To perform the CCNA hands-on lab exercises, first, you need to download Cisco Packet Tracer. In the previous post, we explained the process how to download Cisco Packet Tracer. Click here to know how to download Cisco Packet Tracer. Once it is downloaded, install it using the default selections. After the installation, you can create a network topology to perform the hands-on lab exercises. In this post, we will discuss how to create a network topology using Cisco Packet Tracer. [Read more…]
CCNA routing and switching certification is one of the most popular IT certifications in the world. This certification is intended and designed for the network engineers who want to make a career in the networking domain. It helps the entry-level candidates to maximize their networking knowledge. It also helps them to increase their chances to get better opportunities in the IT sector. Candidates who are working in the profile of a network engineer and have 1-3 years of experience are more suitable for this certification. This exam validates the ability to install, configure, operate, and troubleshoot the small-to-mid-sized networks.
Recently Cisco updated their new CCNA exam (CCNA v3 exam) fees, syllabus, and other policies. So, if you are planning to achieve the new CCNA Exam 200-125, you must read this post carefully. In this post, we will discuss the new CCNA exam’s fees, syllabus, tips, tricks, and other details that everyone should know before enrolling for this exam.
CCNA Certification Prerequisites
There are no official or mandatory prerequisites to gain the CCNA Routing and Switching Certification (CCNA Exam 200-125). However, candidates having the basic knowledge of computer networks and operating systems have better chances to achieve their CCNA Certification (Exam 200-125).
CCNA Exam 200-125 Syllabus
The new CCNA Exam 200-125 includes almost all the basic exam objectives that have been covering since the previous CCNA exam codes such as CCNA Exam 802-640 and CCNA Exam 200-120. These exam objectives include the well-known networking topics such as OSI model, Transmission media, Network topologies, IPv4 and IPv6 addressing schemes, IP routing process, and protocols, Switching technologies and protocols, WAN technologies, NAT, and Access Control Lists (ACLs). However, there are some new topics and objectives have been added as the part new CCNA exam 200-125 syllabus. The following are some of the major new exam objectives that you should prepare or about which you should be aware.
- Troubleshooting EIGRP for IPv4 and EIGRP for IPv6.
- Troubleshooting RIPv2 for IPv4.
- Troubleshooting GRE tunnel connectivity.
- Configuring and verifying MLPPP on WAN interfaces using local authentication.
- Describing WAN access connectivity options that include MPLS, Metro Ethernet, Broadband PPPoE, DMVPN, site-to-site VPN, client VPN.
- Configuring and verifying single-homed branch connectivity using eBGP IPv4.
- Describing the basic concept and uses of Quality of Service (QoS).
- Describing the basic DNS lookup operation and troubleshooting DNS clients issues.
- Configuring device-monitoring protocols that include SNMP and Syslog.
- Describing network programmability in enterprise network architecture including Function of a controller, Separation of control plane and data plane, and Northbound and southbound APIs.
Note: The exam objectives mentioned in the preceding table are subject to change at any time without prior notice. We recommend you to visit the Cisco official site for the updated CCNA exam objectives.
Once you have prepared yourself for the CCNA routing and switching exam 200-125 syllabus, you can register and schedule yourself by either visiting the nearest Pearson Vue exam center or through the online.
Cisco Recertification Policies
We know that the technologies are changing rapidly. There are hundreds of new technologies are invented or updated on a daily basis. So you have to be up-to-date with all the latest technologies of your domain. If you are not up-to-date with the latest technologies, your value will be degraded, automatically. Employers, typically prefer the candidates having the knowledge of the latest technologies. Due to rapid changes in the IT technologies, major global IT certifications have a validity of 2-3 years. The validity of CCNA routing and switching certification is 3 years. You have to recertify before the certification expiration date.
To recertify (renew) your CCNA routing and switching certification (exam 200-125), you need to pass any of the following Cisco exams.
- Associate-level exam (except the ICND1)
- Current 642-XXX or 300-XXX professional level exam
- CCIE Written exam
- CCDE Written or practical exam
- CCAr interview and the CCAr board review
Other CCNA Exam Details
The following table lists some of the common queries that come in everyone’s’ mind before giving the CCNA routing and switching certification exam.
If you are appearing for the first time, we recommend you to visit the following link to take demo about what types of questions come in the CCNA exam.
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If your are already familiar with the basics of CCNA and Networking fundamentals and want to enhance the hands-on practical skills and knowledge, you may like this CCNA 200-125 Step By Step Lab Manual Guide.