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The Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT) is an entry-level Cisco certification. Credential holders possess the skills required to support small enterprise networks including installation, operation, and network security.

• Prerequisite Certification: None
• Recommended Years of Experience/Knowledge: 2 years


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Typical Job Titles for Certification Holders
Data Network Engineer • Information Technology Specialist • Network Engineer • Network Specialist • Support Technician • System Administrator • System Analyst

Typical Job Tasks
CCENT professionals perform basic functions in networking, wide area network (WAN) technologies, security and wireless, routing and switching, installing, operating and configuring simple networks.

Salary Range
$29,680-$74,961 per PayScale.com

Next Logical Certification
Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)


Cisco CCENT Practice and Study Guide: Subnetting IP Networks
This chapter reviews the process of subnetting IP networks. First, by reviewing a process for subnetting IPv4 networks, then, by practicing subnetting skills, including several scenarios.
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By Allan JohnsonFeb 25, 2014
Cisco CCENT ICND1 100-101 Exam Cram: Concepts in IP Addressing
The CCENT exam requires a perfect fluency in subnetting. This chapter discusses binary and hexadecimal numbering systems as compared with the more familiar decimal system. An understanding of binary, in particular, is crucial to success on the test.
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By Keith Barker, Michael ValentineFeb 10, 2014
Sean WilkinsSubnetting Exercise Labs Video Walkthrough from the CCENT/CCNA Network Simulator
This video walkthrough of the CCENT/CCNA Network Simulator Subnetting Exercise (SE) covers a "typical" SE Lab, including performing all the steps to complete a lab, Cisco IOS CLI interaction, and grading.
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By Sean WilkinsJan 10, 2014
Sean WilkinsTroubleshooting Scenario Labs Video Walkthrough from the CCENT/CCNA Network Simulator
This video walkthough of the CCENT/CCNA Network Simulator Troubleshooting Scenario (TS) covers a "typical" TS Lab, including performing all the steps to complete a lab, Cisco IOS CLI interaction, and grading.
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By Sean WilkinsJan 9, 2014

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By Jamie ShoupCommentsApril 17, 2014
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Test Tracks

New CCENT Cert Track:
100-101 Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 1 (ICND1)

>> Visit our CCENT/CCNA Routing and Switching information page for more details, plus a special offer for 30% off the list price of products for the new exams.

Existing Track Valid Through September 30

Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 1 (ICND1) 640-822
     • Exam cost: $125 USD (or worldwide equivalent)
     • Exam objectives from cisco.com
     • Exam Profile from Pearson IT Certification

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