Attempting Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician is the basic step for a candidate to enter into networking field in IT. It deals with the basics involved for a candidate to be called worthy of working with networks.


The certification holder gains knowledge to install, operate and trouble shoot basic networks and also holds the responsibility of its security features. They find employers seeking them for positions like Trainee Network Engineer, Beginner Hardware Engineers, Network Technicians.

CCENT Certification Requirements:

The exam can be taken at one go or two exams Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part1 and 2 can be taken to clear this certification. Since this the basic exam, there are no pre-requisites to attempt this exam. The topics for the test include

  • Networking fundamentals
  • WAN Technologies
  • Basic security
  • Wireless
  • Routing and switching fundamentals
  • Configuring simple networks

The certification costs around 125 USD. The duration is of 90 minutes with around 50 questions to attempt.

How to take CCENT test:

The test can be booked online from any Pearson or Prometric site. The registration is completely online and the option of re-schedule or cancellation of the test lies with the test taker. The convenience of booking the test at the date and time convenient to the test taker exists with the candidate. The test is valid for a period of three years.

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