CCNA Certification:

CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate) is a core networking at associate level certifications which is certified by CISCO, in which candidate has the knowledge and skills to install, operate, and troubleshoot a small to medium size enterprise branch network. These are the most popular certification among industries, therefore, required in most of the technical companies in a specific field even for beginners. These are one of the beginner certification in networking domain. These certifications play a very important role in career growth. Certified candidates are preferred over non-certified professionals.

There are nine types of Cisco CCNA Certification:

types of ccna exam topics

Routing and Switching: Routing and Switching is an introduction to new technologies. This is a not only a step to foundational knowledge of networking but also makes a candidate stay relevant to new sets of technologies. This is required as prerequisites for many of different and higher certifications.

Prerequisites: There is no prerequisite for Cisco CCNA Routing and Switching.

Required Exam Recommended Training
200-125 CCNA Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices: Accelerated (CCNAX)
OR
100-105 ICND1

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200-105 ICND2

Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 1 (ICND1)

Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 2 (ICND2)

CCNA Exam topics:

  • For exam 200-125 CCNA:
Exam topics Percentage to appear in exam
1 Network Fundamentals 15%
LAN Switching Technologies 21%
Routing Technologies 23%
 WAN Technologies 10%
Infrastructure Services 10%
Infrastructure Security 11%
Infrastructure Management 10%
  • For exam 100-105 ICND1:
Exam topics Percentage to appear in exam
 Network Fundamentals 20%
 LAN Switching Fundamentals 26%
Routing Fundamentals 25%
 Infrastructure Service 15%
Infrastructure Maintenance 14%
  • For exam 200-105 ICND2:
Exam topics Percentage to appear in exam
LAN Switching Technologies 26%
Routing Technologies 29%
WAN Technologies 16%
Infrastructure Services 14%
Infrastructure Maintenance 15%

Job Roles:  Network Specialist, Network Administrator, Network Support Engineer.

CCNA Security:  This certification makes a candidate eligible for associate level skills to secure networks. A candidate has knowledge of security protocols, implementing security policies, alleviate risks of an organization.

Required Exam Recommended Training
    210-260 IINS Implementing Cisco Network Security (IINS)

Prerequisites: A valid CCENT or valid CCNA Routing and Switching or any CCIE certification can act as a prerequisite for Cisco CCNA Security.

Exam topics:

  • For 210-260 IINS Exams:
Exam topics Percentage to appear in exam
Security Concepts 12%
Secure Access 14%
 VPN 17%
Secure Routing and Switching 18%
Cisco Firewall Technologies 18%
 IPS 9%
 Content and Endpoint Security 12%

Job Roles: Network Security Specialist, Security Technician, Security Administrator, Network Security Support Engineer.

CCNA Wireless: This certification provides knowledge for amplifying basic CISCO wireless LAN’s configuration, monitoring, troubleshooting and support skills for optimal performance of CISCO wireless network.

Prerequisites: A valid CISCO CCENT, CCNA Routing and Switching or any CCIE certification can act as a prerequisite for Cisco CCNA Wireless.

     Required Exam Recommended Training
    200-355 WIFUND Implementing Cisco Wireless Network Fundamentals (WIFUND)

Exam topics:

  • For 200-355 WIFUND Exam:
Exam topics Percentage to appear in exam

RF Fundamentals

13%

802.11 Technology Fundamentals

13%

 Implementing a Wireless Network

16%

Operating a Wireless Network

20%

Configuration of Client Connectivity

16%

Performing Client Connectivity Troubleshooting

13%

Site Survey Process

9%

Job Roles: Network engineers, Network Administrators, Network Managers, System engineers.

CCNA Service Provider: This program is for Service Provider Network Engineer and it is for designers who focus on latest service provider trends and techniques.

Prerequisites: There is no prerequisite for Cisco CCNA Service Provider.

Required Exam Recommended Training
640-875 SPNGN1 Building Cisco Service Provider Next-Generation Networks, Part 1 (SPNGN1)
640-878 SPNGN2 Building Cisco Service Provider Next-Generation Networks, Part 2(SPNGN2)

Exam topics:

  • For 640-875 SPNGN1 exam:
Exam topics Percentage to appear in exam
IP Networks 12%
IPv4 and IPv6 Addressing 13%
Switched Network Technologies I 12%
 Routed Network Technologies I 10%
IP Services 10%
Cisco Operating Systems and Platforms I

15%

Transport Technologies 9%
Security in the Network 10%
Network Management 9%
  • For 640-878 SPNGN2 Exam:
Exam topics Percentage to appear in exam
1.0 IP NGN Architecture 21%
2.0 Switched Network Technologies II 23%
3.0 Routed Network Technologies II 24%
4.0 Cisco Operating Systems and Platforms II 32%

 

Job Roles: Network Specialist, Network Administrators, Network Support Engineer.

CCNA Industrial: One of the new type of CISCO certification that provides candidates with a skill set to implement and troubleshoot the most common industry standard protocols. This is used by network engineers in the manufacturing, process control, and oil and gas industries.

Prerequisites: Industrial Networking Specialist or CCENT or CCNA Routing and Switching, or any valid CCIE certification can act as a prerequisite for Cisco CCNA Industrial.

Required Exam Recommended Training
200-601 IMINS2 Managing Industrial Networking for Manufacturing with Cisco Technology (IMINS2)

Exam topics:

  • For 200-601 IMINS2 Exam:
Exam topics Percentage to appear in exam
IP Networking 20%
Common Industrial Protocol (CIP) Knowledge and Configuration 19%
ProfiNET Knowledge and Configuration 19%
Security 12%
Wireless 10%
Troubleshooting 20%

Job Roles: Plant administrators, Engineer- control systems.

CCNA Data Center: CCNA certification provides a candidate to install, configure, and maintain data center technology. CCNA Certification is best if you are working in Data Center or planning to do so.

Prerequisites: There is no prerequisite for Cisco CCNA Data Center.

Required Exam Recommended Training
200-150 DCICN Introducing Cisco Data Center Networking (DCICN)
200-155 DCICT Introducing Cisco DataCenter Network Technologies(DCICT)

Exam topics:

  • For 200-150 DCICN Exam:
Exam topics Percentage to appear in exam

1.0 Data Center Physical Infrastructure

15%

2.0 Basic Data Center Networking Concepts

23%

3.0 Advanced Data Center Networking Concepts

23%

4.0 Basic Data Center Storage

19%

5.0 Advanced Data Center Storage

20%

  • For 200-155 DCICT Exam:
Exam topics Percentage to appear in exam

1.0 Unified Computing

25%

2.0 Network Virtualization

17%

3.0 Cisco Data Center Networking Technologies

26%

4.0 Automation and Orchestration

15%

5.0 Application Centric Infrastructure

17%

Job Roles: Data Center Network Administrator.

CCNA Collaboration: This is the certification which is in high demand in the networking market. CCNA Collaboration provides voice, video, data and Mobile applications and makes you applicable for demanding IT industries which increase your professional value.

Prerequisites: There is no prerequisite for Cisco CCNA Collaboration.

Required Exam

Recommended Training

210-060 CICD

Implementing Cisco Collaboration Devices (CICD)

210-065 CIVND

Implementing Cisco Video Network Devices, Part1 (CIVND1)
Implementing Cisco Video Network Devices, Part2 (CIVND2)

 Exam topics:

  • For 210-060 CICD Exam:
Exam topics Percentage to appear in exam

Describe the Characteristics of a Cisco Unified Communications Solution

15%

Provision End Users and Associated Devices

24%

Configure Voice Messaging and Presence

27%

Maintain Cisco Unified Communications System

10%

Provide End User Support

24%

  • FOR 210-065 CIVND Exam:
Exam topics Percentage to appear in exam

Video Concepts

21%

Endpoint Configuration

32%

Troubleshooting and Support

31%

Conferencing Concepts

10%

Job Roles: Network video engineers, collaboration engineers, IP telephony and IP network engineers.

CCNA Cloud: In today’s generation cloud is very much used in IT industry which gives a company flexible, effective and more efficient business outcomes. CCNA Cloud certification provides skills to perform entry-level provisioning and support of Cisco cloud solutions.

Prerequisites: There is no prerequisite for Cisco CCNA Cloud.

Required Exam Recommended Training
210-451 CLDFND Understanding CISCO Cloud Fundamentals (CLDFND)
210-455 CLDADM Understanding Cisco Cloud Fundamentals (CLDFND)


Exam topics:

  • For 210-451 CLDFND Exam:
Exam topics Percentage to appear in exam
Cloud Characteristics and Models 14%
Cloud Deployment 16%
Basic Knowledge of Cloud Compute 24%
Basic Knowledge of Cloud Networking 22%
Basic Knowledge of Cloud Storage 24%
  • For 210-455 CLDADM Exam:
Exam topics Percentage to appear in exam
Cloud Infrastructure Administration and Reporting 21%
Chargeback and Billing Reports 10%
Cloud Provisioning 26%
Cloud Systems Management and Monitoring 26%
Cloud Remediation 17%

Job Roles: Cloud engineers, Cloud Administrators and Network Engineer.

CCNA Cyber Ops: This is recently added to the CISCO Certification as it provides cyber security analyst within security operation, which detect and protect industries from security threats and attacks.

Prerequisites: There is no prerequisite for Cisco CCNA Cyber Ops.

Required Exam Recommended Training
210-250 SECFND Understanding Cisco Cyber Security Fundamentals (SECFND) – Self-paced E-Learning
210-255 SECOPS Implementing Cisco Cyber Security Operations (SECOPS) – Self-paced E-Learning

Exam topics:

  • For 210-250 SECFND Exam:
Exam topics Percentage to appear in exam
Network Concepts 12%
Security Concepts 17%
Cryptography 12%
Host-Based Analysis 19%
Security Monitoring 19%
Attack Methods 21%
  • For 210-255 SECOPS Exam:
Exam topics Percentage to appear in exam
Endpoint Threat Analysis and Computer Forensics 15%
Network Intrusion Analysis 22%
Incident Response 18%
Data and Event Analysis 23%
Incident Handling 22%

 

Job Roles: Cyber Security analysts.

Benefits of being CCNA Certified:

These are some benefits of being CCNA Certified.

benefits of ccna certification

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