Cisco, in a massive change, has announced Next-level Cisco Certifications starting Feb 24, 2020. In this surprise move Cisco has dropped all CCNA concentrations (R&S, Security, Wireless, Collab etc.,) and announced one Consolidated CCNA covering basic of all IT Services.
CCDA and CCDP certifications are also dropped, and DevNet certifications are announced sensing the growing need of Development Operations and Automation everywhere. DevNet Associate and DevNet Professional has been announced to validate the skills of professional-level software developers, DevOps engineers, automation specialists, and other software professionals.
The program certifies key emerging technical skills for a new kind of IT professional, empowering organizations to embrace the potential of applications, automation, APIs and infrastructure for the network, Internet of Things (IoT), DevOps, and Webex.