How to Verify a Valid CCNA Certification


Cisco Systems, Inc. offers certification exams for validating knowledge of theory and application of networking concepts. The Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification tests the ability to install, configure, use and troubleshoot medium-sized route and switched networks, knowledge of security concepts, wireless networking and various networking protocols.

Things You'll Need

  • CCNA certification ID number
  • Get the date the exam was passed by reviewing the CCNA certificate or other documentation from Cisco stating when the exam was taken. If the exam was passed more than 3 years ago, the certificate is no longer valid. If it was passed less than 3 years ago, continue to step 2.

  • Obtain the CCNA validation number. This will be listed on the certificate obtained after passing the exam. A replacement certificate may be ordered by contacting Cisco.

  • Go to the Cisco Certificate Verification site and enter the 16 digit validation number listed on the CCNA certificate. If the number cannot be verified, proceed to step 4.

  • Contact Cisco Certification Customer Support at (800) 553-6387 and request verification of the validation number. This helps ensure the verification page did not reject a valid validation number.

Tips & Warnings

  • CCNA certification is valid for 3 years, then it must be updated. Certification may be updated by passing the new exam or passing exams on specific topics that are new to the exam.

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