What is CCENT?

CCENT(Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician) is an entry-level IT networking certification developed by Cisco Systems. Candidates who attain the CCENT certificate are half way to achieving the CCNA certification.

A CCENT certification can help you get your first networking job or get help with your career progression if you currently work in Information Technology (IT).

Should I choose to learn the CCNA or CCENT?

Why become CCENT certified in 2020?

  • Do you have an interest in computer networking?
  • Do you want to work in the networking field?
  • Do you want to get CCNA certified?

If you answered "yes" to either of these questions, then you should consider studying to become CCENT certified.

What will you learn?

  • You’ll develop a basic understanding of computer networking
  • You’ll learn how to configure and troubleshoot Cisco devices

How do you become a CCENT?

How you prepare for CCENT depends largely on your current knowledge and experience of networking. Here are some options for you to consider.

What types of jobs can I get with a CCENT?

  • Network (Systems) Engineer
  • Network Administrator
  • Network Programmer/Analyst
  • Network/Information Systems Manager
  • Network (Service) Technician

More information on networking jobs.

CCENT Exam Facts

  • The CCENT (ICND1) exam varies between 40-50 questions
  • The ICND1 exam lasts 90 minutes
  • The ICND1 exam pass mark is about 85%
  • Questions can either be:
    • Multiple-choice single answer
    • Multiple-choice multiple answer
    • Router simulations
    • Fill-in the blanks
  • Once you’ve answered a question and moved on you can’t go back and change your answer
  • You’ll know whether you have passed or failed at the end of the exam, your results will be sent to Cisco and you’ll receive a certificate in the post
  • The CCENT certification is valid for three years, to recertify you’ll need to pass the current ICND1 exam or the ICND2 exam, CCNA exam, CCNA wireless, CCNA Collaboration or CCNA Security certification

CCENT Exam Tips

  • Arrive early and relax
  • Read through our CCNA cheat sheet and your revision notes prior to the exam
  • Read each question carefully to make sure you understand what is being asked
  • Read through all the answers to make sure you choose the correct one. Use a process of elimination to if you need to make an educated guess
  • If there appears to be more than one correct answer and you need to choose a single correct answer, choose the option that Cisco recommends