What is CCENT?
CCENT (Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician) was an entry-level IT networking certification developed by Cisco Systems. Candidates who attained the CCENT certificate were half way to achieving the CCNA certification.
As of February 24, 2020, the CCENT credential is being retired. Cisco will no longer offer the ICND1 exam, so there will be no new CCENT certifications issued from that date forward.
Further more the ICND2 will no longer be available to CCENT certificate holders who want to earn the CCNA. After February 24, 2020, you will need to take the new CCNA exam numbered 200-301 to obtain the CCNA certification.