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CCENT Certification

The Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT®) certification validates the skills required for entry-level network support positions. Candidates should have the knowledge and skill to install, operate and troubleshoot a small enterprise branch network. CCENT certification is the first step toward achieving Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA®) certification.


There are no prerequisites for CCENT certification.

Required Exams

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CCENT Network Simulator, Router Simulator & Switch Simulator

NetSim 12 Network Simulator® for CCENT software includes technologies for the newly revised Cisco® 100-105 ICND1 exam. The 100-105 Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 1 (ICND1®) is the exam associated with the Cisco Certified Entry Network Technician (CCENT®) certification and is a first step in achieving the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA®) certification.
Individuals preparing for the CCENT and CCNA exams should consider NetSim for CCNA, as it contains the NetSim labs for both certifications.
NetSim 12 for CCENT software is the most powerful and versatile Cisco network simulation product available for IT professionals seeking CCENT certification. The Boson Router Simulator® software and Boson Virtual Packet Technology® engine set NetSim apart because this technology actually simulates the network traffic of a real network in a simulated network that you can design yourself.
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Boson NetSim 12 for CCENT Network Simulator Offers

  • Hands-on experience without the hardware
  • A Network Designer that supports 44 routers and 7 switches*
  • Up to 200 devices per network
  • Virtual Packet Technology: software-created packets that are routed and switched through the simulated network
  • The ability to populate the WAN slots with a broad range of Network Modules
  • The functionality of a full rack of equipment on your laptop
  • Automatic lab-grading capability
  • The ability to load and save your network configurations
  • The ability to paste real router configurations into the devices
  • The ability to configure your own Frame Relay switch mappings
  • The benefit of connecting your devices over simulated WANs without expensive ISP gear
  • Support for IPv6 addressing
*3550 switches can be added to a CCENT or CCNA custom topology. However, the commands needed to configure a 3550 switch are only supported in NetSim for CCNP.