CCNA AND CCENT CERTIFICATION\r\nThe\u00a010 current CCNA tracks\u00a0(CCNA Routing and Switching,\u00a0CCNA Cloud,\u00a0CCNA Collaboration,\u00a0CCNA Cyber Ops,\u00a0CCNA Data Center,\u00a0CCNA Industrial,\u00a0CCNA Security,\u00a0CCNA Service Provider,\u00a0CCNA Wireless\u00a0and\u00a0CCNA Design) are being\u00a0retired\u00a0and replaced with a\u00a0single \u2018CCNA\u2019 certification. The new CCNA exam combines most of the information on the current\u00a0CCNA Routing and Switchingwith additional wireless, security and network automation content.\r\n\r\nA new\u00a0Cisco Certified DevNet Associate\u00a0certification is also being released to satisfy the increasing demand in this area.\r\n\r\nThe current\u00a0CCENT\u00a0certification is being\u00a0retired. There hasn\u2019t been an official announcement from Cisco yet but rumours are saying that we might be seeing new \u2018Foundations\u2019 certifications which will focus on content from the retiring CCNA tracks.\r\nCCNP CERTIFICATION\r\nDifferent technology tracks remain at the CCNP level.\u00a0CCNP Routing and Switching,\u00a0CCNP Design\u00a0and\u00a0CCNP Wireless\u00a0are being consolidated into the\u00a0new CCNP Enterprise, and\u00a0CCNP Cloud\u00a0is being\u00a0retired. A new\u00a0Cisco Certified DevNet Professional\u00a0certification is also being released.\r\n\r\nOnly two exams\u00a0will be required to achieve\u00a0each CCNP certification\u00a0\u2013 a\u00a0Core\u00a0and a\u00a0Concentration exam. Being\u00a0CCNA certified\u00a0will\u00a0no longer be a prerequisite\u00a0for the\u00a0CCNP certification.\r\n\r\nIf you pass\u00a0any CCNP level exams\u00a0before\u00a0February 24 2020, you\u2019ll receive badging for corresponding new exams and credit toward the new CCNP certification.\r\n\r\n\r\nCCIE CERTIFICATION\r\nThe format of the\u00a0CCIE\u00a0remains largely the same, with a\u00a0written\u00a0and\u00a0lab exam\u00a0required to achieve the certification. The\u00a0CCNP Core examwill be used as the\u00a0CCIE Written exam\u00a0though, there will\u00a0no longer be a separate written exam at the CCIE level.\u00a0Automation\u00a0and\u00a0Network Programmability\u00a0are being added to the exams for every track.\r\n\r\nAll certifications\u00a0will be valid for\u00a03 years\u00a0under the new program so you will no longer need to recertify CCIE every 2 years.\r\nHOW THE CHANGES AFFECT YOU\r\nIf you\u2019re currently studying for any Cisco certification the advice from Cisco is to keep going. If you pass before the cutover your certification will remain valid for\u00a03 years\u00a0from the date you certify. If you pass some but not all CCNP level exams before the change you can receive credit towards the new certifications.\r\n\r\nWe've added a few resources to which you can turn to an obtain additional information:\r\n\r\nThe Flackbox blog has a comprehensive video and text post covering all the changes.\r\n\r\nThe official Cisco certification page is here.