Some options to renew a Cisco certified network associate credential include passing designated Cisco re-certification tests, such as the latest CCNA assessment or the ICND2 exam. The validity of CCNA certifications last for 3 years, according to Informit.
Aside from passing the current CCNA and ICND2 examinations, CCNA certified information technology professionals can choose from several other options to renew their certifications. These include successfully passing a CCNA concentration exam, completing a Cisco specialist or professional-level evaluation or passing the current CCDE or CCIE written test.
Cisco requires CCNA certification holders to renew their credentials prior to the expiration date. Otherwise, holders with inactive certifications have to repeat the entire CCNA certification process, notes Informit.