Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT) gives the ability to install, operate and troubleshoot a small enterprise branch network with more complex connections, including basic network security. CCENT certification was created to address the demand for networking professionals with a strong practical understanding of modern TCP/IP networks built with Cisco hardware.

The syllabus covers networking fundamentals, WAN technologies, basic security and wireless concepts, routing and switching fundamentals, and configuring simple networks. It verifies practical skills required for entry-level network support positions. CCENT is the beginning step toward achieving CCNA.

Learn About:

  • Network fundamentals and how to build simple LANs
  • Establish Internet connectivity
  • Manage network device security
  • Expand small to medium-sized networks with WAN connectivity
  • IPv4/IPv6 basics


No prerequisites


The certification is  valid for three years.  To recertify, pass ONE of the following before the certification expiration date:

  • Pass the latest exam version for your current certification
  • Pass any higher-level certification exam (for example, passing a Professional-level certification exam renews your Associate-level certifications)

The following courses help you prepare for this certification: