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NC-Expert is an official Authorized Learning Partner

In order to maintain this status, our instructors (and the class presentations they provide) must be regularly monitored for accuracy and quality.

Because of this status, and the reputation that is intertwined with it, our instructors are able to access the most cutting-edge official materials available.


The benefits to our students are that:

  • quality is guaranteed by Cisco
  • students get the most up-to-date training
  • students can rest assured that the material is accurate
  • students have the best chance of success in exams following official training

Schedule - upcoming classes

To find dates for a specific class, type the class acronym into the search box, below, then click "enter"

VendorClass Title / CertificationAcronymStart DateStart TimeTime ZoneMethodDaysRelated Link
CiscoImplementing and Administering Cisco SolutionsCCNA2020-05-189:00 AMpacificIn Person (Pleasanton, CA) or Virtual5 + 3
CiscoUnderstanding Cisco Wireless FoundationsWLFNDU2020-06-299:00 AMpacificIn Person (Pleasanton, CA) or Virtual5
CiscoImplementing and Administering Cisco SolutionsCCNA2020-07-209:00 AMpacificIn Person (Pleasanton, CA) or Virtual5 + 3
CiscoUnderstanding Cisco Wireless FoundationsWLFNDU2020-08-179:00 AMpacificIn Person (Pleasanton, CA) or Virtual5
CiscoImplementing and Administering Cisco SolutionsCCNA2020-09-149:00 AMpacificIn Person (Pleasanton, CA) or Virtual5 + 3
CiscoUnderstanding Cisco Wireless FoundationsWLFNDU2020-10-269:00 AMpacificIn Person (Pleasanton, CA) or Virtual5
CiscoImplementing and Administering Cisco SolutionsCCNA2020-11-309:00 AMpacificIn Person (Pleasanton, CA) or Virtual5 + 3
CiscoUnderstanding Cisco Wireless FoundationsWLFNDU2020-12-149:00 AMpacificIn Person (Pleasanton, CA) or Virtual5
CiscoImplementing Cisco Enterprise Advanced Routing and ServicesENARSIcontact us9:00 AMpacificIn Person (Pleasanton, CA) or Virtual5
CiscoImplementing and Operating Cisco Enterprise Network Core TechnologiesENCORcontact us9:00 AMpacificIn Person (Pleasanton, CA) or Virtual5 + 3
CiscoDesigning Cisco Enterprise Wireless NetworksENWLSDcontact us9:00 AMpacificIn Person (Pleasanton, CA) or Virtual5
CiscoImplementing Cisco Enterprise Wireless NetworksENWLSIcontact us9:00 AMpacificIn Person (Pleasanton, CA) or Virtual5

NC-Expert's Cisco training class portfolio:

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For those new to the world of Cisco credentials, Cisco currently offers certifications at a number of levels:

  • Associate Level or CCNA
  • Specialist Level
  • Professional Level or CCNP
  • Expert Level or CCIE

Cisco has now launched its new portfolio of certifications to validate your skills with the latest solutions for today's job roles:

At Associate (CCNA) level, you have access to two options:

  • CCNA (standard)
  • CCNA CyberOps

At Specialist level*, you now have multiple track options:

  • Internet of Things
  • Collaboration
  • Data Center
  • Service Provider

*to earn "Badges"

Cisco offers a selection of updated Professional (CCNP) level certifications, for more seasoned engineers:

  • Enterprise
  • CyberOps
  • Security
  • Collaboration
  • Data Center
  • Service Provider

Finally, Cisco continues to offer its Expert (CCIE) level credentials*:

  • Enterprise - Wireless
  • Enterprise - Infrastructure
  • Security
  • Collaboration
  • Data Center
  • Service Provider
  • Design (CCDE)

However, official instructor-led training classes are no longer being offered by Cisco which now provides materials for self-study only.

We know this list is rather complicated, so we created a visual image to help you determine the best path for your needs...

Additional Option

If you are new to networking, Cisco now offers a choice of Entry level (Cisco-Certified Technician, or "CCT") classes which can be taken in advance* of CCNA, to help bring your knowledge to the advised level of understanding:

  • CCT - Routing & Switching
  • CCT - Data Center

Contact us for more information on CCT training class options.
*not required - personal preference only


Please note: NC-Expert does not currently offer DevNet software/programming training classes

If you do not see the track you are looking for, or are not sure which track is best for you, Contact Us for more information.

New Exam Option: Online Testing!

In just a short time, the COVID-19 pandemic has affected our communities and fundamentally changed our lives. As we continue to adjust to a new normalcy, Cisco’s commitment to its customers and their education remains unrivaled. Education empowers, sets apart, and allows us to change the world. Toward that end, Cisco has undertaken the following to support its students...

ONLINE TESTING: effective April 15, 2020, Cisco commenced delivery of certification exams using online proctoring from PearsonVUE. PearsonVUE's software employs live proctors, augmented with artificial intelligence that uses techniques, such as facial recognition and eye movement tracking, to help proctors perform their duties and quickly flag potential security violations.

There are requirements to note and, if this option is not feasible for the student, then taking a live, in-person proctored exam will still be an option, as soon as it is appropriate to re-open physical testing centers.

Cisco online testing requirements
To successfully test remotely, qualified candidates must meet the following requirements:
- Access to a quiet, private location
- Reliable device with a webcam
- Strong Internet connection
- OnVUE software
- Government-issued identification

Before you register for online testing, you must perform - and pass - a system check to participate in online testing (see the PearsonVUE link, below, for information about system tests).

Further information from Cisco

Information from PearsonVUE

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Pay with Cisco Learning Credits!

One of the great things about being an authorized Cisco Learning Partner is that we can accept Cisco Learning Credits (CLCs)!

CLCs are Cisco vouchers - derived from Cisco "Loyalty Points" or CLPs - which are obtained upon purchase of Cisco equipment.

These vouchers can be used **instead of cash** to pay for employee training!

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Find us on Cisco's Website

If you need proof that we really are a Cisco authorized Learning Partner ("ALP"), look us up on Cisco's website:

Search for us under our formal company name: NetCertExpert (click this link, enter the company name, then click Search)

If you are looking for Cisco authorized Expert-level (CCIE) Learning Partners, visit Cisco's official Partners page. Here, you will find us under our legal "doing business as" name: NC-Expert


SPECIAL NOTICE to Cisco CCIE Candidates

Per Cisco mandate, all CCIE exams will be updated, to the new versions, as of February 2020.

(Exception: the CCIE Route & Switch v5 Lab exam was originally scheduled to be retired on February 23, 2020 but was extended until April 26, 2020.)

Student and Learning Partner access to content and labs will be deactivated in February 2020. No extensions, for any reason, will be permitted.

Candidates with remaining content, rack hours, and labs MUST consume any/all remaining content, attend remaining training classes, utilize mentoring, perform labs, and attempt their CCIE Lab exam by February, 2020.*

For further information see Cisco's CCIE-related Blog.

*NC-Expert cannot take responsiblity for candidates who are unable to take action on, or ignore, this warning.

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