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CCNA Routing & Switching Certification for the New Digital Landscape


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CCNA Routing and Switching certification is being updated to address the changing skill sets required for core network engineers. These upgrades address the fundamentals of programmable networks, including the related controller types and tools that are available to support software-driven network architectures. That’s in addition to an understanding of how virtualized and cloud services will interact and impact enterprise networks.

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CCNA Routing & Switching Certification for the New Digital Landscape

  1. 1. May 2016 Learning@Cisco Digital Innovation: Driving the Next Workforce Transformation
  2. 2. News Next Generation CCNA R&S Certification Aligning workforce to evolving job roles Covering new skills required for digital innovation Option 1
  3. 3. Digitalization Opens the Door to New Data Enabled Business Models IT InnovationHealth Shopping Transport Enterprises and IT must evolve to meet new business challenges
  4. 4. A New, Open and Software Driven Enterprise Network Application Enabled IT Open & Programmable | Standards-Based Virtualized Infrastructure New Skills Needed Programmable Networks for Automation Virtualized Network Functions and Services Network as the Platform for Analytics Policy Based Network Management Open APIs | Developers Environment Automation/Cloud Analytics/Business Outcomes
  5. 5. Networking Infrastructure, a Key Factor 96,600 New Positions To Be Added in U.S. by 2020 31% Job Growth Projected in U.S. by 2024 800,000+ Networking Jobs U.S. in 2015
  6. 6. The Network Administrator: New Tools for an Expanding Role Information-Era Network From Manual, Rigid, Device-Centric to Digital-Ready Network Automated, Flexible, Network-wide Open, Programmable, Software-Driven Network-wide, Policy-Based Automation Programmability Now Across All Segments of Network (Access, WAN etc..) Manual Box-by-Box Management Programmability only in Data Center Closed and Hardware-Centric
  7. 7. A Relevant Foundation to Digitalize Your Business Programmable network architectures (APIC-EM) Virtualized network functions and services (NFV) Policy based network management (QoS policies) Network leveraged analytics (flows and applications) Enterprise VPN technologies for intelligent WAN IPv6 address family and routing to support IoT scaling Transformation of CCNA R&S Certification
  8. 8. Next Generation CCNA R&S: Uplifting Key Audiences and Stakeholders Network Administrators Seeking Certification Cisco Channel Partners (SE & FE) and Enterprise Cisco Networking Academy • Training adds latest skill sets and subject matter • Exam(s) validate skill sets • Provides digital ready skills for workforce enablement • Updated training adds latest skill sets • No change to Channel Program requirements • New exams validate skill sets upon recertification • Bridged training created for existing students • New students exposed to new content and curriculum
  9. 9. • Summary of changes provided on Cisco Learning Network • Complete exam topics provided on Cisco Certifications • Enhanced Learning Solutions with lab centric framework delivered by Authorized Cisco Learning Partners • New Exams now Available through Authorized Pearson VUE Testing Centers Next Generation CCNA R&S Training and Exam Resources For more information:
  10. 10. Option 1
  11. 11. Summary Obtaining or maintaining this new generation of certification validates skill level to meet the digital transformation Digital Innovation is critical for the success of business today Expanded skills critical factor for digitization of business A new level of CCNA Routing and Switching certification is the foundation through which expanded skills are created Option 1Option 1