skills to deploy, maintain and improve carrier-grade network infrastructures

1. TAKE THESE COURSES

  • Cisco® Building Cisco® Service Provider Next-Generation Networks, Part 1 v1.01 (SPNGN1)
  • Cisco® Building Cisco® Service Provider Next-Generation Networks, Part 2 v1.01 (SPNGN2)

2. TAKE THESE EXAMS

  • 640-875: SPNGN1
  • 640-878: SPNGN2

3. EARN THIS CERTIFICATION

  • CCNA Service Provider

 

CCNA WIRELESS (LEGACY)

A Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Wireless certification proves your basic Cisco Wireless LAN’s configuration, monitoring, troubleshooting and support skills for optimal performance of Cisco Wireless networks.

PREREQUISITES
  • CCENT, CCNA Routing and Switching OR CCIE

2. TAKE THIS EXAM

  • 200-355: WIFUND

3. EARN THIS CERTIFICATION

  • CCNA WIRELESS

Whether you are an experienced network professional or just starting a career in technology, Cisco training and certifications open up new IT networking career opportunities.

Start with New Horizons Cisco-authorized training and then explore the multiple certification paths depending on your job role and level of experience.

There are multiple levels of Cisco IT certifications. Associate level credentials are the foundation level of networking certifications. The next step is Professional level for more advanced certifications that cover different technologies and job roles. Choose one or more Cisco career specializations and match your job role with specific technical expertise and enhance your core networking knowledge in technologies such as security data center, or network programmability.

IT Certification Specialist Certifications
  • Entry
  • Associate
  • Professional
  • Expert
  • Architect
  • Collaboration
  • Data Center
  • Secuity
  • Service Provider

Training with Cisco Learning Credits

Through our partnership with Cisco, New Horizons Knoxville offers Cisco learning credits to help organizations save on training with pre-paid credit bundles.

With the integration of Cisco training into your network solution, your team becomes more efficient, granting your business a competitive advantage.

Cisco Learning Credits may be purchased with any Cisco hardware, software, or services order, or they may be purchased on their own. They are sold in packs of 10, 100, 500 and 1500 and each credit is worth $100 towards training at New Horizons Knoxville.

Contact us at 865-234-4040 or info.knoxville@newhorizons.com to learn more.

Benefits of Cisco Learning Credits

  • Secure and establish your Cisco training budget up front
  • Increase administration efficiency as fewer purchase orders are generated for training
  • Upgrade your team with authorized Cisco training
  • Realize a fast return on your Cisco investment
  • Increase overall productivity and network uptime
  • Easily monitor Cisco training history and progress
  • Use credits for Cisco live events

Are you a Cisco Customer?

You can now earn Cisco Learning Credits with the Cisco Customer Loyalty Program. Reward points are assigned based on purchase of Cisco products and services. 100 loyalty points is equivalent to 1 learning credit.

To learn more about Cisco Learning Credits visit www.Cisco.com/Go/LearningCredits

Networks continue to evolve into a complex array of devices and systems. Cisco technologies are the worldwide authority in computer networking and have become the widespread choice to streamline and protect these networks. Because of this, Cisco training is becoming increasingly valuable.

Those with Cisco training demonstrate:

  • Higher productivity
  • Fewer errors
  • Improved speed, depth, and quality of all customer interactions
  • Knowledge to build an effective workforce

Benefits for Businesses

If you have invested in Cisco technologies, then Cisco training and certification:

  • Provides the right skills to ease into deployment
  • Grants abilities to use your Cisco products to their highest potential
  • Allows you to get the most out of your IT investment
  • Lowers downtime as skilled technicians handle issues when they arise
  • Increases customer satisfaction as problems are solved quickly

Benefits for Individuals

  • Cisco certification demonstrates your Cisco expertise
  • Certified Cisco networking specialists are highly recognized and sought after
  • Certified certified employees are able to command a higher salary
  • Certified Cisco networking specialists hold the knowledge to succeed