One thing we have learned over the past 18 months is that change is constant. Business happens at an incredibly fast pace, which means our technology must advance equally as fast. So, what does that mean in the IT industry? We must continually educate ourselves to stay ahead of the curve. Cisco Learning and Certifications is committed to upskilling and educating people to stay relevant and ahead of technological advancements. Our day-to-day lives, our businesses, interactions with our customers, and the teams we manage all require endless change and adaptation ─ and Cisco is leading the way.

Virtual and hybrid work have become our new normal, and dependence on an exceptionally reliable converged network is critical to the success of the world as we know it.

Organizations today need leaders with a strategic mix of technical and business skills to navigate these complex automation-driven network environments. This blend of leadership expertise is no longer simply nice-to-have; it is a critical success factor for leaders in the IT industry. Leaders who want to quickly prove their value and jump in the driver’s seat on their journey to career advancement, do so through Cisco Certifications.

Today, we are thrilled to announce a certification designed to meet the ever-changing demands of today’s hybrid work world ─ the Cisco Certified DevNet Expert certification!

Introducing the Cisco Certified DevNet Expert

When you become a Cisco Certified DevNet Expert, you validate your expert-level skills in the planning, design, development, and maintenance of complex automation-driven network environments. With a noticeable uptick in NetDevOps job openings (and salaries increasing), you will be uniquely qualified to lead teams focused on evolving software technologies and deep-domain expertise. Statistics show that businesses these days are looking more to promote from within, so you will be one step closer to that elusive leadership role.

For individual contributors, being Cisco certified highlights your qualifications, making you the best choice to lead the next generation of IT teams. For organizations, having a Cisco Certified DevNet Expert on your team will give you confidence knowing you have the right person to lead your team.

“When Cisco announced the DevNet track in 2019, I was very happy that they are finally legitimizing this practice and I want to be on the forefront of the DevNet experience. That’s why I want to take the Cisco DevNet Expert certification and help shape the future with Cisco.”
─ Freyr Guðjónsson, Customer

Leaders with a Cisco Certified DevNet Expert on their team can more strategically harness the power of Cisco technology, further developing the team’s ability to scale, secure, and support the IT infrastructure—through expert automation. So, board this fast-moving train sooner rather than later!

Reach the highest level of DevNet Certification

The DevNet Expert certification is the endcap to a robust suite of certifications that equip software developers and network engineers with the skills to highlight their expertise in leveraging automation methodologies, technologies, and practices to improve networking—securely and at scale.

New DevNet Expert certification has been added to the Cisco certification suite.

Now’s the time to ramp up your marketability

There has never been a better time for IT professionals to advance their skills in NetDevOps and put a stamp on their marketability through certification. If you want to lead a Network Automation team and develop stronger NetDevOps skills and strategic knowledge…the DevNet Expert certification is for you.

How to get started

Interested candidates can download the lab blueprint from Cisco DevNet and the Cisco Learning Network and sign up to take the lab portion of the exam through Cisco. Candidates can register three months in advance of the lab’s availability. Cisco will directly deliver the lab portion of the certification.

The first day to test for the DevNet Expert lab exam is May 2, 2022.


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Par Merat

Vice President

Cisco Learning & Certifications