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Cisco Certified Network Associate Routing and Switching formerly CCNA

Cisco's CCNA certification is one of the most recognized certifications in the industry and validates an engineer's ability to install, configure, operate, and troubleshoot small and medium-sized networks. The new CCNA Routing and Switching curriculum covers the latest technology innovations on Cisco's routers and switches as well as an understanding of the interactions and network functions of firewalls, wireless controllers and access points, along with additional focus on IPv6 and basic network security.

How to become CCNA Routing and Switching certified

CCNA Exams and Recommended Training

Required Exams Recommended Training Courses
100-105 Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 1 (ICND1)
  and
200-101 Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 2 (ICND2)

or

Required Exams Recommended Training Course
200-125 CCNA Cisco CCNA Routing and Switching Boot Camp (CCNAX - Accelerated) CCNABC

CCNA Routing and Switching Recertification

CCNA certifications are valid for three years. To recertify, pass ONE of the following before the certification expiration date:

  • Pass any current Associate-level exam except for ICND1 exam, or
  • Pass any current 642-XXX Professional-level or any 300-XXX Professional-level exam, or
  • Pass any current 642-XXX Cisco Specialist exam (excluding Sales Specialist exams or MeetingPlace Specialist exams, Implementing Cisco TelePresence Installations (ITI) exams, Cisco Leading Virtual
  • Classroom Instruction exams, or any 650 online exams) or
  • Pass any current CCIE Written Exam, or
  • Pass the current CCDE Written Exam OR current CCDE Practical Exam, or
  • Pass the Cisco Certified Architect (CCAr) interview AND the CCAr board review to extend lower certifications
  • When using a higher level of certification to extend other certifications, the expiration date of other certifications will extend to the expiration date of the higher certification (i.e.: If you have one year left on your CCNA
  • Routing and Switching certification and you earn a CCIE certification (which has a two-year certification life) then both your CCIE certification and your CCNA Routing and Switching certification will expire two years from the date you achieved the CCIE certification).

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