Cisco certifications begin with associate level, then advance to professional and expert levels, to ensure that IT professionals have the skills and knowledge necessary to support Cisco products and solve customers’ technology problems. Solution areas include routing and switching, storage networking, data centres, unified communications, telepresence and collaboration (WebEx), and cloud management.

Questions on Cisco exams

How can you get a Cisco certification? We share insights on this and other questions related Cisco certification exams.

You can achieve a Cisco certification by:

  1. Familiarising yourself with Cisco products and solutions

  2. Getting on-the-job experience with managing Cisco products and solutions

  3. Booking and sitting a Cisco certification course with Lumify Work in the Philippines. You can join online or at our BGC, Taguig, Metro Manila campus.

  4. Preparing for the exam through self-study and reviewing course materials.

  5. Scheduling to take the exam. Exams are separate from the course fee and must be purchased separately. Please get in touch with Lumify for a quote. Cisco exams, except for CCIE lab exams, are delivered through Pearson VUE.

Can you take the Cisco certification exam online?

You can take the exam online from your home or office. You can find the Online Testing FAQs document here.

How much does a Cisco certification cost?

And how much is a Cisco certification? You can look for a Cisco certification on the Pearson VUE Cisco voucher pricing page.

When it comes to Cisco exams, prices vary by level and by currency. Choose your country to find the cost of your exam. Visit the CCIE Lab Exam page to learn about prices and locations.

Do Cisco certification exams expire?

How long is a Cisco certification valid? Cisco Associate, Professional, and Expert-level certifications are active beginning three years from the date certification is achieved. Each time you meet recertification requirements, your “active” status extends for an additional three years.

The Cisco Certified Support Technician (CCST) entry-level certifications are valid for a lifetime and do not have an expiration date. They do not require and cannot be used towards recertification.

How do you check your Cisco certification expiry date?

The certification process follows four steps: Preparation, Assessment, Validation and Recertification. Candidates must meet the requirements for recertification by the certification expiration date. Individuals with expired certification(s) must complete the full examination process again to earn active status.

Recertification can occur any time during the active period by advancing to the next level of certifications, earning continuing education credits or a combination of both. Learn more about Recertification.

To check if your Cisco certification is still valid:

  1. Log in to your Cisco account on the Cisco Certification Tracking System (CCTS) website.

  2. Click on the "Certifications" tab and locate the certification you want to check.

  3. Click on "Details" and your certification's expiration date will be displayed.

  4. You can also check the status of your Cisco certification in the Cisco Career Certifications Tracking System.