Training and certification program updates
On February 24, 2020, Cisco will release a new certification and training program. The last day to test under the current certification program is February 23, 2020.
If you have started working toward an additional certification — keep going! If you earn the certification before February 24, you’ll receive the new certification and associated training badges.
The Associate level of Cisco Certifications can begin directly with CCNA for network installation, operations and troubleshooting or CCDA for network design. Think of the Associate Level as the foundation level of networking certification.
The Professional level is an advanced level of certification that shows more expertise with networking skills. Each certification covers a different technology to meet the needs of varying job roles.