Cisco Certification Info

You have the opportunity to pursue various Cisco certifications, from CCNA® to CCIE®. Learn about the different certification options, the requirements for each, and the self-study resources Cisco Press provides to help you attain exam success and master the technology.

Cisco Certification PyramidCertification Levels
Cisco offers three levels of general certification: Associate, Professional, and Expert. Additionally, a variety of specialist certifications are available to show knowledge in specific technologies and solutions.

Associate: CCENT || CCNA Routing and Switching || CCNA Security || CCNA Voice || CCNA Wireless || CCDA
Professional: CCNP || CCDP || CCIP || CCNP Security/CCSP || CCNP Voice/CCVP || CCNP Wireless
Expert: CCDE || CCIE
Specialist Certifications

About Cisco Press Certification Self-Study Products

Learn more about the different products and series from Cisco Press to determine which is right for your unique learning needs.

Cisco Press Certification Self-Study books and software are part of a recommended learning path from Cisco Systems that can include simulation and hands-on training from authorized Cisco Learning Partners and self-study products from Cisco Press. To find out more about instructor-led training, e-learning, and hands-on instruction offered by authorized Cisco Learning Partners worldwide, please visit

Cisco Learning Network

The Cisco Learning Network is an online community for Cisco certified customers that helps customers and partners interact, collaborate, learn, mentor peers, and prepare for certification exams via discussion forums, blogs, video interviews, wikis, and other interactive Web 2.0 technologies.

Tim Warner, host of the InformIT Certification Reference Guide, talks with Jeanne Beliveau-Dunn, General Manager, Cisco Certification and Training Group, about the goals, design and content of the Cisco Learning Network.

Introducing the Cisco Learning Network