CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate) – What is CCNA?
What is CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate)? Definición
CCNA is a professional qualification accredited by CISCO for network professionals.
CCNA certified professionals can install, configure, and operate LAN, WAN, and dial access services for small networks (100 nodes or fewer), including but not limited to use of these protocols: IP, IGRP, Serial, Frame Relay, IP RIP, VLANs, RIP, Ethernet, Access Lists.
How to become a CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate)?
To earn the CCNA certification you must:
- Have a valid Cisco CCNA Routing and Switching certification or any Cisco CCIE
- Pass the following exam: Implementing Cisco IP Routing (ROUTE), Implementing Cisco IP Switched Networks (SWITCH), Troubleshooting and Maintaining Cisco IP Networks (TSHOOT)
Topics covered on the CCNA exam include LAN and WAN design (including the OSI model), IP addressing, routers and routing protocols, VLAN (virtual LAN) and WLAN (wireless LAN), network security and management
Additional to the CCNA certification you have the option to get a specialization taking one of below tracks:
- CCNA Routing and Switching
- CCNA Data Center
- CCNA Security
- CCNA Service Provider
- CCNA Service Provider Operations
- CCNA Video
- CCNA Voice
- CCNA Wireless
Cost: The exam costs approximately $250.
Re certification every 3 years by passing the CCNA re-certification exam.