Cisco has redesigned its Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification to reflect new skills required of security, voice, and wireless experts. In addition to the curriculum changes for its associate-level CCNA certification, Cisco also has rebranded the certification to “CCNA Routing and Switching.”

 

In addition to Routing and Switching, new CCNA designations in the upgraded certification program also include CCNA Voice, CCNA Security, CCNA Wireless, CCNA SP Operations and CCDA.  The updates include comprehensive troubleshooting, technologies such as IPv6, and updated software on Cisco routers and switches.

 

The new exams and training will be available starting March 26, 2013.

 

Beginning October 1, 2013, the 640-816 ICND2 exam will be replaced by  200-101 ICND2 , the 640-822 ICND1 by 100-101 ICND1, and the 640-802 CCNA exam will be replaced by  200-120 CCNA. For more details, see:

 

http://www.cisco.com/web/learning/exams/list/icnd2.html

http://www.cisco.com/web/learning/exams/list/icnd1.html

http://www.cisco.com/web/learning/exams/list/ccna_composite.html

Q. What is the pre-requisite for taking the Cisco 640-822 exam?

A. The ICND2 (640-816) exam is one of the two exams for achieving the CCNA certification.

The exam tests your ability to install, operate, and troubleshoot a small to medium size enterprise branch network. In order to pass this exam, you will have to cover the following topics:

  • VLSM and IPv6 addressing
  • Extending switched networks with VLANs
  • Configuring, verifying and troubleshooting VLANs
  • The VTP, RSTP, OSPF and EIGRP protocols
  • determining IP routes
  • Managing IP traffic with access lists
  • NAT and DHCP
  • establishing point-to- point connections
  • Establishing Frame Relay connections

This test helps you if you want to work as a Network Administrator, System Analyst or Network Support Professional.

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Q. What is the pre-requisite for taking the Cisco 640-822 exam?

A. The ICND2 (640-816) exam is one of the two exams for achieving the CCNA certification.

The 640-816 exam tests your ability to install, operate, and troubleshoot a small to medium size enterprise branch network. In order to pass this exam, you will have to cover the following topics:

  • VLSM and IPv6 addressing
  • Extending switched networks with VLANs
  • Configuring, verifying and troubleshooting VLANs
  • The VTP, RSTP, OSPF and EIGRP protocols
  • determining IP routes
  • Managing IP traffic with access lists
  • NAT and DHCP
  • establishing point-to- point connections
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