Definition: Cisco certification
A series of programs that provide certification of competency in Cisco networking products. Administered throughout the world at authorized Cisco centers, the various certification levels are offered:
CCNA - Cisco Certified Network Associate
Small office/home office (SOHO) certification for LANs, WANs and dial-up services in networks of 100 nodes or less.
CCNP - Cisco Certified Network Professional
Certification for LANs, WANs and dial-up services in organizations with networks of 100 to 500 nodes.
CCIE - Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert
Highest level. Applicants select one of several tracks including "routing and switching," "WAN switching," and "SNA/IP Integration." Hands-on lab work is also required.