New updates from Cisco!!!
This year at Cisco Live 2019 in San Diego, Cisco announced a major revamp to their entire certification program, from Associate Level all the way up to Expert Level. It’s not atypical for Cisco to announce changes to an individual certification track’s blueprint at Cisco Live, but to announce this level of change to the entire program is unprecedented. So, what do you, as the reader, need to know about these changes? First, DON’T PANIC! Whichever certification path you’re currently working on has a migration path into the new program.
First, at the CCNA level, all the following certifications are being retired:
CCNA Routing and Switching
CCNA Service Provider
CCNA Data Center
CCNA Cyber Ops
The replacement for all of these previous CCNA tracks is simply the core CCNA exam, number 200-301. Instead of having a wide range of CCNA tracks, the single CCNA now includes security, automation, and programmability. This one certification now covers a broad range of fundamentals for IT careers. Furthermore, there are no prerequisites for taking the CCNA 200-301 exam. This new exam begins testing on February 24 2020, which means that if you are working on one of the above certifications, you need to test before that date.
Open the link and read the blog from Brian McGahan who is holding Cisco CCIE Certificates in R&S, Security, Service Provider, and Data Center.