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Cisco Continuing Education Program

Cisco Continuing Education Program


Cisco´s Continuing Education Program is based on three founding principles: Flexibility, Diversity, and Integrity. Flexibility is achieved by offering existing Cisco certified individuals an alternative option for recertification, in addition to the already existing option of recertifying by passing the relevant exam(s). Diversity is achieved by allowing individuals a wide range of preapproved items, such as online courses, instructor-led training, authoring of content, and Cisco Live training offerings (collectively called “Continuing Education items”), which can be pursued to earn credits toward recertification. Integrity is achieved by having Cisco authorized content providers, who deliver the content to the individual seeking recertification, validate the credits submitted by that individual.

The Continuing Education Program is governed by the Cisco Continuing Education Advisory Board. Candidates who choose to recertify through the Continuing Education Program will be required to earn a certain number of credits by completing the required Continuing Education item(s) as delivered by a content provider and paying the Continuing Education administrative fee before their current certification becomes inactive.

Once candidates have earned the designated number of credits and paid their Continued Education administrative fee, they will be recertified as per the existing recertification policies.

Goal


The Continuing Education Program is offered to existing Cisco certified individuals as a flexible alternative option for recertification. The program is intended to encourage candidates to diversify their skill sets in order to make them more valuable to their organization and the industry as a whole while maintaining the integrity of the Cisco brand. Important Resources:

CCNP/CCDP Training
  • Building the Cisco Cloud with Application Centric Infrastructure (CLDACI) = 40 Credits Value
  • Implementing Cisco Multicast (MCAST) = 40 Credits Value
  • Implementing Cisco Quality of Service (QOS = 40 Credits Value
  • Implementing Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (DCACI) 1.0 = 40 Credits Value
  • Designing Cisco Enterprise Wireless Networks (ENWLSD) 1.1 = 40 Credits Value
  • Implementing Cisco Enterprise Advanced Routing and Services (ENARSI) 1.0 = 40 Credits Value
  • Implementing and Operating Cisco Data Center Core Technologies (DCCOR) 1.0 = 64 Credits Value
  • Implementing and Operating Cisco Enterprise Network Core Technologies (ENCOR) 1.1 = 64 Credits Value
  • Designing Cisco Data Center Infrastructure (DCID) = 40 Credits Value
  • Troubleshooting Cisco Data Center Infrastructure (DCIT) = 50 Credits Value
  • Implementing Cisco Collaboration Cloud and Edge Solutions (CLCEI) 1.0 = 40 Credits Value
  • Designing Cisco Enterprise Networks (ENSLD) v1.0 = 40 Credits Value
  • Implementing Cisco Enterprise Wireless Networks (ENWLSI) 1.1 = 40 Credits Value
  • Implementing and Operating Cisco Collaboration Core Technologies (CLCOR) v1.0 = 64 Credits Value
  • Implementing Cisco Collaboration Applications (CLICA) v1.0 = 40 Credits Value
  • Implementing and Operating Cisco Service Provider Network Core Technologies (SPCOR) v1.0 = 64 Credits Value
  • Implementing and Operating Cisco Security Core Technologies (SCOR) 1.0 = 64 Credits Value
  • Securing Cloud Deployments with Cisco Technologies (SECCLD) v1.0 = 32 Credits Value
  • Implementing Secure Solutions with Virtual Private Networks (SVPN) 1.0 = 40 Credits Value
  • Implementing Cisco Service Provider VPN Services (SPVI) v1.0 = 40 Credits Value
  • Implementing Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure–Advanced (DCACIA) v1.0 = 40 Credits Value
  • Configuring Cisco NX-OS Switches and Fabrics in the Data Center (DCCNX) 1.0 = 24 Credits Value
  • Implementing Cisco Advanced Call Control and Mobility Services (CLACCM) 1.0 = 40 Credits Value
  • Implementing Cisco Service Provider Advanced Routing Solutions (SPRI) 1.0 = 40 Credits Value
  • Configuring Cisco Unified Computing System (DCCUCS) = 24 Credits Value
  • Administering Cisco Contact Center Enterprise (CCEA) = 32 Credits Value
  • Administering Advanced Cisco Contact Center Enterprise (CCEAA) = 30 Credits Value
  • Implementing Cisco Contact Center Enterprise (CCEI) = 24 Credits Value
  • Troubleshooting Cisco Contact Center Enterprise (CCET) = 16 Credits Value
CCNA/CCDA Training
  • Implementing Cisco Catalyst 9000 Switches (ENC9K) v2.0 = 18 Credits Value
  • Understanding Cisco Data Center Foundations (DCFNDU) V1.0 = 30 Credits Value
  • Understanding Cisco Collaboration Foundations (CLFNDU) 1.1 = 30 Credits Value
  • Implementing and Administering Cisco Solutions (CCNA) 1.0 = 30 Credits Value
  • Understanding Cisco Wireless Foundations (WLFNDU) 1.0 = 30 Credits Value
  • Understanding Cisco Service Provider Network Foundations (SPFNDU) 1.0 = 30 Credits Value
  • Introducing Automation for Cisco Solutions (CSAU) 1.0 = 16 Credits Value
  • Introducing Cisco NX-OS Switches and Fabrics in the Data Center (DCINX) 1.0 = 12 Credits Value
  • Introducing Cisco Cloud Consumer Security (SECICC) 1.0 = 6 Credits Value
  • Introducing Cisco Unified Computing System (DCIUCS) 1.0 = 12 Credits Value
  • Introduction to 802.1X Operations for Cisco Security Professionals (802.1X) 1.0 = 18 Credits Value
  • Engineering Cisco Meraki Solutions Part 1 2.0 = 6 Credits Value
  • Engineering Cisco Meraki Solutions Part 2 (ECMS2) 2.0 = 18 Credits Value
  • Reporting Cisco Contact Center Enterprise (CCER) = 12 Credits Value
DevNet Training
  • Developing Applications and Automating Workflows using Cisco Core Platforms (DEVASC) v1.0 = 48 Credits Value
  • Developing Applications Using Cisco Core Platforms and APIs (DEVCOR) v1.0 = 64 Credits Value
  • Implementing DevOps Solutions and Practices using Cisco Platforms (DevOps) v1.0 = 40 Credits Value
  • Developing Solutions using Cisco IoT and Edge Platforms (DEVIOT) v1.0 = 40 Credits Value
  • Implementing Automation for Cisco Enterprise Solutions (ENAUI) v1.2 = 24 Credits Value
  • Implementing Automation for Cisco Security Solutions (SAUI) v1.0 = 24 Credits Value
  • Implementing Automation for Cisco Data Center Solutions (DCAUI) v1.0 = 24 Credits Value
  • Implementing Automation for Cisco Service Provider Solutions (SPAUI) v1.0 = 24 Credits Value
  • Implementing Automation for Cisco Collaboration Solutions (CLAUI) v1.0 = 24 Credits Value
  • Developing Applications for Cisco Webex and Webex Devices (DEVWBX) v1.0 = 40 Credits Value
Cisco Specialist Training
  • Deploying Cisco Unified Contact Center Enterprise (DUCCE) = 40 Credits Value
  • Administering Cisco Unified Contact Center Enterprise, Part 1 (AUCCE1) = 40 Credits Value
  • Administering Cisco Unified Contact Center Enterprise, Part 2 (AUCCE2) = 40 Credits Value
Firepower Training
  • Securing Networks with Cisco Firepower Next-Generation IPS (SSFIPS) = 32 Credits Value
  • Protecting Against Malware Threats with Cisco AMP for Endpoints (SSFAMP) = 24 Credits Value
  • Securing Cisco Networks with Snort Rule Writing Best Practices (SSFRULES) = 24 Credits Value
  • Securing Cisco Networks with Open Source Snort (SSFSNORT) = 32 Credits Value
  • Securing Networks with Cisco Firepower Next Generation Firewall (SSNGFW) 1.0 = 40 Credits Value
Product/Technology Training
  • Configuring Cisco MDS 9000 Series Switches (DCMDS) 3.5 = 40 Credits Value
  • Introducing Cisco Nexus 9000 Switches in NX-OS Mode (DCINX9K) = 24 Credits Value
  • Cisco UCS Director Foundation (UCSDF) = 40 Credits Value
  • Configuring BGP on Cisco Routers (BGP) = 40 Credits Value
  • Implementing Cisco MPLS (MPLS) = 40 Credits Value
  • IPv6 Fundamentals, Design and Deployment (IP6FD) = 40 Credits Value
  • Securing the Web with Cisco Web Security Appliance (SWSA) = 16 Credits Value
  • Securing Email with Cisco Email Security Appliance (SESA) 3.1 = 24 Credits Value
  • Deploying Cisco Unified Intelligence Center (DUIC) = 24 Credits Value
  • Implementing and Configuring Cisco Identity Services Engine (SISE) = 40 Credits Value
  • Deploying Cisco Unified Contact Center Express (UCCXD) = 40 Credits Value
  • Designing and Deploying Cisco UCS Director with ACI (UCSDACI) = 40 Credits Value
  • Designing the VersaStack Solution (VSDESIGN) = 16 Credits Value
  • Implementing the VersaStack Solution (VSIMP) = 24 Credits Value
  • Cisco Digital Network Architecture Implementation Essentials (DNAIE) = 40 Credits Value

Eligibility


In 2020, the Continuing Education program will extend to the CCNA, Specialist, CCNP, CCIE certifications.

In the Continuing Education Program, the certification holder can choose from the list of pre-approved Continuing Education Program offerings to earn credits towards recertification.

The Continuing Education Program is also available for candidates with Emeritus status as described on the CCIE Emeritus website except for the following:

  • Candidates in Emeritus status who are required to pass both a written exam and a lab to become active again
  • Candidates who achieved Emeritus status by earning Business Transformation certifications as described on the CCIE website

The program is currently not available to candidates with Associate- and Professional-level certifications.

Recertification Requirements


To recertify via the Continuing Education Program, the following three steps must be completed before your current certification becomes inactive:

  • Agree to the Terms and Conditions associated with the Continuing Education Program as part of the enrollment process
  • Earn 100 credits required by completing any of the preapproved Continuing Education offerings
  • Pay the Continuing Education administrative fee

You can enroll in the Continuing Education Program and earn the required credits at any time before your certification becomes inactive. You will earn Continuing Education credits only when the relevant content provider has approved your credit submission. For completion of pre-approved Cisco Digital Learning self-paced trainings, you will obtain a “certificate of completion” that can be uploaded during submission of the training claim. The process to obtain the certificate of completion for the various self-paced trainings will be documented within the product or as part of the purchase process.

Once you complete the above steps, your certification will be renewed as per existing renewal policies. To recertify any of your Expert-level certifications via the Continuing Education Program, you will need to earn 100 credits before your current Expert-level certification becomes inactive.

You can enroll in the Continuing Education Program, submit your credits, track all of your Continuing Education activity, and pay the Continuing Education administrative fee by visiting https://ce.cisco.com and logging in with your Cisco.com ID and password. If you have more questions about the Continuing Education Program, please review the FAQs here.

Qualifying Continuing Education Offerings


To view the full catalog of the Continuing Education offerings that have been approved by the Cisco Continuing Education Advisory Board logon to the Continuing Education Program portal. For a sample of pre-approved courses available, view Cisco Continuing Education Program Catalog. Candidates can pursue any offerings listed in the catalog and get credits for successful completion of those items as specified in the catalog. Credits will not be granted if candidates pursue any items outside of the ones specified in the catalog.

The Cisco Continuing Education Advisory Board reviews the offerings catalog on a quarterly basis and updates it as necessary. We encourage candidates periodically to review the catalog for any updates.

Continuing Education Administrative Fee


The Continuing Education administrative fee will need to be paid once you have earned the required number of credits. You can pay the fee by visiting https://ce.cisco.com and logging in with your Cisco.com ID and password. The administrative fee for Expert-level certifications is $300.