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 test Cisco 640-822?

A. The ICND1 (640-822) exam is the only requirement for achieving the latest entry-level CCENT certification from Cisco. It is also one of the two exams for achieving the CCNA certification. You now have to pass exams 640-822 and 640-816 if you opt for the two exams for your CCNA certification. The exam tests your ability to install, operate, and troubleshoot a small branch office network. There are no specific prerequisites for the ICND1 (640-822) test, and it is appropriate for you if you have knowledge in networking fundamentals, basic security and wireless concepts, routing and switching fundamentals, the TCP/IP and OSI models, IP addressing, WAN technologies, implementing NAT and DHCP,
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