Cisco® Certifications

The Cisco certification program offers a path for anyone with career aspirations in technology and enable IT careers for people all over the world and from every walk of life. From Networking Academy students just starting out to seasoned professionals ready for CCIE, Cisco certified candidates get a career boost and the skills they need to flourish.


Take your career to the next level

Cisco’s training and certification program fast-tracks you to the knowledge you need to thrive in this new landscape. At the associate level, the program includes more automation and programmability, as well as security and collaboration, setting a new baseline for technology careers. Visit for more info.

OnVUE online proctored

Take your Cisco exam from home through OnVUE online proctoring. A live proctor will monitor you through the webcam on your computer to provide a secure exam experience. Learn more »

All written, proctored Cisco Certification exams can be taken online with a few exceptions:

  • 352-001 ENU Cisco Certified Design Expert Qualification Exam

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Exam types

Cisco offers the following two types of exams. The same Pearson VUE web account is used to schedule or purchase either type of exam.

  • Proctored exams delivered at a test center

    Most Cisco certification exams are delivered in a proctored environment at a Pearson VUE® Authorized Test Center. To schedule a certification exam or locate a test center, use the links on this page under the Cisco logo.

  • Self-administered online exams (non-proctored)

    Cisco exams that begin with a 700 exam code are self-administered and can be taken from anywhere you have an Internet connection. To purchase an online exam, visit the online exam testing page.

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If you are a Network Academy student, your Networking Academy ID must be included in your profile or your voucher/promotion code will not work. If you have questions, please refer to the email instructions you received from the Cisco Networking Academy. Cisco requires this information from all Networking Academy students in order for their test results to count toward certification.

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For specific program information, please visit the Continuing Education and Recertification web pages.

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Last updated 2024-06-12