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Cisco CCENT Exam Preparation
Course Description

This course serves as final preparation for Cisco Exam 640-822 leading to CCENT® certification. Students who complete the 20-lesson Introduction to Network Engineering course, and then this one, are ready to sit the exam and earn the official status of Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT®).

This is a fast-paced course, consisting of 12 total lessons. As they work through, students perform hands-on work on Cisco routers and LAN switches, and work through hundreds of CCENT exam practice questions. The course culminates in a full-blown CCENT practice exam that is just like the real thing.

This course is ideal for students who want to achieve a basic entry-level networking certification, but who are not yet ready to put in the extra time and effort needed to pursue the more advanced CCNA® certification.

About the Field

The Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT) is one of Cisco's newest professional IT certifications, geared towards entry-level networkers and technicians. This certification demonstrates that a candidate has solid knowledge of networking fundamentals, and can build and operate a small-sized business LAN network.

The CCENT is an attractive certification option for people who are just getting started in networking, or who plan to work in a general technical field and want to get some verifiable networking skills under their belts.

Career Implications

Networks are the lifeblood of modern commerce, and there is a huge ongoing demand for workers with the skills to maintain them all. This is one career field that continues to grow, showing remarkable resilience and very little unemployment in the face of recent economic upheavals.

The US Department of Labor expects "excellent" job prospects over the coming decade, with overall employment in the field increasing by 30% or more. Career opportunities abound in both the public and private sectors, and salaries are competitive, ranging well into six figures for experienced workers.

Subjects Covered
For a complete list of the subjects covered in the course, please refer to the outline.
Preview
To see a demo of the course, please refer to the preview.
Structure
12 lessons, 11 quizzes, 1 final exam.
Average Running Time
20 hours.
Certification
To learn more about the VIASINC IT certification packages and how to get certified, please refer to the main IT certification page.
Related VIASINC Courses

This course is meant to be taken after the Introduction to Network Engineering course as part of a complete path to CCENT certification. Overall, the complete CCENT training package consists of 32 lessons and can be completed in approximately 60 hours.

VIASINC also offers a printed reference guide to accompany the Cisco network engineering courses, which includes a complete Cisco command reference, glossary, and CCENT exam practice questions with an answer key and explanations.