Roadmap to Success: Cisco CCENT

Roadmap to Success is a series that helps learners understand certification pathways, career options associated with them, and the next steps beyond certification.
The CCENT is the ideal place to start your Cisco certification journey. The CCENT certification is a great introduction to Cisco products. It also serves as a prerequisite for several Associate-level certifications. This makes it a smart choice for certification. The CCENT certification is typically used to qualify learners for roles such as network technician, systems administrator, or network administrator.
Cisco Certified Entry-level Network Technician
Cisco Certified Entry-level Network Technician certification (CCENT), is designed to validate entry-level support skills. The CCENT certifies that learners have the knowledge, skills, and ability to install, operate, troubleshoot, and troubleshoot small enterprise branch networks, including basic network security.
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Start trainingThe CCENT consists of one exam, the ICND1, and is covered by SPOTO Training:
Cisco CCENT/CCNA ICND1 100-105

The Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 1 (ICND1) covers topics such as the operation of IP data network, LAN switching technologies and IPv6 routing technologies, IP services (DHCP/NAT, ACLs), device security, basic troubleshooting, and basic troubleshooting.
CCENT learners should typically have at least six months of experience in IT and some familiarity using Cisco products. The CCENT is an entry-level certification that is ideal for newcomers to the field. Check out the SPOTO playlist to learn more about the CCENT. This playlist contains several additional courses that will help you succeed in pursuing your CCENT.
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IPv4 Subnetting
Exam Walkthrough: ICND1/CCENT 101** Please note that the Exam walkthrough course is compatible with the v2.0 ICND1 examination. SPOTO will soon develop new Exam Walkthrough courses that are compatible with the v3.0 ICND1 exams. We included this walkthrough course to help learners prepare for their certification exam.

These courses are recommended for learners who want to deepen their understanding and learning in order to earn certification.
Downloadable Study PlansSPOTO provides a study plan that maps directly to Jeremy Cioara’s Cisco CCENT/CCNA ICND1100-105 course. This Cisco CCENT study plan is downloadable and provides a detailed breakdown of the course and additional learning resources. It helps learners to take a strategic and manageable approach in order to achieve their training goals. Download the Cisco CCENT/CCNA ICND1 101-105 study plan.
Exam Details
The CCENT consists of one exam. Details are below.
CCENT/ICND1 Exam time: 1.5 hours (90 mins).Number of questions per exam: 45-55 Questions.Passing score: Cisco doesn’t publish the passing score for its exams. ** Register with Pearson VUEExam for $165 (USD). Topics: Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 1. (100-105) (free resource).
Cisco’s Entry-level certifications including CCENT are valid for three year from the date of certification. Recertifying learners can be done by passing the current ICND1 exam, or any Associate-level exam. Learners can also recertify by passing the Cisco 642-XXX, 300-XXX, or CCDE practical exams, as well as the CCAr interview, and the CCAr board review.
The Next Step
The CCENT is a prerequisite to several Cisco Associate-level certifications. This makes it an excellent building block that allows learners to earn a variety more advanced certifications from Cisco. The CCENT is a prerequisite for many Cisco Associate-level certifications.