Friday, April 05, 2013

Cisco Changes CCNA Certification Program

Cisco Announces changes to the CCNA Program

This week Cisco announced major changes to their associate-level certifications aligning with the evolving job market and the latest Cisco technology. The changes are as follows: 

* The certification formerly known as CCNA is now CCNA Routing & Switching. The only prerequisite certification is CCENT.

* CCENT is also the only prerequisite certification for CCNA Voice, CCNA Wireless, CCNA Security and CCDA certifications.

* Updates include IOS v15, IPv6 Support, IOS Licensing, and a simplified 802.1x security implementation.

* Cisco also announced that the existing ICND1 (640-822), ICND2 (640-816) and CCNA (640-802) exams will have an end-of-life date of September 30, 2013. You can mix and match old and new exams until September 30th - ICND1 (640-822 or 100-101) INCD2 (640-816 or 200-101).

In answer to this, Cisco Press has announced new Official Cert Guides, which have been fully updated for the latest ICND1, INCD2, and CCNA exams. The guides include preparation hints and test-taking tips, which will help candidates identify areas of weakness and improve both conceptual knowledge and hands-on skills.

* Cisco CCENT / CCNA ICND1 100-101 Official Cert Guide Premium Edition eBook and Practice Test (9780133367881).

* Cisco CCNA Routing and Switching ICND2 200-101 Official Cert Guide Premium Edition eBook and Practice Test (9780133367713).

Exams and Recommended Training
Required Exam(s)
640-802 CCNA - Last day to test September 30, 2013