3 New CCNA Certifications.

New Cisco initiatives – the Cisco Learning Network and three new CCNA certifications – help accelerate the development of technical talent

The new suite of concentrations takes advantage of the foundation for careers in Cisco networking technologies, the CCNA certification:

  • CCNA Security validates installation, troubleshooting and monitoring skills of network devices to maintain the integrity, confidentiality and availability of data.
  • CCNA Voice validates voice application skills in voice over IP (VoIP) technologies such as IP PBX, IP telephony, handset, call control and voicemail.
  • CCNA Wireless validates a candidate’s skills in the configuration, implementation and support of Cisco wireless local-area networks (WLANs).


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3 thoughts on “3 New CCNA Certifications.

  1. There’s also a CCIE Wireless exam coming out soon! At least according to a blog post I noticed on CCIE Pursuit.

    What are your views on these new certs? Do you think it’s worth it for a CCNA to take these new certs first and then move on to CCNP once they get the job experience? Or would you recommend just moving on to CCNP?

  2. Hi Shan,

    I also hear about the new CCIE Wireless from a Proctor in Brussels, when I took my lab a couple of months ago, also there is a discussion in Group Study, where great instructors share their opinion about this new CCIE.

    With this new certifications, people will get the benefit (like me in the case of voice or wireless) to prepare in a consistent way to archive a desired path (CCIE Voice in my case just after the SP Lab :)), and starting from CCNA in Voice will be the path that I will take to start building knowledge to archive this goal.

    I believe that it would depend on the person who chooses a particular path, I seen students, who takes the CCNA and then just move directly to CCNP, other (like my case years ago) has to have first a job exposure experience to see the applicability of those concepts learned in class.. so, of course, it depends on the person, and now Cisco is offering those path in a very granular way, giving opportunities to specialize in those specifics.

    Just a thought
    Victor.-

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