Have you heard the latest news from Cisco? The company has just announced the new track: cloud. That’s what we call starting the summer right! So far, Cisco has announced 2 credentials CCNA Cloud and CCNP Cloud, and there are probably more to come. The first CCNA Cloud exam is already available, and more information on CCNP Cloud will be available by August 2015.
This is indeed an exciting news and the demand for these credentials is huge. There’s little wonder as more and more companies switch to the cloud. And with the long-overdue debate about the public, private and hybrid cloud and all that confusion that surrounds this area of technology, these companies are looking to hire cloud professionals with proven skill set and track record. This is why the new Cisco credentials are a great way to get the validation of your expertise in the cloud, as well as to deepen your skills and understanding of Cisco cloud technology. Now, let’s take a closer look at both credentials to see what we know so far.
CCNA Cloud certification is a job role focused certification that helps Cloud engineers, Cloud Administrators, and Network Engineers to develop, advance, and validate their cloud skill set, and enables them to help their IT organization meet changing business demands from technology transitions. This associate-level certification will help candidates obtain the skills to perform entry-level provisioning and support of Cisco cloud solutions. Learn from the only company that has an end-to-end Cloud and Intercloud story.
To become a CCNA Cloud, candidates need to pass two exams, of which only one is available (as of June 2015):
- 210-451 CLDFND Understanding Cisco Cloud Fundamentals (CLDFND)
- 210-455 CLDADM Introducing Cisco Cloud Administration (CLDADM), more info to come in July 2015.
CCNP Cloud certification is expected to be launched this month, and the prerequisite for it is having achieved the CCNA Cloud. This professional level credential is targeted at Cloud engineers, Cloud Administrators, Cloud Designers, and Architects working in Data Centers. This program delivers the knowledge and skills necessary to design, provision, automate and manage Cloud and Infrastructure-as-a-Service deployments. Learn from the only company that has an end-to-end Cloud and Intercloud story.
CCNP Cloud Exams (more information will be released in August)
- 300-504 CLDINF Implementing and Troubleshooting the Cisco Cloud Infrastructure (CLDINF)
- 300-505 CLDDES Designing the Cisco Cloud (CLDDES)
- 300-506 CLDAUT Automating the Cisco Enterprise Cloud (CLDAUT)
- 300-507 CLDDACI Building the Cisco Cloud with Application Centric Infrastructure (CLDDACI)
ExamCollection will keep updating you as soon as new information starts coming in. We are excited about these certifications (both of which are set to become Cisco’s next best-sellers), and we’re looking forward to your success stories once the certifications become widely available.