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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:
Schedule - upcoming classes
To find dates for a specific class, type the class acronym into the search box, below, then click "enter"
|Vendor||Class Title / Certification||Acronym||Start Date||Start Time||Time Zone||Method||Days||Related Link|
|Cisco||Implementing and Administering Cisco Solutions||CCNA||2020-05-18||9:00 AM||pacific||In Person (Pleasanton, CA) or Virtual||5 + 3||https://nc-expert.com/store-2/cisco-certification-training/ccna_v1-0/|
|Cisco||Understanding Cisco Wireless Foundations||WLFNDU||2020-06-29||9:00 AM||pacific||In Person (Pleasanton, CA) or Virtual||5||https://nc-expert.com/store-2/cisco-certification-training/wlfndu/|
|Cisco||Implementing and Administering Cisco Solutions||CCNA||2020-07-20||9:00 AM||pacific||In Person (Pleasanton, CA) or Virtual||5 + 3||https://nc-expert.com/store-2/cisco-certification-training/ccna_v1-0/|
|Cisco||Understanding Cisco Wireless Foundations||WLFNDU||2020-08-17||9:00 AM||pacific||In Person (Pleasanton, CA) or Virtual||5||https://nc-expert.com/store-2/cisco-certification-training/wlfndu/|
|Cisco||Implementing and Administering Cisco Solutions||CCNA||2020-09-14||9:00 AM||pacific||In Person (Pleasanton, CA) or Virtual||5 + 3||https://nc-expert.com/store-2/cisco-certification-training/ccna_v1-0/|
|Cisco||Understanding Cisco Wireless Foundations||WLFNDU||2020-10-26||9:00 AM||pacific||In Person (Pleasanton, CA) or Virtual||5||https://nc-expert.com/store-2/cisco-certification-training/wlfndu/|
|Cisco||Implementing and Administering Cisco Solutions||CCNA||2020-11-30||9:00 AM||pacific||In Person (Pleasanton, CA) or Virtual||5 + 3||https://nc-expert.com/store-2/cisco-certification-training/ccna_v1-0/|
|Cisco||Understanding Cisco Wireless Foundations||WLFNDU||2020-12-14||9:00 AM||pacific||In Person (Pleasanton, CA) or Virtual||5||https://nc-expert.com/store-2/cisco-certification-training/wlfndu/|
|Cisco||Implementing Cisco Enterprise Advanced Routing and Services||ENARSI||contact us||9:00 AM||pacific||In Person (Pleasanton, CA) or Virtual||5||https://nc-expert.com/store-2/cisco-certification-training/enarsi/|
|Cisco||Implementing and Operating Cisco Enterprise Network Core Technologies||ENCOR||contact us||9:00 AM||pacific||In Person (Pleasanton, CA) or Virtual||5 + 3||https://nc-expert.com/store-2/cisco-certification-training/encor/|
|Cisco||Designing Cisco Enterprise Wireless Networks||ENWLSD||contact us||9:00 AM||pacific||In Person (Pleasanton, CA) or Virtual||5||https://nc-expert.com/store-2/cisco-certification-training/enwlsd/|
|Cisco||Implementing Cisco Enterprise Wireless Networks||ENWLSI||contact us||9:00 AM||pacific||In Person (Pleasanton, CA) or Virtual||5||https://nc-expert.com/store-2/cisco-certification-training/enwlsi/|
NC-Expert's Cisco training class portfolio:
|CCNA||General||Click Here||CCENT, ICND1, ICND2, CCNAX, IINS, DESGN|
|ENARSI||Enterprise||Click Here||ROUTE, TSHOOT, ARCH|
|ENCOR||Enterprise||Click Here||ROUTE, SWITCH, TSHOOT, ARCH|
|ENWLSD||Enterprise||Click Here||WiDESIGN, WiTSHOOT|
|ENWLSI||Enterprise||Click Here||WiDEPLOY, WiSECURE, WiTSHOOT|
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
- Data Center
- Service Provider
*to earn "Badges"
Cisco offers a selection of updated Professional (CCNP) level certifications, for more seasoned engineers:
- Data Center
- Service Provider
Finally, Cisco continues to offer its Expert (CCIE) level credentials*:
- Enterprise - Wireless
- Enterprise - Infrastructure
- 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...
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
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).
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!
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: cisco.com
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.