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The VIASINC Network Engineering curriculum includes a complete certification package for the Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT®), the premier entry-level networking certification.

Possessing a CCENT demonstrates a solid knowledge of networking fundamentals, and the ability to build and operate a small-sized business LAN network.

After completing the VIASINC CCENT curriculum, students are ready to earn their CCENT certification. All they need to do is pass the actual CCENT certification exam.

CCENT Certification Exam:

In order to achieve their CCENT certification, students need only pass a single certification exam: Cisco Exam #640-822. The exam is 90 minutes long and consists of 50-60 total questions. The CCENT Exam is administered by a company called "Pearson VUE", which operates testing centers all over the world. To schedule an exam, students should visit the Pearson VUE web site at www.vue.com/cisco The total cost to take the CCENT 640-822 certification exam is USD $125 or equivalent. The exam can be retaken as many times as needed, as long as there is a 5 day window between each time sitting the exam.

Taking the Exam:

When scheduling the CCENT Exam, the student will be instructed to select a testing center, as well as the time and date on which to sit the exam. The exam is administered via computer. The student signs in at the testing center on the day of the exam, and is then logged onto a computer there and can proceed to work through it. Complete instructions are provided at the time the student sits their exam. The VIASINC networking courses also provide extensive exam-taking tips, strategies, and practice questions. Please note that the exam results are provided immediately upon completion of the exam.

After Passing the Exam:

Students who pass the CCENT 640-822 exam achieve the official status of Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician. They can then list the CCENT® credential on their resume, and potential employers can go to Cisco's web site to verify it. They also gain access to a special "members only" section of Cisco's web site, and are free to use the CCENT logo. Within 6-8 weeks after passing the CCENT exam, the candidate will receive a printed certificate and ID card recognizing their achievement.

To Learn More:

To learn more about VIASINC's network engineering and CCENT prep curriculum, please refer to the course descriptions To learn more about the Cisco certification program in general, please visit the official Cisco web site at www.cisco.com To learn more about scheduling the CCENT 640-822 certification exam, please visit the Pearson Vue web site at www.vue.com