While more than 99 percent of things in the physical world today are still not connected to the Internet, the phenomenon called “The Internet of Everything” will soon wake up everything imaginable. As the network evolves and changes, becoming more sophisticated, the job roles and education requirements of network engineers also continue to change.

Gartner Research forecasts that worldwide IT spending will reach $3.7 trillion in 2013. In order to maximize the ROI of IT solutions, education is imperative. Companies require properly trained IT professionals to deploy, support and troubleshoot new and emerging technologies.

To enable our global community of partners and customers to realize the benefits of new networking solutions, we are pleased to announce the redesign of the Cisco Associate-level career certification programs and the evolution of the CCNA certification to CCNA Routing and Switching certification. Check out the video below to learn more about the changes:


The redesign allows the Associate-level concentration certifications such as CCNA Routing and Switching, CCNA Voice, Security, Wireless, SP Operations and CCDA to better align with evolving industry job roles. The updates include comprehensive troubleshooting, IPv6 and the latest technology and software on Cisco routers and switches.

With the Associate-level program redesign, candidates are now capable of pursuing advanced technology certifications in an accelerated manner.

To learn more, please visit http://www.ciscolearningnetwork.com or view the full press release here: http://newsroom.cisco.com/release/1156334


Jeanne Beliveau-Dunn

Vice President and General Manager

Cisco Services