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The Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT) is an entry-level Cisco certification. Credential holders possess the skills required to support small enterprise networks including installation, operation, and network security.

• Prerequisite Certification: None
• Recommended Years of Experience/Knowledge: 2 years


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Typical Job Titles for Certification Holders
Data Network Engineer • Information Technology Specialist • Network Engineer • Network Specialist • Support Technician • System Administrator • System Analyst

Typical Job Tasks
CCENT professionals perform basic functions in networking, wide area network (WAN) technologies, security and wireless, routing and switching, installing, operating and configuring simple networks.

Salary Range
$29,680-$74,961 per PayScale.com

Next Logical Certification
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Test Tracks

New CCENT Cert Track:
100-101 Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 1 (ICND1)

>> Visit our CCENT/CCNA Routing and Switching information page for more details, plus a special offer for 30% off the list price of products for the new exams.

Existing Track Valid Through September 30

Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 1 (ICND1) 640-822
     • Exam cost: $125 USD (or worldwide equivalent)
     • Exam objectives from cisco.com
     • Exam Profile from Pearson IT Certification

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