Thursday, July 11, 2013

Detailed list of changes in ICND1 and ICND2

As most of you are already aware, the CCNA is no longer a pre-requisite to other certifications within Cisco®’s certification paths. I am discouraged by the amount of people saying they will only take the minimum requirement of CCENT before moving onto other certification because ICND2/CCNA is too hard! 

Sure it is hard, but I believe that the foundation is key to success! I am disappointed in Cisco® for not making the CCNA a pre-requisite.

Take a look at the changes below. I think people will be surprised when they take the CCENT. The CCENT is no longer an entry level certification!

Topics Removed from the ICND1 Exam:
  • Securing the Network
  • Understanding the Challenges of Shared LANs
  • Solving Network Challenges with Switched LAN Technologies
  • Wireless LANs
  • Using Cisco® SDM
  • Configuring Serial Encapsulation
  • Enabling RIP
Topics Added to the ICND1 Exam:
  • Implementing VLSM
  • Scaling the Network with NAT and PAT
  • Managing Traffic Using ACLs
  • Implementing VLANs and Trunks
  • Routing Between VLANs
  • Implementing single area OSPF
  • Introducing Basic IPv6
  • Understanding IPv6
  • Configuring IPv6 Routing
Topics Removed from the ICND2 Exam:
  • Routing Between VLANs
  • Securing the Expanded Network
  • Implementing VLSM
  • Scaling the Network with NAT and PAT
Topics Added to the ICND2 Exam:
  • Troubleshooting VLAN Connectivity
  • Understand Spanning Tree Protocol
  • Understand and configure Etherchannel
  • Understand Layer 3 Redundancy Protocols
  • Troubleshooting IPv4 Network Connectivity