The Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT) certification path is designed specifically for network engineers and administrators requiring full knowledge of Cisco router and switch configuration. The Cisco CCENT certification validates the skills required for entry-level network support positions, the starting point for many successful careers in networking. Candidates should have the knowledge and skill to install, operate and troubleshoot a small enterprise branch network, including basic network security. CCENT certification is the first step toward achieving CCNA, which covers medium size enterprise branch networks with more complex connections.